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COMMUNITY

Do you want to get active on environmental and climate justice issues in your community? A great way to get involved is by joining your nearest local group
 
We have volunteer groups all over the UK and around the world who support Save the Planet by campaigning locally on national and global issues; organising fundraising events, meeting with their MPs, conducting product surveys or spreading our message on social media. You don’t need special skills to get involved, just enthusiasm. Join a local Save The Planet Green Squad now
Already part of a group? Let us know so we can be sure to have the most up-to-date information on our local group network and keep in touch.  
 
If there is no local group near you, there are other ways you can get involved.
 Thousands of people world wide volunteer in local groups.
They’re helping to:
  • Connect more people with the environment.
  • Persuade politicians, businesses and others to act in the interests of all of us.
They include teachers, nurses, lawyers, students, grandparents and more.
If you want to do more for the environment where you live, perhaps you could start a group. Here’s how:

Step 1

Check for a group in your area using our local groups finder. If there isn’t one, start your own using our start-up guide (pdf).

Step 2

Get in touch with the Community Activism Team in your local area – or your representative in your country.
They are Save the Planet staff who work with people who want to start groups. They’ll help you get going.

Step 3

Have a look at our Get a Group Going guide (pdf). It tells you how to take your first steps as a new group. Remember, the Community Activism Team will be there to help you through it all.

Step 4

Finally, a little bit of paperwork – see Ready to Set Up a Group.
 

Ready to set up a group?

Please make sure you’ve followed the steps outlined on the Starting a group page before reading on.
To start campaigning as a Friends of the Earth local group, you need to become officially licensed.
To do this, you need to complete both a Partnership Agreement and a Trade Mark Licence Agreement. For more information on these documents, go to our Partnership Agreement page.
Print off these two documents, complete and sign them. Then return them to us at Save the Planet, 84 Saxon Road, Luton, LU3 1JS, UK with a fee of £1 (cheques should be made payable to Save the Planet). When we receive this paperwork, your group is licensed.
When you’ve done that, we’ll get in touch with information on free resources, funding and next steps for your group.

What else do I need to do?

  1. Complete the Local Group contact details form and return it to us by email or by post with your agreements.
  2. On the Partnership Agreement page you will find links to guidelines that all groups need to be aware of. Please read them. Also have a look at the Policies and procedures section.
  3. Please read the insurance guidance. It’s important that you understand what activities your group is permitted to do.
  4. Familiarise yourself with the Local group resources section.
  5. Email the Community Activism Team or your Network Developer if you’re in Wales or Northern Ireland with any queries. And keep them posted on news about your group.

What happens next?

Once we’ve received all the completed documentation from you, we’ll email you to confirm that the group is now officially registered and direct you to the New Group Welcome Pack.


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