Friends of the Earth Australia


Mission Statement

Our vision is of a world where everyone’s needs are met in a way which safeguards the future of the environment. We campaign for a world where environmental protection, social justice and economic welfare for all people, go hand in hand. Through our local, national and international networks, we work with the community to communicate, raise awareness, put forward alternatives and take action.


Friends of the Earth Australia is a member of Friends of the Earth International which is the world's largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 77 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent.
Friends of the Earth Australia is a federation of autonomous local and affiliate groups who are working towards an environmentally sustainable and socially equitable future. FoE Australia functions both through the activities of its local and affiliate groups, and on the national level through national campaigns and projects, appointed spokespeople, national liaison officers and the national magazine, Chain Reaction. Friends of the Earth Australia currently has local groups in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Far North Queensland, South West WA, Perth and Adelaide. We also have 13 affiliate group members based around the country.
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Program Details

Our campaign work occurs across 6 key areas:
Climate and energy justice - eg in support of renewable energy and action on climate change, helping communities prepare for the impacts of climate change, shifting investment from fossil fuels into renewable energy
Anti nuclear - our longest running campaign, opposing all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle
Land and water - the health of our inland rivers, protection of native forests and other ecosystems, protecting threatened species, chemical impacts in waterways and drinking ater
Food and technology - supporting susatnable agriculture
Economics for earth - encouraging economic policy that enhances sustainability and public wellbeing
Indigenous land and rights - supporting First Nation communities

Primary Issue
PO Box 222
Fitzroy, VIC 3065
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