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Friends of the Earth fights for a more healthy and just world.
Together we speak truth to power and expose those who endanger the health of people and the planet for corporate profit. We organize to build long-term political power and campaign to change the rules of our economic and political systems that create injustice and destroy nature.


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What We Do

Friends of the Earth fights for a more healthy and just world.

The harmful impacts of climate change are here and it’s time to take bold action to protect people and the planet – before things get worse. Friends of the Earth understands that the challenges facing our planet call for more than half measures, so we push for the reforms that are needed, not merely the ones that are politically easy.

For 50 years, we’ve delivered important environmental victories – from protecting pristine rainforests and stopping reckless fossil fuel projects to reducing the use of dangerous pesticides that decimate bee and butterfly populations.

Now, with our millions of members and supporters, it’s time to double-down and step up to the new challenges facing our planet and all who call it home.


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We Work to:

  • Stop catastrophic climate change by promoting policies and actions that will cut carbon emissions.
  • Protect the world’s oceans from oil drilling and pollution tied to plastics, cruise ships, and freight shipping.
  • End rainforest destruction by challenging US financial investments and import policies, and supporting the land rights of Indigenous communities around the world.
  • Promote clean energy solutions while protecting public lands and waters from fossil fuel development
  • Develop a sustainable food system that decreases our reliance on carbon-intensive factory farming and harmful pesticides that have decimated bee and butterfly populations.
  • Defend the Environmental Protection Agency, the Endangered Species Act, and other key environmental victories from attempts to defund or defang them.


Three Principles Guide Our Work

Being a bold and fearless voice

Friends of the Earth, as an outspoken leader in the environmental and progressive communities, seeks to change the perception of the public, the media, and policymakers — and effect policy change — with hard-hitting, well-reasoned policy analysis and advocacy campaigns that describe what needs to be done, rather than what is seen as politically feasible or politically correct. This hard-hitting advocacy has been the key to our victories over our 50-year history. 

Fighting for systemic transformation

The problems we face are too big for tiny fixes around the edges. The welfare of the world’s oceans, forests, wildlife, and even humanity itself has been de-prioritized for far too long. That’s why we fight for bold, transformational reforms that will put people and the planet over corporate profits.   

Organizing and building long-term power

We are committed to growing and strengthening our base to fight for change.To build long-term political power, we collaborate with broader movements, because the fight to protect our planet is intrinsically tied to the global struggle for justice. 

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