Friends of the Earth

Much of my environmental campaigning is undertaken via Friends of the Earth.  I was a Board member for 9 years (till 2011) and Chair of Campaigns Committee for 6 ~

The main focus for my environmental work has been via Friends of the Earth.  I’ve been coordinator of Calderdale Friends of the Earth since the late 1990s;   I’m a volunteer transport and aviation campaigner; also a regional campaigner for Yorkshire & Humber, and now Leeds City Region; and contribute analysis to FOE nationally on particular topics.

At present (2013) I act as the organisation’s Aviation Campaigner (in the absence of a staff member to undertake the role) because it would not be acceptable for the organisation to let the momentum of 15 years’ campaigning slip through its fingers at a time when (as before, in the runup to the 2003 Air Transport White Paper) so much is there to be fought for.

I was an elected Board member of FOE for the period 2002-05, re-elected 2005-08 and 2008-11 (until November 2011) for the North East and Yorkshire & the Humber regions. I was a member of the FOE Board Campaigns Committee, and its Chair from October 2005-July 2011; and member of the Engagement Committee; and of the Board Governance Review 2004-5.

Since I left the Board in 2011 I’ve continued working on a range of FOE issues and you can read about those here.


Updated November 2013