Mar 09, 2012
In Grobogan, central Java, the consequences of the global north's demand for biofuels is becoming clear. In this video, by Friends of the Earth Netherlands, the local people tell how their situation has deteriorated since they started growing jatropha for airlines like Lufthansa.
Mar 01, 2012
Video used to promote the Angry Mermaid award in 2009. The award is named after the iconic mermaid statue in Copenhagen - where crucial climate talks will took place in December 2009. The mermaid is angry about the destruction being caused by climate change.
Dec 15, 2011
Carbon trading involves the buying and selling of an artificial commodity, the right to emit greenhouse gases. It comes in two forms: "cap and trade" and "offsetting". This video, produced by Friends of the Earth Indonesia, looks at the impact carbon trading is having on Indonesia - a country whose forests are on the receiving end of carbon finance.
Oct 11, 2011
A 'girl band' from Friends of the Earth Scotland dressed as 'oily bankers' to protest about the Royal Bank of Scotland's highly destructive oil and gas investments, including mining tar sands in Canada.
May 20, 2011
Friends of the Earth Netherlands present a spoof erratum to Shell's annual report at the company's AGM in the Hague.
Mar 30, 2011
Detective Pig investigates soy production in South America and finds out the truth behind a new label for 'responsible' soy. This label will be launched on the European market this spring by the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), a voluntary certification scheme supported by agribusiness including Monsanto and Unilever, and a few NGOs including WWF.
Take action and call on retailers and other soy users to not mislead consumers by this 'responsible' label, but rather move to real solutions which would lead to a shift away from soy imports and factory farming.
Mar 01, 2011
Local farmers tell their stories of living with the devastating effects of soy cultivation in Paraguay.
Nov 15, 2010
Lobby Cleaner is sick and tired of the lack of transparency in Business Europe's lobbying in the EU. They've been blocking legislation on climate change and then saying they're climate friendly. Obviously their organisational system's got a blockage somewhere - so who else to clean it up but Lobby Cleaner & her Cleaning Squad?
Mar 04, 2010
Poison Fire follows a team of local activists as they gather “video testimonies” from communities on the impact of oils spills and gas flaring. We see creeks full of crude oil, devastated mangrove forests, wellheads that has been leaking gas and oil for months. We meet people whose survival is acutely threatened by the loss of farmland, fishing and drinking water and the health hazards of gas flaring
Feb 10, 2010
Mining for metals causes a lot of damage to the environment. Indonesia is a major tin producer. Tin is used for tin cans and electronics. It is produced by digging big holes in forest areas, and by dredging the sea bottom. International regulations for mining are non-existent. Friends of the Earth wants companies to be held responsible for the environmental impact of the metals they purchase.
Feb 03, 2010
This ground breaking film investigates the impacts of growing soy in South America to feed factory farms in Europe. Our campaign gives people unwittingly caught up in this damaging chain hope that they can break out of it.
Dec 17, 2009
More than five thousand people from around the world joined the Flood for Climate Justice on Saturday December 12 'flooding' the streets of Copenhagen demanding 'climate justice' and an end to offsetting carbon emissions.
Nov 11, 2009
In August 2009 over 10,000 people danced for the climate on Ostend Beach in Belgium. By joining this global movement and adding your own dance video to this site, you make your own statement that we have to act now on climate change.
Oct 22, 2009
A short film made by Friends of the Earth in Belgium, with the help of award winning film director Nic Balthazar and 6,000 extras is helping spread the message that politicians must 'Act Now' to tackle climate change.
Oct 20, 2009
Friends of the Earth activists in Australia did more than just switch off their lights for Earth Hour this year.
Oct 08, 2009
International climate change negotiations are underway in Bangkok, Thailand. Karen Orenstein and Kate Horner from Friends of the Earth US are there following the developments and reporting back.
Sep 24, 2009
Learn about the environmental impacts of the meat and dairy industry in a film highlighting Friends of the Earth's Food Chain Campaign.
Jun 08, 2009
Delegates from 182 countries are in Bonn discussing key negotiating texts which can serve as the basis for critical climate talks in Copenhagen this December. Young Friends of the Earth Europe (Young FoEE) are there asking world leaders if they're going to cut their emissions by 40% by 2020.
May 15, 2009
Do you know what energy sovereignty is and what it means to you? These two short videos will enlighten you. The first looks at local sustainable energy initiatives, while the second looks at examples of energy sovereignty from around the world. Both have people power right at the heart of them.
Towards Solutions 1: People's Power (11 min)
Inspiring practices of and concrete proposals for sustainable energy initiatives. It is not all about technology!
Towards Solutions 2: Energy Sovereignty (8 min)
This short documentary presents the concept of energy sovereignty with examples from around the world.
Feb 05, 2009
Can agrofuels ever be a sustainable solution for the current energy and climate crises? This video brings you the voices of communities and campaigners around the world.