Come and Join us!

Do you want to do something to help the environment?

We are always looking for new members to help us with our campaigning! We can do so much more if we work together.

There is no membership fee, though you could become a member of the national Friends of the Earth. If you would like to join us or would like more information about joining, please email or phone Pam on 070 8537 5798. 

Volunteers wanted with digital communications or outreach/networking skills

We are currently in need of a volunteers with digital communications and networking skills...

Digital Communications Officer (Volunteer)

Level: Entry Level

Location: Home-based

Preferred time commitment: Flexible (1-2 days a month on average)

Background to the role

We are looking for a creative, motivated, enthusiastic individual who is eager to gain experience working with a local organisation with strong connections to one of the UK’s leading environmental campaigning organisations. We are currently a small group of active members, hoping to increase in size. We have plans to ramp up our online presence, including the website and multiple social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter), with the aim of expanding our network and reach and increasing group membership.

During your volunteering you could spend your time being involved in:

Drive a car? Get your emissions tested! Buying a car? Go electric!

A major cause of poor air quality is vehicle exhaust emissions.

If you drive a car:

- Make sure that your vehicle's emissions are tested regularly to help avoid excess air pollution. 

- Don't idle. You must turn off your engine if your vehicle is stationary. You can be prosecuted or fined by some local councils (including Brent) if you leave your engine running while stationary for more than a few minutes.

Thinking of buying a car?

Come and see us at Queen's Park Community School Carnival - 8th July

Brent FoE will be holding a stall at the annual Queen's Park Community School Carnival on the 8th July. It's always lots of fun so do come and say hello and catch up on Brent FoE's latest campaigns.

National Week of Action on Air Quality

Friends of the Earth is calling a national week of action for clean air from 24 June to 2 July 2017. To coincide, Brent FoE will be holding a street stall on Saturday 1st July at Kilburn Square

Brent Residents Choke

 On 5 May 2017 the government released its plan for improving air quality and is a call for action from Brent Council and the Mayor of London.  

The plan underlines the importance of the work being carried out by Brent FOE which has contributed to the evidence base indicating the illegal and dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide in the air in Brent. 

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) Air Quality Testing, Brent, February 2017

During February 2017, Brent FOE measured the level of Nitorgen Dioxide at 9 locations in Brent, using Friends of the Earth Air Quality kits.  You can order a kit at to test the air quality at your location.

Meeting with Cllr Ellie Southwood, 11th October 2016

We met with Cllr Ellie Southwood, Brent Council's Lead Member for the environment, on October 11th. Notes of the questions we put to her, and the answers and assurances we got can be found here

Brent Walk for Change

Our walk on Sunday 17th July was very successful, with a very strong showing from supporters of food charity Sufra. For a full report, have a look at the Wembley Matters Blog.

Air Quality Public Meeting April 12th - Video.

Brent Friends of the Earth public meeting on Tuesday 12th April at 7.30pm in Kilburn. The meeting discussed the current situation with air pollution, which is a serious health threat for Londoners and is a major problem in Brent.

Thanks to Pete Murray for the filming of this.

part1: Introduction by Pam Laurance of Brent Friends of the Earth and reading of letter from Dawn Butler, M.P. for Brent Central