About Us

Founded by David Brower in 1969, Friends of the Earth Action has spent more than 50 years elevating progressive environmental issues and advocating for policies that help people and the planet. 
About Us

Friends of the Earth Action provides the extra political muscle to our sister organization, Friends of the Earth US, which is part of the largest grassroots environmental network in the world, with  over 70 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent.  

Friends of the Earth Action works on a dynamic set of intersectional issues knowing that we cannot build a healthy and just world without addressing the interconnectedness of society’s injustices. We not only fight for laws and lawmakers that will echo that mission, but help the public join in the political battle as well. We believe that unprecedented political action from across the nation will put the United States, and hopefully our planet, on a sustainable path. 

To chart that course, Friends of the Earth Action champions policies that will fundamentally transform our economic and political systems. The world’s problems are far too big for tiny fixes around the edges. We need to organize and mobilize politically to ensure that our leaders implement the bold, strategic systemic reforms needed to adequately address the urgent challenges we face. Only a mass movement of people, built from the ground up, can take on the corporations and politicians who endanger people and the planet for profit. 

Friends of the Earth Action is proud to fight for a better future for all. 

Meet our Leadership