About Us

Monthly Meetings

Harrow Friends of the Earth meet from 7:30pm until 9:30pm on the third Thursday of each month (but plans sometimes change in August and December). All are welcome. You can contact us to confirm meeting dates.

Normally it's at the Scout HQ in Northumberland Road, North Harrow, opposite Yeading Walk. Map of location.

Local to Global

We are a local campaigning group, based in Harrow, London, UK, seeking to inspire solutions to environmental problems at a local and a global level.

We are one of over 200 local groups that work in partnership with Friends of the Earth nationally, and as part of the global network of over 70 groups that make up the Friends of the Earth International network.

We raise public awareness through the media, days of action and at shows such as the Harrow Show, and we lobby our various elected representatives.

History

The group was launched in 1973 and began with a cycle protest: our founder members rode from Harrow to the Civic Centre using the slogan "Fight the Fumes" and received front page coverage in the local press.

On 17 June 1998, the group's recycling campaign was cited in a parliamentary report, when our call for recycling credits to be paid to voluntary organisations influenced a select committee recommendation.

Harrow FOE on TV news programme London Tonight

On 27 February 1999, the group received national news and television coverage when Harrow Friends of the Earth, Road Peace and local residents converged on Harrow Town Centre to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first fatality in the UK of a car driver and passenger on the 25 February 1899.

The procession drew attention to car deaths, car dependency and car pollution. Sixty people, on foot and on bikes, joined the procession behind an adapted hearse with coffin and bell ringer. The route proceeded from the town centre to the location of the accident on Grove Hill Road, at the foot of Harrow on the Hill, where a minute's silence was held before continuing around the town centre.