Friends of the Earth Malta (FoEM) campaigns on some of today’s most pressing environmental and social issues, by engaging the public directly through a wide range of diverse projects and activities.

They have been active in the environmental field in Malta since 1985. Originally created under the name of Żgħażagħ Għall-Ambjent (Youths for the Environment), the organisation later became widely known as Moviment Għall-Ambjent (Movement for the Environment). FoEM was founded with the intention of consolidating various youth and environmental groups in the country, which quickly developed into a committee of activists. In 1991, the group joined the international network of Friends of the Earth.

FoEM uses diverse non-formal and popular educational methods to reach out to adults and youths, especially focusing on marginalised groups, empowering them to work together for a more sustainable future. FoEM’s work has been informing national policy for over almost four decades. Currently, campaigns focus on Food, Agriculture & Biodiversity, Climate Change, Resource Use and Activism & Democrat.