A new local environmental group was launchd in Carshalton in March. Sutton and Carshalton Friends of the Earth will campaign on issues ranging from renewable energy to the third runway at Heathrow. The group meet for the first time on 17th March at the Greyhound pub on Carshalton High St. Ted Burke, the group’s founder, said: “We’re looking for people who are concerned about these issues to come together and help make a difference. Friends of the Earth groups have been extremely powerful in persuading the Government to put a Climate Change Act through Parliament. Anyone who’s interested in finding out more can contact Ted Burke at ted.burke@foe.co.uk.