Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity, based in the Forth Valley, leading the way on connecting people and place on actions which make a positive response to the Climate Emergency. We support more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; we encourage more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and we help increase the lifespan of our everyday items.
To enable and support communities to live healthy and sustainable lives in a way that reduces the impact on our planet.
We will put healthy people and a healthy planet at the heart of our work.
Our Strategic Objectives
To deliver our ambition we focus on four main areas:
We are community led – our projects, partnerships and priorities are shaped by and developed for the communities within which we work.
We value the planet and each other. This underpins everything we do.
We are enabling - what we do is practical, easy to understand and accessible to everyone.
We are collaborative - we like to work in partnership because we believe we are stronger together.
We love new ideas; innovation is at the heart of our work and is what pushes forward new ideas that inspire change.
We are passionate about what we do and it shows in our work and in our team's activities.
FEL operates from multiple bases: our main office is in Stirling’s Third Sector Hub, our Active Travel hubs are located in Falkirk, Stirling, Forth Valley Royal Hospital and Lornshill Academy (Clackmannanshire); and our Community hub is on Falkirk High Street. Latest update on office closures due to Covid-19.
FEL began as the Kippen Nature Club in 1989 with the aim of teaching children about biodiversity and nature. In response to community need and interest, the organisation grew in both mandate and geography, expanding to include adult education and demonstration projects. In 2005, Forth Environment Link - a company limited by guarantee with charitable status – was created.
In 2008 Forth Valley Food Links merged with FEL, bringing an additional focus on sustainable local food production and consumption. In 2012 FEL took over the hosting of Cycle Stirling bringing a new cycling focus to our work and in 2013 Stirling Cycle Hub was formed to increase awareness and participation in cycling and cycling related activities in the area.
Getting to FEL
Information about how to get to the FEL offices and active travel hubs.