Bee-friendly shopper’s guide to Local Rapeseed Oil

An earth- and pollinator-friendly diet is healthy for us as well as various wild bees, honey bees and other pollinators. This is so whether we are vegan, vegetarian or omnivorous and especially if it includes the best oils and fats.

10th Jan 2018


Be Considered for the Mayor’s Green City Region Summit

INSPIRATION. DIALOGUE. RESOLUTION. The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham would like you to indicate your interest in attending the Mayor’s Green Summit on 21st March.

8th Jan 2018


9 really good alternatives to plastic

Plastic is in crisp packets, toothbrushes, coffee cups – even tea bags. How can you avoid it? Quick tricks to reduce your plastic consumption.

2nd Jan 2018


The Meteor: Be the media in Manchester: apply for our free journalism course starting this April

This spring The Meteor is teaming up with the Centre for Investigative Journalism to offer a comprehensive twelve session training course in community journalism. If you have ever been disappointed by media coverage in your area before, this is a … Continue reading

15th Jan 2018


Michael Gove: Help us get diesel cars out of our towns and cities (Healthy Air Campaign)

The UK Government is asking members of the public to send in their thoughts on how we can take diesel cars out of our towns and cities, without hurting the wallets of diesel car owners.

7th Jan 2018


Let’s end waste from coffee cups

We reduced plastic bag waste so let’s do the same with coffee cups. Meanwhile, many of them have given us the impression their cups are recycled.

5th Jan 2018


October Waste campaign meeting

We held the October Waste campaign meeting this Wednesday during which we discussed our findings about Manchester take-away businesses and planned future actions. To recap, our campaign focuses on single-use items in local take-aways. The aim is to influence businesses … Continue reading

15th Oct 2017


#ProtectOurFutures action in Manchester

On Saturday 14 October, people across the world stood together in an international day of action to protect our futures from fossil fuel projects.

12th Oct 2017

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Getting the North on Track: our Message to Conservative Conference

On the morning of Monday 2nd October, “Thomas the Tank engine” and a pre-pay meter, helped transport campaigners ask Conservative Party conference delegates to put some money in the electricity meter to help fund the rail electrification programme that the … Continue reading

2nd Oct 2017


Wagamama pledge to ditch plastic straws welcomed

Significant step forward – but bigger strides needed by government and industry

17th Jan 2018


Govt climate change adviser right to call for bolder action to slash emissions

Climate action undermined by airport expansion, poor insulation, fracking and road building, says Friends of the Earth.



European Commission leaves UK commitment to plastic reduction in its wake

The EU Commission has released a new strategy today about how to reduce plastic waste, which we all know is a massive problem. Is it good enough, or could the UK do better?

16th Jan 2018


Manchester Friends of the Earth response to the ‘Congestion Conversation’

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham launched a ‘Congestion Conversation’ in which he would like to hear about ‘how congestion is impacting people’s lives’ and canvas ideas for reducing it. Manchester Friends of the Earth encouraged people to response to the … Continue reading

2nd Nov 2017

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Stockport Local Plan and SEMMMS refresh – consultation responses

Manchester Friends of the Earth have submitted consultation responses to both the Stockport Local Plan and SEMMMS (South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy) Refresh consultations.

9th Oct 2017


Our response to DEFRA consultation on Improving Air Quality

On 15th June 2017, we submitted this response to the Government’s plans for tackling nitrogen oxide pollution in our towns and cities. With thanks to Client Earth for their guidance on these issues and this particular consultation.

15th Jun 2017