The Greater Manchester Bike Share Survey (win £200) (Salford University & British Cycling)

The University of Salford and British Cycling invite you to take part in an online survey on cycling and bike share in Greater Manchester.

19th Jun 2018


On Clean Air Day leave the car at home… walk, cycle or take public transport

Clean air – we all want to know our air is healthy. But too many of us breathe dirty air every day, especially in our towns and cities. Air pollution is a hidden killer and it hits children, older people … Continue reading

7th Jun 2018


Countries, cities and corporations committing to ‘zero carbon by’ or ‘carbon-neutral by’ …..

In May 2017, the people of Greater Manchester elected Andy Burnham as GM Mayor. In his manifesto, he committed to a new, accelerated ambition for Greater Manchester on the green economy and carbon neutrality, building on the leadership of the … Continue reading


Demand investment in cleaner, better public transport

Our public transport is in crisis. Rail chaos, shrinking bus networks and appalling local infrastructure mean we can’t reliably get from A to B on time – and millions of us are being forced to drive.

9th Jun 2018


Protect our environment after Brexit

We’ve defended bees from harmful pesticides, stood up for our right to healthy air and kept tonnes of fossil fuels in the ground.

6th Jun 2018


Ask your council to put pollinators first

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if your neighbourhood was full of flourishing green spaces, for both you and bees to enjoy? We rely on bees and other pollinating insects for so many plants and crops. But too often we forget they … Continue reading



Levenshulme market first stall

The Plastic-Free Takeaways campaign team held their first stall at the Levenshulme market on Saturday the 24th of March. Ali, Lucie, Mirjam and Sébastien all arrived around 10am under a nice sunshine and Ian was an unexpected but appreciated addition … Continue reading

26th Mar 2018


Friends of the Earth North West Gathering

Saturday the 17th February saw several Manchester FOE members head north to Preston and the annual Friends of the Earth NW gathering. Each year the event is hosted in a different town – and with the promise of a delicious … Continue reading

3rd Mar 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


Manchester Mayor falls short of convincing plan to clean up air pollution

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham commits to cleaning up buses and improving cycling infrastructure, but a charging Clean Air Zone would be the best method of reducing air pollution (as per legal requirements) in the shortest time possible

14th Jun 2018


British mammals’ fight for survival

Today’s [Wednesday, 13 June] review by the Mammal Society and Natural England finds that almost one in five of British mammal species face a high risk of extinction.

13th Jun 2018


World Oceans Day – help turn the tide of plastic pollution

People are being urged to mark World Oceans Day today [8 June] by helping to reduce the tsunami of plastic waste pouring into our seas.

8th Jun 2018

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Our Green Summit letter to the ten council leaders

In the run-up to the Mayor’s Green Summit on 21st March 2018, we sent the following letter by email to the ten Greater Manchester council leaders.  We will publish their responses when we receive them.

19th Mar 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