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Local elections 2018…. will the environment win? #LE2018

Across Greater Manchester people will have the opportunity to vote for local council candidates on Thursday 3rd May.

28th Mar 2018


Basecamp (1-3 June 2018)

Come get clued up on taking action for a positive environment, listen to thought-provoking speakers, meet and swap stories with inspiring fellow campaigners and recharge in the beautiful countryside.

25th Mar 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

7th Mar 2018


Stop the government forcing fracking on communities

The government is planning to drastically rewrite planning rules to make it as easy for fracking companies to drill as putting up a garden shed.

18th May 2018


Let’s triple our tree planting targets

To tackle climate change, one of the many things we urgently need to do is plant more trees. The government have committed to plant 11 million trees before 2022. This is great.



Join the Great British Bee Count 2018

Would you like to learn how to identify the bees that visit your garden or local park? Would you like to count how many of each species you see, and help Friends of the Earth find out which are doing … Continue reading

15th May 2018


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


Campaigners call on the Greater Manchester Pension Fund to stop investing in fracking companies (Fossil Free Greater Manchester news release)

On Monday 21st May, campaigners from Fossil Free Greater Manchester and pension fund members will be joining campaigners from Latin America at a vigil outside BP’s Annual General meeting in Manchester, calling on BP to stop fracking in Argentina and … Continue reading

20th May 2018


Outrage as legislation designed for home extensions could be used by fracking companies

Government announces plans to make it easier to drill for gas in England’s countryside. The government’s plans would ‘pervert the planning process’ and force fracking on communities says Friends of the Earth, as the government today (17 May) announces proposals  … Continue reading

17th May 2018


UK to appear in EU court over failure to clean up dirty air

The European Commission announced today that the UK government is among the countries which will face the EU courts over continued failures to meet Nitrogen Dioxide standards set by the EU.


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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