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

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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


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



Atmosphere: Towards a proper strategy for tackling Greater Manchester’s air pollution crisis (IPPR North)

The levels of air pollution in Greater Manchester are lethal and illegal. In groundbreaking new analysis, King’s College London (KCL) has estimated that 1.6 million life years will be lost in Greater Manchester in the coming century due to its … Continue reading

25th Jun 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


Top Trumps: Friends of the Earth’s top tips for first-time demonstrators

The demonstrations against President Trump’s visit to the UK are likely to attract hundreds of thousands of people. For some this will be their very first march, while there may be thousands more who would like to join demos but … Continue reading

6th Jul 2018


Civil society groups speak out against attempts to silence them

To mark National Democracy Week (2-8 July), 11 not-for-profits have urged the government to protect our democracy from policies like the Lobbying Act.

5th Jul 2018


Government must listen to MPs and stop fracking plans

The government must take heed of MPs and put a halt to changes to fracking rules which would take power away from local people and make it easier for fracking companies to drill.


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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