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This climate is changing. But it’s not too late to do something about it. What we do over the next five years will make a real difference to our lives and the lives of future generations.

Here at Manchester Friends of the Earth, we’re working locally to support people who want to live more sustainably, and to encourage businesses and other organisations to Manchester’s climate change plan, A Certain Future.

We’re also keeping up the pressure on politicians to ensure the Government lives up to its pledge to be the greenest ever, setting us on a path to a clean, safe, nuclear-free energy supply and taking the lead in securing a strong and fair international climate deal.


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Can you help drive forward Manchester’s work on climate change?

Are you passionate about Manchester becoming a leading city for action on climate change? Can you help to engage and inspire new audiences to get involved? Do you have experience of bringing about positive change (not necessarily on climate change)?

19th Sep 2017


Save Ryedale’s bats #DontFrackOurBats

Protected bat species have been identified right next to a fracking site in Ryedale, Yorkshire. Ecologists have recommended that work must not go ahead at the site until a full investigation has been carried out. But fracking company Third Energy plans … Continue reading

14th Sep 2017


Climate change is a threat to national security

Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey and deadly monsoons in South East Asia – politicians need to wake up and treat climate change like a threat to national security. Just imagine, for a moment, that the US and UK governments received an … Continue reading

8th Sep 2017


Ask Greg Clark to refuse fracking permission in Lancashire

It’s happened. The fracking company Cuadrilla has started drilling in Lancashire.

17th Aug 2017

Fossil Free

Friends of the Earth and community campaigners are calling on Greg Clark MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, not to give final consent to allow fracking to go ahead in Lancashire, as drilling is reported at Preston New Road today.

Greg Clark MP still has to give final consent before the controversial hydraulic fracturing process can begin. With support for fracking at an all-time low, and local opposition increasing, Friends of the Earth has said it’s not too late for … Continue reading



National support for fracking at lowest level yet

UK support for fracking is at its lowest recorded level according to the latest BEIS Energy and Climate Change Public Attitude Tracker reported released today (3 August). Support for fracking has decreased over the last year, from 21% to just … Continue reading

3rd Aug 2017


Switch to Ecotricity with Friends of the Earth

Ecotricity’s offer to you Switch now and we’ll receive donations of up to £50 every year that you remain a customer. Boiling the kettle will have never felt so good!

2nd Aug 2017

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Tell the government to stop subsidising dirty energy! (Biofuelwatch)

The new Government has restated its commitment to the Paris Agreement, but otherwise energy and climate change seem to have been de-prioritised.

30th Jul 2017


66% of Lancashire residents oppose fracking in their local area

Over half of people surveyed (54%) still believe fracking to be unsafe, despite long-term efforts from the industry to sell the controversial process to the county.

30th Jun 2017


Campaigners hail UNISON decision as Greater Manchester Pension Fund faces more pressure to ditch fossil fuels

Fossil Free Greater Manchester (FFGM) today hailed UNISON’s decision that local authority pension funds should stop investing in fossil fuels. UNISON members took the decision at their annual conference in Brighton.

23rd Jun 2017


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