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We want a healthy planet that provides a good life for everyone on it now and for the future. The Earth will go on supporting us if we look after it. It’s clear what we must do to protect our world – and provide for a growing population.

Manchester Friends of the Earth is involved in a range of biodiversity campaigns. See below for more details.




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    TV presenters urge people to join the Great British Bee Count and help our bee-leagured bees

    TV presenters Michaela Strachan and Ellie Harrison are urging people to take part in Friends of the Earth’s Great British Bee Count, which begins today (Friday, 19 May 2017) and runs until 30 June. The Bee Count is also being … Continue reading

    19th May 2017
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    78% agree garden centres should not sell garden plants grown with pesticides harmful to bees

    • Findings come as Friends of the Earth launches Great British Bee Count 2017 Over three quarters of the British public (78%) agree that garden centres and retailers should not sell plants grown with pesticides that are harmful to bees, … Continue reading

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    Greater Manchester residents urged to help our under threat bees

    Join Great British Bee Count 2017 (19 May-30 June) and find out how bee-friendly your local space is. Manchester Friends of the Earth is urging local people to play their part in helping Britain’s under-threat bees by creating pollinator-friendly gardens, … Continue reading

    17th May 2017
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    Retailers urged to act after pesticides linked to bee decline discovered in “pollinator friendly” garden plants

    Call comes ahead of Great British Bee Count, launched next week Garden centres and retailers are being urged to take urgent action after new research, revealed today [1], found some outlets were selling garden plants grown with pesticides linked to … Continue reading

    13th May 2017
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    Ask Homebase and Wyevale to ditch bee-harming pesticides

    B&Q has just announced that its flowering plants will be free of neonicotinoid pesticides from next year. This is fantastic news for our bees and gardeners. 

    11th May 2017
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    Support for farmers to go bee-friendly needed as government bans harmful peticides

    Responding to news today that the National Farming Union’s (NFU) application for an emergency authorisation for neonicotinoid seed treatments has been declined by DEFRA Minister George Eustice, Friends of the Earth’s nature campaigner, Sandra Bell, said: “Once again the NFU’s … Continue reading

    26th Apr 2017
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    The Great British Bee Count 2016

    Join the Great British Bee Count

    Join us for the Great British Bee Count from 19 May – 30 June 2017 and discover the wonderful world of bees in our gardens, streets and green spaces this summer.

    19th Apr 2017
    
    	
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    Let’s give Manchester’s bees a helping hand!

    Let’s make Manchester a City of Bees! Many of us will have heard of—or even taken part in—City of Trees, the drive to plant three million trees across Greater Manchester over the next 25 years.

    12th Apr 2017
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    Ask your MP to back the ban on bee-harming pesticides

    Right now, 3 neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics) are banned in the UK and other European countries after they were found to pose a risk to bees.

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    Easter survey reveals the need for faster action on peat-free gardening

    As the nation’s gardeners prepare for spring, a new survey reveals a lack of real choice for consumers looking for peat-free composts at garden centres and other outlets. It highlights the need for more determined action to phase out peat … Continue reading

    11th Apr 2017
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