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.




    Events


    What Nature does for Britain  Tony Juniper

    What Nature Does for Britain by Tony Juniper

    – According to the ONS, nature is worth around £1.5 trillion per year to the UK economy (which is about the same as the national deficit) – The estimated annual cost to the UK arising from soil degradation is between … Continue reading

    15th Feb 2017
    
    	
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    Pesticide firms’ legal challenge to ban on bee-harming pesticides

    A pesticide industry legal challenge [1] to current EU restrictions on neonicotinoid pesticides is taking place today and tomorrow (15-16 February). Friends of the Earth says there is growing scientific evidence of the threat these chemicals pose to bees and … Continue reading

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    Your guide to bee-friendly wildflowers

    How to make a wildflower meadow

    If you’ve got a patch of grass in the garden, the chances are it will make a beautiful wildflower meadow. Just let the grass grow for most of the year, and with the occasional horticultural tweak, you’ll discover what wildflowers … Continue reading

    12th Feb 2017
    
    	
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    Grow for it! Youth funding

    Applications are now open for “Grow For It” youth-led funding awards. There are two funding streams:Transform a Space and Get Creative.

    10th Feb 2017
    
    	
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    Bees: Government urged to reject NFU application to use banned pesticide

    Responding to today’s NFU announcement that it has applied for emergency use of banned neonicotinoid seed treatments for “a proportion of the English oilseed rape crop”, Friends of the Earth food and farming campaigner Sandra Bell said: “With mounting scientific … Continue reading

    7th Feb 2017
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    Bees: EU Food watchdog delays its review of neonic pesticide

    The European Food Safety Authority has delayed its much-anticipated review of three neonicotinoid pesticides – currently subject to EU restrictions – until the autumn. EFSA had been due to publish a full re-evaluation of the scientific evidence of the safety … Continue reading

    9th Jan 2017
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    Why bee-harming pesticides must be banned on wheat too

    In 2013 three bee harming neonicotinoid pesticides were banned in the UK. Or were they? The truth is these bee-harming pesticides are still legally used on British farms, including on our wheat. What’s more, we now know that a lot of the … Continue reading

    6th Jan 2017
    
    	
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    Bees: Pesticide restrictions must be extended to wheat – new Friends of the Earth report

    Current EU restrictions on neonicotinoid pesticides must be extended to wheat to protect bees and other wildlife, Friends of the Earth warns today (Thursday 5 January 2017) in a new report published at the Oxford Real Farming Conference [1,2,3]. Three … Continue reading

    5th Jan 2017
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    Join the generation that saves our bees

    British bees are under threat from bee-harming pesticides called neonicotinoids. The scientific evidence against these pesticides is growing all the time.

    25th Dec 2016
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    Bee  Seasons Greetings

    Make a child the star of a heart-warming tale about a humble bumblebee.

    A personalised children’s book from Friends of the Earth makes the perfect Christmas gift. And it raises funds for our critical bee situation. 

    11th Dec 2016