Bolton Friends of the Earth

We are a long established group of 6-8 members working mainly on national Friends of the Earth campaigns.  We have stalls, lobby our MPs, hold fund raising events and occasional social events. We meet on the fourth Wednesday in the month (but not December) at 8.00pm, at the Friends Meeting House,  Silverwell St,  Bolton.  Meeting dates may change please check (contact details below).

Please contact: Elizabeth Shepherd, 21 Anfield Road, Bolton, BL3 3DA.   Tel: 01204 650586.  Email: for more information.

Listed below are environment-related actions, events and news for the Bolton area.

Fossil Free Greater Manchester campaign meeting

Join us to find out the latest news on the Fossil Free Greater Manchester campaign and how you can help persuade the Greater Manchester Pension Fund to divest the £1.8 billion it holds in fossil fuel companies.



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


Jig at the Rig (Reclaim the Power)

Calling all fighters of fracking and climate champions! Swing into spring and warm up for an exciting summer of action with a massive dance off at the gates of the Preston New Road fracking site. On Friday 16th March Reclaim … Continue reading



Great British Spring Clean (2nd – 4th March)

Join thousands of #LitterHeroes helping to clean up the country for the Great British Spring Clean, 2-4 March.



Business, transport and the Mayor’s green vision – have your say. (Green Summit Listening event)

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has a vision to make Greater Manchester one of the leading green cities in Europe – and he wants to hear from you.



Smithills tree planting (City of Trees)

Join City of Trees and the Woodland Trust to plant trees at the iconic Smithills Estate in Bolton.



Greater Manchester Green Summit: Bolton Listening Event

In March 2018, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, is holding a Green Summit for Greater Manchester to inform a new environmental vision for the city region and to draw up an Environment Charter.



Natural Environment Green Summit Lead In Listening Events- ‘Place’

Investing in our natural environment will bring major benefits to everyone living and working within Greater Manchester. High quality green spaces can reduce flood risk, help improve air quality and enhance physical and mental wellbeing, as well as creating a … Continue reading