If there is not a local group listed in your area – why not help set one up!  Help and support is available from the North West Friends of the Earth campaigners, Helen Rimmer or Polly Steiner.

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



Manchester Friends of the Earth sustainable transport & healthy air campaign meeting

As usual there’s plenty going on, and the agenda will include: – Bike Friday – Healthy Air campaign – Local Election survey / lobbying – Green Summit – transport issues



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.



Greater Manchester Green Summit – Rochdale Listening Workshop

Come and share your thoughts about what you want Greater Manchester’s future environment to be like.



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