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 Stockport area.



Abracadbra - Manchester Day Parade 2017

A magical clean air machine… join the ‘Bicycle Bloc’ @ Manchester Day Parade (Sunday 18th June)

Manchester Day Parade 2017 is on Sunday 18th June and this year will be a celebration of all things magic and over 2000 performers will take you on a magical adventure of wonder, invention and illusion. Manchester Day 2017 promises … Continue reading

12th Jun 2017

Stockport Hydro Archimedes scres - 130

Stockport Hydro Ltd Open Afternoon (Community Energy Fortnight)

Our two Archimedes screws, Thunder and Lightning, have been operational since October 2012, generating renewable electricity which is fed into the National Grid. The scheme, generating electricity on the River Goyt at Otterspool, was Greater Manchester’s first community-owned renewable energy … Continue reading


Bentley Effect - (Anti Fracking) Non Violent Action & Strategy Workshop

News release: Australian campaigners visit Manchester to share secret to beating the fracking industry

Manchester Friends of the Earth, Frack Free Greater Manchester and Central Lancashire Friends of the Earth are inviting people to a special screening of ‘The Bentley Effect’ Movie – A Message of Hope, 3pm, Saturday 27th May at the Central … Continue reading

24th May 2017

The Bentley Effect

Screening of ‘The Bentley Effect’ Movie – A Message of Hope

The Bentley Effect – a film produced by Brendan Shoebridge, Ian Gaillard and Simon Clough, details how the idyllic Northern Rivers of New South Wales, Australia, came under threat from invasive industrial gasfields. It explores the multifaceted issue of hydraulic … Continue reading


Bentley Effect - (Anti Fracking) Non Violent Action & Strategy Workshop

The Bentley Effect – Non Violent Direct Action & Strategy workshop

A message of hope, with Simon Clough, Ian Gaillard & Brendan Shoebridge of the Bentley Blockade The Bentley Effect details how the idyllic Northern Rivers of NSW came under threat from invasive industrial gasfields and how the community responded with … Continue reading


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General Election 2017 – Tweet your candidates in Stockport

On Thursday 8th June, people across Greater Manchester have the opportunity to vote for their Members of Parliament. Manchester Friends of the Earth have been asking the candidates’ views on key environmental issues. We will publish the results as they … Continue reading

10th May 2017

Save Stockport's Greenbelt - no to mass development

Save Stockport’s Greenbelt meeting

As we start to plan for the next phase of the Campaign to encourage the GMSF to re-write their proposals regarding potentially building 4,000 new houses on High Lane’s precious Greenbelt, we thought we would throw open the question and … Continue reading



GM Mayoral Hustings: What About the Environment?

With Greater Manchester on the verge of electing its first ever Metro Mayor, this is your chance to quiz the mayoral candidates on what they will do to protect and enhance our environment.


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