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 Wigan area.

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Local elections 2018…. will the environment win?

In the run up to the local elections in Greater Manchester on Thursday 3rd May, Manchester Friends of the Earth are asking all candidates standing for election to let voters know what they think about key environmental issues.

12th Apr 2018


Greater Manchester day at Preston New Road

Come and show your solidarity with the movement against fracking in Lancashire. Frack Free Greater Manchester will be supporting the three month long United Resistance by hosting a day of demonstration at Preston New Road.



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


Carbon Landscape Conference (Lancashire Wildlife Trust)

Towards a Carbon Landscape. Free Inspirational conference aimed at volunteers, friends groups and lovers of greenspace in Wigan, salford and Warrington.



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.



Greater Manchester Green Summit – Wigan Council listening event #GMGreenCity

Come and share your thoughts about what you want Greater Manchester’s future environment to be like. Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester , wants to create a new environmental vision for Greater Manchester and is asking for your help.