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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Science March – Manchester / Science, not Silence!

Manchester’s satellite march on support of science and reason. We are scientists and science enthusiasts. We come from all races, all religions, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all abilities, all socioeconomic backgrounds, all political perspectives, and all nationalities.


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Save our GreenBelt Groups Rally – wear something green!

This rally is being organised across all the Greater Manchester groups who are against GMSF. – please see our Facebook event for details, updates will also be posted on here.


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Everything you wanted to know about (social) media but were afraid to ask….! skillshare

This month’s Manchester Friends of the Earth meeting features a skillshare on all things to do with the media (social or otherwise), publicity and communications.  Come along us and tell us what skills you would like to learn or what … Continue reading


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Fossil Free Greater Manchester meeting

FFGM is the group campaigning for the Greater Manchester Pension Fund to stop investing in fossil fuels.


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Keep It In the Ground // Mobiliser Tour // Wigan

After years of being pushed back by community efforts to oppose fracking, the extreme energy industry is pressing ahead with plans to extract shale oil and gas using unconventional approaches such as fracking and acidisation across England.



Where next for the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework?

The deadline for responses to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework consultation passed  at 23.59 on Monday 16th January 2017.  So what comes next?

25th Jan 2017

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Citizen Forester: Tree-LC in Wigan

Join us for some tree-LC at Lightshaw Meadows in Wigan. For our first Citizen Forester event of 2017 we’ll be at Lightshaw Meadows in Wigan doing some tree maintenance to fruit and woodland trees.


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Respond to the GM Spatial Framework Consultation – it will affect where you work, rest and play!

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is consulting on a new spatial framework – a plan for the region’s development over the next 20 years.  This plan will define how much new development will take place in Greater Manchester, and in … Continue reading

5th Dec 2016

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