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.

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



The Meteor: Be the media in Manchester: apply for our free journalism course starting this April

This spring The Meteor is teaming up with the Centre for Investigative Journalism to offer a comprehensive twelve session training course in community journalism. If you have ever been disappointed by media coverage in your area before, this is a … Continue reading

15th Jan 2018

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Manchester Friends of the Earth volunteering day at FareShare, New Smithfield Market

FareShare Greater Manchester (who take unwanted food from supermarkets and distribute it to food banks and other charities across the region) have been short of volunteers recently and have built up quite a backlog of food that needs sorting and … Continue reading



Bee-friendly shopper’s guide to Local Rapeseed Oil

An earth- and pollinator-friendly diet is healthy for us as well as various wild bees, honey bees and other pollinators. This is so whether we are vegan, vegetarian or omnivorous and especially if it includes the best oils and fats.

10th Jan 2018


Frack Free Greater Manchester meeting

Join us to find out the latest news on the anti-fracking campaign and how you can help stop fracking in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and across the UK. All welcome!



North West Gathering 2018 – Friends of the Earth

Join us for the annual North West Gathering – Friends of the Earth’s get together for people want to take action for the planet.



Nil to Landfill – food waste conference (The Real Junk Food Project Wigan)

Fur Clemt (The Real Junk Food Project Wigan) and Wigan Council have come together to tackle the appauling amount of edible food waste that reaches landfill.



City of Trees: can you spare 30 minutes and help shape the future of Greater Manchester’s trees and woods?

City of Trees is looking for home-based volunteers to help with an important project called i-Tree Eco.

3rd Jan 2018