Campaign Focus

Local Elections 2024 – what are your candidates’ views?

In the run up to the local council elections in Greater Manchester on Thursday 2nd May 2024, Manchester Friends of the Earth asked all candidates standing for election to let voters know what they think about key environmental issues.  #LE2024 …

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On Top of the World in a warm space

‘On Top of the World’ (On Top) is a project that has been operating in the Hulme ward since 2015. At our AGM quiz on the 7th February we raised over £100 to support their warm spaces this winter. Thank …

Our Events

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Eileen's Todmorden to Hebden Bridge Walk

on Sunday 14th April 2024

In memory of fellow campaigner Eileen who passed away last year we are going on a walk! Something Eileen enjoyed across her life time.

Manchester Friends of the Earth sustainable transport campaign meeting (Green Fish Resource Centre)

on Wednesday 17th April 2024

Our monthly Sustainable transport meeting – all welcome !

May Campaigns meeting (Manchester Friend of the Earth)

on Tuesday 14th May 2024

Join our monthly campaigns meeting perfect for both new and seasoned campaigners alike!

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Get Involved in Manchester Friends of the Earth

Manchester FoE is fuelled by volunteer energy. Why not come to a group meeting, come and find us at event?

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Are you a business? Information on how to go green and corporate volunteering ideas

We get a lot of requests from companies asking for ideas on how they can make their businesses more eco-friendly. And so we have put together a list of green corporate volunteering opportunities and ways that small and medium sized …

Green Living Tips

As a group we have put together lots of ideas to help us become more sustainability aware in our everyday life. We would love your help to add to them. So take a look- decide where you can take your …


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Urban Forest Walk

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As part of the UN’s International Day of Forests this week we organised an urban forest walk in south Manchester led by local tree expert Jane Morris. Jane volunteers across the two parks we visited – Birchfields and Plattfields – …

Night at the Museum - AGM and Quiz

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Thank you to all those who attended our AGM and Quiz night in early February this year.  We were lucky enough to have the Manchester Museum provide a lovely space for us and raised over £100 for the local group ‘On …

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Get Greater Manchester's next mayor to commit to climate action

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This May, almost half of us in England will be voting for our next regional mayor, including in Greater Manchester. Through devolution our mayors have gained the power to take bold action on the climate and nature emergencies.  In this critical …

Demand the right to a healthy environment for everyone (Friends of the Earth)

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Environmental abuses impact us all differently. Whether it’s people of colour more likely exposed to illegally high levels of air pollution. Or children from low income homes being less able to access thriving nature. But everyone, no matter their background, deserves healthy …


MPs warn government over extreme weather planning - Friends of the Earth reaction

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Friends of the Earth has welcomed today’s warning from a committee of MPs that the government isn’t doing enough to prepare for the long-term impacts of floods, storms and heatwaves. ​ Later this year (18-19 June) the High Court will …

News release: Local elections 2024: from clean air, better buses, school streets to tackling the climate crisis - what are local election candidates views?

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Ahead of the local elections, Manchester Friends of the Earth is asking all council candidates standing for election across Greater Manchester to let voters know what they think about key environmental issues. [1] On Thursday 2nd May, people have the …

Consultations and Views

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Places for Everyone - Joint Development Plan Document (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan consultation) Our response(s).

Updated 14th January 2024. Following the Examination in Public sessions for the Places for Everyone plan in 2022/23, Manchester Friends of the Earth submitted a response to the ‘Main Modifications’ consultation which closed on 6th December 2023. You can see …