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UN climate talks - what's happening in Manchester and beyond?

The UN Climate Talks are due to take place in Glasgow in early November. For some background on what the talks are about please see our summary, including Friends of the Earth’s concerns over the UK’s current plans for investment …

Take the Great Big Green challenge - every week

Following the Big Green Week in September supported by the Climate Coalition people from right across the UK came together to take action big and small on climate change. We put together some ideas covering nine different themes and will …

Reducing herbicide use in Greater Manchester?

Manchester Friends of the Earth support the work of Pesticide Action Network UK who are a National Campaigning Charity who are trying to alert Citizens to the harmful nature of Pesticide/ Herbicide and other chemical use in our Towns and …

Fight for Clean Air in Greater Manchester

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We’re working with the British Lung Foundation to call for action on clean air in Greater Manchester. Take our simple online action: send a letter to Andy Burnham.

How to campaign against the new policing bill


The UK government has introduced the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which would severely clamp down on peaceful protest and criminalise trespass.

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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?

Our Events

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Bat Walk at Platt Fields

on Wednesday 25th August 2021

Join us for a bat walk at Platt Fields Park. Bats are truly fascinating, flying mammals. There are 18 species of bat across the UK, several of which can be found in Platt Fields Park including pipistrelles and noctules.


Conservative Party conference- 2021

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Sunday 3rd October – Wednesday 6th October The Tory Party will be holding their annual party conference in Manchester this year. Friends of the Earth will be raising awareness of climate-wreaking projects that threaten the UK’s reputation as we host …

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Going Batty in Platt Fields

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If asked to name wild animals you’re likely to see in the streets and parks where you live, many of you will probably think of foxes, hedgehogs or—if you’re lucky enough—badgers. But if you concentrate on looking out for these, …

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End Sewage Pollution Now - how did the Greater Manchester MP's vote? Write to them now!

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Last week the government had the opportunity with the Environment Bill to put it beyond all doubt that water companies have to act to stop pumping raw sewage into rivers and the ocean. Instead the Government decided to recommend their …

Add your name to defend the right to protest

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The government has published a new Policing Bill that threatens the fundamental rights of citizens and communities to have their voices heard by the powerful.


Heat and Building Strategy released: “It’s a start, just not a very good one”

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Heat and Building Strategy released: “It’s a start, just not a very good one”  The Government has today set out plans meant to incentivise installation of low-carbon heating systems in its Heat and Buildings Strategy. Reacting for Friends of the …

Campaigners to challenge UK government support for climate-wrecking fossil fuels as Conservatives meet in Manchester

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Local environmental campaigners will be gathering outside the Conservative Party conference on Monday (4 October), with an eye-catching giant oil rig, to highlight the government’s continued support for climate-wrecking fossil fuels in the UK and overseas. The campaigners from Manchester …

Consultations and Views

Places for Everyone - Joint Development Plan Document - Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan consultation - Manchester Friends of the Earth response.

Manchester Friends of the Earth submitted our response to the Places for Everyone – Joint Development Plan consultation on 3rd October 2021. Below is a summary of our response and the full document is available as a PDF. Manchester Friends …

Transport for the North Decarbonisation Strategy - Our Response

In summer 2021, Transport for the North consulted upon their decarbonisation strategy. Here's sour response to the consultation.