Campaign Focus

The Great Big Green Week is here!


The Great Big Green Week runs from the 18th – 26th September across the Uk and is everyone’s opportunity to take action- big or small – on Climate change. The Climate coalition has some great ideas on how you can …

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


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

Save Hough End Fields

Save Hough End fields


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Manchester City Council has unveiled plans to build over large areas of Hough End playing fields - send in your objection today!

Get Involved

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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.

Love Your Bike Social Ride

Love Your Bike Social Rides 2021


Our social rides around Greater Manchester. Meet new people, explore new rides, and have fun! Next ride is on Wed 29th September 2021

Activities

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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, …

Our Big Butterfly Count in Salford


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Although the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch is the UK’s longest-running and largest nature survey, for the last 10 years Butterfly Conservation have been running a survey of their own – the Big Butterfly Count. This is every bit as important …

Take Action

Add your name to defend the right to protest


take action

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.

Ask the government to keep its promise to stop funding dirty projects overseas


take action

Last year the UK government promised to stop funding polluting oil and gas projects abroad. It was a ground-breaking victory, thanks to action from people like you

News

Government must make it easier for councils to get to grips with the climate crisis, says Friends of the Earth


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BBC survey finds almost 9 out of 10 councils have declared a climate emergency but more than a third support policies that increase emissions

IPCC climate report - Friends of the Earth reaction


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Reacting to the landmark UN climate report published today, Connor Schwartz, climate lead at Friends of the Earth, said:

Consultations and Views

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.

Our answer to the Deposit Return Scheme consultation


The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs had launched a consultation about the introduction of a Deposit Return Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which closed on 4th June 2021. As a group, we submitted a detailed answer …