Local Elections 2021 – Survey of Candidate Views

18th Apr 2021

In the run up to the local elections in Greater Manchester on Thursday 6th May, Manchester Friends of the Earth are asking all candidates standing for election to let voters know what they think about key environmental issues.

Stop the Government giving developers free rein

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12th Jan 2021

The Government is consulting on plans to extend Permitted Development Rights, allowing developers to convert offices, factories and shops into housing without planning permission.

#CreateATree – Creative Arts Competition WINNERS!

1st Jan 2021

We loved celebrating trees with your fantastic photographs that you sent us for our Photogratree Competition and to further this creative celebration of trees we have a new Creative Arts Competition - CreateATree

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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?

Please support a GM Clean Air Zone – respond to the Clean Air Plan consultation

14th Nov 2020

Air pollution is a public health emergency and action is urgently required. Greater Manchester is currently consulting on plans to introduce a charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ), and we need your support to make this happen.

The Story of Plastic – community screening

5th Sep 2020

At the beginning of the summer, we organised an online community screening of "The Story of Plastic".

Add your name to defend the right to protest

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21st Mar 2021

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

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4th Feb 2021

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

Manchester Friends of the Earth raises urgent environmental and social issues in local and national media. See our news releases and our record of coverage of Manchester FoE in the media.

“Case for Cumbrian coal mine at its weakest”: Friends of the Earth reacts to council withdrawing support for Whitehaven coal

news release
6th May 2021

Cumbria County Council has shared its Statement of Case a day ahead of the Planning Inspector's deadline, now saying it is neutral with regard to the mine: neither for or against the application.

News release: Climate and ecological emergency should be deal breaker in all council actions, say local election candidates

news release
5th May 2021

With one day of campaigning before the local elections in Greater Manchester, Manchester Friends of the Earth welcomes the cross-party support from candidates for urgent action on climate change and other environmental challenges facing us locally, nationally and globally.

Manchester Friends of the Earth responds to local, regional and national consultations and proactively contribute to policy debates.

More space for nature in Greater Manchester.

28th Mar 2021

Earlier this year the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) asked for residents and businesses ideas on what should be included in a Nature Recovery plan. Manchester Friends of the Earth responded to this consultation and the response is summarized below.