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".

Ash dieback disease

1st Jul 2020

Friends of the Earth’s campaign to double UK tree cover is taking place against the background of the most serious disease to affect Britain’s trees since Dutch elm disease arrived in the 1970s. Ash dieback disease was first found in …

Ask the government to prevent mass extinction

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27th Sep 2020

Wildlife across the world is facing mass extinction, including here in the UK where a quarter of mammals are at imminent risk of disappearing.

Cut road spending and build back better (Transport Action Network)

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20th Sep 2020

We’re encouraging people to tell them not to waste £27 billion and more on new roads. We want the Government to #buildbackbetter after the Covid pandemic, and to help transport decarbonise. So if you can, please tell the Government what you think before the 24 September.


Call on Greater Manchester councils to respect the Stansted decision

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13th Sep 2020

In January, Uttlesford District Council (UDC) decided to reject plans to expand Stansted Airport because of the adverse impacts on climate change, air pollution and noise.

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".

Photogratree Competition 2020 Winner

Photogratree Competition: Results!

23rd Jun 2020

The results of our 2020 Photogratree competition are in. Many thanks to our judge, nature photographer Luke Blazejewski.

Photogratree Competition #foemcrtree

22nd Mar 2020

Calling all budding nature photographers! Our photo competition closes midday Sunday 20th June!

England’s not so green and pleasant land: millions can only access green space size of garden shed

news release
16th Sep 2020

Friends of the Earth identifies the 1,257 neighbourhoods that are most green space deprived in England, with 1 in 5 people struggling to access green space.

Druridge Bay: Planning permission for environmentally unacceptable opencast coal mine rejected – Friends of the Earth reaction

news release
8th Sep 2020

Today’s decision by Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick to refuse planning permission for a controversial opencast coal mine at Druridge Bay, has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth.

Planning reforms are bad news for communities and environment

news release
6th Aug 2020

Responding to government plans revealed today to overhaul the planning system, Kate Gordon, senior planner at Friends of the Earth, said: “These planning reforms are bad news for our communities, climate, and local democracy.

Manchester Friends of the Earth response to the English Tree Strategy consultation

13th Sep 2020

The government recently held a public consultation on its new England Tree Strategy – a crucial policy on the future of trees in England. Friends of the Earth argues that we need this new strategy to double tree cover if we’re …

Manchester Friends of the Earth response to the Local Plan consultation

1st May 2020

Manchester City Council is preparing its Local Plan – a plan for how the city will develop over the next 15 to 20 years.

The impact of coronavirus on the planning system

24th Apr 2020

COVID-19 is causing widespread disruption to the UK planning system, which is there to ensure that the development and use of land is in the public interest. How can the right of the public to hold local decision-makers to account (and scrutinise plans for development) be protected during these difficult times?