Campaign Focus

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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 …

Postcode Gardener Fund in Greater Manchester

Are you interested in bringing back nature to a neighbourhood in Greater Manchester? Friends of the Earth and The Co-operative Bank are searching for community-rooted partner(s) in Greater Manchester to deliver a Postcode Gardener project to restore wildlife and build …

United for Warm Homes campaign

With energy prices reaching record highs amid a cost-of-living crisis, a greater number of people across the UK are entering fuel poverty. Friends of the Earth along with other partners across the UK is calling for action to tackle this …

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?

Warm Homes Campaign Action

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 …

Our Events

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March Social Cycle Ride – Ashton Canal to Vale Cottage

on Wednesday 6th March 2024

Our first social cycle of the year will start at the Central Library – leaving at 6.15pm and head out along the Ashton Canal, before cycling along the ‘Yellow Brick Road’ and stopping at the Vale Cottage Pub in Gorton.

March Campaigns meeting

on Tuesday 12th March 2024

All welcome to our March Campaigns meeting where we have plenty to work on! Topics will include our Planet Over Profit campaign and in particular planning for the International Day of the Forest events we have planned for the 21st …

Forests and how to save them- film and discussion

on Thursday 21st March 2024

This event marks International Day of Forests and is an opportunity to learn about campaigns in the UK working to prevent forest destruction.

Urban Forest Walk for International Day of Forests

on Saturday 23rd March 2024

For International Day of Forests this week we will be celebrating the role of the urban forests. We will be treated to a guided walk through some of the city’s urban ‘forests’ where we will learn about the importance of trees …


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 …

Planet over Profit campaign stall at the Better Business Summit

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On Wednesday (17th) and Thursday 18th January, volunteers from Manchester Friends of the Earth ran a stall at the Better Business Summit promoting the Planet over Profit campaign. We were talking to people about the campaign and asking businesses to support …

Take Action

Tell your Labour MP: don't turn your back on our future

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Labour leader Keir Starmer’s decision to drop his party’s £28 billion green pledge is beyond reckless. 2023 was the hottest year on record. Millions have suffered unimaginable horrors from extreme weather globally. And in the UK, a lack of investment …

Keep buses moving (Campaign for Better Transport)

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Buses are brilliant – let’s keep them moving! Bus lanes work! They make journeys quicker and more reliable, which encourages more people to choose the bus… and that’s good news for all road users. Buses are vital for connecting people, …


Ofgem announces new energy price cap – Friends of the Earth reaction

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Responding to the news that the price at which the average annual energy bill will be capped has fallen from £1,928 to £1,690, Mike Childs, head of policy at Friends of the Earth, said: “When energy prices have been so obscenely inflated …

Nearly 10m households in crisis after decade of deepening health inequality from cold homes - damning new report from Sir Michael Marmot’s Institute of Health Equity

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New analysis finds 9.6 million UK households are living in heat-leaking, poorly insulated homes and have incomes below the minimum required for an acceptable standard of living Cold homes double the risk of adults developing new mental health conditions and …

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 …