Campaign Focus

Conservative Party conference- 2021

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 …

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.

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!


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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 …

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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.

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

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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


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 …

International Coffee Day: “Set the alarm, wake up and smell the coffee in your reusable cup”

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City to Sea and Friends of the Earth press release Environmental organisations Friends of the Earth and City to Sea are joining forces this International Coffee Day to highlight the plastic pollution caused by single-use coffee cups. As many return …

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 …