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.
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
30th Oct 2020
Trees help us in a number of ways, such as by absorbing air pollutants, improving open spaces and thus benefiting our physical and mental health, and reducing the risk of floods. However, the UK’s tree cover is only 11.8%, which …
27th Sep 2020
Explore the cafes, restaurants, shops and services and see our recipes for ideas of delicious real food meals.
Manchester FoE is fuelled by volunteer energy. Why not come to a group meeting, come and find us at event?
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.
5th Sep 2020
At the beginning of the summer, we organised an online community screening of "The Story of Plastic".
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
24th Jan 2021
Right now, the government is rewriting the rules that protect people and planet in a new Environment Bill. And your MP has the power to make it as world leading as the Climate Change Act.
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.
25th Feb 2021
Welcoming news that power giant Drax has abandoned plans to build Europe’s biggest gas power plant, Friends of the Earth Yorkshire and Humberside campaigner Simon Bowens said:
23rd Feb 2021
Local councils in the north west still have over a billion pounds invested in planet-wrecking fossil fuels through local government pension funds. Freedom of information requests by environmental campaigners found that, despite decreases in recent years, local government pensions in the north west held over £1.4 Billion of investments …
Manchester Friends of the Earth responds to local, regional and national consultations and proactively contribute to policy debates.
7th Dec 2020
Manchester Friends of the Earth responded on 3rd December to the Clean Air GM consultation on a proposed Clean Air Zone. Read our response here (pdf).