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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Grow a Tree, Plant a Forest, Campaign for Trees

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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 …

Real Food Guide

Our Real Food Guide for Greater Manchester

27th Sep 2020

Explore the cafes, restaurants, shops and services and see our recipes for ideas of delicious real food meals.

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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".

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

Ask your MP to vote for a world leading environment law

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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.

Drax drops plans for Europe’s largest gas plant – Friends of the Earth reaction

news release
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:

Dirty pensions: North West local government funds still heavily invested in fossil fuels

news release
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.

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Clean Air Zone Consultation (Greater Manchester)

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).