Photogratree Competition #foemcrtree

22nd Mar 2020

Calling all budding nature photographers! Trees are one of our biggest natural allies in the fight against climate change. They clean the air and water, improve soil health and provide homes to thousands of species.

Groundswell 2020 Events Community Action for Climate Justice

1st Mar 2020

The clock is ticking. Less than 12 years – that's how long scientists say we have left to fix the climate. Heatwaves, floods, forest fires in the Arctic – the effects of climate change are happening and the window of opportunity to act is closing.

What does the Heathrow ruling mean for other projects?

28th Feb 2020

Friends of the Earth won its campaign to protect the climate from Heathrow's planned third runway. Lawyer Katie de Kauwe reflects on the significance of the win – and what it might mean for other projects.

Start banking with Triodos and we’ll donate £40 to Friends of the Earth

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22nd Mar 2020

Open a Triodos Current Account, Savings Account or Cash ISA with Triodos Bank UK, and for every new customer they’ll donate £40 to us once your balance reaches £100.

Act on climate change. Switch to renewable energy

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20th Mar 2020

Fed up of paying money to climate-wrecking companies? We've got three incredible offers for you if you switch to renewable energy...

Demand a stronger Environment Bill (Friends of the Earth)

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11th Mar 2020

From devastating flooding to toxic air pollution, we need to rapidly restore our degraded environment.

Car-free in the twenty minute city

Imagine a city centre where you can get anywhere easily and safely. Where you can hear birdsong and breathe clean air. Where green spaces nestle amongst beautiful heritage and architecture. Where business, education and people flourish.

The Race is On

Screening of “The Race is On”

1st Mar 2020

On the 26/11/2019, with MMU’s support, we organised a screening at MMU Business School. The film was the 2019 documentary “The Race is On: Secrets and Solutions of Climate”. Directed by Paul Maple, it is a concise and yet quite …

Great British Bird Watch 2020 at Sale Water Park

27th Jan 2020

After last year’s successful visit to Fletcher Moss, our Nature volunteers invited bird lovers to join us in the RSPB’s annual bird survey at Sale Water Park, further down the Mersey Valley

Budget 2020 – Friends of the Earth reaction

news release
11th Mar 2020

Reacting to the Chancellor’s Budget, Friends of the Earth’s head of policy, Mike Childs, said: “This Budget contains a massive road-building programme which completely destroys any pretence of UK government leadership ahead of this years’ crucial climate summit.

Campaigners call on Manchester to reduce climate-wrecking emissions from Manchester Airport, and drop road building schemes

news release

Manchester Friends of the Earth welcomes the City Council’s ambition to halve carbon emissions from the city’s homes, workplaces and ground transport over the next five years and to reduce aviation emissions from Manchester Airport.

GM-CAN’s Response to the Decision on Heathrow’s Proposed Third Runway

news release
28th Feb 2020

We, the members of Greater Manchester Climate Action Network (GM-CAN1) welcome the news that Heathrow’s plan to build a third runway has been ruled unlawful

Coronavirus guidance from national Friends of the Earth

15th Mar 2020

Our recommendations regarding coronavirus. We will continue to monitor government advice on the subject and will review and update this page accordingly. Please do check back regularly.

Environment Bill Second Reading (Friends of the Earth briefing)

26th Feb 2020

A new approach to environmental protections will be vital in tackling the climate and nature emergency. However, the Environment Bill currently fails to deliver...

Northern Quarter consultation: Piccadilly Station to Victoria station walking and cycling proposal – Love Your Bike response

18th Feb 2020

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the consultation on the proposed walking and cycling route from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Victoria Station. Our response is into sections that correspond with the structure of the consultation document. Each section …