Local elections 2019…. will the environment win? #LE2019

Ahead of polling day, Manchester Friends of the Earth will be asking all local council candidates standing in the election to let people know their views on a range of key environmental issues. Continue reading

4th Apr 2019


Briefing: 12 years to save our planet: the solutions to the climate crisis

A summary of the transformative change government must drive, and ways in which people can take action to align the UK to the 1.5°C Paris Climate Agreement. Continue reading

29th Mar 2019

Climate Logo

Our Green Summit Response: Do More, Faster!

Our response to the GMCA 5 Year Environment Plan, which was launched at the 2019 Green Summit. Continue reading

24th Mar 2019


Tell the UK government to take urgent climate action

Our leaders have let us down. But from school children going on strike, to the rise of clean, affordable community energy, millions of people across the world have recognised the climate emergency – and are doing something about it. Continue reading

14th Apr 2019


Tell the government to protect the climate from coal

Climate-wrecking coal should be a thing of the past, right?

But Communities Secretary James Brokenshire is about to decide whether to approve an opencast coalmine in Druridge Bay, Northumberland. Continue reading



Say NO to weaker earthquake rules for fracking (Campaign to Protect Rural England)

The fracking industry is calling on the Prime Minister to weaken the rules on earthquakes.  Write to your MP today to oppose this proposal

26th Feb 2019


Chorlton Brook litter pickin’ in the rain!

Despite the rain we had a depressingly successful litter pick at Chorlton Brook on Saturday clearing away loads of stuff that had been dumped – half of which can be recycled. Continue reading

23rd Mar 2019


Mellor Green Wildflower Meadow

Just a few of the dozens of wildflowers we sowed in Cheadle Hulme in April.

6th Aug 2018


Atmosphere: Towards a proper strategy for tackling Greater Manchester’s air pollution crisis (IPPR North)

In groundbreaking new analysis, King’s College London (KCL) has estimated that 1.6 million life years will be lost in Greater Manchester in the coming century due to its poisonous air. Continue reading

25th Jun 2018


Greater Manchester local elections 2019…. will the environment win?

In the run up to the local elections in Greater Manchester on Thursday 2nd May, Manchester Friends of the Earth are asking all candidates standing for election to let voters know what they think about key environmental issues. Continue reading

17th Apr 2019


ULEZ a ‘crucial’ step in the fight for clean air

But tougher measures and transitional support needed to help all Londoners breathe more easily.

The introduction today of the first phase of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth.
Continue reading

8th Apr 2019


INEOS defeated as campaigners celebrate right to free speech and peaceful protest upheld by Court

Friends of the Earth today celebrated a huge legal victory over oil and gas giant INEOS at the Court of Appeal as INEOS’ anti-protest injunction is declared unlawful. Continue reading

3rd Apr 2019


Our response to the revised Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

The plan that will shape the region’s development over the next 20 years has some decent policies, but they’re not reflected in the sites allocated for development. Continue reading

22nd Mar 2019

15th Aug 2018


Our response to DEFRA’s Clean Air Strategy consultation

DEFRA recently consulted on the Government’s draft Clean Air Strategy. Here’s an introduction to our response and why we need both national and local government to take urgent action to clean up our toxic and illegal air. Continue reading

13th Aug 2018