Local Elections 2021

18th Apr 2021

In the run up to the local elections in Greater Manchester on Thursday 6th May, Manchester Friends of the Earth are asking all candidates standing for election to let voters know what they think about key environmental issues.

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 …

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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".

Add your name to defend the right to protest

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21st Mar 2021

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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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

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.

Coroner calls for government action on air pollution targets – Friends of the Earth reaction

news release
21st Apr 2021

A coroner’s call for the government to address his concerns over existing weak air pollution targets, following the tragic death of nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah after a fatal asthma attack, has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth.

Mozambique gas project: High Court to hear application for legal challenge over UK government financial support

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Burning gas from plant each year could equal climate-wrecking emissions from EU aviation sector

Manchester Friends of the Earth responds to local, regional and national consultations and proactively contribute to policy debates.

More space for nature in Greater Manchester.

28th Mar 2021

Earlier this year the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) asked for residents and businesses ideas on what should be included in a Nature Recovery plan. Manchester Friends of the Earth responded to this consultation and the response is summarized below.