What climate targets have been set in Manchester?

Find out more about the climate targets that have been set in Manchester and Greater Manchester Continue reading

19th May 2019


What happens to our household waste?

The government publishes annual statistics on waste collected by local authorities. What does this tell us about our household waste in Greater Manchester? Continue reading

18th May 2019

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European Union elections 2019 – will the environment win?

Ahead of polling day on Thursday 23rd May, Manchester Friends of the Earth are inviting all North West MEP candidates to let their voters know their views on the 10 questions on key environmental issues. We will publish the results as they come in. Continue reading

12th May 2019


Help create a full-time Climate Youth Champion!

A message from Amelia, campaigner with Young Friends of the Earth Manchester and member of the Manchester Climate Change Board and Youth Board Continue reading

3rd May 2019


Interested in free bus journeys? You could win £500 by completing a survey

Later this year the Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, plans to introduce free bus travel for young people in the Greater Manchester area. Continue reading

30th Apr 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


Green Summit #2 Salford Quays

This year’s event saw a more than doubling of attendees with over 1700 people meeting together from across Greater Manchester to hear the latest on the region’s plans to tackle Climate change and to work together to share ideas and inspiration on how this could be achieved. Continue reading

3rd Apr 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


Public support for fracking at all time low

Time to pull the plug on this destructive, unnecessary and unwanted industry Continue reading

9th May 2019


Friends of the Earth reacts to Environment Agency’s strategy to tackle flooding and coastal change

Focus must first and foremost be on slashing emissions so that we can avoid the worst consequences of climate chaos in the first place Continue reading



IPBES biodiversity report: Friends of the Earth calls for UK government to step up to avoid catastrophic nature decline

Friends of the Earth is calling on the UK to take responsibility and halt this ecological crisis – by drastically stepping up protection and restoration of our own nature and addressing our role in global biodiversity decline; including our own consumption of imported products – such as soy – from nature depleted areas. Continue reading

7th May 2019


Open letter from GM-CAN to Manchester City Council

The Greater Manchester Climate Action Network calls on Manchester City Council to declare a climate emergency. Continue reading

1st May 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

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