Please support a GM Clean Air Zone – respond to the Clean Air Plan consultation

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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.


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7th Nov 2020

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.

Cycle Hoop

Ask your Councillors for on-street cycle storage!

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10th Jun 2020

Read on to find out how to get secure cycle storage on your street.

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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?

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".

Photogratree Competition 2020 Winner

Photogratree Competition: Results!

23rd Jun 2020

The results of our 2020 Photogratree competition are in. Many thanks to our judge, nature photographer Luke Blazejewski.

Ask the UK government to take decisive climate action

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22nd Nov 2020

The clock is ticking on our chance to stop climate breakdown. Climate breakdown is already intensifying hurricanes, fires and droughts around the world, while causing increased flooding and heatwaves in the UK.

Ask your councillor to defend local democracy and the environment

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3rd Nov 2020

The government’s new plans to reshape the English planning system are a serious threat to our communities, local democracy and the environment.

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.

UK government claims ambitious climate targets but “convenient omissions” leave questions

news release
4th Dec 2020

The Prime Minister has today (Friday 4 December) announced targets designed to reduce the UK’s emissions by at least 68% by 2030 when compared to 1990 levels. Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) were agreed under the Paris Climate Agreement and commit …

Spending Review: Aid Budget cut, National Infrastructure Strategy unveiled – Friends of the Earth reaction

news release
25th Nov 2020

Reacting to the Chancellor’s decision today to cut the overseas aid budget to 0.5% of gross national income in 2021, Friends of the Earth’s International climate campaigner, Rachel Kennerley said

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

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Manchester Friends of the Earth response to Manchester City Centre Transport Strategy

16th Nov 2020

Manchester Friends of the Earth responded to the Manchester City Centre Transport Strategy on 3rd November 2020. Read our response (pdf).

Manchester Friends of the Earth response to the English Tree Strategy consultation

13th Sep 2020

The government recently held a public consultation on its new England Tree Strategy – a crucial policy on the future of trees in England. Friends of the Earth argues that we need this new strategy to double tree cover if we’re …