If you were out early this morning, you may have spotted some Great Britons being decorated with alternative ‘CBE’ medals around the country.
It is 20 years since world leaders agreed to tackle climate change at the Rio Earth Summit. On 20 June they will meet in Rio again. This is their chance to make up for two decades of missed opportunities. Deputy … Continue reading
Building a bee hotel is a quick and effective way to help save British bees. Bee hotels are like simple bird boxes for bees. They’re quick to make and provide vital nesting space for dozens of species.
The morning of Friday 8th June 2012, saw 35+ people attend a breakfast launch event at Kro Piccadilly to promote ‘Getting Moving: A Manifesto for Cycling In Greater Manchester’.
The Rio+20 Earth Summit is taking place in Rio de Janeiro this June, 20 years on from the original Rio Earth Summit. The UK should be leading the move to a fair and green economy, not going backwards on its … Continue reading
Over-fishing has left our fish stocks so depleted that they can only meet our needs for six months of the year. This means we have to take fish from other seas and other fishing communities around the world, thus putting … Continue reading
Wondering what the changes to planning mean for you and your community? Come along to our planning masterclass and get a detailed update from experts on: what’s in the new national policy framework what neighbourhood planning could mean for you … Continue reading
This week Friends of the Earth launched a new report – The Decline of England’s Bees – which supports the need for a National Bee Action Plan. The research was carried out by the University of Reading and clearly explains … Continue reading
Last year mining company Cuadrilla triggered earthquakes in Lancashire. This was caused by drilling for shale gas in a controversial process known as fracking. As well as causing earthquakes, fracking causes air pollution and can contaminate water supplies. And shale … Continue reading
Roll up, roll up for our annual training and inspiration-sharing weekend for Friends of the Earth activists across the North. This year we’ll be back at the lovely Haworth Youth Hostel from Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 June. Please save … Continue reading
Next weekend (Friday 18 – Sunday 20 May) sees the UK Green Film Festival come to the Apollo Cinema in Altrincham.
Every step counts as we unite to see how many times we can collectively walk between Land’s End and John O’Groats. Throughout May you can log your walking, whether it’s to or from school, on the commute to work or … Continue reading
The report on the results of our survey of local election candidates in Greater Manchester is now available. 2012 Local Election Report MFoE Extra: Who would be the greenest Mayor for London? National Friends of the Earthhave joined forces with … Continue reading
As you may have heard, we’re expanding our ‘learn to cook’ course this year. We’ve set an ambitious goal of teaching 100+ more people how to cook, for free, and we’d love your help. We’d appreciate your company… ideas… organisational skills… … Continue reading
Ahead of the Greater Manchester local elections on Thursday 3rd May, Manchester Friends of the Earth have announced the interim results of the online environmental issues survey of election candidates. 
Our spring 2012 edition of our newsletter includes our (nearly) forty birthday party, fracking, the Trafford Growing conference, and our public meeting on climate change. This issue features the following articles: [newsletter issue=”Newsletter2012-01″] Spring 2012 Newsletter
The Government will announce a new Bill that will reform the energy market in the Queen’s speech on 9 May. Recent research revealed that 85% of us want the Big Six energy companies to develop clean British power from our … Continue reading
Please help John Leech MP make his Road Safety Bill law by asking your MP to support him on the 27th April, when a second reading of the bill will be heard in Parliament. We have prepared a simple email … Continue reading
Eighth Day Café hosts Manchester FoE’s big get-together. As you may be aware, Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland was 40 years old in 2011, marked by a gathering of four previous Executive Directors at last year’s … Continue reading