We want a healthy planet that provides a good life for everyone on it now and for the future. The Earth will go on supporting us if we look after it. It’s clear what we must do to protect our world – and provide for a growing population.

Manchester Friends of the Earth is involved in a range of biodiversity campaigns, which mainly concentrate on protecting our bees and other pollinating insects. As well as campaigning and raising awareness, at Manchester FOE we have been supporting bees by creating more bee-friendly habitats around Greater Manchester and promoting bee-friendly rapeseed oil. Our campaigns cover three main areas: encouraging local councils and the Government to take action as part of the Bee Cause campaign, helping people find out how to buy bee-friendly rapeseed oil, and giving people advice on how to set up bee-friendly habitats.

If you would like to get involved with Manchester FOE’s nature campaign please contact Damian at damian@manchesterfoe.org.uk or Cat at cat@manchesterfoe.org.uk.


    Events are labelled using the following key: MFoE Organising MFoE Attending

    UK’s first postcode gardener springs into action in Hackney

    Kate Poland will start as the UK’s first-ever ‘postcode gardener’. She will work with people in the E5 postcode to increase vegetation and wildlife in their streets. This pilot is part of the 10xGreener initiative from Friends of the Earth … Continue reading

    12th Nov 2018

    Government decision to reject application to use banned neonicotinoid pesticides welcomed

    Forthcoming Agriculture Bill must help farmers boost nature, says Friends of the Earth

    11th Oct 2018

    UK in 100 seconds short film asks: can we make space for nature?

    • New poll reveals 4 out of 5 people over-estimate how much of the UK is built on • Nearly 1 in 3 think that over 50% of the country is built on, when reality is less than 7% • … Continue reading

    25th Sep 2018

    Help bees this Christmas with Friends of the Earth’s festive Bee Saver Kit

    Britain’s bees need a home as their habitat continues to be destroyed – help them today by ordering your special-edition Christmas Bee Saver Kit.


    Agriculture Bill must deliver on Govt promise of greener Post-Brexit farming system

    Government must set clear targets including a commitment to significantly reduce pesticide-use

    11th Sep 2018

    Mellor Green Wildflower Meadow

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

    6th Aug 2018

    Councils urged to adopt bee-friendly grass-cutting and introduce pollinator action plans

    Councils are being urged by Friends of the Earth and Buglife to do more to help Britain’s bees after a survey found that only two English county councils have comprehensive pollinator action plans in place.

    19th Jul 2018

    British mammals’ fight for survival

    Today’s [Wednesday, 13 June] review by the Mammal Society and Natural England finds that almost one in five of British mammal species face a high risk of extinction.

    13th Jun 2018

    Ask your council to put pollinators first

    Wouldn’t it be fantastic if your neighbourhood was full of flourishing green spaces, for both you and bees to enjoy? We rely on bees and other pollinating insects for so many plants and crops. But too often we forget they … Continue reading

    6th Jun 2018

    Grow a few weeds and help Britain’s bees, say wildlife experts as Friends of the Earth’s Great British Bee Count begins

    New poll shows 57% of people prepared to allow weeds and longer grass to grow to help wildlife The fifth annual Great British Bee Count launches today (17 May). Sign up now at www.greatbritishbeecount.co.uk  Thousands of verified bee sightings will … Continue reading

    17th May 2018