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.



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Ask your Council to become pesticide-free.

In March 2019, Trafford Council agreed to phase out the use of all pesticides and weed killers on council land and to cut out the use of glyphosate based treatments in all council operations in one year. Continue reading

17th Jun 2019
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Provisional woodland statistics 2019: Friends of the Earth calls for huge boost to tree planting

Figures show that planting of new trees, and replacing those felled, in England is at an historic low. The latest National Statistics  on woodland produced by Forest Research were released today (13 June 2019) Guy Shrubsole, trees campaigner at Friends of … Continue reading

13th Jun 2019
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Tell the UK government to double tree cover

Doubling our tree cover could remove 10% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions annually. That’s why we’re petitioning the UK government to make a lasting commitment to bring back our lost trees. Do you have a minute to add your name? Continue reading

5th Jun 2019
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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
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29th Mar 2019
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Nature’s in trouble. Now, for my next trick

Governments and businesses are presenting biodiversity offsetting as a nature conservation solution. But it’s failing people and the planet. (Paul De Zylva, 19 February 2019) Continue reading

19th Feb 2019

	

Tell the European Commission: No Palm Oil in my Tank!

Palm oil expansion is increasing deforestation, ravaging some of the planet’s remaining rainforests, home to the endangered Orangutans.

19th Jan 2019
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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
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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
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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
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