Calendar

This calendar lists events organised by Manchester Friends of the Earth as well as other organisations’ events relevant to our campaigns. We also host a Greater Manchester cycling events calendar.

All the MFoE events listed on our calendar are open to all. You do not need to be a member.

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February 2020
Sun
23rd
Kersal Wetlands Conservation Session (hosted by Salford Ranger Team)
10:00am-12:00pm Kersal Wetlands
nature
Botany walk (hosted by Friends of Ryebank Fields)
12:30pm-2:00pm Ryebank Fields (Chorlton Entrance)
nature
Shakespearean Gardening (hosted by Platt Fields Volunteer Sunday)
1:00pm-4:00pm Platt Fields Park
Mon
24th
Metro Mayor elections and our climate demands - Planning meeting and networking event
6:30pm-8:00pm Green Fish Resource Centre
climate
MFoE Organising
Reviewing the Manchester local plan: have your say (Manchester City Council)
3:00pm-7:00pm North City Library
XR MCR Weekly Meeting (New Venue) (hosted by Extinction Rebellion Manchester)
6:00pm-8:00pm Old Bank Residency
climate
Metro Mayor elections and our climate demands - Planning meeting and networking event
6:30pm-8:00pm Green Fish Resource Centre
climate
MFoE Organising
Fossil Free Greater Manchester campaign meeting
7:00pm-8:30pm Green Fish Resource Centre
climate
Tue
25th
Doodle Den: Playful Protests (hosted by People's History Museum)
10:00am-5:00pm People's History Museum
TMBC Climate Emergency Protest (hosted by XR Mossley and Saddleworth)
5:00pm-6:30pm Greater Manchester Pension Fund
climate
XR Trafford meeting
7:00pm-9:00pm Longford Tap
climate
Climate Crisis: Heading for Extinction (and what to do about it) (Levenshulme)
7:00pm-8:00pm Levenshulme Inspire Cafe
climate
Wed
26th
“Right to Clean Air and Access to Justice: How can the judgments be enforced?” - Client Earth series of webinars
11:30am-12:30pm Online
transport
Wildflower Planting with Hulme Community Garden Centre (hosted by MMU Environment Team)
1:30pm-3:30pm Birley Fields Campus (MMU)
nature
Reviewing the Manchester local plan: have your say (Manchester City Council)
3:00pm-7:00pm Wythenshawe Forum
Manchester Friends of the Earth drop-in session
6:00pm-8:00pm Green Fish Resource Centre
Climate Action Bury - Bury Council budget meeting
7:00pm-9:00pm Bury Town Hall
climate
Thu
27th
NCHS: Making Bird boxes with City of Trees (hosted by The Whitworth and City of Trees)
12:00pm-2:00pm The Whitworth Gallery
nature
Reviewing the Manchester local plan: have your say (Manchester City Council)
12:00pm-4:30pm Levenshulme Inspire Cafe
The Meteor: Data for Journalists Workshop
6:45pm-8:45pm Methodist Central Hall
Fri
28th
Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising
Dark Waters @ HOME
6:00pm-8:00pm HOME
Sat
29th
Moss Side Repair Cafe
11:00am-2:00pm Boiler House
resources
NCHS: Making Bird boxes with City of Trees (hosted by The Whitworth and City of Trees)
12:00pm-2:00pm The Whitworth Gallery
nature
Seed Swap! (hosted by Platt Fields Market Garden)
12:00pm-4:00pm Platt Fields Market Garden
nature
Beautiful Trouble 4 Climate Strikers (hosted by Quaker faith in action)
12:00pm-5:00pm Methodist Central Hall
climate
Manchester Climate Summit (hosted by Campaign against Climate Change)
12:30pm-4:00pm Friends Meeting House
climate
2020 Housing Vision (hosted by Greater Manchester Housing Action)
12:45pm-4:00pm Cross Street Chapel
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March 2020
Sun
1st
Climate Action Bury: Making Progress
2:00pm-4:00pm Bury Parish Church
climate
Clothes Swap! (hosted by Friends of Stretford Public Hall)
2:00pm-4:00pm Stretford Public Hall
resources
Climate music jam for all ages (hosted by Rising Up Manchester Families)
3:00pm-4:30pm Royal Oak (Chorlton)
climate
Mon
2nd
Reviewing the Manchester local plan: have your say (Manchester City Council)
12:00pm-6:30pm Manchester Central Library
Innovate and change – how can we tackle hunger and food waste in Greater Manchester (hosted by Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership)
12:00pm-4:30pm GRUB
food
XR MCR Weekly Meeting (New Venue) (hosted by Extinction Rebellion Manchester)
6:00pm-8:00pm Old Bank Residency
climate
Tue
3rd
Frack Free Greater Manchester campaign meeting and Annual General Meeting
7:15pm-9:00pm Green Fish Resource Centre
climate
MFoE Attending
Wed
4th
Trafford Citizen Forester (hosted by City of Trees)
10:00am-2:00pm Woodsend
nature
Friends of the Earth: Local Elections Campaigning Webinar - putting the climate crisis on the agenda
8:00pm-9:00pm Online
climate
Thu
5th
Banana Day at 8th Day! (Fairtrade Fortnight event)
9:00am-7:00pm Eighth Day cafe
justice
Tree Planting in Oldham (hosted by City of Trees)
10:00am-3:00pm Plumpton Clough
nature
Air quality in Manchester: holding our breath? (hosted by Centre for Cities and University of Manchester)
12:00pm-1:30pm Manchester Art Gallery
transport
Nuclear Power: Its impact on women’s lives (hosted by Nuclear Power: Its impact on women's lives by Greater Manchester & District CND)
7:00pm-9:00pm Cross Street Chapel
Friends of the Earth webinar: Getting your council to Double Tree Cover
8:00pm-9:00pm Online
nature
Fri
6th
Sandilands Wood Conservation Group (City of Trees)
10:00am-1:00pm Sandilands Wood
nature
Sat
7th
Energise Levenshulme: Skills for warmer, low-carbon homes (hosted by Carbon Co-op)
9:30am-5:30pm Levenshulme Inspire Cafe
climate
Ash Wood Community Tree Planting Day (hosted by City of Trees)
10:00am-3:00pm Ash Wood
nature
Liverpool Power Up: Empower yourself with skills to win campaigns through planning (Friends of the Earth)
10:00am-4:00pm Quaker Meeting House (Liverpool)
International Women's Day: Walk for Women with Manchester WI
12:00pm-2:00pm Manchester Cathedral
Sun
8th
Kersal Moor Conservation Task (hosted by Salford Ranger Team)
10:00am-2:00pm Kersal Moor
nature
Coffee Cranks Cafe Spring Clothes Swap (hosted by Coffee Cranks Cafe)
1:00pm-4:00pm Coffee Cranks Cafe
resources
Mon
9th
Manchester Friends of the Earth nature campaign meeting
6:30pm-8:30pm Green Fish Resource Centre
nature
MFoE Organising
XR MCR Weekly Meeting (New Venue) (hosted by Extinction Rebellion Manchester)
6:00pm-8:00pm Old Bank Residency
climate
Manchester Friends of the Earth nature campaign meeting
6:30pm-8:30pm Green Fish Resource Centre
nature
MFoE Organising
Tue
10th
XR Trafford meeting
7:00pm-9:00pm Longford Tap
climate
XR Bury Monthly Meeting (hosted by Extinction Rebellion Bury)
7:00pm-9:00pm TBC
climate
Wed
11th
Trafford Citizen Forester (hosted by City of Trees)
10:00am-2:00pm Wellacre Country Park
nature
#WENFORUM presents: Why's Climate Justice a Feminist Issue?
6:00pm-9:00pm Alliance Manchester Business School
climate
MFoE Attending
Chorlton Beginner's Guide To Retrofit - March 2020 (hosted by Carbon Co-op)
6:00pm-7:30pm Oswald Road Primary School
climate
Why's climate justice a feminist issue?
6:00pm-9:00pm Alliance Manchester Business School
climate
Thu
12th
Hedge Planting at Bickershaw (hosted by City of Trees)
10:00am-3:00pm Bickershaw
nature
Art, Airscapes and the Anthropocene (Panel Discussion)
6:00pm-8:00pm Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
transport
Fri
13th
Youth strike climate strike (international) (hosted by Youth Strike 4 Climate Manchester)
12:00pm-2:00pm St Peter's Square
climate
Burned: Are Trees the New Coal? (hosted by Whalley Range Climate Action Group and Biofuelwatch)
7:00pm-9:30pm Coffee Cranks Cafe
climate
Sat
14th
Community litter pick (hosted by Moss Side Litter Pickers)
11:00am-12:00pm TBC
resources
Clothes Swap – Chorlton (hosted by Stitched Up)
1:00pm-4:00pm Wilbraham St Ninian's United Reformed Church
resources
Let's Keep Growing: Wellbeing Project Feedback Discussion
2:00pm-4:00pm Longsight Library
nature
Sun
15th
Kersal Dale Conservation Task (hosted by Salford Ranger Team )
10:00am-12:00pm Kersal Dale (Garden Needs)
nature
March Litter Picking New Islington
10:30am-1:00pm New Islington tram stop
resources
Mon
16th
Local Authorities and the Climate Emergency - from declaration to delivery (hosted by Tyndall Centre, Manchester)
5:00pm-8:45pm Holiday Inn (Aytoun St)
climate
XR MCR Weekly Meeting (New Venue) (hosted by Extinction Rebellion Manchester)
6:00pm-8:00pm Old Bank Residency
climate
Thu
19th
Diversity: Is sustainable transport inclusive of our city's diverse communities? (hosted by by Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit, University of Salford)
12:30pm-2:00pm Old Fire Station
transport
Sat
21st
Hedge laying and path maintenance (hosted by Sustainable Living in the Heatons)
10:00am-12:00pm Priestnall Allotments
nature
Spring Equinox Celebration Event (hosted by Incredible Edible Heaton Park)
12:00pm-3:00pm Heaton Park
nature
Sun
22nd
Kersal Wetlands Conservation Session (hosted by Salford Ranger Team)
10:00am-12:00pm Kersal Wetlands
nature
Mon
23rd
XR MCR Weekly Meeting (New Venue) (hosted by Extinction Rebellion Manchester)
6:00pm-8:00pm Old Bank Residency
climate
Tue
24th
XR Trafford meeting
7:00pm-9:00pm Longford Tap
climate
Wed
25th
Info Night: Construction Contracts - sign on the dotted line? (hosted by Carbon Co-op)
6:00pm-8:00pm Federation House
climate
Fri
27th
Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising
Sat
28th
Moss Side Repair Cafe
11:00am-2:00pm Boiler House
resources
Let's Keep Growing: Root pruning for plants in Pots and Outdoor stop-motion animation
12:00pm-2:30pm Alleyway (between Hector Rd and Palm St)
nature
Sun
29th
Moss Planting Day (hosted by BMC North West Area)
10:00am-4:00pm Holcombe Moor
nature
Trafford Citizen Forester at Queens Field (hosted by City of Trees)
10:00am-2:00pm Queens Field
nature
Not Just Bollywood/ A Dog and His Man
4:00pm-5:30pm HOME
justice
Seasonal Seed Planting - Sustainable Sundays (hosted by LUSH (Manchester Market Street) and Incredible Education)
5:30pm-7:00pm LUSH (Market Street)
nature
Mon
30th
Hedge Planting at Bickershaw (hosted by City of Trees)
10:00am-3:00pm Bickershaw
nature
XR MCR Weekly Meeting (New Venue) (hosted by Extinction Rebellion Manchester)
6:00pm-8:00pm Old Bank Residency
climate
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April 2020
Fri
3rd
Sandilands Wood Conservation Group (City of Trees)
10:00am-1:00pm Sandilands Wood
nature
Global climate strike (hosted by Youth Strike 4 Climate Manchester)
12:00pm-3:00pm St Peters Square
climate
Sun
5th
Climate music jam for all ages (hosted by Rising Up Manchester Families)
3:00pm-4:30pm Klondyke
climate
Thu
9th
Tree Maintenance and Wildflower Planting in Oldham (hosted by City of Trees)
10:00am-3:00pm Warwick Road Open Space
nature
Tue
14th
Friends of the Earth: Plastics campaign quarterly webinar
6:30pm-7:30pm Online
resources
XR Trafford meeting
7:00pm-9:00pm Longford Tap
climate
Wed
15th
Friends of the Earth: Trees campaign quarterly webinar
6:30pm-7:30pm Online
nature
Thu
16th
Beauty and the Beasts Bug Ball (hosted by Manchester Museum)
6:00pm-8:30pm Manchester Museum
nature
Friends of the Earth: Trees campaign quarterly webinar
6:30pm-7:30pm Online
nature
Sat
18th
Hedge laying and path maintenance (hosted by Sustainable Living in the Heatons)
10:00am-12:00pm Priestnall Allotments
nature
Community litter pick (hosted by Moss Side Litter Pickers)
11:00am-12:00pm TBC
resources
Fri
24th
Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising
Sat
25th
Moss Side Repair Cafe
11:00am-2:00pm Boiler House
resources
Tue
28th
XR Trafford meeting
7:00pm-9:00pm Longford Tap
climate
Wed
29th
Activism in a New Climate—Nature of Prosperity Dialogue (hosted by CUSP)
10:00am-5:00pm Bridge 5 Mill
climate
Thu
30th
Greater Manchester Mayoral Assembly (hosted by Greater Manchester Citizens)
6:30pm-9:30pm Holy Name Church
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May 2020
Fri
1st
Sandilands Wood Conservation Group (City of Trees)
10:00am-1:00pm Sandilands Wood
nature
Sun
3rd
Climate music jam for all ages (hosted by Rising Up Manchester Families)
3:00pm-4:30pm Royal Oak (Chorlton)
climate
Thu
7th
Rob Greenfield Presents: Be The Change (hosted by Manchester Museum)
6:00pm-9:00pm Manchester Museum
resources
Sat
9th
Kersal Wetlands Wild Walk (hosted by Salford Ranger Team)
10:00am-12:00pm
nature
Mon
11th
GM Moving Conference 2020
9:00am-4:00pm Etihad Stadium
transport
Sat
16th
Chorlton Repair Café (hosted by Stitched Up)
10:00am-12:00pm Stitched Up
resources
Hedge laying and path maintenance (hosted by Sustainable Living in the Heatons)
10:00am-12:00pm Priestnall Allotments
nature
Community litter pick (hosted by Moss Side Litter Pickers)
11:00am-12:00pm TBC
resources
Tue
19
23rd European Forum on Urban Forestry : Urban Forestry for a Resilient Future
nature
Wed
20
23rd European Forum on Urban Forestry : Urban Forestry for a Resilient Future
nature
Thu
21
23rd European Forum on Urban Forestry : Urban Forestry for a Resilient Future
nature
Fri
22
23rd European Forum on Urban Forestry : Urban Forestry for a Resilient Future
nature
Sat
23rd
Envirolution Festival 2020! (Envirolution is TEN!)
1:00pm-7:00pm Platt Fields Park
MFoE Attending
Fri
29th
Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising
Sat
30th
Moss Side Repair Cafe
11:00am-2:00pm Boiler House
resources
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June 2020
Fri
5th
Sandilands Wood Conservation Group (City of Trees)
10:00am-1:00pm Sandilands Wood
nature
Sat
6th
VON Eco Fest at Niamos and Hulme Garden Centre.
11:00am-5:30pm Hulme Community Garden Centre
food
Sun
7th
Climate music jam for all ages (hosted by Rising Up Manchester Families)
3:00pm-4:30pm Klondyke
climate
Tue
9th
Airport Cities Development Conference (Built Environment Networking event)
8:00am-4:30pm Concorde Conference Centre
transport
Sat
20th
Hedge laying and path maintenance (hosted by Sustainable Living in the Heatons)
10:00am-12:00pm Priestnall Allotments
nature
Fri
26th
Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising
Sat
27th
Moss Side Repair Cafe
11:00am-2:00pm Boiler House
resources
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July 2020
Fri
3rd
Sandilands Wood Conservation Group (City of Trees)
10:00am-1:00pm Sandilands Wood
nature
Sun
5th
Climate music jam for all ages (hosted by Rising Up Manchester Families)
3:00pm-4:30pm Royal Oak (Chorlton)
climate
Sat
18th
Hedge laying and path maintenance (hosted by Sustainable Living in the Heatons)
10:00am-12:00pm Priestnall Allotments
nature
Fri
31st
Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising
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August 2020
Sun
2nd
Climate music jam for all ages (hosted by Rising Up Manchester Families)
3:00pm-4:30pm Klondyke
climate
Fri
7th
Sandilands Wood Conservation Group (City of Trees)
10:00am-1:00pm Sandilands Wood
nature
Sat
15th
Hedge laying and path maintenance (hosted by Sustainable Living in the Heatons)
10:00am-12:00pm Priestnall Allotments
nature
Fri
28th
Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising
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September 2020
Tue
1
Building Alternative Livelihoods in times of ecological and political crisis - 7th International Degrowth Conference
University of Manchester
Wed
2
Building Alternative Livelihoods in times of ecological and political crisis - 7th International Degrowth Conference
University of Manchester
Thu
3
Building Alternative Livelihoods in times of ecological and political crisis - 7th International Degrowth Conference
University of Manchester
Fri
4
Building Alternative Livelihoods in times of ecological and political crisis - 7th International Degrowth Conference
University of Manchester
Sat
5
Building Alternative Livelihoods in times of ecological and political crisis - 7th International Degrowth Conference
University of Manchester
Sun
6th
Climate music jam for all ages (hosted by Rising Up Manchester Families)
3:00pm-4:30pm Royal Oak (Chorlton)
climate
Sat
19th
Hedge laying and path maintenance (hosted by Sustainable Living in the Heatons)
10:00am-12:00pm Priestnall Allotments
nature
Fri
25th
Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising
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October 2020
Sun
4th
Climate music jam for all ages (hosted by Rising Up Manchester Families)
3:00pm-4:30pm Klondyke
climate
Sat
17th
Hedge laying and path maintenance (hosted by Sustainable Living in the Heatons)
10:00am-12:00pm Priestnall Allotments
nature
Fri
30th
Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising
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November 2020
Sun
1st
Climate music jam for all ages (hosted by Rising Up Manchester Families)
3:00pm-4:30pm Royal Oak (Chorlton)
climate
Sat
21st
Hedge laying and path maintenance (hosted by Sustainable Living in the Heatons)
10:00am-12:00pm Priestnall Allotments
nature
Fri
27th
Bike Friday (various locations)
8:00am-8:45am Greater Manchester
transport
MFoE Organising
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December 2020
Sun
6th
Climate music jam for all ages (hosted by Rising Up Manchester Families)
3:00pm-4:30pm Klondyke
climate