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What is a peat bog?  A peat bog is a very wet area of land where decomposition rates are slow and many types of moss and epiphytes are able to grow. A combination of low oxygen levels and lots of …

Gift ideas for the festive season

It can be tempting at Christmas to buy lots of stuff that is frankly not good for the planet. Gifts, packaging, decorations, food and drink are often poorly made, not really needed and thrown away. But it doesn’t have to …

Challenge the UK government's support for a gas project in Mozambique

On 7 December Friends of the Earth is challenging the UK government’s decision to provide financial support for a liquified natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique. Specifically, we’re making a case against UK Export Finance (UKEF) on the grounds that: the decision was …

Destination Bee Network

Our response to the Bee Network Conversation

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The Greater Manchester Combined Authority are consulting on the Bee Network until the 12th November 2021.  We would love as many people as possible to contribute to this to ensure the GMCA and TfGM see how much support there is …

Conservative Party conference- 2021

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Sunday 3rd October – Wednesday 6th October The Tory Party will be holding their annual party conference in Manchester this year. Friends of the Earth will be raising awareness of climate-wreaking projects that threaten the UK’s reputation as we host …

Take the Great Big Green challenge - every week

Following the Big Green Week in September supported by the Climate Coalition people from right across the UK came together to take action big and small on climate change. We put together some ideas covering nine different themes and will …

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Going Batty in Platt Fields

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If asked to name wild animals you’re likely to see in the streets and parks where you live, many of you will probably think of foxes, hedgehogs or—if you’re lucky enough—badgers. But if you concentrate on looking out for these, …

Our Big Butterfly Count in Salford

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Although the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch is the UK’s longest-running and largest nature survey, for the last 10 years Butterfly Conservation have been running a survey of their own – the Big Butterfly Count. This is every bit as important …

Reducing herbicide use in Greater Manchester?

Manchester Friends of the Earth support the work of Pesticide Action Network UK who are a National Campaigning Charity who are trying to alert Citizens to the harmful nature of Pesticide/ Herbicide and other chemical use in our Towns and …

Our answer to the Deposit Return Scheme consultation

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs had launched a consultation about the introduction of a Deposit Return Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which closed on 4th June 2021. As a group, we submitted a detailed answer …

Call on the Government to introduce an "all-in" Deposit Return Scheme (Consultation Closed)

The Government is consulting on its plans to introduce a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in England. We've prepared an online action for you to respond to the consultation.

Be a Friend to all Bees and Pollinators on International Bee Day (20th May)... and all year round!

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“To survive and thrive, bees need us to be the generation that saves our British bees. Letting bees be your guide and ally will help transform your patch, control real pests naturally and get your plants and crops pollinated for …

How to campaign against the new policing bill


The UK government has introduced the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which would severely clamp down on peaceful protest and criminalise trespass.

You Can Plant Trees

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Like many Friends of the Earth supporters, I try to reduce my carbon footprint as much as possible. After making the usual lifestyle changes, I asked myself, what else can I do? Tree planting is an action I heard advocated …

Stop the Government giving developers free rein

The Government is consulting on plans to extend Permitted Development Rights, allowing developers to convert offices, factories and shops into housing without planning permission.

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

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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Grow a Tree, Plant a Forest, Campaign for Trees

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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

Explore the cafes, restaurants, shops and services and see our recipes for ideas of delicious real food meals.

The Story of Plastic - community screening

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At the beginning of the summer, we organised an online community screening of "The Story of Plastic".

Photogratree Competition 2020 Winner

Photogratree Competition: Results!

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

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