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7th Nov 2020

We loved celebrating trees with your fantastic photographs that you sent us for our Photogratree Competition and to further this creative celebration of trees we have a new Creative Arts Competition - CreateATree

Real Food Guide

Our Real Food Guide for Greater Manchester

27th Sep 2020

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

The Story of Plastic – community screening

5th Sep 2020

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

Photogratree Competition 2020 Winner

Photogratree Competition: Results!

23rd Jun 2020

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

Photogratree Competition #foemcrtree

22nd Mar 2020

Calling all budding nature photographers! Our photo competition closes midday Sunday 20th June!

Car-free in the twenty minute city

11th Mar 2020

Imagine a city centre where you can get anywhere easily and safely. Where you can hear birdsong and breathe clean air. Where green spaces nestle amongst beautiful heritage and architecture. Where business, education and people flourish.

The Race is On

Screening of “The Race is On”

1st Mar 2020

On 26th November 2019, with MMU's support, we organised a screening at MMU Business School. The film was the 2019 documentary "The Race is On: Secrets and Solutions of Climate".

Great British Bird Watch 2020 at Sale Water Park

27th Jan 2020

After last year’s successful visit to Fletcher Moss, our Nature volunteers invited bird lovers to join us in the RSPB’s annual bird survey at Sale Water Park, further down the Mersey Valley

Why fly less?

10th Jan 2020

Climate change: Aviation already accounts for about 13% of the United Kingdom’s greenhouse gas emissions. That is about 6.5% of the actual carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted, though that is somewhat underestimated, as it does not take into account the carbon on return flights to the UK.

Campaigners deliver 11,500-strong Better Buses petition to Mayor Andy Burnham

4th Jan 2020

On a sunny, but chilly, Friday lunchtime (3rd January) volunteers from Manchester Friends of the Earth joined the Better Buses for Greater Manchester march to hand in the petition signed by 11,500 people supporting the proposals for bus re-regulation (franchising).

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National Tree Week 2019

1st Dec 2019

Saturday 23rd November saw the start of National Tree Week (23rd November – 1st December) and is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season. To celebrate trees we posted the ‘Tree of the Day’ with details …

More trees please…. a fun Sunday planting 500 trees in Sunnybank Park.

26th Nov 2019

During National Tree Week 2019 Manchester Friends of the Earth joined forces with City of Trees and Tameside Council to plant 500 trees in Sunnybank Park during.

Climate Resilience: Think and Act like a Forest Garden – A report from the National Forest Gardening Scheme AGM and Roundtable event in Manchester.

7th Nov 2019

On Saturday 28th September, the National Forest Garden Scheme held their Annual General meeting and roundtable event on Climate Resilience in Manchester. The National Forest Garden Scheme (NFGS) aims to connect as many people as possible to these inspiring spaces.

Update: Trafford Council passes fossil fuel divestment motion

10th Oct 2019

A motion calling on the Greater Manchester Pension Fund to divest from fossil fuels was passed at the Trafford Council meeting on Wednesday 9th October.

Car Free Day 2020

23rd Sep 2019

Compared to many other towns and cities, there were very few streets closed across Greater Manchester on Car Free Day (Sunday 23rd September).

Build it and they will come! Manchester City Council wants to build yet another car park…

6th Aug 2019

Manchester City Council want to turn the derelict Central Retail Park in to a temporary (5-years plus) 440 space car park.

Joining the long queue for Better Buses in Greater Manchester!

2nd Jul 2019

On a blustery evening, Manchester Friends of the Earth campaigners joined the 'Longest Queue for Better Buses' rally outside Andy Burnham's offices on Oxford Street.

Buzzin’ nature campaign stall at the Manchester Festival of Nature (Saturday 29th June)

1st Jul 2019

On one of the hottest days of the year (so far) Manchester Friends of the Earth nature campaign volunteers joined forces with a group of incredible nature organisations to celebrate Manchester's wonderful wildlife in Heaton Park as part of the fantastic Manchester Festival of Nature #MFON.

Green Summit #2 Salford Quays

3rd Apr 2019

This year's event saw a more than doubling of attendees with over 1700 people meeting together from across Greater Manchester to hear the latest on the region's plans to tackle Climate change and to work together to share ideas and inspiration on how this could be achieved.

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