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The Great Big Green Week is here!

The Great Big Green Week runs from the 18th – 26th September across the Uk and is everyone’s opportunity to take action- big or small – on Climate change. The Climate coalition has some great ideas on how you can …

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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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Ask your Councillors for on-street cycle storage!

Read on to find out how to get secure cycle storage on your street.

Ask the Government to give the green light to “implied zebras”

Crossing roads can be a lottery at the best of times, never mind if you have limited vision or mobility. But there’s a simple way to make our neighbourhoods safer for everyone - implied zebra crossings.

Photogratree Competition #foemcrtree

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

Car-free in the twenty minute city

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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"

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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".

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