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Postcode Gardener Fund in Greater Manchester

Are you interested in bringing back nature to a neighbourhood in Greater Manchester? Friends of the Earth and The Co-operative Bank are searching for community-rooted partner(s) in Greater Manchester to deliver a Postcode Gardener project to restore wildlife and build …

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Book review: Regenesis, by George Monbiot

Rating: ★★★★☆ In Regenesis, George Monbiot takes readers on a journey through thecomplexities of ecological regeneration and offers a blueprint for renewingour planet and using its resources in a sustainable and practical way.Monbiot is a renowned environmentalist and writer who …

United for Warm Homes campaign

With energy prices reaching record highs amid a cost-of-living crisis, a greater number of people across the UK are entering fuel poverty. Friends of the Earth along with other partners across the UK is calling for action to tackle this …

Greater Manchester's carbon-neutral by 2038 target - are we on track?

Ahead of the 2023 Green Summit on Monday 2nd October, Manchester Friends of the Earth produced our ‘Climate Report Card‘ (PDF). This is our analysis of Greater Manchester’s progress with its Five Year Environment Plan (5YEP) (2019-2024) towards the ambition …

Stop the Chop

The ‘Stop the Chop’ campaign is calling for the UK’s Timber supply chain to be cleaned up, with a particular focus on Sarawak, in Malaysia, South East Asia. Tropical timber is being ripped from rainforests, against the wishes of Indigenous …

Local Elections 2023 – what are your candidates' views?

In the run up to the local elections in Greater Manchester on Thursday 4th May 2023, Manchester Friends of the Earth asked all candidates standing for election to let voters know what they think about key environmental issues.  #LE2023 On …

Manchester Friends of the Earth response to the National Planning Policy Framework consultation.

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Back in December 2022, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities announced a consultation on the Government’s “proposed approach to updating to the National Planning Policy Framework.” The consultation also asked for views on the proposed approach to preparing …

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Ask your Council for on-street cycle storage!

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

Our Birdwatch at Rollins Wood

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Fletcher Moss in Didsbury is the birthplace of not just the RSPB but also the annual Manchester FoE trip to a park or open space to take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch. After previous, highly successful visits to Sale …

Loss and Damage Day of Action

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Thanks to everyone who supported our morning of action on Thursday 22nd September- calling on the Government to properly fund a Loss and Damage fund, and pay its fair share in climate finance. After making banners and placards earlier in …

Public Order Bill and Bill of Rights

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Update September 2022 Earlier this year the government launched a new attack on our protest rights and civil liberties with a wholesale repeal of the Human Rights Act, and the introduction of the Public Order Bill. We have been asking …

Climate, Biodiversity and a Packet of Crisps - expert talks to inform and inspire

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Come and join us for the first in a series of LIVE, FREE, SCIENCE TALKS centred on the climate and biodiversity crisis, aiming to inform, refresh and inspire. First floor, KRO BAR, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PG. 17:30 Wednesday 25th …

Kinder Trespass 90th Anniversary Walk

On April 24th 1932, Manchester activist Benny Rothman led a group of over 400 ramblers onto Kinder Scout, the highest terrain in the Peak District. Find out more and get involved in anniversary activities.

Manchester Friends of the Earth Spring 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2022! And the first from the new newsletter writing team! In this edition you will find updates on some of the environmental issues the group are involved in, including their wider societal connections.

Help stop plans for a new coal mine in Cumbria!

Almost 7 years ago, the UK reached a significant milestone in the fight to save our planet. On the 18th December 2015, miners at Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire worked their final shifts and closed the doors of the last remaining operational …

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 …

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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 …

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