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Early morning, a raft boat takes students across a flooded area to a road from where they can go to school. Their usual road to school collapsed due to abrasion caused by rising sea levels. Sayung subdistrict, Demak, Central Java, Indonesia. For more information, read Aji Styawan's project proposal here.

Refugee Week - 20-26th June

Nobody leaves their home, possessions and community without good reason. Refugees from conflict or persecution have legal rights under the UN Refugee Convention. But did you know that people fleeing from droughts, desertification, rising sea levels and floods are not legally …

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.

Climate Protest

Barclays AGM in Manchester

We know that we can’t build any new fossil fuel projects and avoid climate breakdown, but Barclays execs continue to put profit before a liveable planet. Barclays is Europe’s biggest funder of fossil fuels – pumping £127 billion into fuelling climate chaos …

Manchester Friends of the Earth Spring 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.

Local Elections 2022 - what are your candidates views?

In the run up to the local elections in Greater Manchester on Thursday 5th May 2022, Manchester Friends of the Earth are asking all candidates standing for election to let voters know what they think about key environmental issues.  #LE2022 …

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 …

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.

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