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Will you fight to keep our environment protected?

The result is in – we are leaving the EU.  This means that many of our environmental and nature protections are now at risk. Being part of the EU gave us cleaner beaches and drinking water, less air pollution and … Continue reading

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Our Position Paper on: European Union membership

In a Nutshell: Cleaner beaches and drinking water, less air pollution, safer products and protected wildlife are all things we’ve gained from being part of the European Union (EU). But it hasn’t all been positive. For example, the Common Agriculture … Continue reading

 
 


	
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Support community energy in Greater Manchester

Inspired by Friends of the Earth’s Run on Sun campaign, a group of volunteers came together last year to found Greater Manchester Community Renewables (GMCR), with the aim of starting a community energy revolution in the home of the industrial … Continue reading

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Red alert for nature and environment following leave vote

The environment must be at the heart of our exit negotiations with Europe and how we plan our future as a country – says Friends of the Earth, as the environmental campaign group warns that with the referendum over, the … Continue reading

 
 
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The 2016 EU Referendum

If the environment had a vote, would it be #Brexit or #Remain?

In a muddled referendum debate, there is one area where nearly all the main  players are in agreement: the environment.  The evidence is clear:  membership of the European Union, while not perfect, has benefited the UK’s nature and environment.  Leaving … Continue reading

 
 


	
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Eureka! Cycling Einsteins in their Element

On Sunday 19th June, Love Your Bike organised ‘Bicycle Bloc’ in the Manchester Day Parade. The theme of this year’s parade was ‘Eureka!’ and tens of thousands of people lined the streets of the city centre to view the science-themed … Continue reading



	
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Ask your MP to hold the Government to account on fracking

Last year, Lancashire won an amazing victory when, after months of community campaigning, local councilors voted to reject fracking. Twice.  This victory is now at risk. But you can help. Fracking company Cuadrilla has appealed and Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Communities, could … Continue reading

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SimplifAI – Air Quality Innovation Lab

Join us on the 7th July for an opportunity to shape city policy, transport and air quality strategy for Greater Manchester and beyond. In a series of morning seminars and networking session, you will gain insight from transformative projects being … Continue reading

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MPs condemn pesticides secrecy

25 MPs from across the political spectrum have condemned the secrecy surrounding moves to allow banned-bee harming neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics) to be used by farmers this autumn.

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Dry well at Woodburn

In response to InfraStrata’s statement on a dry well at Woodburn, Director James Orr stated: “This is fantastic news for the local community, our water, our climate and our wellbeing.

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