21 eco-friendly Christmas tips: Leisure and Travel (19-21)

How to ease off the rampant consumerism without seeming a bit of a Scrooge at Christmas. Our 21 cockle-warming tips for a greener festive season.. Leisure and Travel.

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21 eco-friendly Christmas tips: Decorations (15-18)

How to ease off the rampant consumerism without seeming a bit of a Scrooge at Christmas. Our 21 cockle-warming tips for a greener festive season.. Decorations

9th Dec 2017

	

Solidarity with Human Rights and Environment Defenders (Open meeting – Tues 12th December)

This month’s open meeting will hear about the work of Friends of the Earth International and the local Amnesty International group on their work to protect human rights and environmental defenders around the world.

8th Dec 2017

	
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‘Made to Move’: £1.5 billion reasons to act !

On Friday 15th December, Chris Boardman – the Greater Manchester Cycling and Walking Commissioner will be presenting  the ‘Made to Move: 15 steps to transform Greater Manchester’ plan to Andy Burnham (GM Mayor) and the 10 council leaders at the … Continue reading

10th Dec 2017
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Support tougher restrictions on bee-harming pesticides

For nearly four years, there has been a temporary ban on three bee-harming pesticides called neonicotinoids.

9th Dec 2017
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Ask the Energy Secretary to stop fracking

There’s still time to stop fracking going ahead at Preston New Road in Lancashire and Kirby Misperton in Yorkshire.

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October Waste campaign meeting

We held the October Waste campaign meeting this Wednesday during which we discussed our findings about Manchester take-away businesses and planned future actions. To recap, our campaign focuses on single-use items in local take-aways. The aim is to influence businesses … Continue reading

15th Oct 2017
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#ProtectOurFutures action in Manchester

On Saturday 14 October, people across the world stood together in an international day of action to protect our futures from fossil fuel projects.

12th Oct 2017
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Getting the North on Track: our Message to Conservative Conference

On the morning of Monday 2nd October, “Thomas the Tank engine” and a pre-pay meter, helped transport campaigners ask Conservative Party conference delegates to put some money in the electricity meter to help fund the rail electrification programme that the … Continue reading

 
 
2nd Oct 2017
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European vote on banning bee-harming pesticides delayed until 2018

Outdoor ban on neonicotinoid pesticides needed to help protect bees, says Friends of the Earth European Commission proposals for a complete outdoor ban on three neonicotinoids were discussed by member states today – but no vote was taken. The issue … Continue reading

12th Dec 2017
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At the start of ‘One Planet Summit’ today, Paris Agreement still heading for 3 degrees warming

Two years after the Paris Agreement, and with the impacts of climate change devastating lives, the world’s countries’ inadequate pledges mean we are on track to deliver a catastrophic 3 degrees of warming, or more. The Paris Agreement was meant … Continue reading

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‘Made to Move’: Time to Act!

Love You Bike is calling on the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to support Chris Boardman’s (Greater Manchester cycling and walking commissioner) ‘Made to Move: 15 steps to transform Greater Manchester’ plan at the GMCA meeting on Friday 15th December. [1]

11th Dec 2017
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Manchester Friends of the Earth response to the ‘Congestion Conversation’

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham launched a ‘Congestion Conversation’ in which he would like to hear about ‘how congestion is impacting people’s lives’ and canvas ideas for reducing it. Manchester Friends of the Earth encouraged people to response to the … Continue reading

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Stockport Local Plan and SEMMMS refresh – consultation responses

Manchester Friends of the Earth have submitted consultation responses to both the Stockport Local Plan and SEMMMS (South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy) Refresh consultations.

9th Oct 2017

	

Our response to DEFRA consultation on Improving Air Quality

On 15th June 2017, we submitted this response to the Government’s plans for tackling nitrogen oxide pollution in our towns and cities. With thanks to Client Earth for their guidance on these issues and this particular consultation.

15th Jun 2017