On Clean Air Day leave the car at home… walk, cycle or take public transport

Clean air – we all want to know our air is healthy. But too many of us breathe dirty air every day, especially in our towns and cities. Air pollution is a hidden killer and it hits children, older people … Continue reading

7th Jun 2018


Countries, cities and corporations committing to ‘zero carbon by’ or ‘carbon-neutral by’ …..

In May 2017, the people of Greater Manchester elected Andy Burnham as GM Mayor. In his manifesto, he committed to a new, accelerated ambition for Greater Manchester on the green economy and carbon neutrality, building on the leadership of the … Continue reading

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Local elections 2018…. will the environment win? #LE2018

Across Greater Manchester people will have the opportunity to vote for local council candidates on Thursday 3rd May.

28th Mar 2018


Tell Carnival to stop its cruise ships destroying the Arctic

Carnival – which bills itself as “The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line” – powers its ships with one of the dirtiest fossil fuels that exists: heavy fuel oil (HFO). It does this because heavy fuel oil can be bought at … Continue reading

22nd Jul 2018


Stop the destructive Arundel Bypass! (Campaign for Better Transport)

Help us protect National Parks and ancient woodland from new roads. On 11 May 2018, Highways England, the Government’s road building company, announced its preferred route for the A27 Arundel Bypass.  All three options included in the public consultation were … Continue reading



Ask your councillors to oppose fast-tracking fracking

The government has announced proposals to fast-track fracking. Exploratory drilling would be exempt from the need to apply for planning permission, like putting up a garden shed.

21st Jul 2018


Atmosphere: Towards a proper strategy for tackling Greater Manchester’s air pollution crisis (IPPR North)

The levels of air pollution in Greater Manchester are lethal and illegal. In groundbreaking new analysis, King’s College London (KCL) has estimated that 1.6 million life years will be lost in Greater Manchester in the coming century due to its … Continue reading

25th Jun 2018


Levenshulme market first stall

The Plastic-Free Takeaways campaign team held their first stall at the Levenshulme market on Saturday the 24th of March. Ali, Lucie, Mirjam and Sébastien all arrived around 10am under a nice sunshine and Ian was an unexpected but appreciated addition … Continue reading

26th Mar 2018


Friends of the Earth North West Gathering

Saturday the 17th February saw several Manchester FOE members head north to Preston and the annual Friends of the Earth NW gathering. Each year the event is hosted in a different town – and with the promise of a delicious … Continue reading

3rd Mar 2018


Get more people out of their cars and give them better public transport (Campaign for Better Transport)

Campaign for Better Transport responds to new Department for Transport (DfT) provisional road traffic estimates which show that motor vehicle traffic is still on the rise. In the year ending March 2018 car traffic increased by 0.5 per cent  to … Continue reading

19th Jul 2018


Revealed: Unreported and harmful emissions from incinerators across England (UK Without Incineration Network)

Harmful emissions from incinerators are going unreported says new research which highlights serious public health failings. Copies of the full report can be read here: http://ukwin.org.uk/bin from 10:30am today 

17th Jul 2018


Top Trumps: Friends of the Earth’s top tips for first-time demonstrators

The demonstrations against President Trump’s visit to the UK are likely to attract hundreds of thousands of people. For some this will be their very first march, while there may be thousands more who would like to join demos but … Continue reading

6th Jul 2018


Manchester Friends of the Earth response to the South East Manchester Multi Modal Study (SEMMMs) Refresh consultation

Stockport Council recently consulted on a ‘Refreshed’ SEMMMs transport strategy.  SEMMMs is supposed to be the South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy. Unfortunately, over the lifespan of SEMMMs most of the focus has been on building new roads or widening existing … Continue reading

18th Jul 2018

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Our Green Summit letter to the ten council leaders

In the run-up to the Mayor’s Green Summit on 21st March 2018, we sent the following letter by email to the ten Greater Manchester council leaders.  We will publish their responses when we receive them.

19th Mar 2018


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

2nd Nov 2017