Clean Air Everywhere

It’s national Clean Air Week. Tip of the Day 1-8

It’s national Clean Air Week, 24th June – 2nd July. We’re bringing you a tip a day.

1st Jul 2017

	

Ask Greg Clark to refuse fracking permission in Lancashire

It’s happened. The fracking company Cuadrilla has started drilling in Lancashire.

17th Aug 2017
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Electric trains, not diesel trains: don’t scrap the electrification of our railways!

The Department for Transport has slammed the brakes on their promise to electrify the UK’s railways, announcing plans to scrap work across the north, the midlands and south Wales. This means more polluting diesel trains for years to come, not … Continue reading

10th Aug 2017
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Stop the monster pig farm

The beautiful countryside of Northern Ireland’s northwest coast could soon be covered in pig slurry. If a proposed mega pig farm gets the go ahead, then part of its day-to-day operation will require the spreading of vast quantities of effluent (that’s … Continue reading

9th Aug 2017
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Highlights from the second Waste Campaign meeting: Zero Waste, plastics as main focus and first steps – surveying local food take-away businesses

Following June’s meeting during which we identified six potential campaign goals, we held a meeting with the aim to discuss these ideas to narrow down our focus further and start working towards our goals.

22nd Jul 2017
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Manchester Day Parade and the Clean Air Machine

On Sunday 18th June 2017, Manchester Friends of the Earth joined over 2,000 people taking part in the Manchester Day Parade. Keen to be creative and communicate an important message whilst fitting with the ‘Abracadabra’ magic theme of the year’s … Continue reading

18th Jul 2017
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An update from the Love your planet – Valentine’s renewables meeting

Thanks to everyone who came to our special Valentine’s meeting on Tuesday. We started with some chocolates and a couple of videos to get us in the mood, including a milky love story, a hot date night, and one that … Continue reading

18th Feb 2017
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Fossil Free

Friends of the Earth and community campaigners are calling on Greg Clark MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, not to give final consent to allow fracking to go ahead in Lancashire, as drilling is reported at Preston New Road today.

Greg Clark MP still has to give final consent before the controversial hydraulic fracturing process can begin. With support for fracking at an all-time low, and local opposition increasing, Friends of the Earth has said it’s not too late for … Continue reading

17th Aug 2017
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Government must ban bee-harming pesticides as new research shows risk to bumblebee extinction

The government must act to permanently ban bee-harming pesticides says Friends of the Earth as new research from Royal Holloway University released today (14 August) suggests that neonicotinoid pesticides pose a risk of bumblebee extinction. The research showed that queen bees … Continue reading

14th Aug 2017
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Tesco decision to replace single-use bags with bags for life welcomed

Responding to news that Tesco is to replace single use carrier bags with a new ‘Bag for Life’, Friends of the Earth campaigner Henry Chown said: “We’re delighted Tesco is replacing disposable bags with bags for life – we hope … Continue reading

8th Aug 2017
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Manchester Friends of the Earth’s 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. 7 How satisfied … Continue reading

15th Jun 2017

	

General Election 2017: A cleaner, greener, healthier, fairer UK

Our environment can’t wait.  For too long action has been seen as something that will only benefit future generations or put off as a ‘nice to have’. But the harm done by problems such as air pollution and run-away climate … Continue reading

 
 
3rd May 2017

	

Why we oppose a state visit by Donald Trump to Britain

A State visit by Donald Trump to the UK adds legitimacy to his ideas and actions. That’s why we oppose rolling out the red carpet for Donald Trump.

20th Feb 2017