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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

	

Basecamp (1-3 June 2018)

Come get clued up on taking action for a positive environment, listen to thought-provoking speakers, meet and swap stories with inspiring fellow campaigners and recharge in the beautiful countryside.

 
 
25th Mar 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

7th Mar 2018

	

Bring Shell to justice

Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell is one of the world’s biggest drivers of climate change, leaving a trail of devastation, from Nigeria to the Netherlands.

4th Apr 2018
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Tell Michael Gove you want future farm policy to help us eat well (Sustain)

Tell Michael Gove you want farm support to deliver healthier foods, as well as environmentally friendly farming, fair trading practices and high animal welfare. 2018 is a truly momentous time for the future of British farming. Farming is about producing … Continue reading

25th Mar 2018
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Tell Easter egg manufacturers to go plastic free

Too many Easter eggs still come wrapped up in excessive plastic packaging. Much of this harmful plastic ends up polluting our environment and threatening our wildlife. But it shouldn’t be up to us to search out the plastic-free alternatives.

20th Mar 2018
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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
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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
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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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Cycle campaigners call on Greater Manchester to “Vote for Cycling!”

On Friday 27th April, Manchester Friends of the Earth will be encouraging people across Greater Manchester to ‘Vote for Cycling’ when casting their vote in the local elections.

25th Apr 2018
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Industrialisation of England’s countryside: one well a day for 15 years

One well would have to be drilled and fracked every day for 15 years to produce enough gas to replace just half of future UK gas imports, new research reveals today (25 April 2018), with potentially terrible consequences for England’s … Continue reading

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Fashion Forward: A Sustainable Fashion Fair for Manchester

Young Friends of the Earth Manchester are holding their first ever event, a sustainable fashion fair, on Saturday 28th April from 12 noon until 4pm. The event aims to bring people together to help them understand how fast fashion can … Continue reading

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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

	
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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