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