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
We live in a world facing many destructive and entwined crises – including growing inequality, climate change, poverty, pollution and human rights violations. Our current economic system is perpetuating and exacerbating these crises.
All the good news about fighting climate change in one place. Despite a year of Donald Trump, there are solid grounds for optimism as global investment in clean energy soars. We’re 1 year on from Donald Trump’s inauguration. What a … Continue reading
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.
With more and more people using the railways, we want to see many of the lines and stations closed by Dr Beeching in the 1960s open once more, and new lines and stations being built to serve communities. But this … Continue reading
10:10 are installing solar panels on the roofs of community organisations around the UK. They’ll save money on their energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint. But shouldn’t all suitable buildings have solar?
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
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
On Saturday 14 October, people across the world stood together in an international day of action to protect our futures from fossil fuel projects.
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, has today announced his decision to reject plans for an opencast coal mine at Druridge Bay, on the Northumberland coastline. He concluded that “overall the scheme would have an … Continue reading
Too many Easter eggs still contain unnecessary plastic packaging – despite huge public concern about the impact of plastic pollution on wildlife and our environment.
Manchester Friends of the Earth are calling on the ten Greater Manchester council leaders to publicly support the Mayor’s climate plan ahead of the Green Summit on Wednesday 21st March. 
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
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.