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A shift towards more sustainable modes of transport is good news for our health, communities and the environment, both locally and globally. It is a vital step in reducing the emissions causing climate change. Manchester Friends of the Earth campaigns for cycling, walking, alternative fuels and quality public transport to be at the heart of policies on how we get around. We also believe that it is important to reduce the need to travel by, for example, promoting the use and development of local shops and services.


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Clean Air Everywhere

Councillor joins Levenshulme parents to call for Clean Air Everywhere

Dozens of parents and residents in Levenshulme gathered at the Inspire community centre this weekend (Saturday 16 Sept) to discuss the problem of air pollution in the neighbourhood. They were joined by Councillor Dzidra Noor, Levenshulme ward councillor, and volunteers … Continue reading

18th Sep 2017


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

Clean Air Everywhere

Levenshulme parents and Manchester Friends of the Earth air pollution investigation reveals cause for concern

An investigation by a group of Levenshulme parents and Manchester Friends of the Earth into air pollution across Levenshulme has revealed shocking levels of air pollution. [1] If air pollution levels were as bad all year as they were for … Continue reading

7th Aug 2017


Government’s Air Quality Plan leaves thousands breathing dangerous air in the North West

The government’s Air Quality Plan will leave thousands breathing dangerous air says Friends of the Earth, as analysis by the environmental charity reveals that there are no plans for action on dirty air across large parts of the North West, … Continue reading

1st Aug 2017

Clean Air Everywhere

Unmasked: the true story of the air you’re breathing

Friends of the Earth’s groundbreaking citizen science air pollution experiment and its initial findings. The results of Friends of the Earth’s massive people-powered air monitoring experiment suggest that dirty air is a problem in far more places than the government’s … Continue reading


Air Quality Plan ‘cynical’ and doesn’t do enough to save lives now

Friends of the Earth described today’s air pollution announcement as a ‘cynical’, headline-grabbing move which passes the buck of saving lives to local authorities as the government reveals its Air Quality Plan today (26 July).

26th Jul 2017


#BikeforCleanAir (Bike Friday)

This month we are asking for people to upload photos of pollution hot spots and/ or clean air sweet spots. Facebook, twitter or instagram #bikeforcleanair

23rd Jul 2017

Magic Air Filter

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

Clean Air Everywhere

Despite Court Ruling, government ‘out on a limb’ on air pollution – says Friends of the Earth

Responding to the ClientEarth High Court case (5 July), in which the judge ruled against their challenge to the government’s consultation on its draft Air Quality Plan, Oliver Hayes, Friend of the Earth air pollution campaigner, said: “Despite today’s disappointing … Continue reading

6th Jul 2017


Revealed: 10 worst air pollution hotspots

Citizen Science investigation reveals air pollution in every region of the UK With the government due back in court regarding its inadequate plan for tackling air pollution tomorrow (Wed 5 July), Friends of the Earth reveals the ten worst air … Continue reading

4th Jul 2017


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