IPCC climate change report – what it means

What is the IPCC – and why is there so much fuss about this new UN report on the effects of global warming?

11th Oct 2018

	

Special Report: How air pollution is cutting life expectancy in Manchester (Granada ITV)

Manchester has at times the dirtiest, most polluted air in Western Europe and people living in the city could have their lives shortened because of it.

3rd Oct 2018

	

Plastic Free GM Petition

Sign our petition for a future free of single-use plastics in Greater Manchester!

30th Sep 2018
take
action

	

Call for sustainable transport and healthy air for the city centre!

Transport for Greater Manchester are seeking views on the development of the city centre. They are working with Manchester City Council and Salford City Council. You have until Wednesday 17th October to give your views on how you find getting … Continue reading

8th Oct 2018
take
action

	

Plastic Free GM Petition

Sign our petition for a future free of single-use plastics in Greater Manchester!

30th Sep 2018
take
action

	

Tell clothing retailers to stop plastic pollution

Plastic is everywhere – even in the clothes we wear. Every time we wash these clothes tiny bits of plastic – called microfibres – escape into our waterways, and eventually our oceans.

18th Sep 2018
take
action

	

Mellor Green Wildflower Meadow

Just a few of the dozens of wildflowers we sowed in Cheadle Hulme in April.

6th Aug 2018
event
report

	

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

25th Jun 2018
event
report

	

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
event
report

	

12 years to limit climate catastrophe: UK starts fracking

The government’s backing of fracking is ‘morally bankrupt’ says Friends of the Earth as fracking starts in Lancashire today.

15th Oct 2018
news
release

	

Residents demonstrate for GM pension fund to stop funding climate change

Local residents will demonstrate outside the Greater Manchester Pension Fund’s (GMPF) annual general meeting on Friday 19th October at 12.30. They will call for the Fund to stop investing in fossil fuel companies and will present remnants from the recent … Continue reading

news
release

	

Fracking to begin in Lancashire after injunction turned down

Fracking can now go ahead at the Preston New Road site in Lancashire after an application for an injunction was turned down by the court today.

12th Oct 2018
news
release

	

A missed opportunity to put climate risks front and centre – the government falls short on revised planning policy Friends of the Earth’s take on the NPPF2

The government has just missed about 10 open goals to protect the environment. It’s probably the most immediate way that the public could influence the quality of life in the place they live. Yet the town and country planning system – … Continue reading

 
 
15th Aug 2018

	

DEFRA Clean Air Strategy consultation – Manchester Friends of the Earth’s response

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) recently consulted on the Government’s draft Clean Air Strategy. Manchester Friends of the Earth detailed response is available (pdf).  See below for the introduction to our response and why we need … Continue reading

13th Aug 2018

	

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

18th Jul 2018