Act on climate change. Switch to renewable energy

Fed up of paying money to climate-wrecking companies? We’ve got three incredible offers for you if you switch to renewable energy… Continue reading

11th Nov 2019

	

Solar Together Greater Manchester #GMGreenCity. Update: Deadline extended to 13th December

Do you want to save on your energy bill and generate your own clean electricity? Solar Together Greater Manchester is here to help. Continue reading

2nd Nov 2019

	

How climate friendly is your area?

Local authorities have an important and often over-looked role in cutting carbon emissions and solving the climate crisis, but most are doing far too little, and even the better performing ones can do much more. Continue reading

30th Oct 2019

	

Join City of Trees and Friends of the Earth to plant 500 trees in Sunnybank Park – Sunday 24th November.

Manchester Friends of the Earth are joining forces with City of Trees to plant 500 trees in Sunnybank Park during National Tree Week (23rd November – 1st December) Continue reading

8th Nov 2019
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To: Party leaders – Take part in a national televised climate and nature debate

Alongside school-strike organisers UKSCN, we are calling on the leaders of the UK’s political parties to agree to a televised climate and nature debate ahead of the general election on 12th December. Continue reading

5th Nov 2019
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Show your support in the buses consultation!

Add your voice to the Greater Manchester Bus Consultation. Continue reading

30th Oct 2019
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Climate Resilience: Think and Act like a Forest Garden – A report from the National Forest Gardening Scheme AGM and Roundtable event in Manchester.

On Saturday 28th September, the National Forest Garden Scheme held their Annual General meeting and roundtable event on Climate Resilience in Manchester. The National Forest Garden Scheme (NFGS) aims to connect as many people as possible to these inspiring spaces. Continue reading

7th Nov 2019
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Update: Trafford Council passes fossil fuel divestment motion

A motion calling on the Greater Manchester Pension Fund to divest from fossil fuels was passed at the Trafford Council meeting on Wednesday 9th October. Continue reading

10th Oct 2019
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Car Free Day 2020

Compared to many other towns and cities, there were very few streets closed across Greater Manchester on Car Free Day (Sunday 23rd September). Continue reading

23rd Sep 2019
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Parents install airplane style ‘oxygen masks’ at local bus stop to highlight toxic Manchester streets

A group of parents have installed airplane style ‘oxygen masks’ at their local bus stop to highlight the toxic air on UK streets. The masks drop down when air pollution reaches dangerous levels. With 83% of UK parents worried about the effect of air pollution* on their families the group are calling for urgent action to reduce air pollution, such as the inclusion of the most polluting private cars in the Clean Air Zone for Greater Manchester. Continue reading

8th Nov 2019
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The UK’s Pathway to Net-Zero: where do Greater Manchester local authorities come in?

Manchester Friends of the Earth invite people to a discussion evening on Monday 11th November with Mike Childs, Head of Science, Policy and Research at Friends of the Earth (FoE) who will outline the UK’s pathway for achieving net-zero greenhouse emissions – exploring what will need to happen to transport, power, buildings, land-use, industry, waste, shipping and aviation to get us there. Continue reading

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Switching to a green energy supplier is cheaper and easier than you think says Friends of the Earth.

Environmental campaign group calls on Britons to make a green energy switch this November Continue reading

6th Nov 2019
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Civil society leaders warn that prorogation risks eroding democratic accountability

Civil society leaders release joint statement on the prorogation of parliament Continue reading

 
 
29th Aug 2019

	

Our objection to the Council’s application to turn Central Retail Park into a 440 space car park

Manchester Friends of the Earth have submitted an objection to the planning application to turn the derelict Central Retail Park into a temporary (5-years plus) 440 space car park. Continue reading

6th Aug 2019

	

Our response to the “Aviation 2050: the future of UK aviation” consultation

Earlier this year, the Government published a consultation document ‘Aviation 2050: the future of UK aviation’. This document laid out some specific policy proposals that may be included in the final aviation strategy. Continue reading

21st Jun 2019