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 …
Climate change: Aviation already accounts for about 13% of the United Kingdom’s greenhouse gas emissions. That is about 6.5% of the actual carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted, though that is somewhat underestimated, as it does not take into account the carbon on return flights to the UK.
“Campaigners calling for better buses marched through Manchester city centre in a handmade ‘walking bus’ to deliver an 11,500-strong petition to Mayor Andy Burnham’s office.”
On a sunny, but chilly, Friday lunchtime (3rd January) volunteers from Manchester Friends of the Earth joined the Better Buses for Greater Manchester march to hand in the petition signed by 11,500 people supporting the proposals for bus re-regulation (franchising).
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.
Kierra Box, campaigner at Friends of the Earth, said: “Making sure there is enough healthy, sustainably produced food for everyone is a positive aim in this Bill, but technology is not a magic bullet. Future food productivity will rely on protecting and restoring natural services such as pollination and soil health.
Manchester Friends of the Earth supports a publicly controlled bus network because the bus system is simply not working well for people in Greater Manchester. Buses are expensive and serve fewer people and fewer routes than in other parts of the country – especially London - where they are managed differently. Yet, bus company shareholders continue to receive substantial dividend payments. Public transport should be a public good - owned and managed for the collective benefit