Plastic Free GM Petition

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

19th Aug 2018
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Help Manchester Friends of the Earth * Recycle * Reuse * Raise Money *

Manchester Friends of the Earth have signed up with the Recycling for Good Causes scheme to collect unwanted items and recycle them to raise money for Friends of the Earth.

15th Aug 2018

	

Interviews with women for PhD project on air pollution – can you help?

My name is Maria – I am a PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University. My PhD focuses on promoting the voices of citizens when it comes to air pollution and designing future clean urban environments. Specifically, I am focusing on … Continue reading


	

To: Museum of Science & Industry Shell Out! No place for big oil in public science

Museum of Science & Industry: drop your sponsorship deal with Shell for the upcoming exhibition ‘Electricity: the spark of life’

20th Aug 2018
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Plastic Free GM Petition

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

19th Aug 2018
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Through the Mill (Ancoats Festival) Sat 15th September – can you help on a Manchester FoE campaign stall ?

Manchester Friends of the Earth will be running a campaign stall at the Through the Mill Festival in Ancoats on Saturday 15th August.  Can you help us for a few hours on the day ? It’s a great way to … Continue reading

 
 
14th Aug 2018
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Mellor Green Wildflower Meadow

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

6th Aug 2018
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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
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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
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News release: Get animated about air pollution!

Today, Tuesday 14th August, Manchester Friends of the Earth are launching a powerful animation to highlight the damage caused by air pollution in Greater Manchester. The animation, created by Hannah Langfield a Manchester-based motion designer, vividly shows the dangers of … Continue reading

14th Aug 2018
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Friends of the Earth launches High Court legal challenge to Heathrow expansion

•   Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) fails to address climate change Formal legal action has begun at the High Court over claims the decision by the government to allow the building of a third runway at Heathrow Airport is unlawful … Continue reading

7th Aug 2018
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Polling shows Conservative councillors at odds with government on fast-track fracking plans

New polling published today by the Campaign to Protect Rural England and Friends of the Earth reveals that an overwhelming majority (80%) of Conservative councillors in areas where fracking companies have a license to drill and explore for gas believe that planning applications … Continue reading

2nd Aug 2018
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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

 
 
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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