How The Trees Shape Us – With Dan Snow. #MoreTreesPlease

In episode 2 of the More Trees Please series, Dan meets writer Zakiya Mckenzie and discusses finding peace in nature Continue reading

13th Oct 2019

	

Guardian climate score: how did the Greater Manchester MPs do?

On Friday 11th October, the Guardian newspaper published an interactive tool to explore MPs’ records on 16 climate votes. Continue reading


	

The Weight Of A Tree – With Dan Snow. #MoreTreesPlease

In episode 1 of the More Trees Please series, Dan meets scientist Matt Disney and finds out how to weigh a tree. Continue reading

28th Sep 2019

	

Tell the UK government to double tree cover

Doubling our tree cover could remove 10% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions annually. That’s why we’re petitioning the UK government to make a lasting commitment to bring back our lost trees. Do you have a minute to add your name? Continue reading

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To: Manchester City Council Prioritise People not Cars. Please Pedestrianise Deansgate

Call on the council to go the whole hog and close it to traffic* all year round and make it the living, breathing, vibrant street it wants to be! Continue reading

5th Sep 2019
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Join the Global Climate Strike (20th September 2019)

Young people have been leading the fight against the climate crisis – striking from school to demand the government takes urgent climate action. Now they’re calling on the adults to join them Continue reading

24th Aug 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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Build it and they will come! Manchester City Council wants to build yet another car park…

Manchester City Council want to turn the derelict Central Retail Park in to a temporary (5-years plus) 440 space car park. Continue reading

6th Aug 2019
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Polling reveals that nearly two thirds of Britons are concerned about the climate impact of Heathrow expansion.

“Heathrow’s third runway project is fuelled by government climate hypocrisy. It would be an emissions disaster and doesn’t even have the public backing that the planners like to assume it has. ” Continue reading

14th Oct 2019
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Friends of the Earth calls for Highways Agency to be scrapped

Manchester Friends of the Earth has joined the call for Highways England to be scrapped and to replaced with an agency that looks at transport in the round. Continue reading

8th Oct 2019
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Arundel Bypass: Friends of the Earth continues challenge to scheme, and calls for Highways England to be scrapped

Friends of the Earth chief executive to challenge Highways England over ‘disastrous’ Arundel Bypass plans Continue reading

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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