The team that brought you Manchester’s first waste food pay-as-you-feel restaurant (Real Junk Food Manchester), is now working to open our city’s first waste food catering social enterprise, and we’re calling it… Open Kitchen MCR.
Would you like to join us (and several thousands of other people around the world) and re-imagine a City Centre car-parking space on Friday 21st September?
Sign our petition for a future free of single-use plastics in Greater Manchester!
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.
Remove the A6-M60 Bypass from SEMMMS plans: lift the threat to our valleys and fields (Goyt Valley SOS!)
Please sign the petition, calling for the A6-M60 Bypass to be removed from Stockport Council’s SEMMMS Refresh transport strategy. The final version of SEMMMS Refresh is likely to appear soon for approval by councillors. It is yet another attempt to … Continue reading
The government is consulting on whether exploratory drilling for gas should be categorised as ‘permitted development’.
Just a few of the dozens of wildflowers we sowed in Cheadle Hulme in April.
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
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
Another nail in the coffin for UK coal extraction Local residents and campaigners are celebrating a historic victory following news today that the Planning Inspectorate has rejected an appeal for an opencast coal mine at Nant Llesg, in Caerphilly, South Wales.
Survey data released today by Friends of the Earth found that only 10% of parents with a child of school age (4-16) were worried about their child breathing dirty air while on schoolgrounds, or on their way to or from … Continue reading
On Friday 21st September, Manchester Friends of the Earth is inviting people to join them to help redesign a car parking space in Manchester city centre into a picnic park complete with “grass”, plants, deckchairs, tea, cupcakes and sparkling conversation … Continue reading
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
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
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