Australia is on fire – donate to help Australia

14th Jan 2020

Out-of-control bushfires continue to spread, particularly across New South Wales. Since July 2019 a staggering 10 million hectares have been affected. That's over ten times the size of the area affected by the 2019 Amazon fires.

Countries, cities and corporations committing to go ‘carbon neutral’

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 …

Why fly less?

10th Jan 2020

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.

Add your name: A child’s right to clean air shouldn’t be a postcode lottery (The Air Team)

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16th Jan 2020

In the UK's biggest cities, air pollution is dangerously high – and it’s putting our children’s health at risk.

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Demand clean air now (British Heart Foundation)

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13th Jan 2020

Each year, up to 11,000 UK heart and circulatory disease deaths are attributable to air pollution. We need your help to change this.

Siemens: Don’t help Adani fuel the climate crisis (#StopAdani)

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Siemens has sided with Adani over the Australian community, ignoring pleas from thousands of Australians, including bushfire survivors, to protect lives, health and the climate by saying No to Adani.

“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.”

4th Jan 2020

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).

More trees please…. a fun Sunday planting 500 trees in Sunnybank Park.

26th Nov 2019

During National Tree Week 2019 Manchester Friends of the Earth joined forces with City of Trees and Tameside Council to plant 500 trees in Sunnybank Park during.

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

7th Nov 2019

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.

Friends of the Earth reacts to new Agriculture Bill

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16th Jan 2020

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.

Government considering cut to air passenger duty – Friends of the Earth reaction

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14th Jan 2020

Reacting to news that the government may cut air passenger duty on all domestic flights, Friends of the Earth campaigner, Jenny Bates said:

Friends of the Earth reacts to National Trust’s woodland expansion plans

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9th Jan 2020

Responding to the National Trust’s plans for woodland creation, Guy Shrubsole, tree campaigner at Friends of the Earth, said:

‘Doing buses differently’ – Manchester Friends of the Earth consultation response.

7th Jan 2020

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

Civil society leaders warn that prorogation risks eroding democratic accountability

29th Aug 2019

Civil society leaders release joint statement on the prorogation of parliament

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

6th Aug 2019

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.