Baggage Claim: The Regional Impact of Heathrow’s Third Runway (New Economics Foundation)

26th Feb 2020

The decision taken by the UK parliament to approve plans to build an additional runway at Heathrow airport is of international and historic significance.

Surfers Against Sewage – 2019 Water Quality Report.

23rd Feb 2020

This year has seen the issue of poor water quality returning to public consciousness and highlighted at a national level. Recent reports have shown that water companies are performing consistently badly, with pollution events increasing and causing damage to local environments, wildlife, and putting human health at risk.

Our rights to challenge bad environmental decisions at risk

20th Feb 2020

In terms of compliance with the third pillar concerning access to environmental justice, the UK government relied on the existing process of JR alongside statutory reviews - at that point assuming they were Aarhus compliant. However, as set out below that has not proved to be the case and the UK remains to this day in non-compliance with certain provisions of the Convention.

“Intentional Trespass” consultation: Stand with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities and defend your fundamental right to protest.

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27th Feb 2020

The Government is considering creating a new offence that will criminalise trespassing and ‘unauthorised encampments’. This means that Gypsies and Travellers could face imprisonment for their way of life, communities could be banned from returning to a specific area for a year, and could have their homes taken away.

Have your say… on Andy Burnham’s election manifesto!

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25th Feb 2020

Ahead of the Greater Manchester Mayoral election on 7th May 2020, Andy Burnham the current Mayor, is asking people for ideas to be included in his Election Manifesto.

Call on GM Pension Fund to ditch the coal (Fossil Free Greater Manchester)

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23rd Feb 2020

We're calling on the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) to take a simple step: ditch the coal.

Great British Bird Watch 2020 at Sale Water Park

27th Jan 2020

After last year’s successful visit to Fletcher Moss, our Nature volunteers invited bird lovers to join us in the RSPB’s annual bird survey at Sale Water Park, further down the Mersey Valley

Campaigners deliver 11,500-strong Better Buses petition to Mayor Andy Burnham

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.

Friends of the Earth wins campaign to protect the climate from Heathrow Third Runway

news release
27th Feb 2020

“This ruling is an absolutely ground-breaking result for climate justice. We were fighting a project that would have had dire implications for present and future generations.” Will Rundle, head of legal at Friends of the Earth.

300,000 demand government action on plastic pollution, as MPs debate Environment Bill

news release
26th Feb 2020

A petition from over 300,000 people calling for tougher government action on plastic pollution will be handed in to 10 Downing Street on Wednesday (26 February), by Friends of the Earth and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI).

Local campaign calls on GM Pension Fund to “Ditch the Coal!” (Fossil Free Greater Manchester)

news release
24th Feb 2020

Campaign group Fossil Free Greater Manchester is calling on the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) to ensure that all its investments are free from coal mining, the most-polluting fossil fuel, by the end of 2020.

Environment Bill Second Reading (Friends of the Earth briefing)

26th Feb 2020

Summary: A new approach to environmental protections will be vital in tackling the climate and nature emergency. However, the Environment Bill currently fails to deliver the promised level of ambition: gold standard protections, a demonstration of global environmental leadership, and a world-leading watchdog.

Northern Quarter consultation : Piccadilly Station to Victoria station walking and cycling proposal – Love Your Bike response.

18th Feb 2020

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the consultation on the proposed walking and cycling route from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Victoria Station. Our response is into sections that correspond with the structure of the consultation document. Each section …

‘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.