Tree of the Day – Birch

To celebrate trees we are posting the ‘Tree of the Day’ with details of the trees you are likely to see if you are out and about in Greater Manchester. Continue reading

30th Nov 2019

	

General Election 2019 – A cleaner, greener, healthier, fairer UK? #GE2019

Manchester Friends of the Earth is asking all the candidates standing in Greater Manchester constituencies in the General Election on 12th December 2019 their views on key environment issues such as Climate Change, air pollution, transport and waste. Continue reading

 
 
23rd Nov 2019

	

Tree of the Day – Willow

Saturday 23rd November sees the start of National Tree Week (23rd November – 1st December) and is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season.

To celebrate trees we are posting the ‘Tree of the Day’ with details of the trees you are likely to see if you are out and about in Greater Manchester. Continue reading


	

Fossil fuel company adverts must display climate change warnings (Client Earth)

We’re in a climate emergency that fossil fuel companies helped create.

Right now BP is flooding the public with adverts about its clean energy. The truth is that more than 96% of BP’s annual spend is still on oil and gas. We think these ads are greenwashing.  Continue reading

8th Dec 2019
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Have your election candidates signed the pledge to fight climate breakdown?

See who’s standing for election in your area and whether they’ve taken the pledge Continue reading

27th Nov 2019
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Call on your councillors to double tree cover

After centuries of clearing forests, woodlands now only cover 13% of the UK – less than half the European average. This has to change. Continue reading

25th Nov 2019
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Climate Resilience: Think and Act like a Forest Garden – A report from the National Forest Gardening Scheme AGM and Roundtable event in Manchester.

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. Continue reading

7th Nov 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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General Election Manifestos: Labour tops Friends of the Earth’s climate and nature league table

Next government must put climate and ecological crisis at top of the agenda, says Friends of the Earth Continue reading

7th Dec 2019
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One third of parliamentary candidates pledge to make the climate a deal-breaker if elected

Over 1,000 prospective parliamentary candidates (1,031 as of 05/12/19) out of 3,006 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have taken a Friends of the Earth pledge to make the climate crisis a deal-breaker in how they would vote in parliament if elected. Continue reading

5th Dec 2019
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Friends of the Earth reacts to Labour Party’s pledge to plant two billion trees by 2040

Responding to the Labour Party’s ‘Plan for Nature’ (to be delivered in speech by Jeremy Corbyn at 11am on 28.11) Guy Shrubsole, tree campaigner at Friends of the Earth, said: Continue reading

27th Nov 2019
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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