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 … Continue reading

5th Dec 2018

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Our Christmas Newsletter is here!

We’re relaunching our newsletter. Read all about having a plastic free Christmas including a Greater Manchester plastic-free map. Read the newsletter here.

3rd Dec 2018


How to be more engaging when communicating around climate change

Over the last three decades, reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have made it increasingly clear that wide-scale societal and political changes are required to ensure a sustainable, resilient future.


Say NO to weaker earthquake rules for fracking (Campaign to Protect Rural England)

The fracking industry is calling on the Prime Minister to weaken the rules on earthquakes.  Write to your MP today to oppose this proposal

26th Feb 2019


Demand a future for UK solar (10:10 Climate Action)

Over the last five years, government policies have ensured solar installations have tumbled.

19th Feb 2019

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Ask your council to be a climate leader

At the Mayor’s Green Summit in March 2018, Andy Burnham announced his ambition for Greater Manchester to be ‘carbon neutral’ by 2038.

12th Feb 2019


Mellor Green Wildflower Meadow

Just a few of the dozens of wildflowers we sowed in Cheadle Hulme in April.

6th Aug 2018


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

25th Jun 2018


Levenshulme market first stall

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

26th Mar 2018


High Court hearing in climate change legal challenge to Heathrow expansion

Legal proceedings to commence on 11th March 2019, with demonstration taking place outside the High Court from 9am.

8th Mar 2019


Microplastic pollution widespread in British lakes and rivers – new study

Inland waterways must be routinely monitored for microplastic pollution New research [1] by Bangor University and Friends of the Earth has found microplastic pollution in some of Britain’s most iconic and remote rivers and lakes.

7th Mar 2019


Ashton MP Angela Rayner, Salford Mayor Paul Dennett and Manchester City leader Richard Leese support Better Buses passenger action (Better Buses for Greater Manchester campaign)

Better Buses Action Week (4th-11th March) – initiated by campaign group Better Buses for Greater Manchester – is a week of creative action to get local leaders and Andy Burnham’s attention, supported by Ashton MP Angela Rayner and Manchester City … Continue reading

6th Mar 2019


Manchester Friends of the Earth response to the revised Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

Manchester Friends of the Earth welcomes the development of a plan that will shape the region’s development over the next 20 years, and seeks to address key issues such as health and well-being, inequality and environmental protection and improvement. We … Continue reading

22nd Mar 2019

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All I want for Christmas is Clean Air – send a Christmas Card to your council leader!

Greater Manchester will soon be deciding on its Clear Air Plan and we need urgent action to reduce air pollution and help us breathe more easily.  Manchester has the highest rate of hospital admissions for asthma in the country and … Continue reading

18th Dec 2018


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

15th Aug 2018