Solar Together Greater Manchester #GMGreenCity

Do you want to save on your energy bill and generate your own clean electricity? Greater Manchester Combined Authority has pledged to make the city region carbon neutral by 2038. Choosing solar power for your home or business is one practical way you can reduce your carbon footprint. Continue reading

16th Oct 2019

	

How The Trees Shape Us – With Dan Snow. #MoreTreesPlease

In episode 2 of the More Trees Please series, Dan meets writer Zakiya Mckenzie and discusses finding peace in nature Continue reading

13th Oct 2019

	

Guardian climate score: how did the Greater Manchester MPs do?

On Friday 11th October, the Guardian newspaper published an interactive tool to explore MPs’ records on 16 climate votes. Continue reading


	

Tell the UK government to take urgent climate action

Our leaders have let us down. But from school children going on strike, to the rise of clean, affordable community energy, millions of people across the world have recognised the climate emergency – and are doing something about it. Continue reading

14th Oct 2019
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Tell the UK government to double tree cover

Doubling our tree cover could remove 10% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions annually. That’s why we’re petitioning the UK government to make a lasting commitment to bring back our lost trees. Do you have a minute to add your name? Continue reading

28th Sep 2019
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To: Manchester City Council Prioritise People not Cars. Please Pedestrianise Deansgate

Call on the council to go the whole hog and close it to traffic* all year round and make it the living, breathing, vibrant street it wants to be! Continue reading

5th Sep 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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Build it and they will come! Manchester City Council wants to build yet another car park…

Manchester City Council want to turn the derelict Central Retail Park in to a temporary (5-years plus) 440 space car park. Continue reading

6th Aug 2019
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Court of Appeal to hear Friends of the Earth’s climate case against Heathrow third runway.

Friends of the Earth will today (17th October) take its legal case against Heathrow’s third runway plans to the Court of Appeal. The court will hear an appeal against the High Court’s decision that the government had not breached its sustainable development duties by allowing the expansion of Heathrow. The hearing is expected to last six days. Continue reading

17th Oct 2019
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Environment Bill – Friends of the Earth reaction.

Absence of guarantee to maintain existing environmental safeguards slammed Continue reading

15th Oct 2019
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Stripped-back Trade Bill a threat to people and planet – says Friends of the Earth.

“MPs have declared a climate emergency, and our planet is facing an ecological crisis, so the government should put our environment at the heart of policy making – including new post-Brexit trade deals.” Continue reading

 
 
14th Oct 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