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.

Show support for the Transport Select Committee’s report asking for the Government to change the law on pavement parking (Guide Dogs)

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14th Feb 2020

When cars are parked on pavements, people with a vision impairment may have to risk their lives by walking into the road just to get by them.

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

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13th Feb 2020

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

Don’t let your money fund gas drilling in Mozambique (Friends of the Earth)

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The UK government is currently deciding whether to pump millions in taxpayers' money into a vast new gas drilling development in Mozambique.

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.

“Inadequate and cynical” – Green campaigners respond to BP plans

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12th Feb 2020

The newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of BP has today laid out plans for how the oil and gas giant would be a "net zero" company.

HS2 gets green light – Friends of the Earth reaction

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11th Feb 2020

Reacting to the government’s decision to give the go-ahead to HS2, Friends of the Earth’s campaigns director, Jamie Peters, said:

Ban on new petrol & diesel cars accelerated – Friends of the Earth reaction

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4th Feb 2020

Commenting on Boris Johnson’s plans to consult on bringing forward a ban on sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles to 2035 or earlier, Friends of the Earth’s head of policy Mike Childs 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.

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.