Manchester Friends of the Earth have signed up with the Recycling for Good Causes scheme to collect unwanted items and recycle them to raise money for Friends of the Earth.
My name is Maria – I am a PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University. My PhD focuses on promoting the voices of citizens when it comes to air pollution and designing future clean urban environments. Specifically, I am focusing on … Continue reading
See our new animation. Why healthy air matters and what you can do about it.
Through the Mill (Ancoats Festival) Sat 15th September – can you help on a Manchester FoE campaign stall ?
Manchester Friends of the Earth will be running a campaign stall at the Through the Mill Festival in Ancoats on Saturday 15th August. Can you help us for a few hours on the day ? It’s a great way to … Continue reading
Sign our petition for a future free of single-use plastics in Greater Manchester!
Recent government proposals to fast-track fracking are getting closer to reality. The government wants to make it possible to drill test wells for non-hydraulic fracking without needing to apply for planning permission, using planning tools intended to approve low-impact developments … Continue reading
Just a few of the dozens of wildflowers we sowed in Cheadle Hulme in April.
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
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
Today, Tuesday 14th August, Manchester Friends of the Earth are launching a powerful animation to highlight the damage caused by air pollution in Greater Manchester. The animation, created by Hannah Langfield a Manchester-based motion designer, vividly shows the dangers of … Continue reading
• Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) fails to address climate change Formal legal action has begun at the High Court over claims the decision by the government to allow the building of a third runway at Heathrow Airport is unlawful … Continue reading
New polling published today by the Campaign to Protect Rural England and Friends of the Earth reveals that an overwhelming majority (80%) of Conservative councillors in areas where fracking companies have a license to drill and explore for gas believe that planning applications … Continue reading
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
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) recently consulted on the Government’s draft Clean Air Strategy. Manchester Friends of the Earth detailed response is available (pdf). See below for the introduction to our response and why we need … Continue reading
Manchester Friends of the Earth response to the South East Manchester Multi Modal Study (SEMMMs) Refresh consultation
Stockport Council recently consulted on a ‘Refreshed’ SEMMMs transport strategy. SEMMMs is supposed to be the South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy. Unfortunately, over the lifespan of SEMMMs most of the focus has been on building new roads or widening existing … Continue reading