Solar Together Greater Manchester #GMGreenCity

Do you want to save on your energy bill and generate your own clean electricity? Solar Together Greater Manchester is here to help. 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


	

Ask the UK Government to protect us from pesticide cocktails (Pesticide Action Network)

UK citizens and the natural environment are being exposed to potentially harmful mixtures of pesticides. These mixtures appear in our food, water and soil and can affect the health of both humans and wildlife. There is a growing body of evidence that pesticides can become more harmful when combined, a phenomenon known as the ‘cocktail effect’. Continue reading

21st Oct 2019
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Show your support in the buses consultation!

Add your voice to the Greater Manchester Bus Consultation. Continue reading

20th Oct 2019
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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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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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Halt damaging Arundel bypass – Friends of the Earth CEO writes to Transport Secretary

Friends of the Earth chief executive, Craig Bennett has written to Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, urging him to halt plans to build an Arundel bypass because of its environmental and community impacts. A consultation into the route ends this Thursday (24 October). Continue reading

21st Oct 2019
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Withdrawal Deal a “significant threat to the environment” – says Friends of the Earth

“Boris Johnson’s renegotiated Withdrawal Deal is a significant threat to the environment after Brexit. While not as catastrophic as a No-Deal departure, it is worse than Theresa May’s deal which had a binding commitment to maintain environmental standards during the transition period, and if a trade deal with the EU hadn’t been finalised. Continue reading

 
 
18th Oct 2019
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PM to chair cabinet committee on climate change – reaction

Government challenged to reverse climate-wrecking policies. Continue reading

17th 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