Is your organisation supporting the Climate Strike on 20th September?

Young people have been leading the fight against the climate crisis ;– striking from school to demand the government takes urgent climate action.

Now they’re calling on the adults to join them. Continue reading

19th Aug 2019

	

Six Acts to Reboot Democracy: Vote to ‘Introduce a Well-being of Future Generations Act’.

In the radical spirit of the 1819 Peterloo Reformers, the Six Acts to Reboot Democracy, is a digital brainstorm to crowd-source ideas which encourage us to completely rethink democracy. Continue reading

 
 
16th Aug 2019

	

Compostable packaging in Greater Manchester

There is often a lot of confusion when it comes to compostable packaging, the way to dispose of it and the actual meaning of the word. This post will hopefully help clarify slightly. Definitions Degradable: Used for a product that … Continue reading

12th Aug 2019

	

Join the Global Climate Strike (20th September 2019)

Young people have been leading the fight against the climate crisis – striking from school to demand the government takes urgent climate action.

Now they’re calling on the adults to join them Continue reading

20th Aug 2019
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Tell the Government not to weaken the public’s right to environmental information.

Earlier this year the Campaign for Freedom of Information revealed how the government’s supposed ‘world-leading law’ for a green Brexit would weaken the public’s right to environmental information. Continue reading

18th Aug 2019
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Time is running out. Save ancient woodlands from HS2 (Woodland Trust)

HS2 is set to destroy swathes of ancient woodland as the controversial rail route forces its way through our countryside. Damaging preparatory work is happening right now, even as rising costs and an upcoming government review calls the future of the project into question. Continue reading

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

Hot on the heels of the news that Manchester council wants to turn Great Ancoats Street into a ‘European-style’ boulevard – but without the European-style cycle infrastructure – comes the news that Mancheser 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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Joining the long queue for Better Buses in Greater Manchester!

On a blustery evening, Manchester Friends of the Earth campaigners joined the ‘Longest Queue for Better Buses’ rally outside Andy Burnham’s offices on Oxford Street. Continue reading

2nd Jul 2019
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Buzzin’ nature campaign stall at the Manchester Festival of Nature (Saturday 29th June)

On one of the hottest days of the year (so far) Manchester Friends of the Earth nature campaign volunteers joined forces with a group of incredible nature organisations to celebrate Manchester’s wonderful wildlife in Heaton Park as part of the fantastic Manchester Festival of Nature #MFON. Continue reading

1st Jul 2019
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Cuadrilla breaks earthquake safety regulations within 6 days, Friends of the Earth says clearly time for climate-wrecking industry to be banned

An earthquake measuring 1.6 on the Richter scale has led to Cuadrilla halting fracking operations in Lancashire, less than a week after resuming. Earthquake regulations are in place to protect the safety of local communities. Continue reading

22nd Aug 2019
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As fracking resumes, Friends of the Earth calls for ban

Cuadrilla has restarted its fracking activity in Lancashire today despite the escalating climate crisis and the fact that drilling operations have led to earthquakes. Continue reading

15th Aug 2019
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First-time demonstrators: Friends of the Earth’s top tips.

Over the past couple of years demonstrations in the UK have seen a resurgence in popularity, and the Global Climate Strikes in September 2019 are likely to attract hundreds of thousands of people –young and old. Despite the friendly atmosphere, it’s not uncommon to be nervous or unsure – especially if you’re a first-timer. Continue reading

 
 
14th Aug 2019
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Manchester Friends of the Earth objection to City Council’s application to turn the derelict Central Retail Park into a temporary (5-years plus) 440 space car park

Manchester Friends of the Earth have submitted an objection to the planning application. See below for the outline of our objection letter. The full response is available Continue reading

6th Aug 2019

	

North West Friends of the Earth, Liverpool FoE and Manchester FoE 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

	

Letter to Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs : re draft Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan

Manchester Friends of the Earth are writing to you regarding Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan – Tackling Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside – Outline Business Case. Continue reading

17th May 2019