Motion Submitted by the Green Party Group with the support of a Liberal Democratic Member – Glyphosate-Free Trafford
This motion below was passed by Trafford Council on 20th March 2019. Continue reading
Annual greenhouse gas emissions data is released today. Research shows that £22bn additional funds needed to avert climate chaos. Continue reading
At today’s Green Summit, GM-CAN members will call on Mayor Andy Burnham and the 10 council leaders to declare a climate emergency and take bolder actions to tackle our climate-wrecking emissions more rapidly. Continue reading
Our response to the GMCA 5 Year Environment Plan, which was launched at the 2019 Green Summit. Continue reading
New report shows it’s time for industry to stump up. “You pollute, you pay.” says Friends of the Earth as they call for a new carbon tax. The UK coal, oil and gas industries cause £44 billion pounds of damage … Continue reading
Despite the rain we had a depressingly successful litter pick at Chorlton Brook on Saturday clearing away loads of stuff that had been dumped – half of which can be recycled. Continue reading
Our campaign to stop fast-tracked fracking has reached a crucial stage. Together, we’ve been able to force another debate in parliament on the government’s proposals to change planning rules to make it easier for companies to start exploratory fracking. This … Continue reading
Here’s one more simple action we can all take to reduce our own impact on the planet – switching to 100% renewable energy. Continue reading
The plan that will shape the region’s development over the next 20 years has some decent policies, but they’re not reflected in the sites allocated for development. Continue reading
“It’s a harsh change of tone that may see Sky’s Ocean Rescue campaign to clear plastic pollution from our oceans ditched from the team jersey in favour of Ineos.” Continue reading
Climate change should be at heart of economic policy, not consigned to the margins. Continue reading
Legal proceedings to commence on 11th March 2019, with demonstration taking place outside the High Court from 9am.
Inland waterways must be routinely monitored for microplastic pollution New research  by Bangor University and Friends of the Earth has found microplastic pollution in some of Britain’s most iconic and remote rivers and lakes.
Ashton MP Angela Rayner, Salford Mayor Paul Dennett and Manchester City leader Richard Leese support Better Buses passenger action (Better Buses for Greater Manchester campaign)
Better Buses Action Week (4th-11th March) – initiated by campaign group Better Buses for Greater Manchester – is a week of creative action to get local leaders and Andy Burnham’s attention, supported by Ashton MP Angela Rayner and Manchester City … Continue reading
Friends of the Earth made an intervention at the Court of Appeal to support the right to peaceful protest. We supported the appeals brought by Joe Corré, activist and fashion designer, and Joe Boyd, who are challenging a wide-ranging and … Continue reading
At the Mayor’s Green Summit in March 2018, Andy Burnham announced his ambition for Greater Manchester to be ‘carbon neutral’ by 2038.
A data audit* by Friends of the Earth has revealed the 126 sites across the North West that have breached the annual Air Quality Objective for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels, which is set to protect health. Of these sites Manchester’s … Continue reading
Nearly two thousand locations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland breaching air pollution limits
A data audit* by Friends of the Earth has revealed the 1,758 sites across the England, Wales and Northern Ireland that have breached the annual Air Quality Objective for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels, which is set to protect health.
The fracking industry is calling on the Prime Minister to weaken the rules on earthquakes. Write to your MP today to oppose this proposal
26 February 2019 – for immediate release Commenting on the GM Clean Air Plan proposals unveiled today (1), Jen O’Brien from Clean Air Levenshulme, a local parents and residents group in one of the most polluted suburbs in Greater Manchester … Continue reading