For one day only, a parking space in central Manchester was transformed into a picnic site. On Friday 16 September 2011, one lucky parking space on Thomas Street in the Northern Quarter underwent a transformation into a picnic site courtesy … Continue reading
It’s time to stop the supermarkets throwing perfectly edible food in the bin. On Sunday 9 October 2011, Manchester Friends of the Earth food campaigners asked visitors to the Manchester Food and Drink Festival to take the ‘Taste Before Beauty’ … Continue reading
Manchester FoE gets the new campaign moving with a stunt at the Conservative conference. This year it was the turn of the Conservative Party to hold its annual conference at Manchester Central, so FoE decided it was time to bring … Continue reading
With concerns mounting over the environmental impacts of ‘fracking’ and shale gas exploration in the North West, Manchester Friends of the Earth are inviting people to a meeting to learn more about ‘fracking’ and shale gas exploration and what it … Continue reading
Manchester Friends of the Earth is holding its 2011 AGM and Christmas meal on Monday 5 December at Bistro 1847 on Booth Street in central Manchester (off Mosley Street, opposite the Art Gallery).
Shorter days and frosty nights – the British winter will soon be upon us, and if the mere thought of the coming icy months makes you shudder, then you’ll probably be turning up the heating faster than Usain Bolt running … Continue reading
Responding to news today (Monday 24 October 2011) that US Utility giant Covanta has withdrawn its plans to build a huge incinerator in Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales, Friends of the Earth’s planning campaigner Mike Birkin said: “This is fantastic news … Continue reading
On Sunday 9th October, Manchester Friends of the Earth food campaigners will be asking visitors to the Manchester Food and Drink Festival  to take the ‘taste before beauty’ challenge by trying a variety of apples and deciding which ones … Continue reading
Manchester Friends of the Earth is dismayed by the proposals outlined by Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Transport during the Conservative Party conference to allow 80 mph speed limits on the UK’s motorway network. The Minister has claimed that … Continue reading
On the first day of the Tory Party conference, Manchester Friends of the Earth members will be moonlighting as spoof street fundraisers intent on raising funds for beleaguered Energy companies who, despite record profits, persist in trying to convince UK … Continue reading
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is requesting your feedback regarding proposals for cycle parking facilities
Following the successful bid to the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) would like to ask for your thoughts regarding additional and improved cycle parking facilities for Manchester City Centre and other towns throughout Greater Manchester.
Very exciting news for Salford as UK Youth Climate Coalition have announced that they are holding their annual conference at Salford University. If you haven’t been involved in anything like this before, this is a great chance for young people … Continue reading
Thursday 22nd September is World Carfree Day and Manchester Friends of the Earth is inviting people in Greater Manchester to give their car the day off and try alternative ways of travelling to work .
22nd September is World Car Free Day. If you normally drive to work, why not try a different mode of transport. Walking and cycling are cheap and get you fit, and public transport gives you time to read the paper… … Continue reading
Local campaigners today praised a Manchester MP for standing up for people living in cold, badly insulated homes.
On Friday 16th September, Manchester Friends of the Earth is inviting people to join with citizens in cities around the world who will be temporarily transforming metered parking spaces into public parks and other social spaces, as part of international … Continue reading
The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) today released the latest statistics on carbon dioxide emissions from local authorities around the country.
Colette Humphrey, joint co-ordinator, talks about some of this year’s highlights. At the time of writing, seven members of the Manchester group have just returned from an inspirational and fun-filled Local Groups Conference. This is held annually for local group … Continue reading
Katy is here to tell us how Bike Fab came back to wow the Arndale with fashion and fruit smoothies. Following on from the success of last year’s event, Bike Fabulous 2011 again took place at Manchester Arndale on 25th … Continue reading
Manchester’s action plan is growing up, with literature and a plan of campaign. As covered in the last newsletter (June 2011), one of the most important climate change campaign actions the group can take in Manchester is supporting and promoting … Continue reading