Responding to today's tree planting announcements from the Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats, Emi Murphy, Friends of the Earth trees campaigner, said: "Bolder policies announced from the Conservatives and Lib Dems today are a solid start, but we need greater ambition from all parties to urgently respond to the climate emergency.
Join City of Trees and Friends of the Earth to plant 500 trees in Sunnybank Park – Sunday 24th November [NOW FULLY BOOKED].
Time is running out to tackle the climate emergency. The new government will have to make climate action an absolute priority. So what would party leaders do for the environment if their party was in charge?
Parents install airplane style ‘oxygen masks’ at local bus stop to highlight toxic Manchester streets
A group of parents have installed airplane style ‘oxygen masks’ at their local bus stop to highlight the toxic air on UK streets. The masks drop down when air pollution reaches dangerous levels. With 83% of UK parents worried about the effect of air pollution* on their families the group are calling for urgent action to reduce air pollution, such as the inclusion of the most polluting private cars in the Clean Air Zone for Greater Manchester.
Manchester Friends of the Earth invite people to a discussion evening on Monday 11th November with Mike Childs, Head of Science, Policy and Research at Friends of the Earth (FoE) who will outline the UK's pathway for achieving net-zero greenhouse emissions - exploring what will need to happen to transport, power, buildings, land-use, industry, waste, shipping and aviation to get us there.
Climate Resilience: Think and Act like a Forest Garden – A report from the National Forest Gardening Scheme AGM and Roundtable event in Manchester.
On Saturday 28th September, the National Forest Garden Scheme held their Annual General meeting and roundtable event on Climate Resilience in Manchester. The National Forest Garden Scheme (NFGS) aims to connect as many people as possible to these inspiring spaces.
Switching to a green energy supplier is cheaper and easier than you think says Friends of the Earth.
“This is a quietly critical report that doesn’t give the fracking industry any revived sense of hope. The NAO have several concerns including the mark-your-own-homework approach to regulation and the lack of clarity over who should be responsible for clean-up costs if fracking ever got going.
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).
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’.