Shale gas is being promoted as a safe, clean energy source that can help the UK in the transition to a low carbon economy and is underpinning a likely new ‘dash for gas’. But there are serious environmental and human … Continue reading
Friends of the Earth wanted you to show us how inspired you are by renewable energy, so we ran a photo competition. We had a huge response and it was a tough decision for the judges.
Book now for our most inspiring event of the year: 14-16 September at Imperial College, London. With more than 60 sessions planned, this year’s Conference promises to be the biggest ever. This year there are two ways to experience it.
Manchester FOE, Didsbury Film Club and The Co-operative Membership would like to invite you to a free screening of the film “Gasland”.
Thank you to all the Manchester Friends of the Earth members who completed the priority survey. It is great that the 3D proposal submitted by Manchester FoE (Smooth Cycling) and the two Conference motions seconded by the group were in … Continue reading
The August Manchester Friends of the Earth Full Group meeting followed a different format to the normal meetings. Inspired by the lovely weather we enjoyed a great evening Urban Nature Walk around Manchester.
Carbon Co-op is launching a new Manchester-based programme to help owner occupiers improve the fabric of their homes, reducing utility bills and carbon emissions. To celebrate we’re staging a free tour of local eco-houses, all from a double-decker, red London … Continue reading
Stacie from the Greater Manchester Energy Advice Service tells us why there’s no time like the present to get toasty:
There’s been lots in the news recently about bees and pesticides – especially growing evidence that pesticides harm bees’ health and remove food sources they need to survive. This summer the Government has a golden opportunity to help. It’s putting … Continue reading
On Sunday 29th July, 7 volunteers cycled 48 miles from Manchester to Chester to raise money to support the campaigns of Manchester Friends of the Earth.
George Osborne is holding the coalition’s green credentials to ransom.
How many ways can we make progress towards a sustainable energy future? Lots of them, as Damian found out at the latest of Manchester FOE’s ‘Big Tuesday’ events, hosted by the group at the Green Fish Resource Centre.
Following on from the success of last years sponsored cycle ride from Manchester to Blackpool, why not join us for the Manchester to Chester Bike Ride? Join in the fun cycling this great 48 mile route, starting from Platts Field … Continue reading
How can we keep the lights on without new nuclear? Who do we want to control our energy supply? What can I do to support Clean British Energy? Join us for a discussion of all things energy-related with our special … Continue reading
Shoppers in Manchester Arndale on Saturday 23rd June were treated to the third Bike Fabulous cycle style event, promoting cool cycling with the motto ‘cycle wear, cycle everywhere’.
NEGATONNES – an initial assessment of the potential for negative emission techniques to contribute safely and fairly to meeting carbon budgets in the 21st Century
This report is the third in a series that looks at probably the biggest challenge facing humankind – how can we live within a carbon budget that is consistent with avoiding dangerous climate change? The first report, Reckless Gamblers (written … Continue reading
Fancy a preview of some of the outfits we are planning for this weekend’s Bike Fabulous event?
Pick up a postcard from the event, and take advantage of these fab discounts. Edinburgh Bike Co-op, Wilmslow Road 15% off bikes, clothing and accessories, 23rd-25th June Helly Hansen, Manchester Arndale 10% discount, until end of June Keep Pedalling, Hilton … Continue reading
Cat invites us to put the buzz back into our bee population and get involved in Friends of the Earth’s latest campaign As you may have heard, the bee population is declining right across developed countries. Friends of the Earth … Continue reading
This season’s recipe from MFoE co-ordinator and Love Your Bike campaigner Pete Preparation and cooking time 30 minutes. Temperature and timings are for a fan-assisted electric oven, quantities for a 10 inch baking tin. Pastry base • 7oz flour (wholemeal, … Continue reading