As parliament returns from summer holidays, what should Theresa May do for the environment? Here are 9 green policy tests for the new Prime Minister and her Tory government.
Our fully-equipped education centre in Bolton sits on the edge of the magnificent wildlife haven, Seven Acres Local Nature Reserve. With the emphasis on outdoor learning in the 2014/15 curriculum, why not let our experts help take away some of … Continue reading
Phase One of the Citywide Cycle Parking programme is due to commence implementation on site, seeing 411 cycle Sheffield stands provided at locations suggested as part of the on-line consultation process mainly focusing on the City Centre.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) are making funding available to Charities and Community Interest Companies to install their own cycle parking facilities helping organisations assist their visitors, staff and clients to travel by bike. Charities and CICs can apply for … Continue reading
Following the international climate agreement in Paris last December, the Manchester Climate Change Agency is consulting on an update to the city’s climate change strategy.
Secretary of State Sajid Javid, has decided that fracking should go ahead at Preston New Road, Lancashire, but has delayed making a decision on the Roseacre site to “give the Appellant and other parties the opportunity to provide any further … Continue reading
On the first anniversary of the successful single-use plastic bag charge, Friends of the Earth calls on the government, businesses and consumers to turn their attention to reducing other waste. The popularity of the plastic bag charge also means that … Continue reading
This week the EU will ratify the Paris Climate Agreement but it is no time to stop and pat ourselves on the back says Friends of the Earth, as research reveals that temperatures are the hottest they have been for 115,000 … Continue reading
‘Making a success of Brexit’ must include protecting our wildlife and environment – say Friends of the Earth
Friends of the Earth is urging the government to commit to matching or exceeding EU protections for the environment, as the Prime Minister unveils how her government will make a ‘success of Brexit’ at the Conservative Party conference on Sunday … Continue reading
Plans to destroy a unique underwater world may soon be given the unofficial green light. The Fal and Helford Special Area of Conservation (SAC) in Cornwall urgently needs your help.
The aviation industry is currently meeting in Canada hoping to secure a deal that will allow them to massively increase their climate pollution whilst hiding behind dodgy offset schemes.
A press release released following the visit from members of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group to Manchester on Friday 23rd September. Pete Abel from Love Your Bike was invited to give one of the presentations to APPCG members, Manchester … Continue reading
There have been some amazing campaigns in the past, including the anti-slavery movement, the suffragettes, and the campaign for homosexual equality. Modern day campaigners can draw inspiration from these, but can we learn lessons? After all the 21st Century is … Continue reading
As part of the long-running design process for the Oxford Road corridor, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) built a trial bus-stop bypass facility opposite Whitworth Park in Summer 2015. There was a 2-week monitoring process and TfGM have released the … Continue reading
Last year (2015) Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) consulted on their 2040 Vision for Transport in Greater Manchester. Manchester Friends of the Earth submitted a detailed response.
A leak to The Times has revealed that the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has made a draft recommendation that complaints against Friends of the Earth – made by fracking company Cuadrilla and two well-known supporters of fracking – should be … Continue reading
Renewable energy already generates a quarter of UK electricity Huge potential for new energy collectives by 2030 Over half of people in the EU could generate their own renewable electricity by 2050 A new report released today estimates that 44% … Continue reading
An application to drill for oil in the beautiful South Downs National Park for 20 years has been criticised by Friends of the Earth. United Kingdom Oil and Gas Investments PLC (UKOG) has applied to the South Downs National Park … Continue reading
Ratifying climate deal not “worth the paper it’s written on” if government invests in fossil fuels – says Friends of the Earth
Theresa May’s announcement that the UK will ratify the Paris climate deal by Christmas is an important step says Friends of the Earth, but it won’t be worth the paper it’s written on unless the government stops investing in fossil … Continue reading
Last week, Monsanto accepted a takeover bid from the chemical and pharmaceutical company, Bayer. If this goes ahead, it would become the world’s largest seed and pesticide company, a giant corporate super villain with vast control over the world’s food … Continue reading