Are you aware of the threat posed by hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’? This method of extracting natural gas from shale has already made news headlines nationwide in the aftermath of two small earthquakes in the Blackpool area, both following on … Continue reading
Kevin Anderson, Mike Childs and Dave Coleman address our public meeting, says Cat Keeping the global average temperature rise below 2 degrees is not possible with our current rate of carbon emissions, and under 4 degrees would be a struggle—this … Continue reading
Eileen finds out about Trafford’s push to get local people growing their own food. On Tuesday 14th February, Gather to Grow in Trafford, a food growing event for all the family, was held at Trafford College. This was a really … Continue reading
The University of Manchester’s Public Participation Geographic Information Systems research team would like to hear from you. Why? We are developing a peer-to-peer or ‘crowdsourcing’ website, where people can share useful experiences and practical tips about renewable heat technologies and … Continue reading
Manchester Friends of the Earth are inviting election candidates to take part in an online survey about environmental issues ahead of the local elections in Greater Manchester on Thursday 3rd May. 
(STOP PRESS: Interim results available) In the run up to the local elections in Greater Manchester, we’re asking candidates about their policies on climate change, food, waste and sustainable transport. The results will be made available on this website, so … Continue reading
Real Nappy Week 2012 runs from 16th to 22nd April and to celebrate Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) are hosting 18 nappy events to help you see how easy they are to use. Visit the using real nappies page for … Continue reading
British bees are vital to our food supply and economy. But their numbers have declined dramatically. Today Friends of the Earth are launching The Bee Cause so that together we can help save British bees.
After a buzzing day in Darlington last month, we’re looking forward to our next training event in a couple of weeks. “Re-energize” will be a fresh take on the climate and energy challenges facing us and how we can tackle … Continue reading
On Friday 30th March, Love Your Bike are inviting people to join one of the Bike Friday ‘cycle to work’ rides  to support the launch of ‘Getting Moving: A Manifesto for Cycling In Greater Manchester’.
Created by Love Your Bike and supported by a range of businesses and organisations in Greater Manchester and nationally, Getting Moving argues for bold measures to make Greater Manchester a cycling city.
Following the publication of the Government’s new planning guidelines on Tuesday 27 March , Friends of the Earth are calling on government ministers to make it absolutely clear that the new planning system will encourage the low-carbon infrastructure and affordable … Continue reading
GMCC are running a series of evening fun cycle rides in 2012. More info from GMCC.
Friends of the Earth said months ago – and the courts agreed – that the Government had illegally lowered its incentives to go solar. But the Government just wouldn’t stop spending time and money on its fight.
Was this a green budget? Compared to the outright attacks on going green made by the Chancellor last year, this was a Budget that from an environmental prospect was merely extremely disappointing– rather than outwardly hostile.
#MACF2012 This week celebrates MCR’s climate plan. 5 themes in 5 days.We will tweet a challenge a day! watch this space..
Open meeting: The Behavioural Challenge of Climate Change: Where we are at, and where we need to be'. (Tuesday 13th March)
The Behavioural Challenge of Climate Change: Where we are at, and where we need to be’. A discussion of the latest climate research and some solutions to address the challenges, hosted by Manchester Friends of the Earth, featuring: Prof Kevin Anderson, … Continue reading
This Sunday Manchester City Council is hosting its fantastic annual Women’s Day event at the Town Hall, and Manchester Friends of the Earth have been invited along!
Help us root out the worst offenders for trashing the planet. Making everything we buy and use is putting the earth’s life-support systems under dangerous strain. That’s why we’re campaigning for all companies to start counting the cost and reduce the impacts their … Continue reading