A shift towards more sustainable modes of transport is good news for our health, communities and the environment, both locally and globally. It is a vital step in reducing the emissions causing climate change. Manchester Friends of the Earth campaigns for cycling, walking, alternative fuels and quality public transport to be at the heart of policies on how we get around. We also believe that it is important to reduce the need to travel by, for example, promoting the use and development of local shops and services.



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Dirty Air Hits the Vulnerable Hardest

The GM Clean Air Conversation

Speak up for Healthy Air People in Greater Manchester can comment on proposals for a Clean Air Plan. This is an opportunity to demand strong action on pollution from transport and get the healthy air our city deserves. You can … Continue reading

19th Jun 2019
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M4 relief road rejected

The M4 relief road has been rejected which is great news for Wales and the planet. Continue reading

4th Jun 2019
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Letter to Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs : re draft Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan

Manchester Friends of the Earth are writing to you regarding Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan – Tackling Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside – Outline Business Case. Continue reading

17th May 2019

	

Frustration as Grayling reaffirms road through Rimrose as his preferred choice

Friends of the Earth condemns a government response to call to immediately halt plans to build a road through the heart of Rimrose Valley Country Park in Sefton. Local campaigners and leading environmental organisation Friends of the Earth have condemned … Continue reading

14th May 2019
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Interested in free bus journeys? You could win £500 by completing a survey

Later this year the Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, plans to introduce free bus travel for young people in the Greater Manchester area. Continue reading

30th Apr 2019
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Friends of the Earth on board with Labour policy to bring back buses

Labour has released details of a new plan for a £1.3bn bus transformation fund. Continue reading

25th Apr 2019
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ULEZ a ‘crucial’ step in the fight for clean air

But tougher measures and transitional support needed to help all Londoners breathe more easily.

The introduction today of the first phase of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth.
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8th Apr 2019
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Ashton MP Angela Rayner, Salford Mayor Paul Dennett and Manchester City leader Richard Leese support Better Buses passenger action (Better Buses for Greater Manchester campaign)

Better Buses Action Week (4th-11th March) – initiated by campaign group Better Buses for Greater Manchester – is a week of creative action to get local leaders and Andy Burnham’s attention, supported by Ashton MP Angela Rayner and Manchester City … Continue reading

6th Mar 2019
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Mapped: Over 120 locations across North West breaching air pollution limits

A data audit* by Friends of the Earth has revealed the 126 sites across the North West that have breached the annual Air Quality Objective for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels, which is set to protect health. Of these sites Manchester’s … Continue reading

27th Feb 2019
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Nearly two thousand locations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland breaching air pollution limits

A data audit* by Friends of the Earth has revealed the 1,758 sites across the England, Wales and Northern Ireland that have breached the annual Air Quality Objective for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels, which is set to protect health.

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