#ProtectOurFutures action in Manchester

On Saturday 14 October, people across the world stood together in an international day of action to protect our futures from fossil fuel projects.

12th Oct 2017
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Eating Better for a Fair Green Healthy Future

Why eating grass-fed beef isn’t going to help fight climate change

What is the net climate impact of grass-fed ruminants, taking into account all greenhouse gas emissions and removals? The new report Grazed and Confused looks into the evidence. Beef gets a bad press, environmentally speaking. We’re bombarded with reports highlighting … Continue reading

4th Oct 2017

	
Thomas Tank Engine Tory Conference 2017

Getting the North on Track: our Message to Conservative Conference

On the morning of Monday 2nd October, “Thomas the Tank engine” and a pre-pay meter, helped transport campaigners ask Conservative Party conference delegates to put some money in the electricity meter to help fund the rail electrification programme that the … Continue reading

 
 
2nd Oct 2017
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Stop the massacre of migrating birds

Every year more than 2 million migrating birds, including robins, thrushes and nightjars, are illegally trapped and killed in Cyprus as part of a criminal food business. A major part of this illegal killing occurs on UK territory on the … Continue reading

29th Sep 2017
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Make a poster to save our bees

For over three years there has been a Europe-wide ban on bee-harming pesticides called neonicotinoids. But this ban only applies to crops attractive to pollinators — it doesn’t cover crops like wheat. This October, Michael Gove will vote on behalf … Continue reading

7th Sep 2017
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Electric trains, not diesel trains: don’t scrap the electrification of our railways!

The Department for Transport has slammed the brakes on their promise to electrify the UK’s railways, announcing plans to scrap work across the north, the midlands and south Wales. This means more polluting diesel trains for years to come, not … Continue reading

10th Aug 2017
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October meeting

We held the October Waste campaign meeting this Wednesday during which we discussed our findings about Manchester take-away businesses and planned future actions. To recap, our campaign focuses on single-use items in local take-aways. The aim is to influence businesses … Continue reading

15th Oct 2017
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#ProtectOurFutures action in Manchester

On Saturday 14 October, people across the world stood together in an international day of action to protect our futures from fossil fuel projects.

12th Oct 2017
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Thomas Tank Engine Tory Conference 2017

Getting the North on Track: our Message to Conservative Conference

On the morning of Monday 2nd October, “Thomas the Tank engine” and a pre-pay meter, helped transport campaigners ask Conservative Party conference delegates to put some money in the electricity meter to help fund the rail electrification programme that the … Continue reading

 
 
2nd Oct 2017
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Government plan for plastic bottle deposit scheme welcomed

Gove investigates deposit scheme for drinks plastic bottles – but stays silent on tougher action on bee-harming pesticides Michael Gove’s consultation on a deposit scheme for drinks containers in England has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth. But the … Continue reading

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News release: Rail electrification in the North? …Sorry no money for the meter!

On Monday 2nd October, “Thomas the Tank engine” and a pre-pay meter, will be helping transport campaigners ask Conservative Party conference delegates to put some money in the electricity meter to help fund the rail electrification programme that the Government … Continue reading

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News release: Bike to Support City’s Cycling & Walking Ambition

Love Your Bike are inviting people to join one of the Bike Friday cycle rides on Friday 29th September to show support for Chris Boardman’s (Cycling & Walking Commissioner) plans to make Greater Manchester a truly cycling friendly city. [1]

27th Sep 2017
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Stockport Local Plan and SEMMMs refresh – consultation responses.

Manchester Friends of the Earth have submitted consultation responses to both the Stockport Local Plan and SEMMMs (South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy) Refresh consultations.

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Manchester Friends of the Earth’s Response to DEFRA Consultation on Improving Air Quality

On 15th June 2017, we submitted this response to the Government’s plans for tackling nitrogen oxide pollution in our towns and cities. With thanks to Client Earth for their guidance on these issues and this particular consultation. 7 How satisfied … Continue reading

15th Jun 2017

	

General Election 2017: A cleaner, greener, healthier, fairer UK

Our environment can’t wait.  For too long action has been seen as something that will only benefit future generations or put off as a ‘nice to have’. But the harm done by problems such as air pollution and run-away climate … Continue reading

 
 
3rd May 2017