Campaigners launch petition to ban plastic bags

Article published: Wednesday, October 16th 2013

A petition to ban plastic bags in the Manchester area has been launched this month.

Manchester food co-op offers growing alternative to industrial agribusiness

Article published: Saturday, July 6th 2013

A not-for-profit organic food co-operative bringing together local organic growers and buyers are raising money to bring locally-sourced, environmentally friendly and affordable grub to Manchester as an alternative to global agribusinesses.

Reclaim the power, say No Dash for Gas activists

Article published: Friday, June 7th 2013

Climate activists have said they hope to “encourage and inspire” people to fight for democracy and strike back against climate change after escaping prison sentences for successfully shutting down a gas-fired power plant last year.

Demonstration planned as tree climbing protestors occupy Alexandra Park

Article published: Friday, February 1st 2013

Manchester City Council’s plans to fell what protesters claim could be up to 400 trees in Alexandra Park have been challenged by local residents since they were unveiled in December 2012. Despite this, felling went ahead before being halted this week by local opponents who have occupied the park to make themselves heard.

Peel power vs. people power: public inquiry begins over Barton incinerator

Article published: Tuesday, November 13th 2012

Major developer Peel Holdings’ fiercely-opposed plan for a biomass incinerator in Trafford is going before a public inquiry billed by campaigners as the “last chance” to halt the plant from today, Tuesday 12 November.

Wildlife Walk: Community fight back against airport plans to concrete former greenbelt

Article published: Thursday, November 1st 2012

Locals and activists will take part in a Wildlife Walk in protest against the development of former greenbelt land on this Saturday 3rd November, as part of the Stop Expansion at Manchester Airport (SEMA) campaign.

Platt Fields protection group to consider future of festivals

Article published: Friday, July 27th 2012

The park conservation group Friends of Platt Fields will hold an open meeting this Saturday to debate whether the South Manchester park can sustain the impact of hosting large events without more done to care for it.