Five Priorities For Birmingham’s Transport

Birmingham Friends of the Earth are sending out a new briefing to all councillors ahead of next month’s election with their five-point plan for a better transport system. Due to the focus on large infrastructure, the group feel that councillors have lost touch...

Showing the Way on our 35th Birthday

Last Saturday I attended Birmingham Friends of the Earth’s 35th birthday party at the Warehouse, which also doubled up as a chance to demonstrate how we have been making the building more energy efficient. I work as an energy assessor and I provide people with advice...

A New City in the greenbelt because of HS2?

Last week there were stories about HS2, the airport and a new city in the greenbelt of Meriden, which shocked me so much I feel the need to express how Andrew McNaughton’s intentions are deeply wrong and harmful. The green belt in England helps to preserve the natural...

The Problem

Birmingham is the largest city in Europe not to have an integrated urban rail system. Some of our twin cities abroad have a complete rail system, and an underground and a tram network. As a result, the majority of Birmingham’s households are very dependent on...