Let’s Get Moving was our campaign in 2013 and 2014 to tackle Birmingham’s appalling air quality by investing more in active travel (walking & cycling), calling on Birmingham City Council at least £10 per person per year for at least 10 years.

The campaign gained lots of support from individuals and and groups from across the city, culminating in our petition hand-in to the Council in November 2014.

Although we’re not doing quite as much on air pollution this year, doesn’t mean we’ll be ignoring the issue. Check out the air quality page for more info on our continuing work on this area.

Clean Air Zone delayed – write to your MP

The proposed Clean Air Zone was supposed to be launched in January 2020 but it has now been delayed until July 2020 at the very earliest. Even this date now seems too optimistic. This is because central government is late in delivering the necessary vehicle checking...

Clean Air For Our Children

On the blustery day of the 16th of March, myself and 4 other BFOE volunteers attended the UNICEF UK Action day at Victoria Square. UNICEF are a children's welfare charity, campaigning for children in danger worldwide, and this day of action, which also took place...

Buses, Climate Change and Air Quality

Research commissioned by Friends of the Earth has estimated that nationally, substantial cuts in car mileage of around 60% are needed by 2030 to stay within the transport sector’s carbon budget and help to limit the more catastrophic consequences of climate change....

The Tysley Incinerator

The Tysley Incinerator

The Tysley Incinerator – Shaz Rahman A new report from the ‘United Kingdom Without Incineration Report (UKWIN)’ organisation has stated the considerable downsides to incineration as a way of producing electricity. The report is available on their website:...