Manchester Friends of the Earth news releases will have contact details for the specific campaign leads.

You are also welcome to contact our Media officer or one of the Group coordinators but please be aware that we are all volunteers and may not be able to respond to you right away:

Media officer:

  • Pete Abel: 07951 642858, pete[at]manchesterfoe.org.uk

Group coordinators:

  • Ali Abbas: 07786 090520, ali[at]manchestefoe.org.uk
  • Catherine Thomson: cat[at]manchesterfoe.org.uk

You can also email coords[at]manchesterfoe.org.uk which goes to both Ali and Catherine.

View our news releases and coverage in the media.

Climate Change Act turns 10: Friends of the Earth’s tips for the first-time environmental activist

The public are being urged to mark the 10th anniversary of the Climate Change Act by joining the battle for a cleaner, safer future.

19th Nov 2018
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You are invited to a film screening of ‘A Plastic Ocean’

On Tuesday 20th November, Manchester Friends of the Earth invite people to a screening of “A Plastic Ocean” – a film that powerfully presents the problem of plastic pollution. The film shows the devastation caused to our environment and how … Continue reading

16th Nov 2018
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Reform countryside to tackle climate change, urges government advisor – Friends of the Earth reaction

“This is a wake-up call for a complacent government that we must completely transform the way we use land, to avoid climate breakdown and make space for nature.”

15th Nov 2018
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UK’s first postcode gardener springs into action in Hackney

Kate Poland will start as the UK’s first-ever ‘postcode gardener’. She will work with people in the E5 postcode to increase vegetation and wildlife in their streets. This pilot is part of the 10xGreener initiative from Friends of the Earth … Continue reading

12th Nov 2018
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Local Government Pension Funds failing to protect themselves from financial risk of climate – Friends of the Earth and Platform London report reveals.

Local Government Pension Funds failing to protect themselves from financial risk of climate – Friends of the Earth and Platform London report reveals. The largest UK Local Government Pension Funds (LGPFs) are failing to take adequate action to reduce the … Continue reading

9th Nov 2018
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Chancellor goes cold on ‘latte levy’

Friends of the Earth responds to the Chancellor’s decision not to impose a latte levy in this year’s Budget.

29th Oct 2018
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Factory farming in Northern Ireland will produce waste equivalent to 12 million people

A mega-farm proposed at Limavady will produce 1.3 million tonnes of pig slurry every year. This has dire implications for the environment of Northern Ireland, as well as animal welfare.

26th Oct 2018
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Pension protestors claim success (Fossil Free Greater Manchester press release)

A group of noisy pensioners and a large dinosaur greeted delegates who went to Droylsden in Greater Manchester  for the AGM of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund.  Passing drivers hooted their horns in support as protestors urged the fund to … Continue reading

24th Oct 2018
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Fracking protesters’ sentencing was unlawful says Friends of the Earth as sentences over-turned

The Frack Free Three have had their sentences reduced to conditional discharges today in their appeal hearing at the Court of Appeal.

17th Oct 2018
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12 years to limit climate catastrophe: UK starts fracking

The government’s backing of fracking is ‘morally bankrupt’ says Friends of the Earth as fracking starts in Lancashire today.

15th Oct 2018
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Residents demonstrate for GM pension fund to stop funding climate change

Local residents will demonstrate outside the Greater Manchester Pension Fund’s (GMPF) annual general meeting on Friday 19th October at 12.30. They will call for the Fund to stop investing in fossil fuel companies and will present remnants from the recent … Continue reading

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Fracking to begin in Lancashire after injunction turned down

Fracking can now go ahead at the Preston New Road site in Lancashire after an application for an injunction was turned down by the court today.

12th Oct 2018
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Government decision to reject application to use banned neonicotinoid pesticides welcomed

Forthcoming Agriculture Bill must help farmers boost nature, says Friends of the Earth

11th Oct 2018
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Climate chaos still avoidable if governments act immediately

Report says limiting temperature rise requires enormous and immediate transformation in human activity World governments are not on track to avoid global warming of more than 1.5°C a key UN paper will find; the amount of carbon we can emit … Continue reading

8th Oct 2018
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Interim injunction halts fracking in Lancashire on safety grounds

Within hours of the industry heralding the start of fracking in Lancashire, an interim High Court injunction means that fracking cannot yet begin due to safety concerns.

5th Oct 2018
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Bad for Lancashire, the UK and the climate: unwanted fracking to start

Friends of the Earth and local residents vow to continue their fight as the industry says it will start fracking in Lancashire next week

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First court appearance to challenge third runway at Heathrow

“You can be in favour of Heathrow expansion, or you can be serious about stopping climate change. You can’t be both”. Oliver Hayes, climate change campaigner at Friends of the Earth

4th Oct 2018
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Friends of the Earth launches loyalty scheme in Portsmouth to help students eat less meat

KALE YEAH! rewards students with a free meal for every 6 veggie or vegan meals purchased in university cafes.

2nd Oct 2018
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Rampion wind farm nearing completion – Friends of the Earth gives thumbs up

Friends of the Earth joined a number of community representatives and local organisations for a close-up visit to the Rampion offshore wind farm today (1st October).

1st Oct 2018
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UK in 100 seconds short film asks: can we make space for nature?

• New poll reveals 4 out of 5 people over-estimate how much of the UK is built on • Nearly 1 in 3 think that over 50% of the country is built on, when reality is less than 7% • … Continue reading

25th Sep 2018
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