Press and Media

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.

Campaigners call on GM Pension Fund to help tackle the climate crisis (Fossil Free Greater Manchester)

Campaigners will demand that Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) join the growing movement to tackle climate change when they gather at the Fund’s offices at 12.30 on 19 July Continue reading

17th Jul 2019
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Reaction to Michael Gove’s speech on reversing nature decline and fighting climate breakdown

Alongside throwing out emissions disasters like airport expansion and fracking it’s crucial that the next government supports plans to double tree cover in the UK Continue reading

16th Jul 2019
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Next PM has 18 months to act on climate crisis – reaction

UK credibility on climate change rests on government action over next 18 months, the Committee on Climate Change [CCC] says today . Continue reading

10th Jul 2019
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Friends of the Earth reacts to new plans for fracking in Lancashire

Fossil fuel company Aurora today (Wednesday 10 July) submitted plans to drill and frack two wells at a site in Great Altcar, Lancashire. Continue reading

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Plant more trees to protect us from extreme heat, says Friends of the Earth as temperatures soar

With heat-related health warnings in place across Europe, and temperatures in the UK set to soar today (29.06), Friends of the Earth is calling for increased tree cover to help protect people from the impact of extreme heat and avert climate breakdown. Continue reading

 
 
29th Jun 2019
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We need a transport revolution, as UK passes net zero emissions law

Friends of the Earth has released a new study showing that for the UK to deliver on its new net zero greenhouse gas target, a 20% reduction in car travel needs to be a reality in the next 11 years. Further, 100% of new cars need to be electric, and flights will have to be reduced by around 18% Continue reading

27th Jun 2019
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Friends of the Earth commences High Court action against Cuadrilla over ‘unlawful’ anti-protest injunction

“Injunctions such as that granted to Cuadrilla, raise very significant human rights issues and are a sinister attempt to use the law to stop peaceful protest against the fracking industry.” Continue reading

25th Jun 2019
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Tips for plastic-free festivals

There used to be one rule: don’t take anything you’re not prepared to lose or damage, but 2019 festivals are all about getting drastic on plastic. Continue reading

24th Jun 2019
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Friends of the Earth reveals the frontlines in the fight for trees

Marking 100 years since the UK started a tree planting drive, environmental organisation shows the communities most in need of trees and where they are fighting the hardest to save them. Continue reading

19th Jun 2019
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Heathrow expansion plans revealed

Friends of the Earth’s Executive Director Craig Bennett comments on newly revealed plans for Heathrow’s third runway. Continue reading

18th Jun 2019
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Provisional woodland statistics 2019: Friends of the Earth calls for huge boost to tree planting

Figures show that planting of new trees, and replacing those felled, in England is at an historic low. Continue reading

13th Jun 2019
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Government sets net zero carbon target by 2050

Responding to Theresa May’s announcement that the UK will today table legislation to set a target for net zero carbon emission by 2050, Friends of the Earth chief executive Craig Bennett said: Continue reading

11th Jun 2019
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M4 relief road rejected

The M4 relief road has been rejected which is great news for Wales and the planet. Continue reading

4th Jun 2019
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European Elections 2019 (North West) – vote for the environment !

With one day of campaigning left before the European Elections on Thursday 23rd May,  Manchester Friends of the Earth welcomes the high level of cross-party support from North West candidates for urgent action on climate change, air pollution, fracking and … Continue reading

 
 
22nd May 2019
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Gove stirred into action – Friends of the Earth calls for legislation to go further

Friends of the Earth calls on Michael Gove to introduce legislation covering all unnecessary plastics, not just a handful of items. Reacting to DEFRA’s announcement on the ban of plastic cotton buds, straws and stirrers, Emma Priestland, plastics campaigner at … Continue reading

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UK Overshoot day: resources used faster than they are replaced

Today (17 May) the UK has used up all its natural resources for the year – overshooting what the earth can replenish by more than six months. Friends of the Earth warns that we must “think again about how we … Continue reading

17th May 2019
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Frustration as Grayling reaffirms road through Rimrose as his preferred choice

Friends of the Earth condemns a government response to call to immediately halt plans to build a road through the heart of Rimrose Valley Country Park in Sefton. Local campaigners and leading environmental organisation Friends of the Earth have condemned … Continue reading

14th May 2019
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Druridge Bay: UK power stations already have enough coal, new figures reveal

No need for Northumberland opencast coal mine, says Friends of the Earth Communities Secretary James Brokenshire is being urged to reject planning permission for an opencast coal mine in Northumberland after Friends of the Earth revealed that UK power stations … Continue reading

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Public support for fracking at all time low

Time to pull the plug on this destructive, unnecessary and unwanted industry Continue reading

9th May 2019
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Friends of the Earth reacts to Environment Agency’s strategy to tackle flooding and coastal change

Focus must first and foremost be on slashing emissions so that we can avoid the worst consequences of climate chaos in the first place Continue reading

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