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.

Youth Strike 4 Climate Manchester news release: The Ecological Crisis is Imminent; Youth are Leading the Fight.

On Friday the 20th of September, people of all ages from all over Greater Manchester will be joining the global #ClimateStrike, happening in St Peter’s Square, to demand the government take urgent action towards this ecological crisis. Continue reading

18th Sep 2019
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Time to support the Climate Strike on Friday 20th September

Young people have been leading the fight against the climate crisis – striking from school to demand the government takes urgent climate action Continue reading

12th Sep 2019
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Plane pollution: should airlines do more to inform flyers?

Friends of the Earth is calling for all airlines to make a flight’s carbon pollution public before a customer books so that an informed choice about how to travel can be made. People overwhelmingly agree with this, as new polling shows. Continue reading

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Football fans agree clubs should give single-use plastic the boot

• Football Clubs urged to adopt Plastic Pledge on single-use plastic
• Up for the Cup: Manchester City introduces returnable cup scheme Continue reading

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Greenwashing Team Ineos arrives in Greater Manchester on Stage 8 of the Tour of Britain as Friends of the Earth calls for ban on fracking

“Cycling fans have shown time and time again how passionate they are about the environment and fighting climate breakdown. Ineos goes completely against this.” Ali Abbas, campaigner at Manchester Friends of the Earth. Continue reading

11th Sep 2019
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Friends of the Earth reacts to NFU’s Achieving Net Zero report

“It seems the NFU is still not prepared to contemplate significant land use change in Britain” Continue reading

10th Sep 2019
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Drinking water and micro-plastics report – reaction

Tougher action is needed to stop micro-plastic pollution entering our waterways. Continue reading

9th Sep 2019
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‘Devil-masked’ campaigners to protest Ineos sponsorship of cycling team during Stage 8 of Tour of Britain.

On Saturday 14th September local group Frack Free Greater Manchester will combine with national and international campaigners to protest sponsorship of the UK based cycling team by Ineos a major UK fracking and chemical engineering company and Europe’s biggest producer of virgin plastics. Continue reading

5th Sep 2019
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Spending Review undermines government green credentials, says Friends of the Earth

Review falls far short of £42 billion needed every year to tackle Planetary emergency. Continue reading

4th Sep 2019
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Friends of the Earth forced to withdraw from Cuadrilla injunction challenge after being priced out of court

Friends of the Earth has been forced to withdraw from a legal challenge to a wide-ranging injunction against protests at a Lancashire fracking site, after a legal ruling left the organisation potentially liable for the fracking firm’s full legal costs for opposing the case. Continue reading

1st Sep 2019
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“Invest in our futures GMPF” say young protestors (Rising Up! Manchester Families)

Young protestors from Rising Up! Manchester Families are the latest group to head to Droylsden to call on Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) to divest £2billion from fossil fuels within two years and to invest in local climate solutions instead. Continue reading

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Another day, another earthquake in Lancashire – clearly a ban is only way out: Friends of the Earth

This morning an earthquake measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale was recorded in Lancashire. Continue reading

26th Aug 2019
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Climate diplomacy could help put out Amazon fires

Devastation wrought by a record number of wildfires in Brazil’s Amazon region has prompted widespread condemnation of President Jair Bolsonaro’s environmental policies, amidst weakened regulations and the worsening climate crisis. Continue reading

23rd Aug 2019
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Cuadrilla breaks earthquake safety regulations within 6 days, Friends of the Earth says clearly time for climate-wrecking industry to be banned

An earthquake measuring 1.6 on the Richter scale has led to Cuadrilla halting fracking operations in Lancashire, less than a week after resuming. Earthquake regulations are in place to protect the safety of local communities. Continue reading

22nd Aug 2019
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As fracking resumes, Friends of the Earth calls for ban

Cuadrilla has restarted its fracking activity in Lancashire today despite the escalating climate crisis and the fact that drilling operations have led to earthquakes. Continue reading

15th Aug 2019
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First-time demonstrators: Friends of the Earth’s top tips.

Over the past couple of years demonstrations in the UK have seen a resurgence in popularity, and the Global Climate Strikes in September 2019 are likely to attract hundreds of thousands of people –young and old. Despite the friendly atmosphere, it’s not uncommon to be nervous or unsure – especially if you’re a first-timer. Continue reading

 
 
14th Aug 2019
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UN conference brings climate scrutiny to UK

Claire Perry MP has announced today that Glasgow will host the UN international climate conference – Conference of the Parties (COP26) – in late 2020, assuming that the UK is confirmed as host country. Continue reading

9th Aug 2019
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Friends of the Earth issues warning on land abuse following IPCC report on climate change

As the IPCC releases a special report (8th August 2019) on land usage and climate change, Friends of the Earth is calling for land to be put to better use in the fight against climate breakdown. The environmental group is calling for measures including doubling tree cover and moving away from intensive farming methods that devour land and are responsible for huge amounts of climate-wrecking emissions. Continue reading

8th Aug 2019
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July 2019 warmest month on record: Friends of the Earth calls on politicians to take action on further climate breakdown

“Extreme heat like this costs lives, and we’re at risk of what is currently defined as extreme becoming the new normal” Continue reading

5th Aug 2019
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Earth overshoot day is today: earlier than it’s ever been.

Today (29 July) marks the date that all of earth’s natural resources will be used up for the year – overshooting what can be replenished by more than five months. The day keeps creeping earlier in the year – in 2019 overshoot day is the earliest it’s ever fallen. Continue reading

29th Jul 2019
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