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.

It’s time for free bus travel as new figures expected to show Department for Transport failing on climate change (Friends of the Earth)

Annual greenhouse gas emissions data released today Move to electric cars needed, but alone won’t solve the problem says new research Friends of the Earth propose free bus travel as part of sensible solution

5th Feb 2019
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Greater Manchester Spatial Framework – Friends of the Earth reaction

Commenting on the ‘Greater Manchester Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment – Spatial Framework’ published today (7 January), which sets out the planning blueprint for the city region for the next twenty years, Helen Rimmer, North West campaigner at … Continue reading

7th Jan 2019
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Draft Environment Bill not a blueprint for greener post-Brexit Britain

Government urged to take no deal Brexit off table to protect our environment

 
 
20th Dec 2018
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Government Waste Strategy published – Friends of the Earth reaction

The government’s Resources and Waste Strategy, published today, could significantly cut waste and boost recycling, Friends of the Earth said today – but only if clear targets and action are included.

18th Dec 2018
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Climate summit fails to agree tough action to slash emissions

The talks ended with weak action and gaping holes in the rule book for meeting climate targets

17th Dec 2018
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Revealed: The Impact of Winter Hill and Saddleworth Moor Fires on Air Quality in Greater Manchester (IPPR North)

The devastating fires at Winter Hill and Saddleworth Moor are likely to have had a shocking impact on the air breathed by people in Greater Manchester, according to new analysis by the leading think-tank for the North of England.

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Largest earthquake in Lancashire since fracking started

A 1.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Blackpool, Lancashire today

11th Dec 2018
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Let’s make 2019 the year we save the planet: Friends of the Earth’s New Year’s resolutions for the climate

Friends of the Earth has pulled together a list of the lifestyle changes that will have the biggest positive impact on the planet; in terms of saving energy and cutting emissions.

10th Dec 2018
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Climate agreements after Paris: countries, payments, and the climate emergency

A report reviewing climate commitments under the Paris Agreement by country has been released during the UN climate conference in Poland. “After Paris: inequality, fair shares, and the climate emergency” shows that the only way to succeed in the face … Continue reading

6th Dec 2018
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Chorlton Cycle Way Plans (Manchester City Council)

Show your support for the Chorlton to Manchester Cycle Way!

Love Your Bike, Manchester Friends of the Earth’s cycle campaign, have launched a simple online action to encourage people to show their support for the Chorlton to Manchester Cycle Way. [1]

5th Dec 2018
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All I want for Christmas is to be Plastic-Free !

Manchester Friends of the Earth are inviting people to have a plastic-free festive season this year. The group have produced a colourful Plastic-Free Christmas newsletter packed full with fantastic ideas for top plastic-free swaps, how to shop for a plastic-free … Continue reading

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Wales commits to a fossil-free future for sake of the planet

Friends of the Earth now calling for the rest of the UK to step up and end all fossil fuel projects

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Toast to 2019: Friends of the Earth’s guide to an eco-friendly New Year’s Eve party

Party season is in full swing, and while Christmas is yet to pass there will certainly be many of us turning our attention to the biggest party of the year – New Year’s Eve.

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Levenshulme parents air pollution investigation reveals shocking results (Levy Clean Air)

An investigation by a group of Levenshulme parents into air pollution across the Manchester suburb has revealed shocking levels of air pollution, either approaching or over illegal levels.

3rd Dec 2018
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Friends of the Earth challenges government planning rules in the High Court

Environmental campaign group Friends of the Earth are challenging the government’s National Planning Policy Framework in the High Court tomorrow (18 December). The group argues that the framework was unlawfully adopted without any regard to environmental impacts and is concerned … Continue reading

 
 
1st Dec 2018
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Bike Friday: Support the Chorlton – Manchester Cycle Way!

On Friday 30th November, Love Your Bike are encouraging people to join the Chorlton Bike Friday route and show their support for the proposed Chorlton – Manchester Cycle Way.

29th Nov 2018
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Friends of the Earth challenge Lancashire fracking in High Court

Friends of the Earth is suing the Environment Agency for failing to take the best course of action to protect Lancashire’s environment from fracking.

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UK summers could be over 5C warmer by 2070

End support for fracking, airport expansion and road-building, government urged

27th Nov 2018
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Saddleworth Moor named as one of the frontlines of climate chaos in England

Friends of the Earth has revealed the frontlines of climate change in England today (26 November) to mark the 10th anniversary of the Climate Change Act and the urgent action still needed to prevent runaway climate change. Communities around Saddleworth … Continue reading

26th Nov 2018
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Druridge Bay: government decision to reject mine overturned

A High Court judge has upheld the legal challenge from operators Banks Mining to the government’s decision to refuse permission for the opencast coal mine in Northumberland.

23rd Nov 2018
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