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.

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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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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Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere reach new record

Governments must make low-carbon future a top priority.  Reacting to news that climate-changing gases in the atmosphere have reached a new high, Friends of the Earth’s head of policy Mike Childs said: “We can’t continue to stand around idly while the planet … Continue reading

 
 
22nd Nov 2018
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Car tyres responsible for thousands of tonnes of UK plastic pollution

Upcoming government waste strategy must act on ‘invisible’ microplastics pollution Car tyres responsible for thousands of tonnes of UK plastic pollution – Friends of the Earth report Up to 19,000 tonnes of microplastic pollution could be entering UK waterways every … Continue reading

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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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