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:
- Pete Abel: 07951 642858, pete[at]manchesterfoe.org.uk
- 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.
Kierra Box, campaigner at Friends of the Earth, said: “Making sure there is enough healthy, sustainably produced food for everyone is a positive aim in this Bill, but technology is not a magic bullet. Future food productivity will rely on protecting and restoring natural services such as pollination and soil health.
Better Buses for Greater Manchester march from Stagecoach to hand in their 11,000 strong petition to Andy Burnham
Campaigners for Better Buses will lead a march from ‘stingy Stagecoach’ to Andy Burnham’s office on Friday 3rd January. A handmade bus will lead the group to hand in their petition, with a greedy bus shareholder fatcat joining them at the back
As the year ends many of us will be thinking about new year resolutions. Friends of the Earth wants everyone, especially those in power, to make 2020 the year we save the planet from catastrophic climate breakdown. It can be small, individual actions, or making the decision to join other people for collective change. Whatever you resolve to do, start the new decade feeling positive that we can all make a difference.
We’re celebrating our native tree species that work year-round fighting the climate crisis, providing homes and food to wildlife, and giving protection from extreme weather such as floods and heatwaves.
The Conservative Party failed to address the climate and nature emergency in this election but with floods and wildfires already destroying communities here and abroad, the new government cannot hide from its responsibilities and must urgently prioritise the climate crisis – says Friends of the Earth.
Over 1,000 prospective parliamentary candidates (1,031 as of 05/12/19) out of 3,006 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have taken a Friends of the Earth pledge to make the climate crisis a deal-breaker in how they would vote in parliament if elected.
Climate and Nature emergencies: Voters need to know where their Greater Manchester Parliamentary candidates stand
National Tree Week: Friends of the Earth reveals areas with lowest tree cover are neglected by government tree planting
With National Tree Week - and the winter tree planting season underway (started 23rd November), Friends of the Earth has today (25 Nov) revealed the areas in England with the lowest levels of tree cover. The organisation has combined historic data from Bluesky’s National Tree Map™ with data on government funded tree planting in England between 2010 and 2018 - highlighting that many of the places with low tree cover have done little in recent years to put this right.
More Trees Please – Join City of Trees and Friends of the Earth to plant 500 trees in Sunnybank Park, Tameside
With National Tree Week - and the winter tree planting season - starting on 23rd November, Manchester Friends of the Earth are joining forces with City of Trees and Tameside Council to plant 500 trees in Sunnybank Park, Droylsden on Sunday 24th November.
Dave Timms, Head of Political Affairs at Friends of the Earth said: "This manifesto throws down the green gauntlet to the other parties. It sets out in detail a massive and urgent response to the climate emergency that encompasses radical change from the most detailed local policies to international interventions.
Ahead of world COPD day on Wednesday 20th November, Manchester Friends of the Earth are calling on all candidates seeking to be elected as Greater Manchester MPs to support urgent action to reduce the illegal levels of air pollution across Greater Manchester. 
(Page last updated 5th November, 2018 18:48)