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.

Greater Manchester local elections 2019…. will the environment win?

In the run up to the local elections in Greater Manchester on Thursday 2nd May, Manchester Friends of the Earth are asking all candidates standing for election to let voters know what they think about key environmental issues. Continue reading

17th Apr 2019
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ULEZ a ‘crucial’ step in the fight for clean air

But tougher measures and transitional support needed to help all Londoners breathe more easily.

The introduction today of the first phase of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth.
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8th Apr 2019
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INEOS defeated as campaigners celebrate right to free speech and peaceful protest upheld by Court

Friends of the Earth today celebrated a huge legal victory over oil and gas giant INEOS at the Court of Appeal as INEOS’ anti-protest injunction is declared unlawful. Continue reading

3rd Apr 2019
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New greenhouse figures show stalling progress – polluters must pay

Annual greenhouse gas emissions data is released today. Research shows that £22bn additional funds needed to avert climate chaos. Continue reading

28th Mar 2019
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News release: Green Summit: GM Mayor and council leaders urged to “do more, faster”

At today’s Green Summit, GM-CAN members will call on Mayor Andy Burnham and the 10 council leaders to declare a climate emergency and take bolder actions to tackle our climate-wrecking emissions more rapidly. Continue reading

24th Mar 2019
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£44 billion a year damage caused by fossil fuel industry in UK

New report shows it’s time for industry to stump up. ​​​​​​​“You pollute, you pay.”  says Friends of the Earth as they call for a new carbon tax. The UK coal, oil and gas industries cause £44 billion pounds of damage … Continue reading

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Taking over Team Sky is a blatant attempt at greenwashing by Ineos

“It’s a harsh change of tone that may see Sky’s Ocean Rescue campaign to clear plastic pollution from our oceans ditched from the team jersey in favour of Ineos.” Continue reading

19th Mar 2019
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Spring Statement: Chancellor fiddles while planet burns

Climate change should be at heart of economic policy, not consigned to the margins. Continue reading

13th Mar 2019
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High Court hearing in climate change legal challenge to Heathrow expansion

Legal proceedings to commence on 11th March 2019, with demonstration taking place outside the High Court from 9am.

8th Mar 2019
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Microplastic pollution widespread in British lakes and rivers – new study

Inland waterways must be routinely monitored for microplastic pollution New research [1] by Bangor University and Friends of the Earth has found microplastic pollution in some of Britain’s most iconic and remote rivers and lakes.

7th Mar 2019
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Ashton MP Angela Rayner, Salford Mayor Paul Dennett and Manchester City leader Richard Leese support Better Buses passenger action (Better Buses for Greater Manchester campaign)

Better Buses Action Week (4th-11th March) – initiated by campaign group Better Buses for Greater Manchester – is a week of creative action to get local leaders and Andy Burnham’s attention, supported by Ashton MP Angela Rayner and Manchester City … Continue reading

6th Mar 2019
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Mapped: Over 120 locations across North West breaching air pollution limits

A data audit* by Friends of the Earth has revealed the 126 sites across the North West that have breached the annual Air Quality Objective for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels, which is set to protect health. Of these sites Manchester’s … Continue reading

27th Feb 2019
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Nearly two thousand locations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland breaching air pollution limits

A data audit* by Friends of the Earth has revealed the 1,758 sites across the England, Wales and Northern Ireland that have breached the annual Air Quality Objective for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels, which is set to protect health.

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GM Clean Air Plan should include cars says parents group (Clean Air Levenshulme)

26 February 2019 – for immediate release Commenting on the GM Clean Air Plan proposals unveiled today (1), Jen O’Brien from Clean Air Levenshulme, a local parents and residents group in one of the most polluted suburbs in Greater Manchester … Continue reading

26th Feb 2019
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News release: Air pollution in Greater Manchester… we need urgent action from Government and GM Mayor

Responding to Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan, Manchester Friends of the Earth are dismayed that Greater Manchester will not tackle illegal levels of air pollution before 2024. [1]

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New bill to cut plastic pollution presented to Parliament

Nearly nine in ten (89%) support new law to significantly reduce plastic waste and pollution within 25 years

 
 
25th Feb 2019
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#DrasticOnPlastic Timer Challenge: Can you avoid single-use plastic for a day?

People across the UK are being urged to take the #DrasticOnPlastic Timer Challenge and find out how long they can go without using pointless plastic.

7th Feb 2019
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No to weaker regulations for unwanted shale gas ‘prize’

Fracking company Cuadrilla have announced results of gas levels in Lancashire at the same time as calling for weaker fracking regulations.

6th Feb 2019
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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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It’s high time to make bus travel free

Annual greenhouse gas emissions are released today, and they show the Department for Transport is failing on climate change. We need to radically re-imagine transport and travel to reduce emissions, and make cities more liveable at the same time.

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