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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.

GM CAN’s Response to the Decision on Heathrow’s Proposed Third Runway

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28th Feb 2020

We, the members of Greater Manchester Climate Action Network (GM-CAN1) welcome the news that Heathrow’s plan to build a third runway has been ruled unlawful

Friends of the Earth wins campaign to protect the climate from Heathrow Third Runway

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27th Feb 2020

“This ruling is an absolutely ground-breaking result for climate justice. We were fighting a project that would have had dire implications for present and future generations.” Will Rundle, head of legal at Friends of the Earth.

300,000 demand government action on plastic pollution, as MPs debate Environment Bill

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26th Feb 2020

A petition from over 300,000 people calling for tougher government action on plastic pollution will be handed in to 10 Downing Street on Wednesday (26 February), by Friends of the Earth and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI).

Local campaign calls on GM Pension Fund to “Ditch the Coal!” (Fossil Free Greater Manchester)

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24th Feb 2020

Campaign group Fossil Free Greater Manchester is calling on the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) to ensure that all its investments are free from coal mining, the most-polluting fossil fuel, by the end of 2020.

Heathrow third runway: Court of Appeal to hand down ruling on Thursday 27th

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This Thursday (27th) the Court of Appeal will hand down it’s ruling in Friends of the Earth’s legal challenge against Heathrow Airport’s third runway, in the most important environmental law case in this country for over a generation.

Arsenal save half a million single-use plastic cups from landfill – Friends of the Earth reaction

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20th Feb 2020

Friends of the Earth is urging sport stadiums and other venues across the UK to introduce reusable cup initiatives after Arsenal revealed today that its scheme - introduced at the start of the season - has already prevented an incredible half a million single-use plastic cups being chucked away.

A303 Stonehenge Tunnel Petition hand-in to 10 Downing Street

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18th Feb 2020

Around 50,000 signatures to the Alliance’s petition [2] will be handed into 10 Downing Street on Wednesday. The petition is addressed to the Secretaries of State for Transport, and Culture, Media and Sport, asking for no further damage to be done to the archaeological landscape of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.

“Inadequate and cynical” – Green campaigners respond to BP plans

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12th Feb 2020

The newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of BP has today laid out plans for how the oil and gas giant would be a "net zero" company.

HS2 gets green light – Friends of the Earth reaction

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11th Feb 2020

Reacting to the government’s decision to give the go-ahead to HS2, Friends of the Earth’s campaigns director, Jamie Peters, said:

Ban on new petrol & diesel cars accelerated – Friends of the Earth reaction

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4th Feb 2020

Commenting on Boris Johnson’s plans to consult on bringing forward a ban on sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles to 2035 or earlier, Friends of the Earth’s head of policy Mike Childs said:

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British Heart Foundation urges Government to go further and faster with action on air pollution ~ 15 million people live in areas which exceed strict toxic air guidelines ~

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The Government must go further and faster with plans to tackle air pollution by seizing a unique opportunity to clean up the country’s toxic air, according to a report by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

BHF urges faster action on air pollution – Friends of the Earth reaction

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Commenting on today’s call by the British Heart Foundation for the government to go further and faster with plans to tackle air pollution, Friends of the Earth air pollution campaigner Jenny Bates said

Government publishes Environment Bill – Friends of the Earth reaction

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30th Jan 2020

The government’s pledge to show global leadership on protecting our environment is welcome but the Environment Bill must contain more specific and binding measures

Campaigners slam Government proposal to block local councils setting zero-carbon building standards

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28th Jan 2020

Manchester Friends of the Earth has slammed a Government proposal that could block councils from setting local building standards to help tackle fuel poverty and the climate crisis.

Sainsbury’s to become Net Zero by 2040 – Friends of the Earth reaction

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Commenting on plans by Sainsbury’s to become Net Zero by 2040, Friends of the Earth’s head of policy Mike Childs said:

Nature Immersion Walks with Sam Lee and Friends of the Earth

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27th Jan 2020

Sam Lee, The Nest Collective and Friends of the Earth announce a series of Nature Immersion Walks

Friends of the Earth says government must strengthen Environment Bill

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24th Jan 2020

Friends of the Earth is calling on the government to significantly strengthen its Environment Bill – which is expected to be republished in the coming days.

Committee on Climate Change land use report: Friends of the Earth calls for more ambitious tree targets

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23rd Jan 2020

Commenting on the Committee on Climate Change land use report published today, Sandra Bell, campaigner at Friends of the Earth, said:

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New UK housing ‘dominated by roads – Friends of the Earth reaction

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21st Jan 2020

Friends of the Earth is calling on the government to do more to encourage people out of their cars following a BBC report today that says new UK housing developments are dominated by roads.

Over two-thirds of young people are experiencing eco-anxiety as green group launch campaign to turn anxiety into action

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A massive 70% of 18-24-year olds are more worried about climate change than they were a year ago, according to a national YouGov poll commissioned by climate campaign group Friends of the Earth.

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