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.

Tips for plastic-free festivals

There used to be one rule: don’t take anything you’re not prepared to lose or damage, but 2019 festivals are all about getting drastic on plastic. Continue reading

24th Jun 2019
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Friends of the Earth reveals the frontlines in the fight for trees

Marking 100 years since the UK started a tree planting drive, environmental organisation shows the communities most in need of trees and where they are fighting the hardest to save them. Continue reading

19th Jun 2019
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Heathrow expansion plans revealed

Friends of the Earth’s Executive Director Craig Bennett comments on newly revealed plans for Heathrow’s third runway. Continue reading

18th Jun 2019
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Provisional woodland statistics 2019: Friends of the Earth calls for huge boost to tree planting

Figures show that planting of new trees, and replacing those felled, in England is at an historic low. Continue reading

13th Jun 2019
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Government sets net zero carbon target by 2050

Responding to Theresa May’s announcement that the UK will today table legislation to set a target for net zero carbon emission by 2050, Friends of the Earth chief executive Craig Bennett said: Continue reading

11th Jun 2019
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M4 relief road rejected

The M4 relief road has been rejected which is great news for Wales and the planet. Continue reading

4th Jun 2019
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European Elections 2019 (North West) – vote for the environment !

With one day of campaigning left before the European Elections on Thursday 23rd May,  Manchester Friends of the Earth welcomes the high level of cross-party support from North West candidates for urgent action on climate change, air pollution, fracking and … Continue reading

 
 
22nd May 2019
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Gove stirred into action – Friends of the Earth calls for legislation to go further

Friends of the Earth calls on Michael Gove to introduce legislation covering all unnecessary plastics, not just a handful of items. Reacting to DEFRA’s announcement on the ban of plastic cotton buds, straws and stirrers, Emma Priestland, plastics campaigner at … Continue reading

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UK Overshoot day: resources used faster than they are replaced

Today (17 May) the UK has used up all its natural resources for the year – overshooting what the earth can replenish by more than six months. Friends of the Earth warns that we must “think again about how we … Continue reading

17th May 2019
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Frustration as Grayling reaffirms road through Rimrose as his preferred choice

Friends of the Earth condemns a government response to call to immediately halt plans to build a road through the heart of Rimrose Valley Country Park in Sefton. Local campaigners and leading environmental organisation Friends of the Earth have condemned … Continue reading

14th May 2019
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Druridge Bay: UK power stations already have enough coal, new figures reveal

No need for Northumberland opencast coal mine, says Friends of the Earth Communities Secretary James Brokenshire is being urged to reject planning permission for an opencast coal mine in Northumberland after Friends of the Earth revealed that UK power stations … Continue reading

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Public support for fracking at all time low

Time to pull the plug on this destructive, unnecessary and unwanted industry Continue reading

9th May 2019
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Friends of the Earth reacts to Environment Agency’s strategy to tackle flooding and coastal change

Focus must first and foremost be on slashing emissions so that we can avoid the worst consequences of climate chaos in the first place Continue reading

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IPBES biodiversity report: Friends of the Earth calls for UK government to step up to avoid catastrophic nature decline

Friends of the Earth is calling on the UK to take responsibility and halt this ecological crisis – by drastically stepping up protection and restoration of our own nature and addressing our role in global biodiversity decline; including our own consumption of imported products – such as soy – from nature depleted areas. Continue reading

7th May 2019
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There’s no speed cameras on the road to net zero, let’s go as fast as possible – response to Committee on Climate Change

A fifty-fifty chance of exceeding 1.5 degrees is “worse odds than Russian roulette” and we must reach net zero emissions faster to avoid the worst effects of climate chaos says Friends of the Earth in response to advice from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on the UK’s emissions targets published today (Thursday 2 May). Continue reading

2nd May 2019
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Local elections 2019…. is the environment winning? #LE2019

With one day of campaigning left before the local elections in Greater Manchester on Thursday 2nd May, Manchester Friends of the Earth welcomes the cross-party support from candidates for urgent action on key environmental issues facing us locally, nationally and worldwide. Continue reading

1st May 2019
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Heathrow court judgement “wrong” and “out of step with the world”

Today’s High Court decision to dismiss Friends of the Earth’s climate case against a third runway at Heathrow airport is legally and morally wrong and “out of step with the world” says the green group as it considers the possibility of appeal. Continue reading

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Greenwashing Team Ineos arrives in Yorkshire as Friends of the Earth calls for fossil fuels to be banned from sports sponsorship

“Cycling is a human-powered sport with fans who care passionately about the environment. Ineos does not fit into that agenda.” Simon Bowens, campaigner at Friends of the Earth Continue reading

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Friends of the Earth on board with Labour policy to bring back buses

Labour has released details of a new plan for a £1.3bn bus transformation fund. Continue reading

25th Apr 2019
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The climate change challenge: meet the communities fighting back

Will there be a Blue Planet style response from watching Sir David’s climate documentary? From Brixton to Newport via Manchester, communities across the country are already working to solve the climate crisis and fighting climate-wrecking schemes where they live. Friends of the Earth is showcasing the strength of people power as the green group unveils its Climate Action Plan today Continue reading

19th Apr 2019
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