Huddersfield action against Government’s fracking-free-for-all On the final day of Parliament, in the middle of a global heatwave that scientists are linking to climate change [1] and with hosepipe bans in place across the UK, the Government gave the final go-ahead to controversial water-intensive shale gas exploration (fracking) in Lancashire.[2] This Saturday 28 July campaigners […]

Armed with clipboards, Huddersfield Friends of the Earth volunteers undertook a ‘Plastic is not Fantastic’ pub/ cafe crawl around Huddersfield this Saturday 21 July, finding out what steps local businesses were taking to reduce plastic waste. The group particularly focused on whether the establishments would sign up to being part of the Refill scheme, whereby […]

  An investigation by Huddersfield Friends of the Earth in to air pollution across Kirklees has revealed concerning levels of air pollution. The group is sharing the results on National Clean Air Day this Thursday 21st June 2018. If air pollution were as bad across the year as it has been for the duration of […]

Campaigners from Huddersfield Friends of the Earth held a ‘red lines’ protest against fracking this Saturday 6 January outside Barclays’ Market Place branch in Huddersfield to highlight the bank’s continued role in funding fracking in North Yorkshire though its subsidiary Third Energy. The protesters wore red to symbolise the ‘red lines’ that the world must […]

A group of 50 University staff, including 7 Professors, has lent its support to the student-led Fossil Free Huddersfield University campaign calling on the University to sign the Fossil Free Declaration, making a public Fossil Free commitment which refuses any future investment in fossil fuel companies. This call builds on the University’s recent statement that it […]

Students today (Wednesday 8 November 2017) have delivered a 1000-strong petition to Huddersfield University Vice-Chancellor’s office calling on the University to cut all financial links with the fossil fuel industry in response to the threat of climate change. The students were accompanied by a ‘Climate Emergency’ fire engine to demonstrate the urgency of the action […]

Making sure our pensions are climate-friendly Huddersfield Friends of the Earth are calling on pension funds to take climate change seriously to safeguard the investments of millions of savers. Fifty per cent of adults in the UK have a pension and, with the Government’s new auto-enrolment pension policy, that number is set to increase. At […]