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 […]