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If you agree that gas exploitation off Maghauld is a terrible idea, contrary to the recent IPCC report and our biosphere status, sign our new petition: No fossil fuel extraction, fight climate change ! Our petition from last year, which had 1844 supporters, unfortunately isn’t open anymore so we need to put up a new […] Read more...




IoM Friends of the Earth was proudly inaugurating the new play equipment. It proved to be a resounding success. At times queues of contestants waited to try solving the island’s problems by throwing toys at them. As usual, we were also handing out dozens of information leaflets and enjoyed the multitude of conversations. It was also […] Read more...



Isle of Man newspapers, Manx radio and Isle of Man 3FM have reported about the government’s gas extraction plans. Iom FoE has given interviews on the topic. The links to the radio news can be found in our Twitter stream (right column), the link to the newspaper article by clicking on the picture underneath. Read more...




A new special group campaigning against offshore gas extraction in Isle of Man waters will be launched. It will exclusively deal with the topic and not with other campaigns of Friends of the Earth. Everyone who is against it is welcome, no matter which path of life you come from. The first meeting will be in the Green Centre on […] Read more...




In a presentation for the IOMSA (Isle of Man shipping association) about the Manx gas fields, a shocking prospect came to light: The Permian tight sands deposit that we have off the coast would need offshore fracking to be economically recovered. It would involve pumping a mix of water and sediments into this layer to […] Read more...



The talks by Professor Thomas Stocker in May 2013 and the more recent one by Kevin Anderson & Alice Bows-Larkin in February 2016 are available to view now. Both talks were held on the IoM, hosted by DEFA. Kevin and Alice included a lot of IoM-specific material and policy-proposals whereas Professor Stocker illuminates the science of climate change. The […] Read more...



With the House of Keys elections coming up, many candidates will knock on their constituents doors to have a conversation in order to get their vote. Take this rare chance of a private conversation to ask him a few questions, issues that are important to you! Here are some of the environmental issues you might want […] Read more...


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