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Six Stockport firms win funding to install green technologies

Stockport competition winners set to save nearly £100,000 over the next four years after receiving a share of £41,000 to install green technologies.

Aaron Rose, Faith in Nature

Green cosmetics firm in Bury saves £23,000

A family-owned cosmetics manufacturer is saving more than £23,000 a year after taking a range of measures to reduce its energy use and become more efficient.

Want a low carbon Northern Powerhouse? Have your say on GM's new climate plan

Greater Manchester sets out latest plans for reducing carbon emissions and opens a public consultation on climate change.

Harworth Estates are making trees their business

Harworth Estates is developing a country park in Bolton next to one of their biggest employment developments.

Creative community at Salford's Islington Mill

The Alternative? Laura Ager takes a look inside Islington Mill, a unique creative space and arts centre in Ordsall, Salford.

Inspire People

Levenshulme Inspire: Inspiring People and Unlocking their Potential

Inspire CIC talk to Morag Rose of Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisations (GMCVO) about inspiring Levenshulme and unlocking its potential.

Your invitation to Manchester: A Certain Future's 2015 AGM

Manchester: A Certain Future's AGM is on 7 July at Manchester Town Hall with Sir Richard Leese opening and a keynote from Craig Bennett, the new Executive Director of Friends of the Earth.

Peak Valley Housing Association: Opening Up The Hub

Sam Cooper of the Peak Valley Housing Association chats to Alex Wharton about The Hub, a new community centre in Hattersley and Mottram.

An A to Z-arts approach to culture in the city

The Alternative? Laura Ager profiles Z-arts in Hulme and reflects on grassroots culture in the city.

Earth Hour in Brunei by Earth Hour

Should every hour be Earth Hour?

From dark skies to lower energy bills, there’s never been a better time to join the global switch off - and for more than an hour.

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