Platform. The everyday portal for sharing knowledge and intelligence on sustainability across Greater Manchester.

Ginkgo seedling by Flickr user Dena van der Wal

SSSHHH!! Top Secret! "Project G" is taking shape and launches today....

Dave Barlow announces the launch of a project to mark the 34th anniversary of Manchester becoming the world's first nuclear free city

Child doing a low-carbon bag decoration at Carbon Active, a carbon literacy initiative. Photo by Jason Lock

The green heroes of Carbon Literacy

Manchester-based social enterprise Cooler Projects has won the Social Enterprise Award for Environmental Achievement in the prestigious North-West Green Hero awards.

Pupils from St Wilfrid's RC Primary School in Hulme Launch the bid for Grow Wild

Manchester and Liverpool Grow Wild

Manchester and Liverpool bid for £120k to inject colour and nature through wild flower spaces

Mic image by Flickr user Mika Hiltunen under a Creative Commons licence

Platform Live: Food, Cities and Human Behaviour

On October 16, 2014, there will be a half day of inspiring talks and discussion from speakers from the city, academia and all over the world exploring the challenge and opportunity of sustainability.

Pile of old bricks

The Wall Needs Your Help This Weekend

The Alternative? Beth Perry profiles Jen Wu's The Wall and the possibility for reclaiming community spaces in new regeneration projects.

Green trends: how responsible is Manchester fashion?

Clare Wiley reports on how Manchester's fashion community is contributing to a more sustainable industry.

Book review: The Battle for Sustainable Development

Steve Connor reviews the recently released 'England's Northwest and the Battle for Sustainable Development' by Walter Menzies.

Gothenburg by Flickr user Ulf Bodin under a Creative Commons licence

From Gothenburg to Cape Town with Mistra Urban Futures

Steve Connor reports from a project workshop with Gothenburg, Cape Town, Kisumu and Greater Manchester, sharing their insights on how sustainability is governed and delivered in their respective cities.

Lead image above taken from the 2014 M:ACF Annual Report, featuring beekeeping atop Manchester Art Gallery. Photo by Len Grant.

Juniper keynote at a Certain Future AGM

Manchester's climate change plan will report on progress and feature a keynote address from a leading climate campaigner at its AGM on Tuesday, 10 June.

Image of detail of low carbon housing retrofit by Charlie Baker

Smart communities demo for Low Carbon Hub

A new partnership between Greater Manchester's local authorities and one of Japan's leading organisations for energy research is delivering smart heat to 600 local homes.

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