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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.

'What comes next?': Manchester tackles global inequality

Deborah Linton explores global inequality and considers the influence of the new Global Development Institute.

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Time to disinvest?

The lecture halls may have fallen silent, and students disappeared for their summer holidays, but there is still a lot of deep thinking being done in the corridors of power at the University of Manchester (UoM).

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.

'Manchester Town Hall' by Steve Parkinson

An open letter to Tony Lloyd, Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester

In this open letter, Steady State Manchester’s Mark Burton invites Tony Lloyd, the newly appointed interim Mayor of Greater Manchester, to take steps to redress the democratic deficit in the devolution deal. 

Food insecurity here to stay unless we act

Dr Kingsley Purdam, Elisabeth Garratt and Professor Aneez Esmail of the University of Manchester examine food insecurity in the UK.

Fracking to return to Lancashire?

The return of fracking to Lancashire came a step closer earlier this week when Lancashire County Council planning officers recommended that Cuadrilla should be allowed to conduct test drilling at the Preston New Road site in Fylde.

Manchester's private sector invited to build UK's greenest economy

Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Hub is urging low carbon and environmental businesses to join its network and help to build the UK's greenest economy.

Award-winning policy framework in Greater Manchester

As Greater Manchester faces the ongoing challenge of austerity measures – the combined authorities are proving they are stronger together - with an award winning procurement framework.

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