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North west businesses save ONE MILLION tonnes of carbon

Greater Manchester's Business Growth Hub is celebrating the landmark achievement of saving one million tonnes of CO2e through its award-winning support that helps businesses to reduce their use of energy, water and materials in day-to-day operations.

Phil Millar Creative Apparel

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.

Resin Surfaces Ltd.

50 Greater Manchester Businesses Take Green Pledge

A new business pledge backed by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority has passed 50 signatories, giving a snapshot of the city’s greenest companies.

TBA Textiles

Textiles manufacturer identifies £640k of efficiency opportunities

TBA Textiles has identified over £640,000 in potential resource efficiency savings with support from the Business Growth Hub.  

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.

'What comes next?': Manchester tackles global inequality

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

Image courtesy of Flickr user Joshua Poh

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. 

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