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TUC, NUS and UCU demonstration, Manchester, 29th January 2011 by Flickr user Plashing Vole

Poverty Action Group calls for an end to unfair benefits sanctions

Steve Connor reports on the latest call from the Greater Manchester Poverty Action Group to rein in cuts that are hitting the poorest, hardest.

Image from Flickr user Mikey - https://www.flickr.com/photos/fire_up_the_quattro/

Manchester hosts world symposium on Sustainable Universities

Ricki Unger on the forthcoming World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities taking place at Manchester Metropolitan Unversity in September.

vapour trails and electric wires

Event report - transition towards a low carbon economy

How can Greater Manchester secure a further 2.5m tonnes of carbon reductions, above and beyond business as usual, to ensure it hits its 48% target on CO2?

Solar facade via Wikimedia Commons user Hanjin

Steering growth for the green economy

Mark Hillsdon talks to Pro-Manchester's Green Economy Group about their plans to support the city's move towards a low carbon economy.

World's first 'fair tax' kite mark launches

Joanna Long, a freelance researcher/writer and the project manager for the Fair Tax Mark reports on the launch of the world's first accreditation scheme for responsible tax.

Manchester cleans up its act with 14m windfall

Manchester's new Clean City initiative promises a greener city - but the council needs help from residents and community groups to make that a reality, writes Clare Wiley.

Responsible Tourism comes to Manchester

From Tripadvisor to Google Glass, the 8th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations will explore the challenges and opportunities currently facing sustainable tourism, reports Clare Wiley.

Regeneration: past, present, future

Manchester is one of the best examples of urban regeneration in the UK, but what lessons can we learn from what has worked well in the past to make sure that future projects in this city region are just as successful?

Image of the Brixton Pound Note

The Alternative? Transition Town Bolton and the circular economy

Beth Perry profiles Transition Town Bolton, part of the Transition Towns initiative, and their emphasis on the creation of a circular economy.

City council publishes its emissions reduction plans

Manchester City Council has set out ambitious plans to reduce its carbon emissions over the next three years.

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