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BBC's 'Talking to Children about Climate Change' Session

A busy lunchtime panel session on climate change held as part of the BBC’s Sustainability Season to inform and empower the next generation.

Green Summit heralds bold green future for Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester has set out its ambitions to become one of the leading green city-regions in the UK and Europe, at its inaugural Green Summit held today (Wednesday 21 March).

Good Food Greater Manchester: Oldham School Catering

For the last 3 years, Oldham School Catering has achieved Gold Standard - providing 16,500 meals, five days a week, to 86 primary and special schools at a cost of just 65 pence per plate.

As food-banking grows, who benefits? A critical dialogue between America and Manchester

Following a discussion event around food policy held in Ancoats last November, and in the run-up to Manchester’s Green Summit, Charlotte Spring outlines key arguments from two influential researchers around the connections between food poverty, charity and policy.

Investing in a greener Greater Manchester

As part of the Mayor's upcoming Green Summit, a recently held 'listening event' for the business community found that Greater Manchester has the potential to be the UK’s leading green city region. 

Free event – Addressing the Meat Problem: What Role for the Social Sciences?

A workshop organised as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences will showcase current research and develop dialog with stakeholders on the topic of meat consumption, non-meat consumption and sustainability.

Volunteers and organisations come together for 24 hour wildlife survey

The recording of wildlife was led by Greater Manchester Ecology Unit and supported by the Natural Course project.

By understanding the ecology of the land The Woodland Trust can implement informed improvement measures for the benefit of wildlife in the area.

The aim of the day was to encourage staff, volunteers and members of the public to record as many species as possible over 24 hours. The evening before featured the nocturnal adventures of live moth trapping and a bat walk.

Researching the realisation of a ‘just city’

A funded PhD position is available on the team that helped to launch Platform. The brief will be to look at communication, engagement and environmental governance in Greater Manchester.

The Complete Beginners Guide to ‘Forest Schools’

Over the last decade, the term ‘Forest School’ has likely popped up in a conversation you’ve been involved in. Whether you're vaguely aware of what Forest Schools are, or don't have a clue, this article will give you the full low-down on this engaging, outdoor, education ethos.

Opportunity for all? We have a plan for Greater Manchester

We forecast 200,000 new jobs for the people of Greater Manchester in the next two decades and we need a spatial plan that meets that level of ambition.

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