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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.

Investment Case: Wythenshawe

Companies from all across Manchester gathered in Wythenshawe last Friday to find out how business can benefit from the vast improvements that have taken place in the area after years of investment in educational facilities, health, transport and employment skills.

Hydrogen for the future

GM Hydrogen Partnership inspiring the next generation of hydrogen and fuel cell engineers.

Sustainability: an uncertain future?

Felix Hulse reports on young people's attitudes towards sustainability.

Q&A: Dale Southerton, Sustainable Consumption Institute

Based at the University of Manchester, the Sustainable Consumption Institute aims to bring insight and clarity to the role of consumption in sustainability, often challenging orthodox thinking and methodologies. Clare Wiley speaks to SCI director, Professor Dale Southerton.

Greater Manchester Growing Schools Hub

Raichael Lock reports on the first Green Teach Meet as 30 teachers receive lessons in outdoor learning.

Richard Sharland

Environmental art meets Carbon Literacy

Artist Richard Sharland's new exhibition will support The Carbon Literacy Project, funding new bursaries for young people. He tells Clare Wiley how his career as an environmentalist influences his creative side.

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.

Manchester Central Library - image by Morley Von Sternberg

Great cities need great libraries: a review

Phil Griffin reviews the re-opened Central Library in Manchester - a 'triumph' - and casts a glance at the parallel openings in Birmingham and Liverpool.

Platform: so what's that all about then?

Margaret Bennett explains the background to the platform that is Platform and how it came through a partnership of Creative Concern, the University of Salford and the Gothenburg-based Mistra Urban Futures.

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