Platform. The everyday portal for sharing knowledge and intelligence on sustainability across Greater Manchester.

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.

Hooked on citizen science: Erinma Ochu

Bianca Manu interviews writer and Wellcome Trust public engagement fellow Dr Erinma Ochu to discuss alternative ways of achieving sustainable social engagement; citizen science and the benefits of partnerships between universities and community groups.

Carbon Literacy trainer Morwenna Lewis taking MACF group member (and CLP Director) Dave Coleman through his paces in a 'climate conversation' role play during the MACF CL training session.

Update: Manchester's Carbon Literacy project

Dave Coleman of Cooler Projects outlines the latest work being done under Manchester's carbon literacy project.

Energy Academy Pilot

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles the Energy Academy Pilot, a Greater Manchester pilot project to develop a volunteer network to engage with householders through energy advice and understanding of energy usage.

Knitting

The Alternative? Skills sharing and the Greeniversity

The Alternative? Beth Perry profiles Greeniversity as a new way of sharing skills for sustainability.

Opinion: The great divide? Greater Manchester and its students

Opinion piece from Bianca Manu on the need to bridge a gap between Greater Manchester's students and the local community.

Greater Manchester Hydrogen Partnership

Greater Manchester Hydrogen Partnership

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles efforts in Greater Manchester to promote an old technology to address current ecological and economic problems.

Visitors to Manchester Museum's Living Worlds gallery

From natural history to environmental sustainability

Henry McGhie, head of collections and curator of zoology at the Manchester Museum reports on the thinking behind the Museums’ Living Worlds gallery which reinvents natural history for the 21st century.

Riot police in Piccadilly Gardens, August 9 2011, by Phil Long via Flickr

Perspectives essay: Urban faultlines and the dissonant city

A perspectives essay from Martin Hall, Vice Chancellor of the University of Salford Manchester, on urban faultines and the 'perpetual dissonance' of the city.

New life for rescued raspberries and renegade red onions

Rebecca Nicholl reports on an innovation from EMERGE and their Fareshare franchise: a range of 'Perfectly Good' preserves that cut food waste and offer a delicious addition to any table.

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