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Lighting up Greater Manchester with community-owned solar

Strengthening the region with the launch of Community Energy Greater Manchester.

COP21: What next for Greater Manchester?

Mark Atherton explores the significance of COP21 and what the outcomes of the Paris conference mean for Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester charges ahead with electric vehicles

Electric vehicle use in Greater Manchester has rocketed over the past 12 months.

Steady State Manchester: communicating a change

Steady State Manchester launches a series of conversations exploring how a viable economy can detox Manchester.

Back to class with the Manchester-based Carbon Literacy Project

The Carbon Literacy Project has united a group of 30 organisations in a bid to ensure that "all citizens will be carbon literate” across Greater Manchester and beyond. Here, ICLEI's Michael Woodbridge explores what this really means.

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.


With the 21st International UN Climate Conference just weeks away, we explore the significance of #WeAreTheClimateGeneration.

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.  


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