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The Whitworth Gallery

Kissing At A Distance

Following the recent transformation of The Whitworth Art Gallery, Phil Griffin profiles the structural beauty of this Mancunian institution.

Gavin Elliot, MACF

Q&A: Manchester: A Certain Future

Manchester: A Certain Future is the city’s recognition of climate change, and a commitment to take collaborative action. Clare Wiley speaks to Gavin Elliot, chair of the MACF steering group

Q&A: Manchester Art Gallery

This year, Manchester Art Gallery has been longlisted for the Ashden Awards, which recognise organisations that promote sustainable energy. Here, Clare Wiley speaks to Amanda Wallace and Catriona Morgan, who are responsible for the gallery’s sustainability strategy.

Naomi Klein

Hope, not fate: interview with Naomi Klein

Time is running out if we’re to avoid catastrophic climate change. But Naomi Klein says that a total overhaul of capitalism might just give us a chance. Interview by Kevin Gopal, editor of the Big Issue in the North.

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Join Our Editorial Panel!

Calling all sustainability supporters and aspiring editorial masterminds! We are looking for individuals to join our Platform Editorial Panel to assist us in some creative thinking and idea generation regarding new events and editorial opportunities. Most importantly, we want people who are enthusiastic about shaping the future of sustainability.

Future climate in focus as 2014 sets new record temperature

As news breaks of another record-setting year for the global climate, what does the climate shift mean for our towns and cities? A ‘Future Climate Forum’ in February will be looking for some answers.

BDP Office Manchester

Tell Us Manchester!

On the 10th December 2014, BDP played host to a flagship event, which saw eight representatives present their diverse range of eco-projects within and around Manchester.

'Man Approaching Footbridge' by Flickr user Helen M Bushe

ESTA leaves legacy for Local Enterprise Partnerships

The Environmental Sustainability Technical Assistance (ESTA) project closed in December 2014.

Carbon Coop house

Deep retrofit comes to Greater Manchester...

Jonathan Atkinson profiles how Carbon Coop members are benefiting from large-scale home energy improvements through retrofitting measures.

City of Wuhan taken by Flickr user ChaChaWei published under a Creative Commons license

Smart cities and a working week in Wuhan

Greater Manchester businesses with a possible part to play in ‘smart city solutions’ are being offered the chance to join a partnership project with Manchester’s sister city, Wuhan in Central China.

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