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The Sunshine of St John's community generation project

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles St John's Sunshine, an innovative project to bring together church, community and energy generation.

Event - Greenbuild challenges Manchester to make its buildings better

Greenbuild Expo is back at Manchester Central on May 7th and 8th. The sustainable buildings and refurb event has a packed schedule of debates, workshops and seminars, as well as exhibitors showcasing the latest green solutions - all for free!

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.

vapour trails and electric wires

Event report - transition towards a low carbon economy

How can Greater Manchester secure a further 2.5m tonnes of carbon reductions, above and beyond business as usual, to ensure it hits its 48% target on CO2?

Solar facade via Wikimedia Commons user Hanjin

Steering growth for the green economy

Mark Hillsdon talks to Pro-Manchester's Green Economy Group about their plans to support the city's move towards a low carbon economy.

City council publishes its emissions reduction plans

Manchester City Council has set out ambitious plans to reduce its carbon emissions over the next three years.

Manchester: A Certain Future - update from the Buildings Sub-Group

Maggie Walker and Esther Barnes with an update from the sub-group dedicated to MACF's buildings theme.

Update from the energy sub-group of Manchester: A Certain Future

An update from the work of the MACF Energy Sub-Group from Damian Burton, the chair of the sub-group.

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.

Revaluing wood waste

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles Tree Station, a member-based approach to sustainable woodland management in Greater Manchester.

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