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

Fuelling our future

Helen Seagrave reports on the findings from her working paper 'Greater Manchester: how will we fuel our future?'

Cutting carbon emissions

MACF's thematic and monitoring groups report back on what is being done to help the city move closer to its carbon emissions reduction target.

Low carbon and renewables are big business

Ricki Unger reports on Low Carbon and Renewables week at the International Festival for Business.

Festival Square in Manchester, by Monika Lukasik

Sustainable spotlight on Manchester International Festival

The Alternative? Beth Perry profiles the environmental sustainability activities of Manchester International Festival within the emerging cultural ecology of the city.

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.

Just Keeping Warm by Flickr user Carol

Event report: No More Cold Homes

Ricki Unger reports on a recent event to debate fuel poverty, warm homes and an 'energy bill revolution'.

Andreas Demmelbauer, Solar Panel

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?

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