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BBC's 'Talking to Children about Climate Change' Session

A busy lunchtime panel session on climate change held as part of the BBC’s Sustainability Season to inform and empower the next generation.

Green Summit heralds bold green future for Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester has set out its ambitions to become one of the leading green city-regions in the UK and Europe, at its inaugural Green Summit held today (Wednesday 21 March).

Could otters be returning to Greater Manchester?

Recent sightings of otters suggests that the heavily industrialised rivers in Greater Manchester are showing signs of significant improvement, encouraging them back to the region.

Thinking green and planting trees

Realising the value of trees, and getting more in the ground.

Investing in a greener Greater Manchester

As part of the Mayor's upcoming Green Summit, a recently held 'listening event' for the business community found that Greater Manchester has the potential to be the UK’s leading green city region. 

Campaign to Protect Rural England - Climate change lecture and listening event

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) as Britain’s first environmental charity, has campaigned hard for rural protections, perhaps most notably in the creation of National Parks and Green Belts, which has given millions of people easy access to nature.

Greater Manchester granted 'Urban Pioneer City Region' status by Government

Greater Manchester is one of four UK areas chosen to pioneer new ways of working to better protect and enhance our natural environment.

Image courtesy of City of Trees and the Forestry Commission

Why we’re creating a new Northern Forest

Today the Government has announced £5.7 million to kick start the planting of 50 million trees across the North. Here’s what’s led to this ambitious new plan by the Woodland Trust and Community Forests...

A Greater, Greener Manchester: Have Your Say

Greater Manchester's Green Summit will set a new environmental vision for the city region, and accelerate our ambition to become ‘carbon neutral’ before 2050.

 

Let’s talk about community energy

There is a buzz at the moment about community and local energy but what is it and what does it mean to Greater Manchester?

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