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IGNITION - SuDS Street Trees

Why Do We Need Street Trees?

The IGNITION project has begun to review the evidence that shows the well-known and some lesser known benefits of trees on our streets.

Trees along a road in Oldham

Have Your Say on the Environmental Land Management Scheme!

Take the City of Trees survey to give your thoughts on the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS).

Collection of IGNITION SuDS diagrams

Why Do We Need Sustainable Drainage Systems?

A damaging combination of urban development and increasing rainfall means we can no longer expect the urban environment to channel all rainfall into our drainage systems and eventually our waterways. This can lead to major flooding events. As we begin to harness nature to soak up rainfall and ease this pressure, we need to also recognise how sustainable drainage systems are the way forward for society, people and wildlife. The IGNITION project has made the evidence available to begin this conversation.

Green Summit 2020

Green Summit 2020 to Set Agenda for Tackling Climate Emergency

Greater Manchester will set out the next steps to achieving net-zero carbon at the Green Summit 2020, taking place online from 21-24 September.

Sow the City Health Walk Sign

Healing in Nature: Sow the City’s Green Health Walk at Prestwich Hospital

Jon Ross, Founder of Sow the City, reports on the development of the organisation’s new Green Health Walk at Prestwich Hospital in Bury. Sow the City provides nature-based activities and horticultural therapy.

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Getting the Green Light – How Do Nature-Based Solutions Perform?

The IGNITION project has collated over 1000 evidence items on the performance of nature-based solutions into a database that is now available to use, alongside supporting documents and a 'how to' webinar.

View of the River Mersey in South Manchester

Greater Manchester Confirmed as Pilot to Help Recovery of England’s Nature and Wildlife

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has been chosen by the government today as a trailblazer helping to kick-start moves to recover nature across England.

 

Mute swan

Greater Manchester Birding City Region Brings You ‘The Perfect Ten’

On Sunday 28th June, the Greater Manchester Birding City Region “Perfect Ten” is coming to a screen near you!

Build Back Better messaging

Groundwork: Greening the Way to the Future

Michaela Howell, Head of Communities at Groundwork Greater Manchester, shares how Groundwork has been working with the IGNITION project to bring about a greener future.

Manchester Festival of Nature schedule

Manchester Festival of Nature is Going Digital!

Join the Lancashire Wildlife as Greater Manchester celebrates the Manchester Festival of Nature online.

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