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Top Picks for Youth Climate Activists

Get switched on to climate change in 2021 with some of the best articles, videos and causes for young environmentalists.

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IGNITION: How Do People Feel About Greenspace?

Is Greater Manchester in love with its local nature-based solutions? The IGNITION project asked GM’s citizens what they really feel about our local landscape.

 

IGNITION: overcoming the challenges

Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) Fund External Expert – Birgit Georgi looks at the key challenges facing the IGNITION Project.

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Joining the Dots: The Value of Critical Friends

With 12 partners already working on Greater Manchester’s IGNITION project, what insight can critical friends bring to the table to combat the climate emergency? Amanda Skeldon, IGNITION project Campaign Manager at Business in the Community explains.

 

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University of Salford Welcomes IGNITION Living Lab

The IGNITION project's innovative Living Lab has unveiled its first phase over at the University of Salford.

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How Is Natural Course Improving Greater Manchester's Waterways?

Find out what the Natural Course project has been doing to help clean up Greater Manchester's rivers and canals.

Why Do We Need Green Walls?

We know that green walls look beautiful, but their performance goes way beyond aesthetics. If urban planners, businesses, and local authorities can capitalise on this opportunity to utilise the vast surface area walls take up in our urban areas we could transform how the built environment functions.

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Greater Manchester Green Summit 2020: The Highlights

Last week we saw the Greater Manchester Green Summit 2020 which took place over four days. This year for the first time ever all our content, including presentations, talking heads, in-depth interviews and live Q&As were online where people could tune in from their homes.

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Measuring Greater Manchester’s Green and Blue Spaces: Creating an Urban Green Infrastructure Baseline

Jeremy Carter, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, reveals how developing a new understanding of Greater Manchester’s existing green and blue space will support the delivery innovative climate change solutions.

An Update from the IGNITION Living Lab

The University of Salford is proud to announce that Phase 1 of the IGNITION project Living Lab has started construction.

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