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Summit's up for greening Greater Manchester

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has announced his ambitions for making Greater Manchester one of the leading green cities in Europe, through a landmark summit to be held in Spring 2018.

Volunteers and organisations come together for 24 hour wildlife survey

The recording of wildlife was led by Greater Manchester Ecology Unit and supported by the Natural Course project.

By understanding the ecology of the land The Woodland Trust can implement informed improvement measures for the benefit of wildlife in the area.

The aim of the day was to encourage staff, volunteers and members of the public to record as many species as possible over 24 hours. The evening before featured the nocturnal adventures of live moth trapping and a bat walk.

The Complete Beginners Guide to ‘Forest Schools’

Over the last decade, the term ‘Forest School’ has likely popped up in a conversation you’ve been involved in. Whether you're vaguely aware of what Forest Schools are, or don't have a clue, this article will give you the full low-down on this engaging, outdoor, education ethos.

Greater Manchester Annual Environment Report 2016

As Chair of the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub, Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett reflects on the region's environmental achievements over the past year and discusses the opportunities and challenges we face ahead.

Greater Manchester becomes UK’s first WHO and UN Environment BreatheLife region

Greater Manchester has reaffirmed its commitment to tackling air pollution by becoming the UK’s first member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UN Environment-led ‘BreatheLife’ cities network – with a pledge to meeting strict WHO air quality targets.

Greater Manchester Home Energy Conservation Act Report 2017-2019

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has this week published its Home Energy Conservation Act report for 2017-2019.

Greater Manchester’s Natural Capital Annual Conference

Leading practitioners from across the country attended the Greater Manchester’s Natural Capital Annual Conference in Salford recently, to discuss how best to adopt a natural capital approach in urban environments.

Can Greater Manchester take the right steps to becoming an exemplar healthy place?

Michael Chang, Projects and Policy Manager at the Town and Country Planning Association discusses the extent to which the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework has set out strategic public health and healthcare priorities and needs.

Sweeping the ‘Chimney’: Cleaner Air for Greater Manchester

Tony Lloyd outlines the importance of developing a cleaner, more sustainable Greater Manchester and how the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework can help us achieve this.

Your questions answered: What is the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework?

An in-depth explanation of exactly what the Spatial Framework is, how some of the info was compiled and why Greater Manchester needs it.

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