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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.

Making good use of brownfield sites across Greater Manchester

Tony Lloyd outlines the need for additional housing across Greater Manchester and explores our options for sustainable development.

Greater Manchester Natural Capital Group: GMSF Consultation Event

As part of the GMSF, the Natural Capital Group has set up a consultation event for GM wide environmental bodies with a Green and Blue Infrastructure focus, to be held on Wednesday 30th November 2016.

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