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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?

Q&A: Councillor Alex Ganotis, Chair of the GM Low Carbon Hub

As part of an ongoing series of interviews with members of the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub Board, we recently sat down with Cllr Alex Ganotis, Leader of Stockport Council, Greater Manchester Green City Region lead and chair of the Low Carbon Hub, to find out more about his priorities for the hub, and his ambitions for a more sustainable Greater Manchester.

Flailing Trees, Gustav Metzger

Remember Nature

Phil Barton implores residents and vistitors of Greater Manchester to demonstrate their respect for the natural world, take action and, in the words of artist and activist Gustav Metzger, to 'Remember Nature.' 

Free event – Addressing the Meat Problem: What Role for the Social Sciences?

A workshop organised as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences will showcase current research and develop dialog with stakeholders on the topic of meat consumption, non-meat consumption and sustainability.

Event: Our Faith, Our Planet, Our Community

Join us on Monday 25th September at Manchester Cathedral for a special event where you can find out more about contributing to Manchester's plans to become a healthier, greener and more resilient city.

FutureShock – The Resilient City

If you pull back and look across the last 300 years, Manchester has proven to be the most resilient city in the world.

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.

Mayor makes pledge for Greater Manchester Clean Air Day

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has pledged to do his bit to tackle air pollution for the first Greater Manchester Clean Air Day, taking place on Thursday 15 June.

Manchester Museum and Manchester Climate Change Agency present at the United Nations

Manchester Museum and Manchester Climate Change Agency (MCCA) jointly presented Manchester’s approach to climate change engagement at the 5th Dialogue for Action for Climate Empowerment, held in Bonn in May.

Compassion or selfishness? The study that reveals a perceptions gap in values in Greater Manchester

A Greater Manchester study into our values has found that an overwhelming majority of individuals in the region – 85% – prioritise ‘compassionate’ values, such as social justice, environmental protection, forgiveness and honesty above ‘selfish’ values, such as wealth and social status.

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