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COP21: What next for Greater Manchester?

Mark Atherton explores the significance of COP21 and what the outcomes of the Paris conference mean for Greater Manchester.

Steady State Manchester: communicating a change

Steady State Manchester launches a series of conversations exploring how a viable economy can detox Manchester.

The Real Junk Food Project Manchester: Creative chefs need apply for a unique opportunity

The Real Junk Food Project's Corin Bell is on the look-out for a creative genius to head up the kitchen at Manchester's first waste-food, pay-as-you-feel restaurant.

Back to class with the Manchester-based Carbon Literacy Project

The Carbon Literacy Project has united a group of 30 organisations in a bid to ensure that "all citizens will be carbon literate” across Greater Manchester and beyond. Here, ICLEI's Michael Woodbridge explores what this really means.

‘On the Home Front’: The challenges of domestic energy use reduction

November 5th was about home fires not bonfires this year, as the University of Manchester hosted an event focused on the challenges of reducing household energy use.

Crowd-funding success for Stevenson Square and Red Rose Forest

Following a successful crowd-funding campaign by Red Rose Forest, the first of its kind in Manchester City Centre, Stevenson Square has become a landmark for a pioneering greening project.

#WeAreTheClimateGeneration

With the 21st International UN Climate Conference just weeks away, we explore the significance of #WeAreTheClimateGeneration.

Working On Waste in Greater Manchester

Abigail Kemp hears proposals from key stakeholders on tackling the problem of household waste.

Manchester Cycles in Copenhagen’s Tracks

Greater Manchester went a little bit Danish this week...

Community Energy at Risk from FITs Policy Changes

The government’s proposed subsidy cut for small scale renewable energy schemes will threaten around £127 million of investment in current projects.

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