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A self-help group selling Custard Apple seeds cultivated using small-scale irrigation practices in Kibwezi, south-eastern Kenya (October 2012)

Adapting to climate change — a global approach

The world’s leading agencies are convening in Manchester this month to ask: how do we adapt to climate change?

The Mustard Tree. Photo by Tony West.

Health inequalities and shared responsibilities

A new report examines health inequalities in deprived communities across Greater Manchester. 

Creativity can change our streets

Julieta Duran argues that teamwork and creative thinking can help transform our streets into pleasant places for us to socialise, walk and cycle through.

'Government's stance increasingly weak on climate change,' say Manchester University Professors

Professors from The University of Manchester respond to a speech by new energy minister Amber Rudd on Government plans to tackle climate change.

Q&A: Jessica Symons, Research Fellow at the University of Salford

As part of a feature that aims to capture the wonderful work being done by academics at the University of Salford on sustainability, we chat with Research Fellow, Jessica Symons.

M:ACF Annual General Meeting 2015

On 7th July, Manchester Town Hall opened its doors once again to host the M:ACF’s AGM. Now in its second year, the fantastic event attracted two hundred attendees from Greater Manchester and beyond, all eager to hear the latest updates on the city’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.

Bring Me Sunshine: Sunshine House Community Hub

The people of Sunshine House Community Hub tell Alison Crush of GMCVO about creating a safe and supportive environment for local people.

Photograph by kind permission of Jonathan Nicholson

Manchester: A Certain Future, 2nd Annual General Meeting and MACF Annual Report 2015

On Tuesday 7th July, around 200 people gathered at Manchester Town Hall for the second annual general meeting of the Manchester: A Certain Future Steering Group.

'Manchester Town Hall' by Steve Parkinson

An open letter to Tony Lloyd, Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester

In this open letter, Steady State Manchester’s Mark Burton invites Tony Lloyd, the newly appointed interim Mayor of Greater Manchester, to take steps to redress the democratic deficit in the devolution deal. 

An immersive promenade through Ordsall’s history

A new University of Salford initiative supports creative projects that benefit the local community. Clare Wiley reports.

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