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Play Your Part in Nature’s Recovery!

Here in Greater Manchester, we’re developing a Nature Recovery Plan, so we can protect, maintain, and improve our natural environment. We’d love to hear your views on how we can make our city region a greener place for people and wildlife.

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Greater Manchester's Crompton Moor on BBC’s Countryfile

Did you tune into Countryfile last Sunday night? You might have spotted Greater Manchester's exciting project to help stop flooding across our city region.

Leaky dams, tree planting and Sphagnum moss pwere featured on Sunday’s Countryfile as part of a pilot project in Crompton Moor, Oldham aiming to show how effective natural methods can be for preventing flooding.

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How to Keep Up With the Climate Conversation

Welcome to the last in our blog series about keeping up with the climate debate.

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7 Ways to Keep in Touch With Climate Activism

We’re back for our second round-up of the best environmental podcasts, shows and accounts to follow if you’re a young climate activist!


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Top Picks for Youth Climate Activists

Get switched on to climate change in 2021 with some of the best articles, videos and causes for young environmentalists.

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IGNITION: How Do People Feel About Greenspace?

Is Greater Manchester in love with its local nature-based solutions? The IGNITION project asked GM’s citizens what they really feel about our local landscape.


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FREE WEBINAR: Biodiversity Net Gain in Greater Manchester

Professionals working on the delivery of Biodiversity Net Gain Greater Manchester will want to sign up for this new webinar.

IGNITION: overcoming the challenges

Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) Fund External Expert – Birgit Georgi looks at the key challenges facing the IGNITION Project.

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Joining the Dots: The Value of Critical Friends

With 12 partners already working on Greater Manchester’s IGNITION project, what insight can critical friends bring to the table to combat the climate emergency? Amanda Skeldon, IGNITION project Campaign Manager at Business in the Community explains.


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University of Salford Welcomes IGNITION Living Lab

The IGNITION project's innovative Living Lab has unveiled its first phase over at the University of Salford.


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