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Celebrating World Environment Day 2020

This World Environment Day, we’re celebrating Greater Manchester’s work towards the Five-Year Environment Plan.

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Natural Course is Making Waves in Water Quality

This World Environment Day, we’re celebrating Natural Course’s biggest success stories across the North West.

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Why Do We Need Green Roofs?

World Green Roof Day (6th June) is a celebration of green roofs all over the world and the benefits they bring to people and nature. But what can green roofs do for us? The IGNITION project has made the evidence available to begin this conversation.

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Nature in Cities – the First Emergency Service?

Sophie Shiel and Dave Barlow, Manchester City Council, explore our need for nature in the time of COVID-19 and beyond.

The return of the Manchester argus butterfly

An exciting reintroduction programme from Lancashire Wildlife Trust brings the Manchester argus butterfly back to its native home.

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Groundbreaking ‘greenprint’ launched for Greater Manchester

All Our Trees is Greater Manchester’s tree and woodland strategy and quantifies the incredible value of the city region’s 11.3 million trees - demonstrating why we should protect them, and outlines where to plant more trees.

Tortoiseshell Butterfly by Charlotte Varela

Be part of My Wild Garden – Sign up now

Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Lancashire Wildlife Trust needs your help to make Greater Manchester a greener, wilder place to be.

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How are businesses in the UK driving climate resilience?

Business in the Community’s Sam Hartley reflects on the role of business in climate resilience and nature-based solutions in our latest IGNITION blog.

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Inspiring Conference Urges Greater Manchester to Work Together for the Environment

The Natural Capital Group Conference 2020 launched a campaign for Greater Manchester’s environment.

The Top 10 Projects Greening Greater Manchester

Take a look at the best projects helping Greater Manchester adapt to climate change right now.

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