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Update: Sustainable consumption and production under MACF

An update from the Sustainable Consumption and Production sub-group of Manchester: A Certain Future, focused on two food-related projects that are making good progress.

Revaluing wood waste

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles Tree Station, a member-based approach to sustainable woodland management in Greater Manchester.

Ancoats Canal Project

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles efforts to revitalize an old industrial infrastructure in Ancoats.

Greening of Stevenson Sq, courtesy of Cityco Manchester

So what have trees ever done for us?

Pete Stringer from the Red Rose Forest team outlines the multi-faceted value of street trees and why they are a significant, but worthwhile, investment.

Pulling together for a green and blue city

Mark Hillsdon reports on the work of Manchester: A Certain Future's Green & Blue Infrastructure Group.

The Alternative? 5 Oaken Clough Terrace

The Alternative? Elisa Burrai profiles 5 Oaken Clough Terrace in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Visitors to Manchester Museum's Living Worlds gallery

From natural history to environmental sustainability

Henry McGhie, head of collections and curator of zoology at the Manchester Museum reports on the thinking behind the Museums’ Living Worlds gallery which reinvents natural history for the 21st century.

Hough Lane Community Garden

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles not 'just another’ community garden. 

Improving Davyhulme’s Environmental Awareness

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles a long-term biography of a community-based environmental awareness initiative in Davyhulme.

Anne Selby of the Greater Manchester Natural Capital Group

Harnessing Greater Manchester's Natural Capital

As environmental commitments come under increasing pressure, Greater Manchester’s Natural Capital Group has been set up to help defend the green corner. Platform talks to its chair, Anne Selby.

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