Platform. The everyday portal for sharing knowledge and intelligence on sustainability across Greater Manchester.

Fuelling our future

Helen Seagrave reports on the findings from her working paper 'Greater Manchester: how will we fuel our future?'

Cutting carbon emissions

MACF's thematic and monitoring groups report back on what is being done to help the city move closer to its carbon emissions reduction target.

Why we should all campaign for safe cycle routes to schools

Melissa Henry reports on Sustrans' recent Campaign for Safer Streets.

Sustainability: an uncertain future?

Felix Hulse reports on young people's attitudes towards sustainability.

Gothenburg by Flickr user Ulf Bodin under a Creative Commons licence

From Gothenburg to Cape Town with Mistra Urban Futures

Steve Connor reports from a project workshop with Gothenburg, Cape Town, Kisumu and Greater Manchester, sharing their insights on how sustainability is governed and delivered in their respective cities.

Q&A: Dale Southerton, Sustainable Consumption Institute

Based at the University of Manchester, the Sustainable Consumption Institute aims to bring insight and clarity to the role of consumption in sustainability, often challenging orthodox thinking and methodologies. Clare Wiley speaks to SCI director, Professor Dale Southerton.

Photograph by Jill Jennings

Is blue the new green?

Can Manchester become the capital of the north's waterways? What's the future for our rivers? Walter Menzies invites you to attend the 2014 Manchester and Pennine Waters Forum on 19 June to ask questions and share ideas.

Just Keeping Warm by Flickr user Carol

Event report: No More Cold Homes

Ricki Unger reports on a recent event to debate fuel poverty, warm homes and an 'energy bill revolution'.

Andreas Demmelbauer, Solar Panel

The Sunshine of St John's community generation project

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles St John's Sunshine, an innovative project to bring together church, community and energy generation.

TUC, NUS and UCU demonstration, Manchester, 29th January 2011 by Flickr user Plashing Vole

Poverty Action Group calls for an end to unfair benefits sanctions

Steve Connor reports on the latest call from the Greater Manchester Poverty Action Group to rein in cuts that are hitting the poorest, hardest.

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