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Platform: so what's that all about then?

Margaret Bennett explains the background to the platform that is Platform and how it came through a partnership of Creative Concern, the University of Salford and the Gothenburg-based Mistra Urban Futures.

Hooked on citizen science: Erinma Ochu

Bianca Manu interviews writer and Wellcome Trust public engagement fellow Dr Erinma Ochu to discuss alternative ways of achieving sustainable social engagement; citizen science and the benefits of partnerships between universities and community groups.

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The Alternative? Transition Town Bolton and the circular economy

Beth Perry profiles Transition Town Bolton, part of the Transition Towns initiative, and their emphasis on the creation of a circular economy.

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.

Carbon Literacy trainer Morwenna Lewis taking MACF group member (and CLP Director) Dave Coleman through his paces in a 'climate conversation' role play during the MACF CL training session.

Update: Manchester's Carbon Literacy project

Dave Coleman of Cooler Projects outlines the latest work being done under Manchester's carbon literacy project.

Bridge 5 Mill

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles Bridge 5 Mill and the rich, historical process of its retrofitting.

Bee Sustainable

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles the Bury-based renewable energy co-operative seeking to bring community energy generation and community ownership together.

Energy Academy Pilot

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles the Energy Academy Pilot, a Greater Manchester pilot project to develop a volunteer network to engage with householders through energy advice and understanding of energy usage.

Thinking allowed: values and learning for sustainable futures

In this short essay Tim May examines how, in our dialogue around sustainability, we anaesthetise ourselves against the effects of current actions on the environment because we are not faced with the voices from future generations.

Developing a carbon neutral community venue

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles the Affetside Millennium Green Trust Community Venue.

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