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UKGBC event at University of Salford

Greater Manchester Can Seize the Opportunity of Green Infrastructure

UKGBC’s Robert Winch reflects on the evidence base for green infrastructure, the challenges to its creation and opportunities available to accelerate this.

Speakers at the Natural Capital Group conference

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.

Peel Building University of Salford

Developing the Nature-Based Solutions Living Lab at Salford University

Dr Nick Davies gives us the very first insight into the University of Salford’s Living Lab.

The Top 10 Projects Greening Greater Manchester

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

New trees along road

Greater Manchester to Invest Over £1.5million in New Tree Planting

The city region has secured funding from The Urban Tree Challenge Fund, matching existing resources, to plant both small saplings and large urban trees.

RHS Bridgewater plans

RHS Garden Bridgewater to open in July 2020

This week, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announced that its fifth garden and first new garden for nearly two decades, RHS Garden Bridgewater, is opening to the public from Thursday 30 July 2020.

Hubbub Grab Your Cup campaign

How Reusable Cups Could Save 150m Paper Cups a Year

This week, environmental charity Hubbub announced its ambition to double the uptake of reusable cups for hot drinks.

GrowGreen West Gorton

GrowGreen: Greater Manchester is getting greener!

Find out how Greater Manchester is leading the way in nature-based solutions.

Bird survey on River Irwell, Greater Manchester

The Wonderful Winter Wetland Bird Blitz

This weekend we braved the weather to take part in the Winter Wetland Bird Blitz. Take a look at what we found on the River Irwell.

Living wall in Manchester City Centre

The IGNITION Project: How We’re Getting People Switched On to Climate Change

The Royal Horticultural Society has been engaging the public about climate change and the ways we can fight against it. Rosie from the RHS shows us how the IGNITION project is battling the effects of climate change.

GM Mayor Andy Burnham plants Sphagnum moss

GM Mayor Andy Burnham visits Moorland Partnership

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham today lent a hand to a partnership restoring the peat bogs above Oldham.

GHIA event

Ageing Well: New Year, New You

Christmas might only just be on the horizon, but it’s not too early to sort out your New Year’s resolutions! Get 2020 off to a green, healthy and age-friendly start with GHIA’s end-of-project event on Thursday 9th January 2020 at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester.

David Attenborough at Landscape Institute Awards

Landscape Institute Awards Celebrates Natural Course

This year’s Landscape Institute award ceremony was a ground-breaking afternoon for Natural Course.

 

Natural Course was the proud winner of the Transforming through Management and Science award, with particular focus on the project’s innovative new mapping tool.

 

IGNITION – steering the way to a greener Greater Manchester

What has the Greater Manchester IGNITION project achieved for the environment so far?

The Future of Your Green Spaces

Alexandra Park was a hive of activity last week as key stakeholders met to discuss innovative new ways to fund and deliver parks and green spaces in Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester Natural Capital Group’s Annual Conference

Join us: Delivering a Greener Greater Manchester

Get your exclusive ticket to the Greater Manchester Natural Capital Group’s Annual Conference – coming to Manchester in February 2020.

UKGBC

Green Supplier Event to Inspire Greater Manchester

With green infrastructure on the rise across Greater Manchester, the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) is holding a special event for green suppliers across the region.

That Counts! campaign in Greater Manchester

That Counts! in Greater Manchester

On Monday 9th September, That Counts! – a new campaign aiming to inspire thousands of people from across Greater Manchester to lead a more active life – went live across the city region.

River Irwell

Natural Course on Track for Landscape Institute Award 2019

Greater Manchester’s innovative Natural Course project has been shortlisted for the Landscape Institute Awards 2019.

The project called ‘Charting a Natural Course: An Ecosystem Services Opportunities Map and Natural Capital Account for the River Irwell’ has come out on top of 185 entries and is now a finalist in the award’s Transforming through Management and Science category.