We've identified five main actions that Manchester residents can take to help tackle climate change and at the same time also improve their health and wellbeing:
Green your community – create new areas or improve existing areas of green space in private gardens and public areas to make your community an even more attractive place to live, increase wildlife and help protect you from the changing climate.
Healthy homes – reduce your energy bills and create a cosy, warm place to live.
Grow and cook your own food – with your neighbours or by yourself, growing your own food is a great way to get active, with the added reward of free food at the end!
Walk and cycle – getting around by foot and bike will make you fitter, save you money and reduce your impact on the environment.
Become Carbon Literate – Carbon Literacy is a day’s worth of certified climate change learning that will give you the knowledge, tools and support to reduce your carbon footprint, household bills and lead a healthier lifestyle. As a Carbon Literate citizen, you will make an even more valued contribution to your community, and show your future employers that you care about the environment, your health and the health of those around you. Contact The Carbon Literacy Project for details of courses available in your area: www.carbonliteracy.com.
For more information on each of these actions, why they’re important, examples of what other people are doing, and support to help you get involved download the Green and Healthy Manchester Prospectus