Our Faith, Our Planet, Our Community was a positive, uplifting evening with a serious undertone reflecting the climate change crisis we face and the need for collective action by all faith communities. Organised by the Manchester Cathedral, many people from across the city came together to learn about climate change, share information and consider how they could contribute to Manchester’s Climate Change Strategy.
Hulme is where the Meadow recently received a Bees Needs Champion Award from DEFRA for its value in supporting local pollinators. The awards event was held at Kew Gardens which is the home of Grow Wild, the initiative that funded the Hulme is where the Meadow is project. Read more about the award and the project.
Manchester Science Festival 2017 kicked off in spectacular fashion this Thursday and Richard Evans' ethereal visual and musical performance 'Sentinel' at the Waterside Arts Centre in Sale was among many events on offer. Read more about the event as climate change takes the stage.
We’re supporting a new campaign that aims to help you save money by switching your home to a clean tariff. Most UK homes are guaranteed to save money by switching to the cheapest clean deal. The Greater Manchester Big Clean Switch is being launched by Greater Manchester Combined Authority and supported by organisations from across the city, from football clubs to universities. Just visit www.bigcleanswitch.org/gm to compare prices in minutes, and if you decide to go ahead, you can switch there and then. With savings currently averaging over £280 a year, it may be worth switching even if you’re in the middle of a fixed term tariff.
Need support to help you and your project grow your own healthy, fresh and sustainable food? Have access to some land for food growing but not sure where to start? The 'Growing Manchester' programme could be just what you are looking for to help you and your project get started, or take your project to the next level! To find out more about the programme and how to apply, click here.
Manchester Museum was this week the recipient of the first Sunx Climate smART Award for their Climate Control exhibition which ran from May to September 2016. The award winners were announced at a ceremony in Trafalgar Square at the Trafalgar St James Hotel as part of the Leading Culture Destinations Awards, dubbed the ‘Oscars for museums’.
Hulme Youth Climate Initiative has been working with Youth Leaders and groups in a variety of creative ways throughout the area tackling a number of sustainable issues. As part of the initiative, our youth leaders recently became carbon literate, read more about the training and the initiative.