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Our Faith, Our Planet, Our Community

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. 

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Hulme Air Quality Report

Read more about the findings from our air quality testing in Hulme as part of Hulme Youth Climate Initiative and what you can do to improve air quality in your local area.

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Hulme is where the Meadow is wins Bees Needs Award!

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. 

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MANCHESTER CLIMATHON WINNERS ADDRESS THE CITY’S MOST PRESSING CLIMATE CHALLENGES WITH FRESH IDEAS

The first ever Manchester Climathon, part of the world’s biggest climate change hackathon, has taken place at HOME aimed at finding solutions to Manchester’s most pressing climate issues.

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Climate Change Takes Centre Stage at Manchester Science festival in 'Sentinel'

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. 

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Switch to Renewable Energy with the Greater Manchester Big Clean Switch

We’re supporting a new campaign that aims to help you save money by switching your home to a clean tariffMost 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.

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Need help getting your food growing project off the ground? The Growing Manchester programme is now taking applications

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.

 

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Manchester Museum Scoops Prestigious Award for Climate Change Engagement

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’.

 

 

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Hulme Youth Leaders become Carbon Literate

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.

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Nature in Salford - Birds of Peel Park film screening

Dr. Luke Blazejewski explains why Salford is a wildlife paradise and why it is important to protect and properly manage sites like the River Irwell and Peel Park.

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