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Made to move: £1.5 billion reasons to act!

As a student, whose daily commute involves traversing Oxford and Wilmslow Road by bike, it cannot be over emphasised just how much the protected roadside traffic lanes encourage the use of bicycles when getting around Manchester. Cycling keeps me fit and saves me money so is an appealing mode of travel for cash strapped students. Yet I often hear from my fiends they are too worried to cycle in Manchester due to the volume of daily traffic passing in and out.

 

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Report underlines opportunities for decarbonising Northern England

The recently released Net-Zero North report, produced by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) puts forward the establishment of regional ‘carbon budgets’ in order to help the UK shift towards a decarbonised society through a focus on the regional level.

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Climate Conversation with City of Trees

Interview with Pete Stringer from City of Trees about their incredible work to plant 3 million trees throughout Greater Manchester. Find out why their work is essential for creating a greener and healthier city as well shaping it into a climate resilient one. 

Visit www.cityoftrees.org.uk for more information.

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24 Hours of Reality

On December 4th and 5th December, over half a billion people logged onto YouTube to watch 24 Hours of Reality, hosted by former US Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality project. The aim of this live production was to capture best practice scenarios and climate change reality issues all across the world.

 

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I’m a Butterfly, Get me out of here!!!

How are butterfly populations being forced to adapt to the changing climate? Read about the work of Dr Anna Gilchrist from the University of Manchester to find out more.
 

 

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Climate Conversation with Tree Musketeers

Manchester Climate Change Agency interviews the fantastic Tree Musketeers from The University of Manchester for National Tree Week 2017.

 

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Time for Cities to Lead The Way on Climate Action

Grow Green demonstrates the importance of nature-based solutions within cities in Washington D.C.

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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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