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Hulme Youth Climate Initiative

by Nitisha Mistry 05.05.2017

Manchester Climate Change Agency (MCCA) launched their youth campaign 'Hulme Youth Climate Initiative' on the 3rd June with a workshop at the iconic Hulme Garden Centre. Working in the polytunnel on bales of hay, 8 youths discussed the zero carbon 2050 vision and ways to engage with Hulme residents to create a greener community. Ideas for community tree planting sessions and social media strategies are just a couple of the ideas mentioned. James O'Farrell from Groundwork joined in the fun and discussed ideas for greening.  

Running the workshop was MCCA's Engagement Manager Steph Lynch who says 'I am very excited to see such a lovely mix of people here today with such positive and creative ideas. It is a fantastic way to launch this campaign and where better than Hulme Community Garden Centre, environmental hub of the area'.

Projects managed by the youth leaders will run from June to September with a focus of engaging young members of the community. Z Arts are proud to be running a number of workshops for this campaign which will involve the youth leaders and a number of local groups. Scientist / Poet Sam Illingworth from Manchester Metropolitan University is also joining in the fun and will be running some interactive sessions to create pieces of poetry. There will be exhibited at the celebration event on the 27th October.

MCCA as a Gold rated Carbon Literate business is also proud to deliver training to the youth leaders in the summer with an aim they will then share their knowledge to others.

If you between 15 - 25 years and would like to sign up to deliver a project, then please get in touch with Steph via steph.lynch@manchesterclimate.com