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.
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.
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.
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.
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.