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From Pigeon Island to Green Haven

A patch of unused, urban land adjacent to the former Mayfield railway station building in Manchester city centre has had an incredible transformation into the city’s newest and smallest urban park with the help of the Mayfield Partnership’s horticultural advisers, the Green Health Alliance.

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What will you have on your plate this Veganuary?

The Christmas holidays can be a time of excess for many who are celebrating in the UK, but is going vegan the new trend in January? Veganuary, an organisation on a mission to get us to ditch the Turkey sandwiches for plant based options.

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City to Sea 'Switch the Stick' a Success!

City to Sea's #switchthestick is a success! This amazing campaign is stopping plastic waste entering the seas through unnecessary bathroom waste. 

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What is the Environmental Impact of our technological desires?

A new exhibition at Manchester's Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art considers the environmental and social impact of the drive for increasing technological advances and the universality of items such as smartphones.

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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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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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