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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. Evans' composition of drum beats, synths, and samples alongside the live mezzo-soprano of Olympia Hetherington was complimented by graphics and representations of big data by Valentina D'Efilippo to create a truly immersive experience centring on humanity's relationship with climate change.

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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. Each Youth Leader has created their own project as part of the campaign to educate and engage others on issues of climate change and how they may impact residents’ lives. There have been gardening projects, biodiversity workshops, drama classes and air quality monitoring.

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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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Real Junk Food Manchester's restaurant opens!

Using food that would otherwise go to waste can be good not only for the environment but for your stomach. Read about the zero waste pay-as-you feel dining experience arriving in Manchester thanks to the Real Junk Food Project’s restaurant open now on Oxford Street.

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Air Quality in Levenshulme

Learn more about air quality in Levenshulme and why it has inspired Manchester Climate Change Agency to research in Hulme as part of the Hulme Youth Climate Initiative!

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Hulme is where the Meadow is

Read all about this fantastic wild flower project based in Hulme!

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Jai Redman’s Paradise Lost at the Manchester Art Gallery - Environmentally Focused Art in a Sustainable Space

Engaging audiences with the topic of climate change in a creative way is crucial to inspire a true change in people’s values and behaviours. This is why climate change-related programming is a significant part of the activity of the Manchester Arts Sustainability Team (MAST).

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