An Article from Our City, Our Planet by Alice Howse
On Tuesday 1st, Julie’s Bicycle ran an interactive event called Our City, Our Planet that addressed the art scene’s role in engaging with climate change and sustainability. It was a partnership event which also saw the official launch of Manchester Climate Lab 2016, a year of experiments to determine what really makes people engage with issues faced by climate change and furthermore, what inspires people to take action.
Contributed by Emma Charlotte Richards on 14.03.2016
An Article about Carbon Literacy by Emma Charlotte Richards
During the summer of 2012, as part of a programme of ‘MMU Futures’ events, MMU was one of the first organisations to pilot the Carbon Literacy Project training for its students. Over 60 students received Carbon Literacy training and were the first officially certified students in Manchester.
An Article about Manchester Friends of the Earth Fossil Free Manchester Meeting by Ishiko Looi
Last Monday, I attended a group meeting held by the Fossil Free Greater Manchester group. They are a group of people from different age groups and career fields who were gathered together for a campaign that calls on the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) to divest from coal, oil and gas companies and reinvest the money into positive alternatives, such as renewable energy and energy efficiency.
An Article written by Emma Charlotte Richards about Love on the Dale – Clean Up Feat over the Flood
The Boxing Day Floods, which tore through much of Northern England in 2015, had a significant effect in the Greater Manchester region; 24 flood warnings were put in place at its peak. Notably the Mersey River Basin, extending into Salford, was a risk. The River Irwell rose well beyond its usual level, causing significant flooding in its locality.
Gabi Schliwa (University of Manchester) and Graeme Sherriff (University of Salford, seecontributor profile) share insights from the 12th Cycling and Society Research Symposium held in Greater Manchester and reflect on what cycling research means, and could mean, for the region.