Give it, don’t bin it - Student Recycling Revolution

Contributed by Emma Charlotte Richards on 25.04.2016

An Article about the Universities and Council's initiative to get students to recycle and donate what they would normally throw away. Written by Emma Charlotte Richards 

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Manchester Friends of the Earth - Open Meeting

Contributed by Alice Litchfield on 20.04.2016

An Article about the Friends of the Earth open meeting held on the 12th April 2016, written by Alice Litchfield

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MMU ISO Celebration

Contributed by Alice Litchfield on 19.04.2016

An Article about Manchester Metropolitan University's ISO Celebration, written by Alice Litchfield 

On Thursday 21st April, Manchester Metropolitan University are celebrating; they are the first UK University to achieve the revised ISO 14001: 2015 standards and are implementing them throughout the university.

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Beyond the Paris Climate Change Conference

Contributed by Jonathan Atkinson on 29.03.2016

How can energy efficiency co-operatives contribute to achieving 2050 targets?

To paraphrase the great Douglas Adams, author of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Climate Change is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.

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Good Year for Green Spaces

Contributed by Dave Barlow on 23.03.2016

While nothing will ever be perfect, there has been a heck of a lot of positive partner activity across the City in the world of Green Infrastructure that needs shouting about.

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Just Sustainabilities – Julian Agyeman lecture

Contributed by Ishiko Yi-Shien Looi on 22.03.2016

Julian Agyeman delivered SEED’s (School of Environment, Education and Development at The University of Manchester) 2016 lecture to over 50 students at University Place.

The Professor is from Tufts University in the US talked about ‘Just Sustainability’ and living within limits. This lecture was the start of the University’s Just Festival and was broadcast to a number of places around the world.

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Clean Energy must power the Powerhouse

Contributed by Alice Howse on 15.03.2016

An Article about the Northern Clean Energy Declaration from Green Alliance, by Alice Howse 

Once the Industrial Revolution of the country, the North now want to be at the forefront of a new, global, clean energy revolution.

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Our City, Our Planet

Contributed by Alice Howse on 14.03.2016

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.

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A New Generation of Carbon Literacy at Manchester Metropolitan University

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.

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Sustainability emerges as a core theme in the shared vision for Manchester's future

Contributed by Steve Connor on 11.03.2016

Sustainable design, active travel and a low carbon economy all make it in as priorities for 'Our Manchester', the new ten year strategy for the city.

Launched by Sir Richard Leese at Manchester Central Library on Wednesday evening, the new strategy will guide priorities for the city up to 2025.

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