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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University of Manchester begins the re-greening of its campus

Contributed by Steve Connor on 11.03.2016

With the help of landscape architects Planit-IE and as part of its City of Trees commitments, the University of Manchester is bringing new green spaces into its £1bn transformation.

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Fossil Free Greater Manchester

Contributed by Ishiko Yi-Shien Looi on 02.03.2016

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.

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ECO Stars freight recognition scheme comes to Greater Manchester

Contributed by Matthew Roberts on 01.03.2016

Operators of vans, buses and coaches in Manchester will benefit from a free scheme aimed at reducing costs and boosting environmental performance.

ECO Stars is a free, voluntary scheme providing recognition and tailor-made support on reducing fuel costs and environmental best practice to operators.

The scheme rates vehicles and the operation of a fleet using a star award system to recognise and improve levels of environmental performance.

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