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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Love on the Dale – Clean Up Feat over the Flood

Contributed by Emma Charlotte Richards 

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.

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University of Manchester's Earth Week

Contributed by Ishiko Yi-Shien Looi on 23.02.2016

University of Manchester's Earth Week ran from 8th - 13th February

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Research meets Cycling - In the City and for the City

Contributed by Gabriele Schliwa on 22.02.2016

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.

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Salford signs own climate change agreement

Contributed by Michael Hemingway on 11.02.2016

Move over world leaders – Salford has already signed its own climate change agreement!

Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart has given his backing to two groups that are promoting community-owned green energy in the city to help save money and the planet.

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Devolution & Climate Change Workshop

Contributed by Matthew Millet on 08.02.2016

An article written by Matthew Millett about the Devolution and Climate Change Workshop

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Environment Agency outlines recovery plans following floods

Contributed by Grace Fleming on 03.02.2016

Storm-affected areas in the North to recieve £40 million to repair damage.

The Environment Agency has carried out 4,000 inspections and identified around 41 flood defences needing repair work in the wake of record-breaking wet weather in December across Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire (GMMC).

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Near death to super seaway : Manchester Ship Canal

Contributed by Walter Menzies on 29.01.2016

Walter Menzies looks back at the enthralling history of the Manchester Ship Canal and explores what the future may hold for this jewel of the North.

We’re all part of the Northern Powerhouse now. But Liverpool and Manchester keep their distance though they have been linked by the railway since 1830 and the M62 since 1976.

Often overlooked is the Northwest’s equivalent to the Eiffel Tower - that marvel of engineering the Manchester Ship Canal.

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