Platform. The everyday portal for sharing knowledge and intelligence on sustainability across Greater Manchester.

Responsible Tourism comes to Manchester

From Tripadvisor to Google Glass, the 8th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations will explore the challenges and opportunities currently facing sustainable tourism, reports Clare Wiley.

Platform: so what's that all about then?

Margaret Bennett explains the background to the platform that is Platform and how it came through a partnership of Creative Concern, the University of Salford and the Gothenburg-based Mistra Urban Futures.

Hooked on citizen science: Erinma Ochu

Bianca Manu interviews writer and Wellcome Trust public engagement fellow Dr Erinma Ochu to discuss alternative ways of achieving sustainable social engagement; citizen science and the benefits of partnerships between universities and community groups.

Update: Sustainable consumption and production under MACF

An update from the Sustainable Consumption and Production sub-group of Manchester: A Certain Future, focused on two food-related projects that are making good progress.

Carbon Literacy trainer Morwenna Lewis taking MACF group member (and CLP Director) Dave Coleman through his paces in a 'climate conversation' role play during the MACF CL training session.

Update: Manchester's Carbon Literacy project

Dave Coleman of Cooler Projects outlines the latest work being done under Manchester's carbon literacy project.


The Alternative? Skills sharing and the Greeniversity

The Alternative? Beth Perry profiles Greeniversity as a new way of sharing skills for sustainability.

Visitors to Manchester Museum's Living Worlds gallery

From natural history to environmental sustainability

Henry McGhie, head of collections and curator of zoology at the Manchester Museum reports on the thinking behind the Museums’ Living Worlds gallery which reinvents natural history for the 21st century.

Millgate Theatre by Flickr user Jim Grady

Millgate Arts Centre

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles the Millgate Arts Centre and an example of how a volunteer-run arts centre builds capacity to install solar panels.

Think again. Re-imagining sustainable development in the North of England

The third workshop in the N8 New Thinking in the North project considers how collaborations between arts and humanities researchers and creative and community practitioners might contribute to new models for sustainable living.

Biospheric Foundation signage

The Alternative? The Biospheric Foundation

The Alternative? Beth Perry profiles the Biospheric Foundation, an initiative for rethinking food production and distribution in the city.


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