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Chorlton Refurb

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles Chorlton Refurb’s efforts to find ways of local people working together on reducing energy usage.

Saddleworth Community Hydro

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles a social investment to re-vitalise pre-existing technologies and assets.

Turn Up the Volume: Experiments in Local Economics

What can be done to support local economies?  Alex Wharton reports on Rethinking Prosperity - Experiments in Local Economics, a recent workshop held at the Centre for Sustainable Living.

Greater urban resilience: we need a cure

Jess Symons attends the launch of the rebadged, refocused and remastered Centre for Urban  Resilence and Energy at the University of Manchester.

Early computer at MOSI

A 'Green Digital Charter' to reduce ICT footprint

Jess Symons on Manchester's signing of the EU Green Digital Charter and our plans to reduce the carbon footprint of the city's digital sector.

ardwick diagram

Geothermal renewable energy plan for Ardwick

Manchester continues to lead the way in the push for new, innovative ideas to beat fuel poverty and cut carbon emissions as Dublin-based GT Energy gets permission to begin drilling two exploratory boreholes.

In place of growth, a steady state economy

A Manchester where all people can thrive without harming the planet? Mark Burton introduces the Steady State Manchester Project which argues for an alternative - and more sustainable - model to unfettered growth.

Tony White by Karen Regn

Post-melt dystopia and the Literature Festival

Karen Regn reports on how the Manchester Literature Festival is tackling climate change with 'Shackleton's Man Goes South' and a concerted effort around its own sustainability.

Manchester experts help shape EU climate policy

Manchester's climate change experts helped shape the direction of EU policy for adaptation this week, having been called upon to advise Europe on how it can prepare for future changes in our weather and climate.

Grow With Wyre Forestry apprentices, Fahra Collins & Andy Jones, courtesy Forestry Commission / Isobel Cameron

Urban forestry and developing a green economy

The idea that jobs in forestry, forest products and woodland management could be a boon for the urban metropolis of Manchester appears counter-intuitive, but there's real growth in trees.

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