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MESS launch Climate Crisis event

MESS (Marple, Mellor and Marple Bridge Energy Saving Strategy) originated nine years ago to promote energy saving measures. We've also ventured into 'Incredible Edible', set up a Community Orchard and recently campaigned on plastic waste.

Since the 2018 Green Summit and the subsequent release of 'Springboard to a Green City Region' we've decided that our most important role must be to raise a greater awareness in our communities of the existential threat posed by climate change, explain how societal change can mitigate the threat and promote the environmental ambitions of GMCA.

Investing in natural environment is good for our economy as well as our health says new report

  • Greater Manchester is developing an innovative Natural Capital Investment Plan – first of its kind for a UK city region
  • Securing the long-term future of our environment delivers social and financial returns
  • Plan is a result of last year’s Green Summit and key component of forthcoming five-year environmental plan for Greater Manchester
Natural Capital Group Conference

Developing Greater Manchester’s First Natural Capital Investment Plan

On 16 January, 2018, the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub’s Natural Capital Group (NCG) hosted their annual conference at the Manchester Museum.

Survey reveals the growth of the Green Technologies Industries in Greater Manchester

A new survey commissioned by GC Business Growth Hub reveals the increasing value of the green technologies and services sector to the North West’s wider economic growth.

Greater Manchester Green Summit: Day Summary

Greater Manchester’s ground-breaking Green Summit brought industry and community leaders together to debate and discuss sustainability issues affecting the region, generating bold and ambitious pledges and a powerful sense of optimism regarding the future of our environment.

City of Trees and the RSPB welcome the dawn chorus with the Hallé orchestra

City of Trees, the charity planting 3 million trees across Greater Manchester, worked in partnership with the RSPB and The Hallé this spring to celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day

GM Walking Festival 2018

Whether its bees, birdsong, bats or berries – there’s something for everyone at the fourth annual Greater Manchester Walking Festival.

BBC's 'Talking to Children about Climate Change' Session

A busy lunchtime panel session on climate change held as part of the BBC’s Sustainability Season to inform and empower the next generation.

Green Summit heralds bold green future for Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester has set out its ambitions to become one of the leading green city-regions in the UK and Europe, at its inaugural Green Summit held today (Wednesday 21 March).

Could otters be returning to Greater Manchester?

Recent sightings of otters suggests that the heavily industrialised rivers in Greater Manchester are showing signs of significant improvement, encouraging them back to the region.

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