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Thinking green and planting trees

Realising the value of trees, and getting more in the ground.

Investing in a greener Greater Manchester

As part of the Mayor's upcoming Green Summit, a recently held 'listening event' for the business community found that Greater Manchester has the potential to be the UK’s leading green city region. 

Campaign to Protect Rural England - Climate change lecture and listening event

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) as Britain’s first environmental charity, has campaigned hard for rural protections, perhaps most notably in the creation of National Parks and Green Belts, which has given millions of people easy access to nature.

Greater Manchester granted 'Urban Pioneer City Region' status by Government

Greater Manchester is one of four UK areas chosen to pioneer new ways of working to better protect and enhance our natural environment.

Image courtesy of City of Trees and the Forestry Commission

Why we’re creating a new Northern Forest

Today the Government has announced £5.7 million to kick start the planting of 50 million trees across the North. Here’s what’s led to this ambitious new plan by the Woodland Trust and Community Forests...

A Greater, Greener Manchester: Have Your Say

Greater Manchester's Green Summit will set a new environmental vision for the city region, and accelerate our ambition to become ‘carbon neutral’ before 2050.

 

Let’s talk about community energy

There is a buzz at the moment about community and local energy but what is it and what does it mean to Greater Manchester?

Summit's up for greening Greater Manchester

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has announced his ambitions for making Greater Manchester one of the leading green cities in Europe, through a landmark summit to be held in Spring 2018.

Volunteers and organisations come together for 24 hour wildlife survey

The recording of wildlife was led by Greater Manchester Ecology Unit and supported by the Natural Course project.

By understanding the ecology of the land The Woodland Trust can implement informed improvement measures for the benefit of wildlife in the area.

The aim of the day was to encourage staff, volunteers and members of the public to record as many species as possible over 24 hours. The evening before featured the nocturnal adventures of live moth trapping and a bat walk.

The Complete Beginners Guide to ‘Forest Schools’

Over the last decade, the term ‘Forest School’ has likely popped up in a conversation you’ve been involved in. Whether you're vaguely aware of what Forest Schools are, or don't have a clue, this article will give you the full low-down on this engaging, outdoor, education ethos.

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