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IGNITION – steering the way to a greener Greater Manchester

What has the Greater Manchester IGNITION project achieved for the environment so far?

The Future of Your Green Spaces

Alexandra Park was a hive of activity last week as key stakeholders met to discuss innovative new ways to fund and deliver parks and green spaces in Greater Manchester.

That Counts! campaign in Greater Manchester

That Counts! in Greater Manchester

On Monday 9th September, That Counts! – a new campaign aiming to inspire thousands of people from across Greater Manchester to lead a more active life – went live across the city region.

Can e-bikes help the environment?

89.5 million tonnes of CO2 are produced by road travel per year, whereas e-bikes produce none. With data from the Department for Transport, a new infographic shows how thousands of kilograms of CO2 emissions can be saved by switching your daily commute from a car or public transport to an e-bike.

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.

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.

 

Q&A: Councillor Alex Ganotis, Chair of the GM Low Carbon Hub

As part of an ongoing series of interviews with members of the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub Board, we recently sat down with Cllr Alex Ganotis, Leader of Stockport Council, Greater Manchester Green City Region lead and chair of the Low Carbon Hub, to find out more about his priorities for the hub, and his ambitions for a more sustainable Greater Manchester.

Flailing Trees, Gustav Metzger

Remember Nature

Phil Barton implores residents and vistitors of Greater Manchester to demonstrate their respect for the natural world, take action and, in the words of artist and activist Gustav Metzger, to 'Remember Nature.' 

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