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The University of Manchester celebrates making a difference

The University of Manchester’s annual Making a Difference Awards took place on Wednesday 11 May in the University’s Whitworth Hall.

Hulme Community Garden Centre: fundraising fun for World Naked Gardening Day

The team at Hulme Community Garden Centre have been celebrating World Naked Gardening Day again, this time to raise funds as part of the Community Energy GM appeal.

EU Referendum: A spotlight on food and farming

'How could the referendum result affect the way our food is produced and traded?' was the focus of a recent meeting organised by the Kindling Trust and the Food Ethics Council in Manchester.

Bruntwood branches out with planting of hundreds of trees

Bruntwood supports planting of over 250 trees, alongside key business partners, as part of Earth Day 2016.

Dementia Active Naturally programme launches in Salford

City of Trees is working with people living with dementia after nearly £20k was awarded for nature activity programme.

Mancunians asked to show their love for community energy

The people of Greater Manchester are being asked to show their love for locally-owned clean energy by signing a new community energy pledge.

COP21: What next for Greater Manchester?

Mark Atherton explores the significance of COP21 and what the outcomes of the Paris conference mean for Greater Manchester.

Steady State Manchester: communicating a change

Steady State Manchester launches a series of conversations exploring how a viable economy can detox Manchester.

The Real Junk Food Project Manchester: Creative chefs need apply for a unique opportunity

The Real Junk Food Project's Corin Bell is on the look-out for a creative genius to head up the kitchen at Manchester's first waste-food, pay-as-you-feel restaurant.

Back to class with the Manchester-based Carbon Literacy Project

The Carbon Literacy Project has united a group of 30 organisations in a bid to ensure that "all citizens will be carbon literate” across Greater Manchester and beyond. Here, ICLEI's Michael Woodbridge explores what this really means.

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