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Thinking green and planting trees

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

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...

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.' 

Free event – Addressing the Meat Problem: What Role for the Social Sciences?

A workshop organised as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences will showcase current research and develop dialog with stakeholders on the topic of meat consumption, non-meat consumption and sustainability.

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.

ECOSTAR Natural Talents: training and support initiative

An exciting training and support initiative for young professionals and students has been set up to improve entrepreneurship and innovation skills tailored to the marketing and economics of ecosystems and biodiversity.

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.

Greater Manchester becomes UK’s first WHO and UN Environment BreatheLife region

Greater Manchester has reaffirmed its commitment to tackling air pollution by becoming the UK’s first member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UN Environment-led ‘BreatheLife’ cities network – with a pledge to meeting strict WHO air quality targets.

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