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Salford Community Initiatives To Tackle Fuel Poverty

With effects on health, education and employability, fuel poverty affects a growing number of people with a staggering 15% of households in the Broughton area of Salford classified as fuel poor [1]. Rebecca Long Bailey MP said:

‘‘One in ten households live in fuel poverty. An issue caused by rip-off prices, a broken energy system and a government that doesn’t want or care to make the real changes to our energy sector that will help customers.”

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Manchester raises the bar with new carbon target

Manchester City Council has today announced its plan to bring forward its ambition to become a zero carbon city by twelve years, with a revised target of 2038.

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Manchester Met represents the North West in European green energy project

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking - a €1.4 billion programme supporting green energy research and innovation across Europe - has published a major report, with Manchester Metropolitan University representing the entire North West region of England.

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.

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.

Good Food Greater Manchester: Oldham School Catering

For the last 3 years, Oldham School Catering has achieved Gold Standard - providing 16,500 meals, five days a week, to 86 primary and special schools at a cost of just 65 pence per plate.

As food-banking grows, who benefits? A critical dialogue between America and Manchester

Following a discussion event around food policy held in Ancoats last November, and in the run-up to Manchester’s Green Summit, Charlotte Spring outlines key arguments from two influential researchers around the connections between food poverty, charity and policy.

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.

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