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'Payday Lending' A Debate With SARF and Carl Packman

'Payday Lending' a debate with SARF and Carl Packman

The Manchester-based Social Action & Research Foundation (SARF) brought writer, researcher and broadcaster Carl Packman together with members of the public to join in a debate on the causes and effects of the rise of payday lenders, as well as the best way to tackle the harmful social consequences.

Farmstart photo courtesy of The Kindling Trust

The future of farming?

Manchester’s first business incubator farm is growing but it is a long way from where it needs to be. Deborah Linton interviews The Kindling Trust's Chris Walsh to find out more.

Naomi Klein

Hope, not fate: interview with Naomi Klein

Time is running out if we’re to avoid catastrophic climate change. But Naomi Klein says that a total overhaul of capitalism might just give us a chance. Interview by Kevin Gopal, editor of the Big Issue in the North.

Daffodil

Metrolink plants new ‘Field of Hope’ for Marie Curie with Wythenshawe schoolchildren

A ‘Field of Hope’ will return to Wythenshawe this spring after schoolchildren from Peel Hall Primary School teamed up with Metrolink to plant daffodil bulbs in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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Calling all sustainability supporters and aspiring editorial masterminds! We are looking for individuals to join our Platform Editorial Panel to assist us in some creative thinking and idea generation regarding new events and editorial opportunities. Most importantly, we want people who are enthusiastic about shaping the future of sustainability.

Corin Bell

Corin Bell and The Real Junk Food Project Manchester

Rebecca Lupton speaks to Corin Bell of The Real Junk Food Project in Manchester about the bigger ‘food waste’ picture: how food waste occurs, the consequences of wasting food and how we can change our habits.

Main photo supplied by Climate UK

Tooling up for a Just Climate

Matthew Millett reports from a launch workshop for a new mapping tool designed to address the injustices of climate change.

BDP Office Manchester

Tell Us Manchester!

On the 10th December 2014, BDP played host to a flagship event, which saw eight representatives present their diverse range of eco-projects within and around Manchester.

'Man Approaching Footbridge' by Flickr user Helen M Bushe

ESTA leaves legacy for Local Enterprise Partnerships

The Environmental Sustainability Technical Assistance (ESTA) project closed in December 2014.

ELGT Edinburgh Cycleway

A tale of two urban cycle tracks

The Alternative? Catherine Barlow profiles two urban cycle tracks, the Fallowfield Loop in Greater Manchester and the Innertube in Edinburgh.

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