Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub. Delivering Greater Manchester's transition to a low-carbon economy

Creating a sustainable food chain in Greater Manchester - from the ground up!

In 2011, Manchester Veg People set out to start a food revolution; a multi-stakeholder co-operative of local organic growers and buyers. Here, Deborah Linton explores how developers intend to take it to the next level in a slow to grow market.

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.

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.

DJS Market Research Ltd, Stockport

Bolton and Stockport firms increase sales and green growth

DJS Research Ltd, a market research company in Stockport, and Bri-Tek Technologies, an LED lighting company based in Bolton are seeing an increase in sales and green growth through working with ENWORKS. 

'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.

Carbon Coop house

Deep retrofit comes to Greater Manchester...

Jonathan Atkinson profiles how Carbon Coop members are benefiting from large-scale home energy improvements through retrofitting measures.

Image by Jason Lock

Safer streets mean healthier people

This week Sustrans is supporting Road Safety Week, an annual campaign organised by the charity Brake, to highlight road traffic accidents and encourage everyone to look out for each other on our roads.

Grow Wild - A Tale of Two Cities

Winning Wildflowers

‘Tale of Two Cities’ set to receive £120,000 Big Lottery Funding as it’s unveiled as Grow Wild’s England flagship project

Image by Mark Waugh

A low carbon dash from gas kicks off in Wigan, through a pioneering partnership with Japan

Council leaders, housing associations and Japanese technologists meet in Wigan to formally launch 600-home renewable heat project.

Castlefield & Salford, Jan Chlebik

MANCHESTER

There are bulrushes on a rooftop in Tasle Alley, just off Albert Square. You can see them as you cross Mulberry Street, towards St Mary's church. It is the roof of a small electricity sub-station. Hard to see who might have planted them, if anybody did. Perhaps this wetland plant chose Manchester...

 

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