Greater Manchester Green City Region. Creating a greener, greater city region differently

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Design Your Own Eco-Street With £6,000 Funding

Design Your Own Eco-Street is a new and exciting opportunity from Groundwork Greater Manchester giving communities the chance to win £6,000 funding to transform an unused area into an exciting green space. 

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Play Your Part in Nature’s Recovery!

Here in Greater Manchester, we’re developing a Nature Recovery Plan, so we can protect, maintain, and improve our natural environment. We’d love to hear your views on how we can make our city region a greener place for people and wildlife.

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Greater Manchester's Crompton Moor on BBC’s Countryfile

Did you tune into Countryfile last Sunday night? You might have spotted Greater Manchester's exciting project to help stop flooding across our city region.

Leaky dams, tree planting and Sphagnum moss pwere featured on Sunday’s Countryfile as part of a pilot project in Crompton Moor, Oldham aiming to show how effective natural methods can be for preventing flooding.

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How to Keep Up With the Climate Conversation

Welcome to the last in our blog series about keeping up with the climate debate.

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7 Ways to Keep in Touch With Climate Activism

We’re back for our second round-up of the best environmental podcasts, shows and accounts to follow if you’re a young climate activist!


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Top Picks for Youth Climate Activists

Get switched on to climate change in 2021 with some of the best articles, videos and causes for young environmentalists.

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IGNITION: How Do People Feel About Greenspace?

Is Greater Manchester in love with its local nature-based solutions? The IGNITION project asked GM’s citizens what they really feel about our local landscape.


IGNITION: overcoming the challenges

Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) Fund External Expert – Birgit Georgi looks at the key challenges facing the IGNITION Project.

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Joining the Dots: The Value of Critical Friends

With 12 partners already working on Greater Manchester’s IGNITION project, what insight can critical friends bring to the table to combat the climate emergency? Amanda Skeldon, IGNITION project Campaign Manager at Business in the Community explains.


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Green Summit 2020: your NATURAL ENVIRONMENT questions answered

Throughout this year’s Green Summit, we asked viewers to post their questions each day for our speakers to answer.   We tried to answer as many as we could by the live chat stream, however there were some questions which needed a more thorough answer.   This is our response collated from colleagues and partners…


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