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

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Greater Manchester Goes Green - Green Summit 2020: doing things differently this year

We are delighted to announce that for a third consecutive year, GMCA will be hosting Green Summit 2020 – “Greater Manchester Goes Green”. 

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Celebrating World Environment Day 2020

This World Environment Day, we’re celebrating Greater Manchester’s work towards the Five-Year Environment Plan.

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WWF One Planet City Challenge 2019-2020

Earlier this year, we were pleased to find out that Greater Manchester was one of the three UK cities/councils to have progressed to the international finalist stage of WWF’s One Planet City Challenge Competition for 2019-2020.

Cllr Andrew Western Green City Lead

Update from Councillor Andrew Western – Green City Portfolio Lead

In the current COVID crisis, our attentions are rightly focused on supporting vulnerable citizens, key workers and local businesses through the pandemic. In the longer term, other global challenges, such as climate change, will still need to be faced.

Hubbub Grab Your Cup campaign

How Reusable Cups Could Save 150m Paper Cups a Year

This week, environmental charity Hubbub announced its ambition to double the uptake of reusable cups for hot drinks.

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Mission Based Approach to delivering the Five Year Environment Plan for GM

One of Greater Manchester’s unique assets, one that differentiates us from other City Region’s, is the strength, depth and longevity of our partnerships. 

Eamonn Boylan GMCA David Palmer Jones SUEZ

GMCA appoints SUEZ as new contractor for Greater Manchester’s waste and resources management services

GMCA appoints SUEZ as new contractor for Greater Manchester’s waste and resources management services, for management of 1.1 million tonnes of municipal waste arising from nearly 2.3 million residents across nine metropolitan districts of Greater Manchester.

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Plastic Fishing Tour

On Friday 26th April 2019 environmental campaigning charity Hubbub launched its UK-wide plastic fishing tour at The Quays in Salford.

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Five Year Plan - Playing your part

The Green Summit saw the launch of the 5 Year Environment Plan for Greater Manchester – an ambitious plan setting the action needed to make sure that we make fair contribution to tackling climate change and that we protect and enhance our city region’s natural environment.

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Greater Manchester Green Summit 2019 - Five years in seven hours

In 2018 at the end of the first Greater Manchester Green Summit, Andy Burnham promised the 700+ audience that there would be a second Green Summit, this would launch the region’s pathway to become carbon-neutral.  This summit would be bigger, more focused and more inclusive, welcoming more people through the doors to be part of the big plan.

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