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Have your say: Public consultation opens on Places for Everyone joint development plan

Eight-week public consultation begins on 9 August, closing on 3 October. Residents, businesses and local stakeholders asked whether plan meets defined criteria and complies with councils’ duty to cooperate.

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Green light for electric chargers as Greater Manchester’s local energy plan gathers pace

Two hospitals in Greater Manchester have begun a trial of vehicle to grid (V2G) charging points as part of the Greater Manchester Local Energy Market Project (GM LEM).

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More than 1,000 people to learn retrofitting skills to help city-region achieve net zero future

Back in May, the Mayor of Greater Manchester launched The Greater Manchester Retrofitting Task Force, to start out a detailed action plan to deliver low-carbon retrofitting across the city-region. Upskilling construction workers is one of the priorities identified by the task force.

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First Renew Shops open in partnership between GMCA & SUEZ, benefiting residents and the environment

Based on donations so far, an estimated 600 tonnes will be diverted from waste to recycling each year, reducing energy, carbon and supporting Greater Manchester’s target to be a carbon neutral green city-region by 2038.

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Urban Pioneer Natural Capital Accounts

This report is a natural capital account developed for Greater Manchester and its 10 districts.

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Greater Manchester Natural Capital Investment Plan

The need to establish and implement a Natural Capital Investment Plan to mobilise existing and new sources of funding was a priority outcome from the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Green Summit in March 2018.

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Greater Manchester’s Nature Recovery Plan

Greater Manchester is one of five areas selected by the Government to pilot the development of a Local Nature Recovery Strategy.

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Nature: Making Us Healthier and Happier

Across Greater Manchester, our environment is hard at work. Our trees clean the air and help to prevent flooding across the city region. They can also make our streets quieter, cooler and more resilient to climate change. Wildlife corridors provide ways for insects, amphibians and small mammals to move around freely. Our environment helps to look after all living things.

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That Counts! in Greater Manchester

Starring people from across Greater Manchester, the That Counts! campaign kicked-off as the region returned to routine after the summer holidays. It inspires people to move more in a way that suits them, with a clear daily 30 minute target for people to move for. Everything counts, from walking to school to dancing about the house, and getting off a stop early on the way to work.

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Fulfilled plastic-free shopping

Nestled in the picturesque town of Ramsbottom, Fulfilled is a pioneering shop that is leading the way in creating a ‘single use plastic’ free town.

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Free water on tap in Greater Manchester

Refill, the award-winning campaign to prevent plastic pollution by connecting people with free tap water has launched in Greater Manchester with the installation of the first water fountain in Bury as part of a pilot scheme.

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Flourish

After living in the US where buying plastic free staples like flour, lentils and rice in “hoppers” (giant containers from which customers serve themselves using their own container or bag) was easily done at some Grocery Stores, she couldn’t believe this wasn’t possible in a large, thriving city like Manchester. So she decided it was time for change!

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