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Cycle September

For Cycle September, individuals and workplaces compete nationally and worldwide to earn the most points by riding and encouraging others to do the same. You can ride anywhere, anytime during September – just a 10-minute ride is enough to take part.

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Heritage Open Day at Salford Road Solar Farm Location: Bolton

This is your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore. Come and visit the largest public sector owned solar farm in the Northwest.

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Manchester students being educated on recycling
Heritage Open Day at Manchester Education Centre (Afternoon) Location: Manchester

Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling after it has been collected? Here’s your chance to go behind the scenes at our Materials Recovery Facility at Longley Lane in Manchester to see how recycling is sorted and separated from over a million homes.

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Manchester students being educated on recycling
Heritage Open Day- Manchester Education Centre (Evening) Location: Manchester

Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling after it has been collected? Here’s your chance to go behind the scenes at our Materials Recovery Facility at Longley Lane in Manchester to see how recycling is sorted and separated from over a million homes.

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Greater Manchester Green Summit 2021

Doors open for registration. Browse our Marketplace stalls showcasing community, innovation, skills, business and public sector action.

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The 5 Year Environment Plan: The story so far and the challenges ahead

Location: Lyric Auditorium Host: Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester and guest speakers including: Zamzam Ibrahim, Vice President, The European Students’ Union GM Environment Portfolio Lead, Cllr Neil Emmott Emma Greenwood, Youth MP and Climate Activist Peter Emery, Chief Executive Officer, Electricity North West Professor Liz Price, Professor of Environmental Education, Manchester Metropolitan University John Scanlon, […]

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Travel to breakout sessions

Travel to breakout sessions.

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Session 1a: Energy

Location: Lyric Auditorium Join us to find out how we are going greener with our energy supply and how you can benefit from local energy projects including Local Energy Markets and Green Homes Grant. Host: To be announced Lightning talks: Greater Manchester Local Energy Markets Mike Hemingway, Salford City Council Green Homes Grants Rob Ashby, Trafford […]

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Session 1b: Natural Environment

Location: Compass Room Discover how local projects like Northern Roots and the Greater Manchester Wetlands are working hard to protect and enhance nature – creating amazing green spaces for us all to enjoy. Host: Ceallach Spellman, Actor, Broadcaster and Radio DJ Lightning talks: Greater Manchester Environment Fund Resma Patel, Lancashire Wildlife Trust Northern Roots, Oldham […]

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Session 1c: Waste and Resources

Location: Studios 2 and 3 Find out how community groups and organisations are working to reduce waste across our city-region through waste reduction, re-use, recycling, composting, upcycling and circular initiatives. Host: Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK and CIWM President Lightning talks: Social Value through the GM Waste and Resources Contract, […]

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Session 1d: Community Action Showcase: Delivering on the ground to create change

Location: Pier 8 room Join us to find out what actions you can take to reduce your carbon footprint and hear about the great action already taking place in our city-region. Small actions really do make a big difference. Host: Paul Dennet, City Mayor of Salford City Council Lightning talks: People Powered Retrofit Louise Marix Evans, […]

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Lunch

Browse our Marketplace stalls showcasing community, innovation, skills, business and public sector action. Join James Walsh, aka The Mancunian Birder, for a lunchtime walk to see the birds of Salford’s docklands. Meet in the foyer area of The Lowry at 11:50am.  

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