Grow Green – Manchester’s first park that drinks water
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See how West Gorton community park in Greater Manchester is installing nature based solutions to reduce the likelihood of flooding.

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Building a City of Trees – Making Greater Manchester Green
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Greater Manchester is home to 11.3 million trees and we have ambitious plans to improve our woodlands. See what amazing things our trees can do for us and how you can help to build a greener Greater Manchester.

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All Our Trees: The amazing things our trees can do for us
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All Our Trees is Greater Manchester’s tree and woodland strategy and quantifies the incredible value of the city region’s 11.3 million trees, demonstrating why we should protect them, and outlines where to plant more trees. Watch this short film to see all of the amazing things our trees do for us.

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Report of the Greater Manchester Local Nature Recovery Strategy Pilot
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The Greater Manchester Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) pilot sets out local priorities for restoring and linking up habitats to tackle the biodiversity emergency and agree the best places to do that and, at the same time, deliver wider benefits for people and the environment. 

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Sow the City Growing Manchester
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The Growing Manchester programme helps communities to access the support they need to develop successful food growing projects.

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Investing in a Greener Greater Manchester: A nature-based solutions investment guide for local authorities
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This guide outlines a range of innovative investment and management opportunities for local authorities, demonstrating the benefits and the feasibility of large scale, public-sector-led nature-based solutions delivery.

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The power of nature for employee wellbeing – Toolkit
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This toolkit outlines some of the benefits nature has for employee wellbeing and explores possible interventions.

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IGNITION Interim Report
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This report provides insight into progress on the IGNITION project.

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Guide to greening your workspace
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Covers  some of the ways that businesses can use nature-based solutions to improve their resilience, enhance their environment and improve biodiversity.

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Nature-based solutions to the climate emergency – Business Guide
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This report is a curation of the existing evidence that demonstrates the economic, environmental and societal benefits that nature-based solutions provide.

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Bangladeshi Women’s Organisation Case Studies
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The Bangladeshi Women’s Organisation offer holistic services for women in Longsight and have been running for 27 years. They joined Growing Manchester in Nov 2017 and Sow the City helped the group to secure support from the Wellbeing Fund in early 2018.

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Smart Energy Plan
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As part of the Smart Systems and Heat phase 2 programme, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has developed a Smart Energy Plan with support from Energy Systems Catapult, the Energy Technologies Institute and other stakeholders.

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