An ambitious new project is addressing pandemic induced job loss while boosting the retrofit sector in Greater Manchester. Nick Prescott visits a home undergoing retrofitting works to learn more.
Manchester City Council under fire for climate crisis inaction
Manchester City Council has not kept its promises of emergency action on climate change, a new report coordinated by Climate Emergency Manchester has found. Manchester City Council is one of seven UK city councils which has not kept its promises of emergency action on climate change, according to a new report. The report by Climate […]
The climate crisis demands we scale up retrofitting homes in Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester must retrofit 60,000 residential and commercial buildings a year to be zero carbon by 2038. Cooperatives and small businesses have led the way to make homes fit for the future, but not on the scale needed due to financial restrictions, skills shortages and inappropriate supply chains. Local authorities will need to work with […]
A Green New Deal could alleviate the housing crisis and climate change
Jonathan Atkinson from Greater Manchester’s Carbon Co-op, looks at the key issues concerning the Green New Deal and the multiple beneficial outcomes that could be brought about by its implementation. People wanting to learn more about the Green New Deal can do so at a free event this Friday at the Friends Meeting House in […]
Rochdale AFC has its own cost-of-living crisis, but still manages to support its community
The cost-of-living crisis is something affecting everyone, from young families that live paycheque-to-paycheque, to businesses whose outgoings have significantly increased whilst their profit margins have declined. Though many find their escape in football, football can’t escape the current financial climate. Although the top Premier League clubs appear unfazed by the situation, it is a different story for lower league sides such as Rochdale AFC.
Ways Forward 2022: Can we co-operate our way to climate justice?
The Ways Forward Conference 2022 in Manchester offered workshop discussions, panel sessions and plenaries around the role of co-ops in the current global climate crisis, including local action from energy to development.
Co-ops and climate justice: Preview of October’s Ways Forward 2022
More than 150 co-operators are due to gather in Manchester to discuss community-led responses to the global heating crisis
Grassroots climate campaign fighting to save our planet, starting with Manchester
Climate Emergency Manchester are an activist group keeping Manchester council on their toes when it comes to meeting their commitments on tackling the climate emergency.
Manchester campaigns for climate justice in the run up to Cop26
Stephen Pennells reports on climate justice campaigns in Manchester running up to the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow.
Muzzled councillors, tipped to replace Leese, unable to respond to calls for climate action
Campaigners are calling on Sir Richard Leese’s successor to “hit the reset button” when it comes to action on climate change. Councillors unable to respond due to being whipped into silence by Labour Group.