For this week’s Friends Of The Meteor, we are republishing this article by a University of Salford academic, Neil Entwistle, whose research is in hydromorphology – the way that water interacts within its natural landscape.
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
Meet the animal rights activists fighting for a plant-based food system
Animal Rebellion staged a protest against dairy products at a supermarket in Manchester last weekend. Alex King spoke to them to find out more about their campaign.
Castlefield Viaduct: Manchester’s new park in the sky could transform the city – but who will benefit?
This week’s guest article is by Ian Mell, Reader in Environmental & Landscape Planning at the University of Manchester. He considers the possible impact of the city’s new sky park, and whether the benefits will be enjoyed by all Mancunians.
Bluedot addresses the elephant in the field while keeping the music alive
Bluedot claims the festival ‘eco-crown’ not just for having a range of initiatives to cut emissions and waste, but also by offering a genuine attempt to inform, educate and influence its audience.
“Let’s change the world together!”
The Meteor spoke with ward councillor for Hulme, Annette Wright, about declaring a climate emergency in 2019, and the council processes that were needed to make it happen.
Why I joined the Green Party
The Manchester Green Party stands for climate and social justice — unlike Manchester Labour.
National parks are beautiful, but austerity and inequality prevent many from enjoying them
Ian Mell from the University of Manchester argues the case for more small urban parks, to level up the playing field when it comes to accessing nature.
Eat out without selling out, at BOXCO
Gary Roberts reports on the rise of restaurants with a focus on sustainability in Manchester, and eats out at BOXCO which aims to provide ‘very tasty food that promotes health & wellness at an affordable price.’
Urban gardeners – seizing the means of food production and loving it
With the cost-of-living crisis driving up food prices and concerns rising about the negative affects of modern agriculture on the climate and environment, more people are considering growing their own food.
Gary Roberts talks to urban gardeners in Manchester about the benefits growing your own food can bring.