With Covid and the climate crisis exacerbating mental health issues across society, City of Trees is tackling the problem by aiming to plant three million trees – just over one for every person in Greater Manchester.
Greater Manchester Labour for a Green New Deal believes that the fight against climate breakdown is one in which mutual support is imperative — the GND Councillor Support Network is their contribution to that fight.
Planning decisions in Manchester are feeding the fires of inequality and ignoring the housing crisis
The passing of two controversial building proposals in Manchester raises the question – who does the city’s development model serve? A land commission for Greater Manchester could provide answers to that question and point the way to a more equitable use of land in the future.
Former director of IPPR North and advocate for regional development in the North of England joined the Manchester-based ‘think and do’ tank in June.
Jonathan Schofield and how the National Trust have moved to beautify engineering.
At the forefront of establishing the community wealth building model across the UK, Neil McInroy is taking on a fresh challenge. The Meteor speaks to him about his departure from the Centre of Local Economic Strategies to take up a new post in the United States.
The dark satanic mills of Manchester may have been transformed into chic apartments and office space, but the exploitation and abuse that went on in those mills hasn’t disappeared.
Our addiction to fast fashion means we import the majority of clothes made from global south countries, who have built there own satanic mills to replace our own. Fast fashion brands based in Manchester are making a killing from this trade.
“I’m not a quiet, retiree type… I’ve run thousands of miles on this field. It’s a beautiful space” Phil says. “I have used this field a massive amount. I have walked my dogs and brought my kids here for years. They are going to take it away. Somebody should shout about it.”
Creative couple Abby and Matt Cassady launched an eco-friendly clothing brand earlier this year to channel their creativity into designs inspired by nature and Manchester’s music scene, while planting a tree for every item sold.
‘We’re going to stay here for as long as it takes’ – Ryebank Fields camp occupiers demand a development rethink
Setting up a protest camp in Ryebank Fields, campaigners are calling for Manchester Metropolitan University to rethink their plans to sell the land for development. The camp occupiers call for community control of the land to use as a recreational green space and a haven for wildlife.