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Furniture Poverty Hub - Re-use, and Minimise Climate-Changing Impacts

25 Sep 2019 - 12:11 by helen.walker

On Wednesday 25 September, Helen from the Furniture Poverty Hub is working with the Tree of Life Centre to promote furniture reuse and it is a good start to the day as the civic centre in Wythenshawe have given them a shop free of charge to run this activity. They have displayed some donated furniture in the shop window and the aim is to have a conversation about the links between reusing furniture and the climate. 

What has our consumer-led, throw-away society got to do with the climate emergency?
A great deal, as it happens.

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Healthy Me Healthy Communities - "It’s more than just a shop"

25 Sep 2019 - 11:51 by helen.walker

On Tuesday morning, we visited Anson Community Grocers, a volunteer led project based in Anson House in the heart of the estate. Anson House has been providing valuable services for local people for the last 40 years, but three years ago Anson Community Grocers was set up by volunteers with the support of Healthy Me Healthy Communities.

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A2Z Renewable Development Trust - Wind power from waste

23 Sep 2019 - 13:29 by helen.walker

On Saturday 21st September, Azuka and a group of young people built a wind turbine in three hours in Longsight from waste materials such as drainage pipes. This was part of a A2Z Renewable Development Trust programme to provide training courses on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and many of the young people came from across Greater Manchester including Oldham and Moston. Many had heard about it by word of mouth. Two weeks ago, they talked about a battery to store solar energy and the young people learnt how a motor works and how it generates electricity.

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Stitched Up - Reduce waste and gain skills at the Repair Cafe

23 Sep 2019 - 11:35 by helen.walker

Saturday was a busy day for the Stitched Up Repair Cafe at their Chorlton HQ. This free volunteer-run event is on the 3rd Saturday of the month and anyone can drop in with their broken items to see if they can be fixed. On 21st September, they could help with fixing clothes, furniture, electrical items and computers.

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Green GB Week Carbon Literacy workshop, Manchester

4 November, 2019 - 09:30 to 16:30

Climate change is one of the most urgent and pressing challenges we face today.

4-8 November 2019 is the UK’s second Green GB Week; a week of events and activities inspiring businesses, schools, colleges, universities, community groups and charities to take action on tackling climate change. Museum Development North West is making the pledge that, during Green GB Week, there will be a Carbon Literacy workshop running within 40 miles of every Accredited museum in the North West.

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Support for organisations to make informed decisions about energy efficient initiatives

13 Sep 2019 - 10:40 by michelle.foster

GMCVOGMCVO are inviting expressions of interest to join a project in Greater Manchester that will support your organisation to be more energy efficient and reduce energy costs.

GMCVO are working with a collaboration of organisations from the public, private and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sectors on the ‘GM SME Zero Carbon Accelerator’ project, funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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#SwapForGood September – Say NO to Single-Use

6 Sep 2019 - 11:18 by michelle.foster

Swap for goodWaste less, Live more is back.

This September, Keep Britain Tidy want to help you discover all of the simple ways you could make a #SwapForGood.

Keep Britain Tidy will be sharing the simple sustainable swaps we could all be making to help reduce single-use. Reducing our waste helps the environment and saves us money.

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