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Free trees for school, community and youth groups

19 Jul 2013 - 09:47 by michelle.foster

The Woodland Trust have 4000 free tree packs to give away to school, community and youth groups this autumn.

Bring your community together to do something good for your neighbourhood by applying for the chance to receive a free tree pack to plant in November 2013.

Each pack is worth £30, £105 or £420. All you need to do is find a suitable site and supply the volunteer planters and tree protection.

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Every Can Counts

19 Jun 2013 - 13:31 by margot.sullivan

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of National Recycling Week (17-23
June) EMERGE is launching the Every Can Counts scheme to provide
businesses in the Manchester area with a recycling service for drinks
cans which is attractive, flexible and above all, effective.

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Walking the Breadline: The scandal of food poverty in 21st-century Britain - Report

12 Jun 2013 - 13:43 by margot.sullivan

Walking the Breadline: The scandal of food poverty in 21st-century Britain

Published 30 May 2013
Details: Authors, Cooper, Niall & Dumpleton, Sarah
ISBN: 978-1-78077-334-6
Publisher: Oxfam GB & Church Action on Poverty
Type: Research report

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Visits to Co-operatives & Social Enterprises 22 June - 6 July 2013

7 Jun 2013 - 13:06 by margot.sullivan

Interested in finding out more about co-operatives and social enterprises in Greater Manchester?
Want to attend visits, but need your travel costs paid?

Co-operatives2020 are offering a series of FREE visits in Greater Manchester to celebrate Co-operatives Fortnight! Find out more about co-operative and enterprising ways of working in diverse sectors – including the arts, food, environment, retail and workspaces. Be inspired by positive, practical solutions, gain knowledge, meet the hosts and show your support for the local economy!

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Lets Get the Greater Manchester Food Revolution Moving

6 Jun 2013 - 17:09 by sarah.gilston

Join in supporting Manchester Veg People's CrowdFunding Campaign
8 June-20 July
Manchester Veg People is a co-operative of local organic growers and restaurants working together to provide fresh, seasonal food of the highest possible quality. In their first year they sold fresh local produce with a value of £22,000 despite not having their own vehicle and premises. Imagine what they could do this year and in future years with your help.

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Wildlife Stocktake Highlights UK's Most Threatened Species

24 May 2013 - 13:57 by margot.sullivan

Wildlife stocktake highlights UK's most threatened species – The State of Nature Report May 2013.

An unprecedented stocktake of UK wildlife has revealed that most species are struggling and that one in three have halved in number in the past half century. It suggests 60% of animal and plant species studied have declined in the past 50 years. Beetles and wildlfowers are among the most vulnerable species.

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8 things you should know about the Voluntary Sector in Manchester...

17 May 2013 - 14:02 by michelle.foster

1. In 2012/13 there were 3,093 community and voluntary organisations, co-operatives and social enterprises in Manchester

2. In 2012/13 the total income of the sector was £477 million

3. Medium and large organisations receive 95% of the total sector income

4. 1,987 organisations are micro (with an annual income under £10 thousand)

5. There are 94,300 volunteers in the sector

6. Volunteers give 370,000 hours each week

7. The contribution of volunteers in the sector is valued at £332 million each year

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Minister Discusses GM Green Deal

15 May 2013 - 14:02 by margot.sullivan

Minister discusses GM Green Deal


Greg Barker, Minister for Climate Change made a visit to Manchester on Thursday, May 9 to discuss Greater Manchester’s progress in pioneering the Green Deal.

The Minister met with housing, skills, building and energy experts from Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Hub – made up of representatives from the ten local authorities and private sector businesses, whose aim is to reduce carbon emissions across the region by  48 per cent by  2020.

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