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Climate Action Lead at Groundwork Greater Manchester

Over recent years, Groundwork Greater Manchester have delivered environmental youth leadership and social action programmes, community-led climate and nature programmes and worked with businesses to reduce their carbon impact and be more efficient and resilient. Groundwork Greater Manchester believe that the time is right to take their work to the next level so have created a new post of Climate Action Lead.

The successful candidate will be passionate about the environment, sustainability and inspiring people to be part of the solution to climate change.

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Full time
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£28,000 per annum
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Climate Crisis Survey

6 Mar 2020 - 11:47 by michelle.foster

Manchester has committed to play its full part in tackling the global climate emergency. We have committed to urgent action to reduce our CO2 by at least 50% during 2020-2025 and reduce to zero emissions by 2038 at the very latest.

The city's Climate Change Partnership recently published its Climate Change Framework 2020-2025 and we need everyone to help reduce carbon emissions and prepare for a changing climate.

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Climate Change and Sustainability Opportunity for Young People

6 Mar 2020 - 11:25 by michelle.foster

Co-opThe Co-op's Young Member's Group, which is a platform for young people to have their voices heard in decision making and planning for the Co-op, are currently working on a project with the Food Policy Team that is focusing on how the Co-op as a business can be more sustainable and make it products more environmentally friendly.

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Let’s keep growing – Gardening, D.I.Y, Art and Wellbeing Sessions

31 Jan 2020 - 10:58 by michelle.foster

Let’s keep growing is a community garden project in Longsight providing free activities to Greater Manchester residents of all ages and abilities, there’s no need to book, and light refreshments are provided. No gardening or building experience is necessary.

Upcoming activities:
Saturday 1 February, 2pm-4pm at Longsight Library and Learning Centre (519 Stockport Rd, M12 4NE):

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2019/20 I Dig Trees programme now open

29 Nov 2019 - 10:54 by michelle.foster

I dig treesThe Community Volunteering Charity (TCV) have 350,000 carbon busting trees to give away to community groups and volunteers for free.

Throughout the bare-root planting season of 2019/20, TCV are aiming to plant even more trees – another 350,000+ trees in over 800 green spaces across the UK which will be achieved with approximately 37,000 hours of community volunteering for everyone to grow.

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The Climate Action Fund

22 Nov 2019 - 11:02 by michelle.foster

National Lottery Community FundThe Climate Action Fund is a new 10-year, £100 million fund set up with money provided by the National Lottery Community Fund with the aim of reducing the carbon footprint of communities across the UK.

The funding is expected to support a mix of different places, communities, themes and initiatives, across the UK.

The following funding is available through phase one:

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Chair - Manchester Climate Change Partnership

22 Nov 2019 - 10:46 by michelle.foster

Manchester Climate Change PartnershipThis is an exciting opportunity to drive forward Manchester’s commitment to become zero carbon and place the city at the forefront of national and international efforts to limit global warming to 1.5oC.

For the last 10 years The City of Manchester has had a stakeholder owned strategy to address climate change and adapt the City to its related impacts.

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