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Groundswell Manchester, Saturday 1 June 2019

2 May 2019 - 12:18 by michelle.foster

The clock is ticking. Less than 12 years – that's how long scientists say we have left to fix the climate. Heatwaves, floods, forest fires in the Arctic – the effects of climate change are happening and the window of opportunity to act is closing. Groundswell

Yet we have hope. The solutions to climate chaos are out there and by working together we can make them a reality.

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Great British Spring Clean and Great Big School Clean 22 March - 23 April 2019

22 Feb 2019 - 10:25 by michelle.foster

Keep Britain Tidy are calling on Litter Heroes across the country to help improve the environment on their doorstep. Keep Britain Today are aiming to inspire 500,000 people to join forces - in partnership with community organisations, businesses and the government - to collect and safely dispose of single-use plastic from our streets, parks and beaches, recycling as much as possible. Great British Spring Clean

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GM walking words

13 Feb 2019 - 14:14 by michelle.foster

The Greater Manchester (GM) Moving walking programme is working on some branding for the work that supports the notion that anyone can walk anytime, anywhere and ‘their way’. The aim is to help people recognise that they can and do walk, and that it is possible to do more as part of their everyday life. Along with a range of images, part of this is developing some alternative terms for walking that a range of people can relate to. GM Moving

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Pocket Parks Plus: supporting parks and public spaces where people can relax, exercise, socialise and play Grants Programme

14 Dec 2018 - 11:27 by michelle.foster

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is providing a £1 million fund to support the development of new pocket parks and to refurbish existing parks that have fallen into disrepair where their restoration could have a significant positive impact on the local community and address a specific local need. The Government is inviting applications from community groups interested establishing a new pocket park or refurbishing an existing park.

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Apply for a free Grow Wild seed kits to grow wildflowers this Spring

7 Dec 2018 - 11:36 by michelle.foster

This coming spring Grow Wild are giving away free wildflower seed kits to groups who want to add a splash of colour to their area. The kits include wildflower seeds, a growing guide and resources for people to get their neighbours and group members involved in activity, and would work for both growing in containers (e.g. around a community centre or library) or in existing spaces (e.g. borders in a park or a community garden). Grow Wild

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Real Junk Food Mcr – New sustainable catering social enterprise crowdfunding campaign

28 Sep 2018 - 10:31 by michelle.foster

You may have seen that Real Junk Food Manchester is starting a new project. After a year of running Manchester’s first waste food pay-as-you-feel restaurant, Real Junk Food Manchester are developing a new venture - our city’s first waste food catering social enterprise. Real Junk Food

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Green-fingered gardeners sow the seeds of success at North Manchester General Hospital

27 Sep 2018 - 15:36 by michelle.foster

Older adults at North Manchester General Hospital can enjoy a new wellbeing garden thanks to green-fingered mental health service users and social enterprise Sow the City.

Service Users from Park House, part of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, have been taking part in the Hospital Beds project.

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