Piccadilly Gardens in central Manchester, May 2005. Attribtuion: G-Man.
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  • News Manchester-based artist collaborates with young activists to challenge the UK’s damaging industrial food system, greenpeace.org.uk (Dec 13, 2023) — A group of young people from Greater Manchester have been inspired to think more about activism and to challenge the UK’s damaging industrial food system through taking part in a project initiated by Manchester-based artist Fauziya Johnson
  • News The climate crisis leaves students feeling helpless – what universities can do to empower them, theconversation.com (Jul 24, 2023)

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This page is the beginnings of a portal for Manchester community action. It focuses mainly on Manchester community action topics. A separate page is about Resources Manchester.

Greater Manchester is a ceremonial county in North West England.


Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Springfield Beech Hill Gidlow CommUnity - Funding Edit
Authors: Digital Finch, September 13, 2021
  • Springfield, Beech Hill & Gidlow Community, (Wigan) — mutual aid group formed by neighbours. "Bringing the community together to create a great place to live, work and play", added 13:14, 20 October 2022 (UTC)
  • Wigan CAN on twitter, Citizens & Neighbours of Wigan, Members of Neighbourhood Democracy Movement
  • Action for Sustainable Living
  • Envirolution UK, community cooperative based in Greater Manchester which aims to create a catalyst for environmental & social change
Envirolution 2011
Authors: Dave Barrow, 2011

Climate action[edit | edit source]

Climate emergency declared in 2019. Manchester aiming to be a zero-carbon city by 2038.

Climate change solutions[edit | edit source]

People Powered Retrofit, retrofit.coop, not-for-profit service for householders in Greater Manchester, offering clear, independent advice. added 12:36, 22 October 2021 (UTC)

Environment quality[edit | edit source]

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

Manchester has six designated Local Nature Reserves which are Chorlton Water Park (Wikipedia), Blackley Forest, Clayton Vale and Chorlton Ees, Ivy Green, Boggart Hole Clough (Wikipedia) and Highfield Country Park (Wikipedia).[2]

Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]

City of Trees, movement to re-invigorate Greater Manchester's landscape by transforming underused, unloved woodland and planting a tree for every man, woman and child who lives there, within a generation

Red Rose Forest, community forest in western and central Greater Manchester, England. It was founded in 1991 and is expected to take 40 years to develop and mature, with the aim of involving communities in safeguarding and creating a woodland flora for the future, and helping preserve the fast disappearing flora of British woodlands. The population within the Forest boundary amounts to 1.5 million, making it the largest urban community forest in the United Kingdom.

The main aim is to get greenery where people can appreciate it every day. This includes street trees, green roofs and green spaces. Red Rose Forest's Green Streets team works with local communities on unique and innovative greening projects to improve the quality of life for urban communities. The value of greening as a means of tackling a range of social, health and economic issues is huge. Red Rose Forest offers many ways for the people to get involved in their environment including the general public through their Friends of the Forest scheme, businesses through sponsorship and communities through the Green Streets project. W

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

People's Plan, an independent public engagement programme, by and for citizens and civil society of Greater Manchester

Community and voluntary action[edit | edit source]

Community energy[edit | edit source]

John Blowes interview 17th Dec 2013
Authors: Frances Bowen, Dec 18, 2013

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Love Your Bike campaign based in Greater Manchester, co-ordinated by Manchester Friends of the Earth - Critical Mass bicycle rides in Manchester


Mad Cycle Lanes of Manchester

Ethical consumerism[edit | edit source]

The Dispensary Full Video
Authors: The Dispensary Salford, Jan 17, 2021

The Dispensary, Salford, thedispensarysalford.com, zero waste shop & community hub also selling fresh fruit and veg. added 08:44, 22 October 2021 (UTC)

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Nourish and Flourish
Authors: Greenpeace UK, Dec 13, 2023

Housing and land[edit | edit source]

  • Who owns the City? The privatisation of public land in Manchester, By Greater Manchester Housing Action, May 10, 2021[3]

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit | edit source]

Recycle for Greater Manchester

Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]

Excerpt: What is the Preston Model?
Authors: The Laura Flanders Show, Jun 26, 2018
Steady State Manchester - an introduction.
Authors: Steadystate Manchester, Dec 24, 2016

Steady State Manchester, for local prosperity, justice & ecological safety


The Viable Economy steadystatemanchester

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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Created June 12, 2014 by Phil Green
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