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Piccadilly Gardens in central Manchester, May 2005. Attribtuion: G-Man.

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This page is the beginnings of a portal for Manchester community action. It focuses mainly on Manchester community action topics. Separate pages cover Resources Manchester, and Manchester news

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan and ceremonial county in North West England, with a population of 2.8 million; comprising ten metropolitan boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.


Climate action

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

Climate change solutions

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

Environment quality

Open spaces

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

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

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

Community and voluntary action

Community energy


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Bee Sustainable, Bury - Carbon Co-op - Community Energy GM, helping community organizations come together and install renewable energy - Halton Lune Hydro - Moss Community Energy - Saddleworth Community Hydro - St John's Sunshine, Old Trafford

Cycling activism

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

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

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

Food activism

Housing and land

  • 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

Recycle for Greater Manchester

Towards sustainable economies

Excerpt: What is the Preston Model?
Authors: The Laura Flanders Show, Jun 26, 2018

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Steady State Manchester - an introduction.
Authors: Steadystate Manchester, Dec 24, 2016

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


The Viable Economy steadystatemanchester

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External links


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