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  1. Wednesday, 13th January 2016 at 4:28pm

    Free Carbon Literacy Training for Manchester Met students

    Do you want to improve your employability by gaining knowledge and skills other graduates don’t have? Are you worried about climate change and want to find out ways you can act on it? With the recent international climate agreement delivered in Paris to “limit global temperature increases to well below 2°C … and to pursue […]

  2. Tuesday, 5th January 2016 at 4:28pm

    Amazing Bats with the South Lancashire Bat Group

    Join us for an induction to Amazing Bats of the UK and the World with South Lancashire Bat Group. Little is known about the secretive creatures and this talk will introduce you to some of the fascinating facts and pictures and some wonderful Bats, and their incredible adaptations. The talk will also introduce you to […]

  3. Monday, 30th November 2015 at 12:59pm

    Donate food to your local foodbank this Christmas

    Data recently published from the Tressel Trust, who run 17 foodbanks in the Manchester area, show that 22,739 food boxes were handed out between April and September this year. That is the equivalent of 125 people a day visiting a foodbank, with around half of those in need being children.*   Where can I donate? This […]

  4. Monday, 30th November 2015 at 12:46pm

    Green Gown winners announced

    Last week 320 sustainability leaders gathered at Brunel’s Old Station in Bristol to hear Dr Andrew Garrad, Chairman of Bristol 2015 European Green Capital, announce the winners of the 2015 Green Gown Awards. Our Waste & Recycling Team were in attendance with our partners from the University of Manchester awaiting the results. We had been […]

  5. Monday, 30th November 2015 at 12:46pm

    Top Recyclers!

    From the 23-25th November, recycling checks were carried out in MMU Student Living – in Birley, Cambridge, Cavendish and Booth.   320 kitchens were checked, with the help of Student Sustainability Ambassadors and Residential Advisors. Residents were left feedback cards so they could see how they were doing, as well as little incentives for top […]

  6. Monday, 30th November 2015 at 12:36pm


    The 21st International UN Climate Conference (COP21) commences today. It is the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP) and hopes to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate – a commitment to keeping global warning below 2°C. Paris will play a leading international role in hosting this seminal conference, and COP21 […]

  7. Monday, 30th November 2015 at 12:35pm

    Local Schools help create Insect Hotel!

    Birley- a community campus, providing resources, space and educational opportunities for local Hulme residents, schools and MMU’s own communities. Over the course of the year, a number of community and environmental projects have come to fruition at Birley Campus. Back in October, we planted Manchester Met’s second orchard, right at the heart of our Birley […]

  8. Monday, 30th November 2015 at 12:30pm

    Education Investment Survey

    NUS are interested in gathering opinions from across the education sector to gauge student and staff attitudes towards investments, research funding and pensions, as well as attitudes towards fossil fuels, renewable energy and climate change. They would like to hear everyone’s views on the subject, so if you can please complete the short survey! To thank you […]

  9. Monday, 30th November 2015 at 12:26pm

    Open Access Cycle Pumps on Campus

    We have recently installed two open access cycle pump for all to use. These are our first on our Manchester campus having trialed something similar on our Cheshire campus. You will find one at our Birley site in Hulme and the other on our central All Saints campus near Oxford Road (see image below).   If […]

  10. Friday, 30th October 2015 at 10:31am

    Walkabout the City – an urban sustainability tour

    The Economic and Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Science 2015 taking place from 7-14 November will highlight the impact of social science research on people’s lives over the past 50 years. As part of the programme, the Ecology In Practice research group at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Università di Firenze Sustainable Airports Project presents: Walkabout the city? is an […]