Following his election, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, announced his ambitions for making Greater Manchester one of the leading green cities in Europe.
To help realise these ambitions, he called for a landmark Green Summit, which was held on 21 March 2018. The event brought together environmental experts, interest groups, partner agencies, academics and local people together to accelerate Greater Manchester’s green ambitions. The day included include headline speakers, workshops, q&a panels and more. A second event is in the pipeline that will bring together findings from the first summit and shape the next steps for Greater Manchester.
You can contribute to our ambitions using #GMGreenCity on Twitter and we'll let you know if more opportunities become available as we embark on this journey.
- Green Summit heralds bold green future for Greater Manchester (news)
- The Green Summit in photos and Tweets (Twitter moment)
Make your Green City Pledge
Want to make Greater Manchester one of the greenest city regions? Help us achieve this by making your Green City Pledge here.
Plastic-Free Greater Manchester
One of the most exciting pledges and highlights of the day was an industry-led plastic-free pledge made by some big names in the hospitality sector. They're aiming to ditch single-use plastics by 2020 and plastic straws are already on the way out.
You can make your own plastic-free pledge using our website - so get involved! #PlasticFreeGM
- Greater Manchester launches first city-region-wide plan to drive down single-use plastics (news)