The Council and democracy Climate Change Action Plan - Progress Report Q2 Jul - Sep 2021

Highlights this quarter

Manchester Youth Council’s Climate Wheel was distributed last quarter, along with education packs, to 183 education providers and 197 voluntary youth organisations, and was followed up this quarter by a series of events to promote it to residents. 

One event was held in Platt Fields Park with the Manchester Urban Diggers group as part of the Skills for Life training. These young people are all Manchester Youth Council members and Climate Wheel Champions.

Separate to this, ‘In Our Nature’ delivered a series of workshops in partnership with Sow the City, and in collaboration with local groups, to help new audiences engage with nature on their doorstep. 

Image shows a group of young people planting 
seeds as part of the Sow The City event.

Planting seeds during Sow The City. Event and photo by Hubbub

During August, residents engaged in decorating swift boxes, harvesting vegetables, and making bird feeders from oats, oranges and seeds, which have been hung around Moss Side gardens. A nature mural was also created using illustrations of local wildlife coloured in by the younger residents.

The ‘In Our Nature’ programme also opened its first Community Fridge in Moss Side. The fridge allows for the community, including local businesses and producers, to share surplus food, aiming to cut down food waste and bring local communities together. 

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