New natural environment campaign announced for Greater Manchester

  • 14th September 2020 marks the launch of a brand new environmental campaign for Greater Manchester.

  • It aims to raise awareness of the work being delivered around the natural environment, and inspire residents, businesses and policy makers across the region to work together to improve it.

The campaign, which is part funded by Natural Course, has been created in partnership by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority along with local environmental organisations including Lancashire Wildlife Trust, City of Trees and Natural England, United Utilities, Royal Horticultural Society, and the Environment Agency.

It covers topics such as flooding and cleaner watercourses; cleaner air; climate  regulation; carbon storage; wildlife; improved health outcomes; and stronger more resilient communities with access to better, higher quality, desirable blue and green space;

An engagement toolkit has been created consisting of an inspiring video, animations including key facts, a social media content bank and photography, looking to empower organisations across Greater Manchester to lead change.  The toolkit is free for all Greater Manchester organisations and businesses to use will help to show that by doing small actions, we can all make a big difference.  The campaign also wants to encourage environmental investment from businesses

Jennifer Lane, Campaign Manager at Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Natural Course project, said:

 “Throughout the lockdown of 2020, we saw so many more people visiting their local green and blue spaces to exercise, relax and enjoy nature; our environment really can make us happier and healthier people in times of stress. However, with nature under threat from climate change, we need to make sure we all play our part in caring for it and ensuring it can be there to help future generations. If everyone completes a small action to help the natural world, it could make a massive difference. Our Natural Environment Toolkit gives people the resources to put nature at the heart of Greater Manchester.”

More information about the campaign can be found on the website: naturegreatermanchester.co.uk/