A new exhibition has been launched showing how businesses located in the Oxford Road area of Manchester city centre are tackling climate change.
The exhibition, titled Green in the City, aims to explore the challenges that climate change will bring to cities and towns, and how the organisations involved in the "corridor" area of Manchester are working together to find solutions for the city.
Green in the City also encourages local residents to take up the challenge in their own homes, gardens and streets.
The impact of short periods of extreme heat in the summer and anticipated long periods of rainfall in the winter are being explored.
Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Manchester are working together with research companies to develop, test, experiment and measure the impact of initiatives to tackle reality of climate change along the Oxford Road corridor.
Jackie Potter, chief executive of development agency Corridor Manchester, said: "The two universities and hospital trust have long and successful histories of stimulating new ideas and changing ways of thinking. The Corridor enables these institutions to face the problems of climate change together, and this exhibition shows how our joint efforts are starting to mobilise the public and make a real difference."
Organised by Corridor Manchester in conjunction with Red Rose Forest and Manchester City Council, the exhibition will stay at the Whitworth Art Gallery until Sunday 10 October. Green in the City will then visit the following locations:
- Geoffrey Manton Building, All Saints, Manchester Metropolitan University, 18-22 October
- Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, as part of the Manchester Science Festival, 23-29 October
- Royal Northern College of Music, 15-20 November
- Manchester Environmental Resource Centre initiative, 1-4 December
The exhibition has been commissioned by Corridor Manchester, Manchester City Council and Red Rose Forest. It is funded by Manchester City Council's carbon innovation fund and the European Union's INTERREG IVb Fund. It is designed by Eskimo Creative.
Red Rose Forest is a partnership between Natural England, the Forestry Commission, and the local authorities of Bolton, Bury, Trafford and Wigan and the cities of Manchester and Salford.