This video show the people of Fievie Dugame, Ghana, and how they now have clean drinking water due to the WOW Water Project , funded mostly by the Rotary Club. They are a community asking for help so they can help themselves. They still need help with many things. Watch the video to see if you can contribute knowledge, expertise, or make a donation.
Manchester apartment dwellers recycle far less than house residents, costing the Earth and the city a fortune
Stories on the threat of climate change, environmental protests against pollution and the government’s often hollow promises to address the issue seem to hit the news every day. Many will be relieved by Manchester City Council’s declaration last Wednesday of a climate emergency, to address the issues faster in the region.
In a city that is seeing a huge amount of high-rise residential blocks being built, data released by the council shows that the residents of these blocks are lagging far behind house dwellers in the amount of rubbish they recycle. Costing the earth in the deleterious effects of this waste on climate change and pollution of the environment, and by the council spending considerably more due to the greater expense of disposing unrecycled waste.
The Northern Gateway may be barred to many
Manchester City Council promises that 3,000 of the homes being developed in the enormous Northern Gateway development will be affordable housing. But close to 86,000 households in Greater Manchester are on the social housing waiting list, and homelessness is visibly increasing. Affordable housing is unaffordable to many in Manchester. So who is this development actually for?
This article in The Meteor looks at some of the contributing factors that may be barring housing to many. in Manchester.