Sustainable Living in the Community

Sustainable Living Stockport

Sustainable Living Stockport is funded by Stockport Council and delivered by Groundwork (MSSTT) in partnership with MMU’s Research Institute of Health and Social Change. The project is working throughout Stockport to help local residents further understand the impacts of climate change and will encourage them to set up community action groups, which will help tackle their overall environmental impact. 

Families in Offerton received hands-on training in sustainable growing as part of the Sustainable Living Stockport Project, which aims to support the communities involved to become more environmentally sustainable. The project is working with groups in Romiley and Cheadle as well as Dial Park Allotment Association in Offerton, to engage and enthuse local families about sustainable food growing.

Their first training workshop took place In February when residents of all ages were taught about seasonal growing techniques and how to use recycled material for potting and labelling. A second Family Growing workshop will be taking place on Wednesday 28th August at 11-1pm, followed by an Open Day at the Allotments on Dial Park Road, Offerton on Sunday 8th September 11am-2pm. 

For more information about Sustainable Living Stockport and how you and your community can get involved, please contact Abigail Pound at Groundwork on 0161 220 1000.

You can also follow the project on twitter @SLStockport.

Sustainable Living in the Heatons

Sustainable Living in the Heatons is a group of local people from the four Heatons who care about the area, its future and the future of our planet. The group was established by Action for Sustainable Living (AfSL) a Manchester based eco charity supporting communities to live more sustainably. 

We believe that small steps lead to big change, and help communities to respond to the challenge of Climate Change. Everyone can make a difference whether it is, for example, shopping locally, growing your own vegetables, reducing the number of car trips, or installing solar panels!

People of all ages can take action. We always have up and coming events for everyone to come along and take part in.