Supporting residents and communities in Manchester to take action on climate change  

We're working with partners across Manchester to trial positive, practical ways of making it easier for residents and communities to take positive action on climate change. Why? Because the solutions to climate change is #InOurNature, and change starts right here, at home and in our communities.   

We're providing practical tips, hacks and inspiration on greener living through our city-wide communications campaign, which has reached more than 870,000 people to date. We’ve launched a series of positive, practical projects including Manchester’s first community fridges and innovative urban greening projects exploring how spending time in nature can help connect the huge issue of climate change to our everyday lives including an immersive pop-up shop in Manchester city centre. 

We’re also supporting local groups to bring their own creative, innovative solutions to life including Manchester’s first Library of Things and a programme bringing Manchester’s Kurdish community together to produce culturally appropriate crops affordably and sustainably. 



More than half of us (55%) would like to see more happening in our local communities to tackle climate change but most of us are confused about the role we play, unclear about which actions will have the most impact, and concerned that change will be difficult.    

At Hubbub we believe that living in a way that is better for the environment, our families and our communities should be accessible to everyone.    

That’s why we’re teaming up with Manchester City Council, Manchester Climate Change Agency and Partnership, Commonplace, Amity, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and a coalition of local and national partners to launch this pioneering new programme, engaging and empowering residents and communities on how they can take action.   

The difference made

In Our Nature was successfully launched in May 2021 and has already delivered significant social and environmental impact in Manchester and rich learnings that can be shared with other local authorities across the UK.  

Read our midway impact report to find out more about how we’re building a movement to inspire climate action in Manchester and beyond as #InOurNature makes the city greener and wilder. 

or Read the executive summary here 


Want to get involved?   

If you live in Manchester there are lots of ways to get involved.  

1) Have your say. This is a community-led programme and we’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts on what you want to see in your community. Check out the portal. 

2) Take actionWant to eat healthier, save money and learn something new? You've come to the right place. Follow us on social media and sign up to our monthly newsletter for everyday inspiration, tips, and hacks for greener living in Manchester. 

3) Get involvedWe're working with communities across Manchester to deliver projects that respond to local needs and priorities. Find a project near you here. 

Partner with us 

We’re bringing together a coalition of progressive companies to support the campaign. If you’d like to join the coalition, we’d love to hear from you!   


We want to build more resilient communities and create a greener, cleaner Manchester.   

We always measure and evaluate our campaigns. We’ll watch carefully to figure out what works and what doesn’t, with the aim of creating a tried and tested toolkit of projects that can then be replicated in communities across the UK. 

Looking for more ways to support your community and environment?   

Check out our Community Fridge Network, which shares and saves surplus food, or Community Calling, which regifts spare smartphones to help digitally connect those in need.   


New to Hubbub? Find out more about us here.

In Our Nature is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, the Wates Family Enterprise Trust and a coalition of corporate partners including the Co-op, Suntory Beverage and Food GB&I, Danone UK & Ireland, JCDecaux, Coca-Cola GB and Tetra Pak. The Zero Carbon Communities Programme is funded by the National Lottery Climate Action Fund.