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Environmental Champion - Sarah Williams
Source talks to Sarah Williams, information assistant for the RSPB's Manchester Peregrines - Aren't Birds Brilliant project. She discusses how she got involved in the project and how surprised people are to find the world's fastest bird residing in the heart of Manchester.
Walking on Water
Source introduces five waterside walks covering natural beauty spots in Cheshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Merseyside. The guide gives tips on where to start your ramble as well as highlighting the sort of natural delights you will expect to find when you follow the trails.
Environmental Champion - Fiona Stanley
Source talks to Fiona Stanley, classroom assistant at Summerville Primary School and driving force behind the school becoming Salford's first eco-school. She discusses what it means to be an eco-school and how it has benefitted both herself and the students at the school.
River of Life
Source interviews a variety of people from ex-cabinet ministers to local angling enthusiasts about their memories of the River Mersey. These stories form part of a new book and accompanying exhibition titled "Mersey: the river that changed the world", which tells the river's story from its source in Stockport, right down to where it meets the sea at Liverpool.
Spotlight - Annie Merry
Source talks to Annie Merry, Director of Faiths4Change, a multi-faith environmental project that helps bring people from different faiths and backgrounds together to make small-scale environmental improvements to deprived urban areas across the Northwest.
With the amount of rain we get in the Northwest it is hard to believe that water could ever possibly be in short supply. In reality though, water supplies in the UK are already under serious threat, a threat which will only be exacerbated once climate change starts making an impact. With drier summers on the horizons water shortage will become a major issue not just for people, but for our environment as well. Matthew Sutcliffe takes a look at the bleak future of our region’s water supplies and examines United Utilities’ strategic direction statement that sets out its plans for coping with the challenges of climate change and our over-use of water.
Environmental Champion - Nes Brierley
Source talks to Nes Brierley, member of I Bike MCR and Bike It officer for Sustrans about what she loves about cycling and why she feels increasing the use of sustainable transport is so important.
Back to the Land
Allotments were first introduced around 150 years ago to help the urban poor provide food for their families. Now allotments are more popular than ever with an estimated 300,000 plots in use around the country. David Ward goes out and about to allotments around Manchester to talk to green-fingered enthusiasts about what makes having your on bit of land so rewarding and learns about some innovative community schemes aiming to help people to get involved in growing their own food.