Nearly 100 organisations from across the North of England signed a declaration calling on George Osborne ahead of the 2016 Budget to back clean energy for their region. The signatories included the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, communities investing in their own small-scale renewable projects, business groups, faith groups, and nature conservation organisations.
Press release: The North tells Osborne: clean energy must power the Powerhouse
Alongside the declaration, we worked with 10:10 to commission an interactive art installation which stood in Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens for an evening. One-metre-high letters spelling out 'Keep it Clean' lit up when passers-by held hands to connect the electric current, and changed colour when more joined in.
See photos of the installation here.