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Action for Sustainable Living (AfSL) is an award-winning Manchester based charity working to engage, enthuse and support people take action on environmental sustainability.

We offer training and support to individuals, communities and organisations throughout Greater Manchester and wider UK.

Our supported volunteering model unlocks the potential of individuals to achieve positive and lasting social, environmental and economic change.

Our services for local authorities, schools, housing associations and businesses address environmental priorities including energy efficiency, waste management, sustainable travel and food growing. We work closely with organisations and their stakeholders, by sharing professional knowledge and infectious enthusiasm to deliver action on the ground.

In 2008 we won a Guardian Charity of the Year award in recognition of our upbeat, inclusive and people-centred approach to progressing sustainability.

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This is a Kim Alwyn BIG SHOUTOUT.

.. Hello everyone the time has come for the poly tunnel, pond, mountain and bridge to be completed. We are looking for people to help us out and make this happen this weekend. 10am start This Saturday The sand is going in the pond and shaped. Then the pond liner is going in. The poly […]


Big Digging for the Challenge Network

Our successful partnership with the Challenge Network continued with 36 of their volunteers coming to the garden on Saturday.  This was one of the hardest working groups we’ve had, and we saw some pretty big holes getting dug and some tough tree roots getting chopped to pieces.  There was some wood working too, with borders […]


RHS Award for the Garden

 Mark Roberts was at Manchester Town Hall last Friday to receive a Sliver Level 4 Thriving Communities Award from the Royal Horticultural Society.   Our two Princes Trust work placement volunteers, Connor and Stephen were there too to share their experiences of working at the garden.  A great opportunity to network with other like-minded organisations, and […]