Steady State Manchester launches its writing process tonight; Monday 25th June, from 6pm to 9pm (it’s drop-in – just come for a bit) at the Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St. If you can’t come tonight, there’s a short survey for you to fill in.
We will create a document that lists the good things already being done on climate change in Manchester, and the things that can be done in the next few years if the Council and other groups help those already taking action. And we will explain clearly why the growth economy is dead, and steady-state offers the real opportunity for local prosperity, justice and climate safety.
It’s an extremely exciting process (see the youtube and the initial flowchart), and we hope that you can get involved – at some level. If we all do a bit, and some of u do more, then the job will get done.
Best wishes, and, as ever, if you want to volunteer some time and/or energy to MCFly, get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org…
Arwa Aburawa and Marc Hudson
Coming up this week
Monday 25th June, 6pm to 9pm (drop-in) Steady-State Manchester – what next? For people who couldn’t make it to the Weds 20th meeting of the City Council to find out more. For people who were there to share their impressions. For us all to think – what do we next. How do we get the Council to help in making Manchester greener and fairer? Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, Manchester
Monday 25 June, 7pm Withington Co-operative Eco-house meeting, Fuel in Withington.
Thurs 28 to Sat 30 “Everything We Need” at Royal Exchange. £10/£7
“Loosely inspired by classic myth and climate change research, Everything We Need is a collection of humorous, lyrical and moving monologues from seven characters coming to terms with life changes in a changing world.” Written and performed by award-winning poet and actor Ben Mellor, directed and dramaturged by Cheryl Martin, live music from Dan Steele and Léonie Higgins, art and design by Sumit Sarkar.
Friday 29th 8.30 - 10.30am Environmental Management Systems Free breakfast seminar.
It will cover the following subjects: > What is an EMS?
> Benefits of an EMS
> Key components of an EMS
> Certifying your EMS
It will be held on the at the YHA in Manchester, and it is ideally for Managers, Directors looking to implement and EMS (eg ISO 14001)
online booking form that delegates can complete as well as a relevant webpage.
Friday 29th from 1-4pm Community Action Day Fallowfield
MMU will be teaming up with the University of Manchester and Manchester City Council for a Community Action Day in Fallowfield. Each year as term ends and many students move out of their homes, Manchester City Council undertake a massive environmental operation to restore standards to the area. Both Universities, the Environmental team, the Off-campus Affairs Office and Manchester City Council have already been working together with groups of student volunteers to undertake a massive recycling project in aid of British Heart Foundation as students move out of houses. Volunteers will be involved in a range of activities from planting new plants, painting and localised clean ups. All equipment will be provided and there will be refreshments on offer at the office. We will be meeting at 12.45pm at the Manchester Student Homes office on the corner of Wilmslow Road and Moseley Road in Fallowfield, M16 6ND. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Beverley Craig, Off Campus Affairs Manager via email Beverley.email@example.com
Stories you may have missed on the MCFly website
- Newsflash: Weaving a social web in #Manchester
- Upcoming Event: “Big Abundant Party” on Sun July 1st
- Article Review: “Growing Grassroots innovations
- Event Report: A game of one half – witnessed
- Event Report: Kevin Anderson tells it like it is; and it’s not pretty.
- Economy Scrutiny Committee: Green Skills and Jobs workshop #Manchester
- Upcoming Event: “Everything We Need” at Royal Exchange #Manchester
- Scoop (for academic groupies): Prof Frank Geels moving to Manchester
- Grassroots steps to a greener, fairer and steady-state Manchester
- Interview with Professor Kevin Anderson (full transcript)
- Economy Scrutiny Committee in “best ever” meeting shocker
- Youtube about Manchester City Council, Scrutiny Committees and Steady-State Economics
Lessons we like to pretend we have learnt
This effortless networking thing is quite effortful. And you have to read the minutes.; you really do. Paying your taxes on time is sensible, especially if you spend a goodly proportion of your free time telling Manchester City Council how to run its affairs. Ooops.
Things worth reading
Silly-but-funny solar power gag from a cool Manchester blogger
Jonathan Watts (Guardian) on the price being paid by eco-activists at the sharp end… Puts “burnout” in perspective, doesn’t it? GYFGFO…
Renewable Industry gets training boost, sez Jacobs Eco-energy
Alabama bans sustainable development. No, really.