This youtube is 54 seconds long and tells you about a really exciting project happening here in Manchester. Please watch it!
Best wishes, and, as ever, if you want to volunteer some time and/or energy to MCFly, get in touch with us via email@example.com…
PS Here’s our post-mortem of the last print issue. Please add to it!
Arwa Aburawa and Marc Hudson
Coming up this week
Tuesday, July 10, 7:00pm until 8:30pm Powering the future: your questions answered Manchester Friends of the Earth Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, M4 1LE
How can we keep the lights on without new nuclear?
Who do we want to control our energy supply?
What can I do to support Clean British Energy?
Join us for a discussion of all things energy-related with our special guests:
* Glyn Thomas from Friends of the Earth
* Ed Gill from Good Energy
* TBC from The Carbon Co-op
Tuesday 10th July, 7.30pm Screening of ‘Gasland.’ A screening of the Josh Fox’s controversial documentary about ‘fracking’, the process of extracting natural gas from shale oil, takes place at the 3MT Venue, Afflecks Arcade, 35-39, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JG. Supported by The Cooperative, this is a FREE event, but seats are limited to 70, so please book your place now by ringing the Three Minute Theatre on: 0161 834 4517 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 11th July 1.30-3pm Launch of Hyde Park Community Orchard
The event has been organised so that local schools and other volunteers who have been involved in planting or making the artworks can come and celebrate completion of the new features. There will be refreshments and cakes, kids’ activities and tours of the orchard. The Mayor will be present to declare the orchard open so we are hoping for some real summer weather!
Please RSVP if you’d like to attend here http://hyde-park-community-orchard.eventbrite.com/
Weds 11th July 10.00—16.00, Engaging Communities on Climate Change, The Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE
This course will teach you the skills and information needed to develop long-term engagement of civil society organisations, groups and individuals in work on climate change and low-carbon living £395: Business rate £288: Large charities, public sector and small businesses £130: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and individuals.
Bookings Tel: 0207 324 4775 Email: email@example.com
Weds 11th July 4-7pm Growing Manchester networking event at the Lakeside Centre, Platt Fields Park
‘Growing Manchester’ and the ‘Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens’ would like to invite you to a network gathering
The aims are to:
> Meet other participants in Growing Manchester or from community garden projects in the city
> Learn how a number of projects have developed their growing project, what works and what doesn’t
> Share ideas and support one another to overcome challenges
> Discuss how other participants, the Growing Manchester programme and the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, amongst others, can support your group
> Be inspired by the Friends of Platt Fields plot and get your hands dirty!
To book your place at the gathering or find out more about the event email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07505 172 335 102.
Thursday 12th, 7pm to 9.00pm Green Party meeting, Creative Corner Cafe, 14 Milton Grove, Whalley Range M16 0BP. including brief presentation and longer workshop about “SteadyState Manchester” facilitated by Marc Hudson
Thu 12 July 2012, 7.00pm until 8.30pm Manchester Friends of the Earth Climate Subgroup Meeting
“Our monthly climate subgroup meeting at which we’ll be planning next steps on the Clean British Energy campaign and our local campaign to engage businesses with Manchester’s climate change plan, A Certain Future. If you’d like to join us, please call/text Ali on 07786 090520 so we know to expect you.”
Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham St, Manchester
Friday 13, 10am to 12 noon Greater Manchester Environment Commission meeting. Open to public. Oldham
Stories you may have missed on the MCFly website
- Film script competition: “The Great Transformation”
- Learn how to grow your own food
- Exec Member for Environment Nigel Murphy interviewed*
- Food to get more expensive thanks to climate change
- Inspiring cross-post: Hyde Park Community Orchard video
- Event Report: “Going for Growth – stimulating sustainable local regeneration” #gfg12
- “Refreshing Change” or more of the same? 5 simple questions for #Manchester #climate bosses
- Volunteer Opportunity: become a “Community Cookery Champion”
- Youtube: SteadyState #Manchester gathering Thurs 19th July
- Newsflash: Shape “the future” of Manchester A Certain Future
Lessons we like to pretend we have learnt
Senses of humour are very personal things. Arwa is way better at layout than Marc.
Reading the Manchester web
From Mad Cycle Lanes of Manchester “Sky Ride is one of those events where lots of drivers strap bikes onto their cars and drive into Manchester so they can have a few hours cycling in the city centre, dressed up in helmets and ugly yellow advertising bibs before driving home again to their car-dominated suburbs where they hardly ever cycle. Far from improving the image of cycling, it promotes the idea that cycling is dangerous and strange.”
Things worth reading
Forbes: Three ways to make meetings much less boring
IDF’s Diabetes and Climate Change Report
Diabetes and climate change are two urgent challenges in the 21st century. IDF has produced a pioneering policy report that establishes both the interconnections between these global risks and the opportunity to combat them together.
The report was produced in consultation with global experts from the health and environment sectors, including Dr Fiona Adshead, Sir George Alleyne, Associate Professor Ruth Colagiuri, Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Professor Anthony J McMichael and Professor Hugh Montgomery. IDF gratefully acknowledges the unrestricted grant given by Bupa for the production of this report.
Launched at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the Diabetes and Climate Change Report puts diabetes, NCDs and health at the heart of sustainable development.
July 4th – independence from stupidity day? Green Alliance sets up “circular economy” task force
Protestors bring a wind-turbine blade into the Tate Modern (sponsored, as it is, by BP)