Date for your diary – Weds 12th September. At Madlab, on Edge St, the next meeting of “Steady State Manchester.” Coincidentally, it’s also the day the Executive of Manchester City Council agrees the next annual carbon budget. More details to follow…
Arwa Aburawa and Marc Hudson
Coming up this week
(with thanks to the Friends of the Earth digest folks)
Thu 23 Aug, 6pm – 8pm Activism and Social Media Project
Are you an activist or are you involved in community campaigns or activist organisations in the United Kingdom? Do you use Twitter and other social media to communicate with friends and other like-minded people?
Then you might be interested in taking part in a focus group about success of activism on social media, and in earning £20 for sharing your views! Your participation would provide valuable insight into this area, and will directly influence the development of a public tool that will help increase the impact and success of future campaigns.
Contact Alex: firstname.lastname@example.org, 07962 662762.
More info at: http://www.catalystproject.org.uk/content/activist-social-media-focus-groups-august-2012
Where: Meeting Room B, Green Fish Resouce Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, M4 1LE
Fri 24 Aug: Land Army! – a day helping Glebelands City Growers on their organic market garden in Sale
If you’re keen to get out into the open, learn how to grow produce, meet new people and help out organic farmers in Greater Manchester, why not join the ranks of The Land Army? With regular outings to learn about and help out with sowing new plants, harvesting crops and assisting with the upkeep of farms, it’s a hands on experience that’s fulfilling and informative.
Practicalities on the day:
A day out with the Land Army is quite a physical day’s work (though we’ll look after you and make sure we get proper breaks!), but it’s really satisfying and a great chance to get your hands dirty, experience and learn a bit about market garden/field scale food growing from the experts, and spend the day with a like-minded and interesting bunch of people like you!
We’ll provide lunch and hot drinks (though if you’re going to Glazebury feel free to bring your own flask if you like a lot of tea – there’s no drink making facilities), and your transport from Hulme to the farm and back again. Make sure you come prepared. Wear sturdy boots/shoes, and bring drinking water, snacks (if you like to nibble while you work!), waterproofs & sun cream/a sun hat (we can dream!)
To register your interest please e-mail email@example.com
Stories you may have missed on the MCFly website
- Technology and democracy and pot holes: “Young Rewired State”
- Discussion Group: Climate Change and BME Communities Project
- Youtube about the Fallowfield Secret Garden Project
- Book Review: “Sharing for Survival: Restoring the Climate, the Commons and Society”
Lessons we like to pretend we have learnt
A tidy house is a thing of wonder.
Volunteer opportunities (besides from with MCFly)
“You’re invited to join AfSL’s new E-Team!“
The E-Team is our pool of volunteers who are offered one-off opportunities to help out on projects or at events. There’s no obligation to taking up volunteering opportunities, so it’s flexible for those with limited availability.
It’s a great route to sampling lots of different projects across South Manchester and beyond!
Reading the Manchester web
Sustainable Housing Blog: “It’s the little things that count”
And also this…
We go over 400ppm of Carbon Dioxide in t’atmosphere. “Just a number…”