the “Steady State Manchester” project continues apace, with work on the economy, practical solidarity, education and “culture” sections moving along nicely. Very shortly the date and venue for the launch event will be announced. Watch this space. In the meantime, if you want to get involved in anyway, at whatever level, please email email@example.com
Meanwhile, a mere two years after being given a video camera for his thirty-something birthday (cough cough), MCFly co-editor Marc Hudson is starting to use the darned thing – the footage of this video about Moss Side Community Allotment is taken with it (the editing and production is by Terry Egan of reelmcr
Arwa Aburawa and Marc Hudson
Coming up this week
Stories you may have missed
Lessons we like to pretend we’ve learnt
Other things of note
Coming up this week
Thu 20th, 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, M4 1LE, UK”
Thursday 20th, 6.30pm Action for Sustainable Living social at Font Bar in Fallowfield. All past, present and potential volunteers and friends are very welcome to attend. A You-Tube eco video party is planned for this month’s social.
Thursday 20, 7pm until 9pm Sustainable Housing Movie Night: The Street that cut everything
34 Finchley Road, Fallowfield, M14 6FH Manchester, United Kingdom
For those of you who’d like to meet some like-minded people, learn something new and get involved with the Sustainable Housing community in some way – we will be showing sustainability-related movies fortnightly.
THIS WEEKS MOVIE/ TV SHOW The Street That Cut Everything
See the clip here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00h0scj
Fri 21st International Park(ing) Day, Manchester.
“This Friday marks Park(ing) Day – a day for people to claim back the space in their cities taken up with car parking spaces and raise awareness of the need for more green space. As well as holding a photo competition, (which will run until the 30th September, see ‘Actions’ for details)- Friends of the Earth will be taking up residence, for the second year running, in a car parking space in the Northern Quarter- to serve tea and cakes, and to chat with people passing by about the importance of green space and less cars in urban environments. All completely legal and great fun!
“Join us if you can! We need help with cupcake making, setting up or just turning up for tea and chatting to us.Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07956577206 if you want more info or want to get involved!”
Stories you may have missed on the MCFly website
- Video: “Growing Community – Moss Side Community Allotment”
- Magazine Review: Resurgence & Ecologist magazine – September/October 2012
- Upcoming Event: We Can Make The Heatons Incredibl[y Edibl]e! Weds 26th Sept
- Upcoming event: “Awakening consciousness”, collaborative workshops
- Upcoming event: Community Green Deal, Weds 26th September
- Event Report: Business, climate, schmoozing at 24 floors above #Manchester
- Upcoming event: Didsbury Food Trail, 22-23 September, #yummy
Lessons we like to pretend we have learnt
Start. Just start.
Other things of note (other than the Arctic death spiral)
There’s a survey to gauge attitude to community renewable energy in Bury & north Mcr. surveymonkey.com/s/KZ3SP73