next Monday the 10th issue of Manchester Climate Monthly rolls off the presses. In the meantime, fill your boots on the latest “climate nuggets.” As ever, questions, comments, suggestions, offers of help v. welcome.
Arwa Aburawa and Marc Hudson
Coming up this week
Monday 24th September 7.00 – 9.30pm Meet the Co-operatives @ Unicorn Grocery
Following the success of Meet the Producers and Meet the Growers, we mark the UN’s International Year of the Co-op and warmly invite you to come and meet organisations providing food, drink & more, the co-operative way.
Come and hear how the co-op movement began right here in the north of England, and how the Rochdale Pioneers’ aims to provide a fair, honest food supply live on in modern day co-operatives, here and across the world.
Featuring short talks and films from the Rochdale Pioneers Museum, Manchester Veg People, the Handmade Bakery, Greater Manchester Tree Station, FC United, the Carbon Co-op, True Food Co-operative and the Oromo Coffee Company.
Plus time to chat over Unicorn soup and bread, and an ale or two.
£3 tickets (in advance only) available from the shop now.
Tues 25th Netsquared event – on social media Manchester Digital Development Agency
Weds 26th Launch of Community Green Deal pilot at Manchester Town Hall. See here for details of how to book etc
Thursday, 27th at 12:00
Sustainable Housing Garden Party
34 Finchley Road, Fallowfield, M14 6FH
We’re inviting everyone to come along to our freshers week launch event. We’re showcasing our average 30s built houses, focusing on the behaviour changes that we’re making in order to live a more sustainable lifestyle. There’ll be some other projects showing off their work and wares, and also there’ll be a garden party with sustainable grub, home brew and music where you’ll have the chance to meet and share ideas with other interesting people in the Manchester sustainability movement.
Come along to learn more about living sustainably – great for anyone with an interest in saving money and helping the planet.
Stories you may have missed on the MCFly website
- Upcoming Event: “From Tate Modern to Alexandra Park, via Pedal-Power!” Sunday September 30th
- Upcoming event: “Greenspace and communities” conference; Weds 31st October
- Class and climate activism – readers’ opinions sought
- Upcoming event: Northern Activism summit (Oxfam), Sat 29th September
- Youtube: “The horticulturalist channel. tv” – how about a #Manchester equivalent?!
- #Manchester Evening News letter: “Climate change will only increase food poverty”
- Job Alert: “Learning Centre Manager” at Incredible Edible Todmorden
- Video: Crash test dummy philosophises about risk, climate change
Lessons we like to pretend we have learnt
The planning fallacy. No, really, the PLANNING FALLACY.
Reading the Manchester web
Olympic athletes on safer cycling (Manchester Evening News)
“Good” news (it’s all relative!)
Action for Sustainable Living sets up an “energy doctor” scheme, with Southway Housing.
“Urban Agriculture” – (part of) the Manchester side of things…
Bad news from around the world
US Senate passes “screw your carbon tax on Aviation, you communistic tree hugger Yoorupeans” law. (I paraphrase)
And Lib Dem Energy minister Ed Davey hints that not every Tory MP is a confirmed tree-hugger, and that this is gonna stifle (even further) “low-carbon” investment. What. A. Species.