hope you enjoyed the last issue of MCFly. (All feedback v. welcome!) If you missed it, you can click on the picture to the right and that will take you through to an electronic copy. Paper copies can be had from Lush on Market St (opposite Marks and Sparks) and also in person at various eco-events in the coming weeks.
“Steady State Manchester” is about to make an announcement about the date and venue of its launch – watch this space. On Wednesday 10th (i.e. two days time), MCFly co-editors Marc and Arwa are at Nexus Cafe on Dale St from 5pm to 6pm, working on the “faith” section of the report. All welcome….
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Arwa Aburawa and Marc Hudson
Coming up this week
Tues 9, 6.45 -9pm Friends of the Earth meeting “What’s on your plate?” event Green Fish Resource Centre on Oldham Street (next to Mint Lounge) “This meeting is perfect for those who are new to Friends of the Earth. Contact Colette at email@example.com or on 07754 042716 for further details.”
Thursday 11th, 7pm. Movie Night at Sustainable Housing – Peaceful Warrior (2006) – the story of a young gymnast who has to overcome some personally- limiting beliefs in order to live a happy life. 34 Finchley Road, Fallowfield, M14 6FH.
Thursday 11th, 7pm. Manchester Green Party monthly meeting, Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St
Thursday 11th, 7pm Manchester Friends of the Earth 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
Stories you may have missed on the MCFly website
- Easy to Jet, easy to see the damage, if you want to…
- Very good climate change letter in #Manchester Evening News by Green Party member
- #Manchester Permaculture Network – who, what, why, when
- Of polar bears, terminators and beyond-satire hypocrisy…
- Upcoming Event: Friends of the Earth “What’s on your plate: Cooking your dinner or the planet?” Tues Oct 9th, #Manchester
- Event Report: Incredible Edible… Heatons?
- Upcoming event: “Love Cycling, Go Dutch” Tues 20 November
- Prof Kevin Anderson on “The Climate Clock is Ticking”
- Upcoming Event: “Keep Calm Prepare for Change” Thurs 18th October #Manchester
- Event Report: “Transformational Economics” fringe event at Labour Party Conference
- Sustainable Housing – what they’ve done, what’s coming up
- Event Report: “Urban Waste Transitions”- a wasted opportunity? #Manchester
Lessons we like to pretend we have learnt
It can be hard to let go of the laughing-at-the-incompetent-Lords-and-Masters thing. That’s comfort zone, and we all of us need to get out of our comfort zones…
Worth a read…
The European Commission will launch a shipping emissions monitoring system early next year, in a move widely seen as postponement of action to reduce emissions.
In a disgraceful abdication of its responsibilities, its solution will only cover “a simple, robust and globally feasible approach towards setting a system for monitoring, reporting and verification of emissions based on fuel consumption”, it said in a statement issued by Vice-President of the European Commission Siim Kallas and EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard.
This ‘might’ form the basis for bringing shipping into a maritime emissions trading scheme or imposing bunker fuel levies.
According to Elina Bardram, the head of the EU DG Climate Action’s international carbon markets unit, setting up such a scheme would be easier and could happen “more quickly than for aviation”.