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Monthly Magazine/newsletter about all things climate and resilience in Greater Manchester.

Upcoming “Policy Week” events – of trade deals and arsenic

Both as part of University of Manchester’s* Policy Week Manchester Policy Week: The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership: Cash Bonanza or Risky Deal? on Tuesday, 4 November 2014 from 19:00 to 21:00 & Manchester Policy Week: Poisoning the world’s poor: … Continue reading

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Making Food Fair – Exploring solutions to the many faces of food poverty

Saturday 22nd  November Federation House, Manchester The increasing use of Foodbanks has made headline news, but our food system perpetuates other kinds of poverty as well. While families struggle to feed themselves, farming and the food sector are reliant on poverty … Continue reading

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Democracy in Manchester – the grubby grubby reality

There is a “Manchester Leadership Forum”. Bet you didn’t know that, did you? But you can’t go to it, and when it runs workshops about creating a new “community strategy” those workshops are a) very poorly attended, and b) there … Continue reading

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Scrutiny Week October 2014 #Manchester City Council

As ever, there is no single official page where you can find out what items are being discussed at the six scrutiny committee meetings being held this week.  (Manchester City Council, with 95 of its 96 councillors belonging to the … Continue reading

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Carbon Coop Ecohouses Open Days 18 and 19 October

Greater Manchester Open Eco-homes Carbon Co-op is running another Greater Manchester Open Eco-homes weekend on 18th/19th October, an opportunity to meet the retrofit pioneers transforming their homes with energy saving measures and green technologies. As well as a series of … Continue reading

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Please send “implementation plan” to your ward councillors, and others you know

The grassroots “People’s Environmental Scrutiny Team” has written an “implementation plan” on behalf of Manchester City Council. This follows two failed efforts by the Council’s own “Environmental Strategy Team” to write a plan.  Both those attempts were rejected by councillors … Continue reading

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Community energy training day, Tues 4th November, #Manchester

I would like to invite you to a ‘training day’ workshop. This is for people who are interested in getting community owned renewable energy projects off the ground in their communities. The objective of community owned solar projects are to … Continue reading

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