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

Upcoming Event: Campaigning to Protect our environment #Unison Tues 6th October

UNISON North West is hosting a public meeting on the environment during the week of the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. The meeting will highlight the growing threat to our environment and how we can campaign to protect it.  Speakers … Continue reading

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Upcoming event: “The politics of pollution promises: Clean Coal 1976 to present.” #Manchester #climate

Next Tuesday, 6th October, 1pm to 2pm, room 2.57 of the Simon Building, University of Manchester (just off Oxford Road). Is is free, open to the public and there is no need to book. #shamelessselfpromotion This seminar is part … Continue reading

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Why scrutiny (of #Manchester #climate inaction) is so weak, and so ineffectual

Why does Manchester City Council get away with breaking quite so many of its climate promises, including the simple one where the Executive Member for the Environment promised to set up a blog? This rant lists structural reasons, personal/personnel reasons … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Carbon Co-op Social, October 16th #Madlab #Manchester

Carbon Co-op Social – Thurs 15th October 2015 Meet other members, socialise, discuss FREE, 6.30-9pm, Thursday 15th October 2015 MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street Manchester M4 1HN BOOK HERE: At October’s Social we will be launching of a series of video profiles of members, funded … Continue reading

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#Manchester Literature Festival – #climate events, inc George Monbiot Literature and Landscape From nature writing and memoir to psychogeography and climate change, authors and non-fiction writers reflect on our relationship with the earth and the landscapes around us. Simon Armitage Thursday 22nd October, 6.30pm Central Library Granta Presents: … Continue reading

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More pathetic spin from #Manchester City Council about its carbon emissions. #climate

Back in 2013 Manchester City Council tried to spin an increase in its emissions as a decrease. They were laughed at then. They have, of course, learnt nothing, and they’re claiming decreases that are basically illusory and not what was … Continue reading

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Will someone not kill off this undemocratic and worse-than-useless “Stakeholder” “Steering” “Group”? #manchester #climate

What do you call an organisation that promises and then cancels elections to its board? What do you call an organisation that unilaterally cancels day-long community-focused conferences and replaces it with a 90 minute talkfest by three old white men? … Continue reading

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