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

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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33 hours left to comment on the #Manchester Council sustainability “Implementation Plan”!

On Monday 13th October the People’s Environmental Scrutiny Team will send out an “implementation plan” that it has written for the benefit of themselves (as citizens) and for Manchester City Council. The Council’s own “Environmental Strategy Team” has twice presented … Continue reading

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Help crowd-source a “just do it” plan for #Manchester City Council on #climate and #sustainability

Don’t worry. We don’t want your money. We want your ideas! In March 2014 18 recommendations from a subgroup of Councillors about how the Council would “do” sustainability differently were agreed. Council officers were asked to make an “implementation plan” … Continue reading

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Ocean acidification – interview with Professor Jason Hall-Spencer in #Manchester, 6th October

See also: ‘Jacuzzi vents’ model C02 future Wikipedia article on ocean acidification And in yesterday’s issue of the excellent “Daily Climate” news feed Past measurements may have missed massive ocean warming Fish failing to adapt to rising carbon dioxide levels … Continue reading

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