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

Coming up in #Manchester over the next few days…

Spoilt for choice for things to do – or at least attend – over the next few days. Sat 20th Sept, 7pm (show starts at 8pm) “An Evening of Entertainment – fundraiser for AfSL, Clean Up Salford and Manchester Friends … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council and the “Scrutiny Mutiny” – new report by People’s Environmental Scrutiny Team

Hot on the heels of the excellent “Total Carbon Footprint” report released two days ago comes a much shorter report. Both will be discussed next Monday, 22nd September, at the next meeting of the “People’s Environmental Scrutiny Team”. If you … Continue reading

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“Scrutiny” Week September 2014. £14.5million “Clean” City fund still not reported!!

The Finance Scrutiny Committee of Manchester City Council last month insisted that the September meeting of their committee must be attended – by two Exec members and a senior councillor – so that spending of the £14.5m “Clean and Green” … Continue reading

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If you can’t come to Mon 22nd Sept People’s Environmental Scrutiny Team meeting…

It’s going to be a corking meeting, from 7pm to 8.30 at the Moss Side Community Allotment. There’ll be lots of opportunities to meet other people, swap ideas and skills, and to formally launch the brilliant new report “Total Carbon … Continue reading

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Fuel Poverty Action activist barred from Labour Party Conference

There’s a Labour Party Conference coming to town, in case you didn’t know (or care).  On Monday 22nd September, from 12.45 to 2.15 there is a panel on Fuel Poverty.  A “Fuel Poverty Action” activist has been invited to be … Continue reading

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#Manchester and the “Total Carbon Footprint” approach – brilliant new report

Could Manchester adopt a more honest “carbon accounting scheme”? Two young Mancunians have produced a brilliant 12 page report called “Total Carbon Footprint – time for a second step.” [Download pdf here] In 2009 Manchester City Council produced, with stakeholders, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “The Empty Promise of the Sharing Economy” #Manchester Weds 24 Sept

Below is the full academic version. If I were a scurrilous tabloid hack, as opposed to a PhD student at the Sustainable Consumption Institute (1) I would say “Tree-huggers want to get us out of our greed heads, and have … Continue reading

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