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

#Manchester councillors denied information about council’s #climate performance. As are citizens.

Manchester City Council will NOT be giving any detailed account about its climate change performance over the last year, despite repeated requests. In July 2013 the “Annual Carbon Reduction Plan” was brought to the “Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee”  (this of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Green Capitalism: Why it can’t work”

Green Capitalism: Why it can’t work. Daniel Tanuro Merlin Press/ Resistance Books, 2013 I approached this book with some scepticism. It wasn’t that I was unsympathetic to the arguments I expected to find in it. I do regard myself as … Continue reading

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Not #Manchester-based; Petition to save the Arctic — Greenpeace versus Lego (yes, Lego!)

Hi, LEGO are rattled. First our video was removed from Youtube. Hours later, it was put back after thousands of us voiced our outcry! But LEGO are still refusing to meet us. So in 4 days, undercover LEGO agents will … Continue reading

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Video: #Manchester City Council and its scrutiny system. A 7th committee is needed… #climate #democracy

Here’s a rough and ready short film about the scrutiny process of Manchester City Council and the need for a 7th – environmental -  scrutiny committee. Thanks to all the people who gave constructive feedback on the earlier draft. I … Continue reading

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#Climate change and #Egypt – please forward to anyone in #Manchester with connections there

What does practical solidarity with those on the sharp end of climate change look like? What, beyond sharply reducing developed world emissions, should we be doing?  Any suggestions? Regardless, please circulate this excellent article, which makes good use of the … Continue reading

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Job Alert: #Manchester BikeRight! Programme Manager. Applications close 1st Sept

via the excellent site Programme Manager Organisation: BikeRight! Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 pa Location: Manchester Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Website: Contact name: Liz Clarke Contact telephone: 0161 230 7007 BikeRight! is a dynamic, award-winning … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council proclaims itself transparent. Want to know how “Clean City” money is spent? You gotta use FoIA.

Update: The Council has got even more Airport Windfall money this year. Manchester City Council bleats loud and long about openness and transparency. In early June bureaucrats assured elected members they would explain the “Clean and Green Fund” better. A … Continue reading

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Councillor says carbon literacy an “eye-opener.” #Manchester folks- are YOUR councillors carbon literate?

Here is what Councillor Anna Trotman, one of the three councillors representing Higher Blackley ward, thinks; The Carbon Literacy training that I went on recently, really opened my eyes to how wide the subject is.  I knew it wasn’t just … Continue reading

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How to find out what skills there are in the room…

RUNNING A “NOVICE LINES”/INTRO TO ACTIVIST SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE SESSION version 1.0 13th July 2014 Marc Hudson Below are a series of suggestions for how I would structure an intro to “novice lines” and Activist Skills and Knowledge session. … Continue reading

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Want to grow #food in #Manchester? Free land! Here’s the latest on Eat Green’s landshare scheme… #Withington #Didsbury

Amanda of “Eat Green” explains why and how… Interested? Email We get it. You’ve spent a decade sitting on an allotment waiting list. Then elderly ‘Uncle’ Albert pops his clogs. You’ve finally made it to the top of the … Continue reading

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