Monthly Archives: November 2011

Steering Group chair to respond

An update to last Thursday’s article story “Steering What, Where?” about the Stakeholder Steering Group and its failure to announce or consult around the delay to the “Annual” Stakeholder Conference on Climate Change. In a telephone conversation today, the Group’s Chair, Steve … Continue reading

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Ecocities Conference postponed

A major conference about how Manchester can adapt to climate change has been postponed at very short notice. The final “Ecocities” conference was due to take place on December 6-7, but an email sent on November 23 announced a delay … Continue reading

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Caption Contest: The Climate Choir

So this* is one of those frankly embarrassing stunts that NGOs do from time to time.**  We want you to come up with a ‘Private Eye’ style caption. “The climate choir are joined by Climate Change Minister Greg Barker and … Continue reading

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MCFly climate bulletin # 4, Nov 28 2011

Hi all, the first Manchester Climate Monthly (dead tree format) hits the streets on January 2nd, 2012. Please encourage your climate-concerned friends to take out a (free!!) subscription – via our subscribe page. Here’s a 40 second video explaining the … Continue reading

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Book Review: I’m with the Bears

Buy this book. Why? Two reasons – 1) it’s a collection of great short stories (not cheerful, it has to be said!), and 2) cash from every sale goes to one of the least worst climate campaigning groups around, 350.org. … Continue reading

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Steering What, Where?

Manchester’s “Stakeholder Conference on climate change” should be happening any day now.  Haven’t got your invite? Well, it’s nothing personal; neither has anyone else. Without consultation or explanation, the conference has been postponed, probably till March 2012. Who made the … Continue reading

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Manchester Veg People & Sustainable Organic Food For All?

Just published an article at the Guardian looking at the implications of having a huge – and privileged – client like the University of Manchester tapping into the city’s limited supply of organic fruit and veg through an organic food co-op (namely … Continue reading

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