Monthly Archives: December 2011

Youtube: What motivates people?

This morning I inducted the fourth MCFly volunteer, “magicmark86”. I also showed him everything I know about making youtube videos, which didn’t take long. We knocked up a script, found some images, narrated and started putting it together, using software … Continue reading

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Article alert: “Climatic city: Two centuries of urban planning and climate science in Manchester (UK) and its region”

Always nice to get historical perspective, innit? In 1852, the Manchester and Salford Sanitary Association (MSSA; Gibson, 1972) took the lead in trying to enforce the (limited) legislation on smoke where-by factories could emit no more than 3 min per … Continue reading

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Job Alert: FeedingManchester Co-ordinator, closes Jan 9

From the Kindling Trust’s website “Foodlink NW were so impressed with what we had been able to do in Manchester with very little money that they are funding two part-time FeedingManchester co-ordinators for the next two years…. The funding will … Continue reading

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Event Report: Citycamp Manchester

MCFly asked Ruth Rosselson to explain a recent event called “Citycamp Manchester.” Citycamp Manchester took place on 14th and 15th October at the Friends Meeting House. With the very broad theme of “making Manchester a more sustainable and resilient city”, … Continue reading

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Competition: £150 and warm innner glow to be won…

MCFly got this in our email inbox, and is passing it on… EMERGE‘s Zero Waste Champions Competition Reduce your waste by taking Emerge’s Zero Waste Challenge, encourage other people in your community to do the same, and you could win … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Earth Grab!”

Earth Grab! Geopiracy, the New Biomassters and Capturing Climate Genes Publisher: Pambazuka Press ISBN: 978-0-85749-044-5 Pages: 170 plus index Price: £14.95 Earth Grab is a straight-forward look at how the ecological crisis could get ugly(ier) if we end up relying … Continue reading

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MCFly climate bulletin #8, Dec 26 2011

Hi all, Hope Santa brought you what you wanted, in his low carbon way.  Here’s an email bulletin to distract you from those repeating-on-you brussel sprouts and the Bond movie…. The first Manchester Climate Monthly (dead tree format) hits the … Continue reading

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Competition: Climate Justice poster – 1000 euro first prize

MCFly wonders if anyone will ever organise something like this in Manchester? In the meantime, you can enter this… Germanwatch is running a contest with cash prizes for the most original, artistically high qualitative and meaningful poster on climate justice. … Continue reading

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Council Executive to make Wythenshawe Park a Local Nature Reserve

Manchester City Council’s 9-member Executive (see our youtube video about ’em here) will today agree to turn Wythenshawe Park into a Local Nature Reserve. Local Nature Reserves “are sites that contain wildlife and/or geological features that are of special interest … Continue reading

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Volunteer opportunity: Fareshare…

MCFly reckons this volunteer opportunity that landed in our in-box sounds really good. If you’re not interested/eligible, please forward it to some people you think might be! Do you want to be active and gain skills while helping to fight … Continue reading

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