Monthly Archives: January 2012

Unanswered questions about Chorlton Green Festival

We’d like to be able to tell you some basic good things about the Chorlton Green Festival being held on Saturday March 31st.Things about how volunteers are learning new skills, the “success metrics” of the Festival, and the “lessons learnt” … Continue reading

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SEMMMS like old times

Went to a Friends of the Earth meeting tonight(1). It was arranged so we could learn more about the new plans for “Airport City” (see previous MCFly story here) and the road that will – if/when it is built, at … Continue reading

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MCFly Climate Bulletin #12, January 30 2012

Hi all, Help!! We need a graphic designer who will work for the same money we make here at MCFly. We need her (or him) to design a poster for the “Green Valentine’s” event that we are hosting on, well, … Continue reading

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Manchester Biodiversity Action Plan 2012-16 Gets Green Light

The Manchester Biodiversity Action Plan 2012-16 [1] was passed by the Communities and Neighbourhoods Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 10th January 2012 and agreed by the Executive on the 18th (minutes pending). Who was there? Committee: about 18 (including the … Continue reading

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I’ll recycle, but keep your green fascist hands off my flying

From personal experience (cough cough), there are limits to the sacrifices that even the greenest of us are usually willing to make.* Now some academics seem to have proved it. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management Volume 54, Issue 10, … Continue reading

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Newsflash: Stakeholder Conference venue announced

The Climate Change Action Plan Stakeholder Conference date and venue have now been announced. However, you will have to wait another “couple of weeks” to actually book your place – that’s if you have any annual leave (and patience) left… … Continue reading

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Event Report: Waste is a beautiful thing to mind

The chair of the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority today launched a shameless (and successful) bid to grab headlines. Cllr Neil Swannick (Labour, Bradford ward), a former Executive Member for the Environment for Manchester City Council, was giving a report … Continue reading

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Incredible forest gardens

Manchester Climate Monthly volunteer Roisin Weintraub investigates local food production. I have heard and been very impressed with Todmorden’s Incredible Edible.  I’ve never been to see what they do, but have watched their progress via the internet and heard awed … Continue reading

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Event Report: Corridor of Power?

Manchester’s “Oxford Road Corridor” came under an academic spotlight today at the University of Manchester (on Oxford Road). “Corridor” is, in its own words, “the first partnership of its kind in the UK. It brings together Manchester City Council, the … Continue reading

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Event: Book Club on Mon Feb 6th – “Animal Farm” and climate change

George Orwell’s classic (and short!) book will be up for discussion at the first ever “Manchester Climate Monthly” reading group event. It’s happening on Monday 6th February, from 7pm, in the front room at the Waterhouse Pub, Princess Street (literally … Continue reading

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