Monthly Archives: January 2012

Food Futures Growing Manchester Programme Opens

We got this email from the “Food Futures” folks a couple of weeks ago, and hope it is useful to our growing [geddit?] band of MCFly readers! What is the Growing Manchester programme about? The programme is about supporting community … Continue reading

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Book Review: Climate and Disaster Resilience in Cities

Book Review: Climate and Disaster Resilience in Cities eds Rajib Shaw and Anshu Sharma Emerald Books ISBN 978-0-85724-319-5 287 pages Resilience is one of those words – like “sustainable” and “green” – that is losing its meaning through constant fudging … Continue reading


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Readers’ opinions sought – is Tesco’s “low-carbon” store a little help?

An academic at Durham University is going to be doing interviews in Manchester next week (Monday 30th Jan onwards). Cheetham Hill-area residents are especially sought. If you know anyone in that neck of the woods who would be interested, please … Continue reading

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Open letter to Steering Group 2.0

The Steering Group An Open Letter from the editors of Manchester Climate Monthly Dear members of the Steering Group old and new, We wish you good luck in your new endeavour. Manchester desperately needs your energy and unique position in … Continue reading

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MCFly Climate bulletin #11, Jan 23 2012

Hi all, don’t forget to book your annual leave/child-minder etc for Friday 16th March, for the second “Stakeholder Conference” on the Climate Change Action Plan. Apparently the venue and booking arrangements will be announced imminently. Other dates for your diary … Continue reading

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Event Report: Climate Violence

Climate Violence, History and Resistance (exploring a bigger picture) workshop. Saturday 21st January. Hosted by Southern Voices who are running a series of five workshops, of which this was the first. The first thing to mention is the demographic which … Continue reading

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Airport City – against and for…

Attention Conservation Notice: The following article contains entirely predictable statements from various organisations about the virtue/vice of “Airport City.” Last week, accompanied by a certain amount of civic boosterism (always in short supply in Manchester), the £659 million “Airport City” … Continue reading

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The Land Army digs in

In 2011, the Kindling Trust received £5,000 from Making Local Food Work to launch the Land Army project. The aim of the project was to recruit volunteers to help local cooperative and organic farms with their daily jobs such as … Continue reading

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News flash: Christie car park turned down

Christie Hospital has been refused permission to build a multi-storey car park in Withington (previous MCFly story on this). The Planning and Highways Committee of Manchester City Council met at 2pm today. After representations for and against from interested parties, … Continue reading

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The Big Cs: Christie, carparks and carbon dioxide

Christie Hospital will find out today if they can build a new multi-storey car park in Withington. The Planning and Highways Committee of Manchester City Council meets at 2pm today (Thurs 19th January) at the Town Hall to decide on … Continue reading

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