Monthly Archives: February 2012

Two new “Climate Monthly” volunteers needed

Manchester Climate Monthly is looking for two more volunteers. We are after someone who can write news stories and features (or wants to learn!), and also someone who wants to be involved in event organising/publicity and “special projects” (sorry, it’s … Continue reading

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Green Party to review its climate change policy

 MCFly’s spies are everywhere.  One of them told us that the Green Party was taking a new look at its climate policy.  We asked the Manchester Green Party’s Secretary, David Mottram to tell us more… The Green Party, meeting at … Continue reading

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March 5th MCFly Mingler

Want to meet other people in Manchester who give a damn about climate change?  Want to swap ideas and information with them about what you are doing – or want to do? Want explain how they could get involved in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Obesogenic Environments

Obesogenic environments: complexities, perceptions and objective measures. (2010), Lake,Amelia A, Townshend,T.G, Alvanides,Seraphim, Wiley-Blackwell. “When you design streets solely for cars, people die as a result. The underlying conditions that are responsible for those deaths are rarely or never challenged. The … Continue reading

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Manchester Climate; weekly nuggets

Hi all, What does a resilient community look like? Are you ready to do what’s needed?, asks Dave Pollard. Could you live in Sustainable Student Housing? What happened at the aviation meeting in Moscow? What’s the best social media strategy … Continue reading

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Event Report: Ecocities, adaptation and the Beach Boys…

Marc Hudson, co-editor of MCFly, went to a presentation about adaptation to climate change, and came away thinking we all have a lot of work to do. Ecocities is a “joint initiative between the School of Environment and Development at … Continue reading

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Event Report: Climate Question Time #2

MCFly writer Laurence Menhinick went to the Manchester Museum’s “Climate Change Question Time” on Thurs 23 February and came away with more questions and her hopes hanging by a thread… Having attended an earlier edition of Climate Change Question Time … Continue reading

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“Something for the Weekend?” #2

Not much climate-y going on this weekend that we’re aware of here at MCFly towers… Do join us at the Friends Meeting House, Mount St, on Monday 5th March for a chat first about Margaret Atwood’s “A Handmaid’s Tale” and … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Conference Programme Announced

Not long left now till Manchester’s climate change action plan stakeholder conference. It’s been quite a wait (from the last annual conference in 2010) but if you were lucky enough to snap up tickets, you can now take a sneak … Continue reading

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Food glorious food (co-operative)

Students are not exactly known for their love of great cuisine. If they had a motto for their food purchasing decisions it would probably be ‘the cheaper the food, the bigger the beer budget’ (not that I would know). But … Continue reading

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