Something for the Weekend #5

What do you call a woman who sits at her kitchen table setting fire to her IOUs?

Right, other than reading our account of today’s second “annual” Stakeholder Conference, you have the following climatic options this weekend;

Sat 17, 11 to 6pm National Anti-Fracking meeting Methodist Hall, Oldham St.
You are welcome to come for all or part of the day.
Come to first session, 11-12.30 to find out more about fracking: why it is a disastrous development for climate and local environments, its history in the U S and why we can and must stop it spreading in the UK. Speakers include:
John Broderick from Tyndall Centre on Climate Change,
Tony Bosworth from Friends of the Earth
Will Cottrell from Frack Off
Speaker from the Co-op
12.30-1.30 Reports from anti fracking groups around Britain and Northern Ireland
2-4pm workshops on: the companies behind fracking
extreme energy (shale gas from fracking, tar sands oil and other new sources of fossil fuel)
fracking, more basic info ( if people require this)
the legal process around fracking and how to resist it
direct action
4-6 Planning future campaigning and possible national coalition against fracking

Sat 17 March, 10.30p to 5pm“An economy for the 99%” Ideas, stories and tactics from around the world. What would a global economy that really worked in the interests of people look like, an how can we make it happen? Come to a full day event of informative and inspiring workshops and speakers, all addressing these questions.
At Manchester Metropolitan University. Register here.

Sun 18, 11am-5pm Energy Advice day at Brookburn School, Chorlton Brookburn Primary School Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 8EH
Carbon Co-op are teaming up with Ecospheric and Action for Sustainable Living to deliver an energy advice day at Brookburn School, Chorlton on Sunday 18th March 2012. All are welcome, please sign up here.
We’ll have:
– 15 minute consultations with ‘Dr Carbon’ (North West retrofit expert Charlie Baker, owned of the Chorlton Superhome)
– Small scale workshops to introduce householders to the basic concepts of retrofit and energy saving
– Toys and tools to explore and engage with energy saving
– Stalls from AFSL and Ecospheric


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Was print format from 2012 to 13. Now web only. All things climate and resilience in (Greater) Manchester.
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