Monthly Archives: March 2012

Book Review: Why Aren’t We Saving the Planet?: A Psychologist’s Perspective

Laurence Menhinick the Prolific reviewed this book before interviewing its author. who is a Manchester-based academic. The interview will appear on this website very soon. Why Aren’t We Saving the Planet?: A Psychologist’s Perspective Beattie, G., 2010, Routledge, London and … Continue reading

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Something for the Weekend #6

No jokes at the start of this week’s post, just a puzzle; Why is there only one Monopolies Commission?? A date for your diary – Tuesday 17th April, 7pm for 7.30pm start we have a Q and A/debate with representatives … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Climate Change and the Crisis of Capitalism”

MCFly reader [who now prefers to be anonymous – I guess has never heard of google cache?] invites you to twist your brain inside out with a challenging book about climate change. If you’re looking for a quiet read on … Continue reading

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How to make a Green Impact!

Laurence Menhinick learns how to conduct a green audit, and finds that virtue is its own reward. Having read about volunteering to audit Manchester Metropolitan Uni, I decided to take the (free) training offered by the Green Impact team last … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester makes its decision on the Green Deal (sort of)

In a bid to keep our readers awake and me sane, this report is only of the key decisions and interesting debates that took place at the Environment Commission’s 21 March meeting (1). It is not an official record of … Continue reading

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Event Report: Ecology as the Opium of the People

MCFly co-editor Marc Hudson attends a meeting with muscle relaxants mentioned in the title, but comes away neither relaxed or impressed. Wrap your thinking gear around this quote from the eco-thriller “Zdt”  Wrong. Nature in the Middle Ages was a … Continue reading

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Manchester Climate Election Hustings; Tues 17 April 2012

“Is Manchester City Council taking the right action on climate change?” Politicians from Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens  (and maybe the Conservatives!) will be put under the democratic spotlight in central Manchester on Tuesday 17th April.  At a … Continue reading

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