Monthly Archives: April 2012

Manchester Climate nuggets week beginning April 30

Hi all, new MCFly (#5) only a week away. As ever, we are very very keen to have volunteers give us an hour/day/week/first-born of their lives… Coming up this week Tues 1 May NW Sustainable Futures Summit, Museum of … Continue reading

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Event Report: Tues April 17th Climate Hustings

On Tuesday 17th April around 50 people gathered in the Friends Meeting House to watch representatives of Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens answer the question “Is Manchester City Council taking the right action on climate change?” At the … Continue reading

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Event Report: MMU Green Impacts Awards Ceremony

Over a hundred people gathered in a building that isn’t even officially open yet to celebrate their actions on climate and environment in the last year. The event was the Green Impact Awards 2012 of Manchester Metropolitan University, where 67 … Continue reading

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Something for the Weekend 27th April 2012

How many counsellors does it take to change a light bulb? Only one, but the light bulb has to really want to change. And this weekend…) Saturday 28, 11am-3pm Love Food Fest is a celebration of sustainable eating in Manchester. … Continue reading

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Course alert: Internal Auditor Training (ISO 14001) – May 31st

We got an email through from Groundwork. (ISO14001 is pretty tough. Back in January we reported on how Manchester-based law firm Pannone achieved it). We are writing to inform you of our ISO 14001 Internal Auditor Training day on the … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed Sat April 28 to promote FareShare North West

Hmm, sorry about that – wordpress ate the post. It’s an email we’ve received from Fareshare North West, the regional branch of a national charity committed to supporting communities to combat food poverty and food waste. Could you spare a … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: World Cities and Climate Change, Cities and Low Carbon Transitions

Marc Hudson co-editor reads two academic books about climate change. One is merely very good, the second is staggeringly useful to activists, and chunks of it urgently needs translating into youtubes and “bluffers’ guides” and so on. Help wanted! World … Continue reading

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Earth Day in Didsbury, and eco-cookery to come!

Amanda from Didsbury Dinners has something to share… Many thanks to everyone who supported Didsbury Dinners’ Earth Day celebrations (22 April). We marked the day at our Barlow Moor Road community garden by planting an array of donated seeds, including … Continue reading

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Manchester Climate weekly climate nuggets April 23rd

Hi all, an account of last week’s climate hustings (and the feedback forms) will go up this week, alongside the usual book reviews, event reports and any other news we stumble across.  Get in touch if you want to get … Continue reading

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Good news: Reservoir to be completely screwed!

MCFly talks to Clare Walker*, who been helping some local community-owned schemes to turn water and gravity into … electricity. Who is it that has been raising money? H2ope (Water Power Enterprises) the social enterprise behind the UK’s first community-owned … Continue reading

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