Manchester Climate weekly nuggets: 16th April 2012

Hi all,

we may have mentioned this already, but this Tuesday night (17th April) there’s an pre-election debate/Q and A – “Is Manchester City Council taking the right action on climate change?” event. It’s at the Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St. There’ll be contributions from Cllr Nigel Murphy (Labour), Cllr Marc Ramsbottom (Lib Dem)  and Brian Candeland (Greens), and lots of scope for questions from the audience, and mingling and networking. Book your free ticket here. And if you’re wanting to ask a question, please read this

Coming up this week

Monday 16 7 until 8:30pm GM wheat – national day of action Come and plan what we can do in Manchester The Yard, 41 Old Birley Street, Hulme, Manchester

Tuesday 17, CLES event – Making places resilient
This course will explore the characteristics of place resilience based on CLES’ own research into resilient places
£200 plus VAT: £105 plus VAT for charity, voluntary sector organisations.

Tues 17, 7pm Election hustings at Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St.  Hear members of Labour, Lib Dems and Greens answer the question “Is Manchester City Council taking the right action on climate change?”

Weds 18  12 to 1, From Arab Spring to Sustainable Consumption? A Historical Perspective South Theatre, Samuel Alexander Building, South Wing, University of Manchester This lecture will focus on two pivotal Middle Eastern countries—Egypt and Saudi Arabia—in detailing the spread of mass consumption in the Middle East during the oil boom era (c. 1974-1984). During this period, tremendous hikes in energy prices and, not less dramatic, migration of millions to work in oil-exporting countries revolutionized basic human needs and aspirations for shelter, food, and clothing. The period also experienced new selling venues and promotion of goods and services. Significantly, preoccupation with buying things closely corresponded with deepening religiosity as part of everyday life and as politics.To register online, please visit http://sci18april.eventbrite.co.uk/

Weds 18, 6.30pm to 9pm  Celebrate Sustainable Communities
Action for Sustainable Living event at Platt Chapel, Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield http://afslcelebrate2012-eorg.eventbrite.co.uk

Stories you may have missed on the MCFly website

Lessons we like to pretend we’ve learned
Tuesday and Wednesdays are different days. If someone invites you a pint at the Port House on Wednesday, don’t turn up 24 hours early.  Sigh.

Things worth reading

http://greenallianceblog.org.uk/2012/04/04/tales-of-rising-climate-scepticism-are-overstated-and-misleading/

Guardian 13 April Info about Green Deal

Guardian 13 April Eat less meat

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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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