Monthly Archives: April 2012

Event Report: The Arab Spring, Consumerism and Sustainability

I recently attended a short lecture on sustainability, the Arab Spring and the Middle East at Manchester University. Relli Shechter from Ben Gurion University, spoke about the rise of a consumer culture in countries such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt. … Continue reading

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Something for the Weekend 20th April 2012

Newsflash: There’s been a collision between two cargo ships. It seems one, carrying red paint, has hit another, carrying blue paint. Many of the sailors are marooned. And this weekend… Sunday 22nd is Earth Day (for a history lesson on … Continue reading

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Community gardening grants available – July 31 deadline

Grants for Groups to Garden in North of England The North of England Horticultural Society (NEHS) has launched a new £20,000 grants programme for community groups in the North of England. Manchester-based voluntary and community groups and organisations may apply … Continue reading

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Event Report: AfSL celebrates

Action for Sustainable Living, the Manchester-based charity that well… the-clue-is-in-the-name, held a “thanks and aren’t our volunteers really cool” event (1) tonight. It was at Platt Chapel , and in covering it we are in no way influenced by the … Continue reading

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“Climate Survivors” – who, what, why, how

We asked the people at “Climate Survivors” to tell us about who they are and what they do.  Here’s what they sent us! Climate Survivors – supporting positive change in Manchester since 2009 “Never doubt that a small group of … Continue reading

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Climate Hustings – never mind the ballots

Around 50 people gathered in Central Manchester last night at a debate and “q and a session” on the topic “Is Manchester City Council taking the right action on climate change?” Chaired by Lucy Danger of Emerge, the panel consisted … Continue reading

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Metrolink – unlinked from biodiversity concerns?

Dave Bishop, MCFly’s biodiversity reporter, has more questions about the Metrolink expansion and the rhetoric-reality gaps “on the ground.”  Dave will be attending the climate hustings tonight, at the Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St. Last summer (2011) I noticed … Continue reading

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Black & Minority Ethnic groups – £150 for climate change project participation

If you are Black/Minority Ethnic and you’re reading Manchester Climate Monthly, read this below!! If you arent’ “BME”, but you know someone who is and who would be interested, then please please forward this on to them.  Thanks! How will … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Youtube: A “progress” report on the Climate Change Action Plan

Did we mention the Tuesday 17th election hustings at the Friends Meeting House? From 7pm for mingling etc, 7.30pm start. Tickets here. Here’s a four minute video explaining a bit about the Manchester Climate Change Action Plan. If you’re coming … Continue reading

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