Monthly Archives: May 2012

Upcoming Event: “Real Clothes for the Emperor – Facing the Challenges of Climate Change”

Real Clothes for the Emperor: Facing the Challenges of Climate Change by Professor Kevin Anderson on Thursday 21st June (room H18, Pariser Building, Sackville Street C1 George Begg Building (map)).  Refreshments will be provided from 4pm and the seminar will … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “Ending Activism”

Climate activists and ex-activists (and “never-quite-became” activists) are being invited to reflect on their experiences of the last few years. A new website, “Ending Activism” will have a launch event from 7.30pm on Friday 15th June, at the Lass O’Gowrie … Continue reading

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Newsflash: MMUving on up – ManMet up in Green League Table

Manchester Metropolitan University has moved up 7 places in a “Green Universities” League Table” released today. The Green League Table, run by People and Planet, “the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Fallowfield Secret Garden U-design day, 2nd June

Mark Roberts (as opposed to MCFly cartoonist Marc Roberts!) answers some questions about the Fallowfield Secret Garden… What is the ‘Secret Garden’? The Fallowfield Secret Garden is the Fallowfield resident’s garden, it’s not an allotment. How did the idea emerge? … Continue reading

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The Council and its collaborative working: A steaming ‘eap of you-know-what

MCFly co-editor Marc Hudson looks at a recent (broken) promise by Manchester City Council to improve the way it works on environmental issues. Manchester City Council is forever banging on about collaboration and working “in partnership.”  They talk a very … Continue reading

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#Manchester #climate nuggets 28 May 2012

Hi all, a date for your diary;  Friday 15th June from 7.30pm – “Ending Activism” at the Lass O’Gowrie pub, Charles St. An opportunity to meet people, have fun, discuss past, present and future “activism.” Oh, and the post after … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “From Grey to Green”

Dave Bishop, MCFly’s biodiversity reporter, writes about an exciting new project. Last year the Greater Manchester Local Records Centre (GMLRC), which is attached to the Greater Manchester Ecology Unit (GMEU), submitted a bid to the National Heritage Lottery Fund – … Continue reading

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Event Report: Virtual Migrants

MCFly co-editor Marc Hudson went to an art performance and came away thinking “where else but in South Manchester would you hear a Zimbabwean, an Iranian, a Barbadoan and a Mancunian chewing the fat about the twenty-first century?”* Virtual Migrants … Continue reading

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Something for the Weekend 26 May 2012 #Manchester #Climate

We have had complaints about the poor quality of our jokes for these weekly “Something for the Weekend” posts.  But we’d point out that the quality could actually decline. For example, jokes about German sausages – they are the wurst. … Continue reading

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Interview: Mary Heaney of MMU

MCFly co-editor Arwa Aburawa interviews Mary Heaney, Director of Services at Manchester Metropolitan University, whose responsibilities include the environmental sustainability agenda Besides saving money, what are the reasons MMU is taking green action? Money isn’t actually the top priority for … Continue reading

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