Monthly Archives: May 2012

Cycling – how much the City Council is spending and on what

This below is a cross-post from Mad Cycle Lanes of Manchester (a blog that does what it says on the tin, and more.) In response to the following request:- 1. In the current financial year, how much money is the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: What if… Manchester was as sustainable as Havana?

Here’s the blurb “Once upon a time, Havana, like Manchester, was a city dependent on fossil fuels. But after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the oil supply rapidly dried up, and almost overnight, Cuba faced a major food and … Continue reading

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Ward A Mess! #4

Arwa Aburawa, co-editor of Manchester Climate Monthly, on the long long wait for ward level plans for Manchester. It’s been almost two months since the wards plans for Machester were supposed to be approved by Manchester City Council. And we … Continue reading

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Manchester Climate nuggets 21st May 2012

Hi all, hope you’re all well.  Please do read the story before this one on the site – Manchester City Council is going to be releasing a report about Steady State Economics soon. This is, I think, a Big Deal, … Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH: Council to release report on Steady-State Economics

First the good news; Manchester City Council has committed itself to producing a report on Steady State Economics.  This follows an open letter to its Economy Scrutiny committee [see membership here]. last November. That letter was signed by co-ordinators of … Continue reading

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Event Report: Transforming Manchester, or “The thin veneer of climate governance”

MCFly co-editor Marc Hudson went to an academic seminar about, well “Transforming Manchester” and came away informed and intrigued. The first of the two speakers was Dr Jeremy Carter, of the Centre for Urban Regional Ecology and the Ecocities project … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a protest…

MCFly writer Philip James ponders the ethics of non-violent direct action, and seeks readers’ opinions… Take the Flour Back is a non-violent direct action event against a crop trial of GM wheat taking place at the Rothamsted Institute in Hertfordshire … Continue reading

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Articles Review: Crises, Camps and Citizenship

MCFly co-editor Marc Hudson reads three academic papers on the stepper at the gym. And is impressed, distressed and depressed, in that order. Compressed reviews follow. Economic and Ecological Crises: Green new deals and no-growth economies Bob Jessop Beyond the … Continue reading

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How about we…

This is from a website called “The Learning Planet.” It’s a brilliant list of things we should start doing… …face what we really feel about future threats to life on Earth rather than self-anaesthetising with constructive denial? …acknowledge the current … Continue reading

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Event Report: Green Expo 9/10 May in #Manchester

MCFly writer Phil James attended the Greenbuild Expo last Wednesday, Manchester’s annual show-and-tell for all things Green and buildy. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but this is what I found; Preparation for the Green Deal continues apace. At … Continue reading

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