the Steady- State Manchester meeting last Thursday went well (see blog post about it here). Starting this evening individual emails are being sent out to people and groups asking them for their involvement.
Manchester Climate Monthly will probably move down a gear over the summer, for reasons like Ramadan, holidays and the pressure of Other Work.
One post I’d strongly recommend you read is the news piece MCFly co-editor Arwa Aburawa wrote about new EU rules (and support) around cities measuring and reporting their carbon emissions.
Best wishes, and, as ever, if you want to volunteer some time and/or energy to MCFly, get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org…
PS Here’s our post-mortem of the last print issue. Please add to it!
Coming up this week
Mon 23rd, 7pm Withington Co-operative Eco-house meeting,Fuel, 448 Wilmslow Road, Withington (upstairs). “The Withington Co-operative Eco-house is a new project to enable a group of people to be given the opportunity to live together within the city in a more environmentally friendly and sustainable way. The house will provide accommodation for a household of six people, who we are currently looking for. No capital is required to join. Go along to the next meeting to find out more.” http://www.coopliving.net
Tuesday 24 July from about 6.30 pm. A new “eco-house” in Chorlton is being created. A sledge hammer session will be launched to clear the backyard of concrete towards creating a vegetable/fruit and nut garden.
Observers may wish to lay bets or do any other wild thing to raise money for the Green Party or the house.
please ring 0770 207 8859 to confirm there are no changes of plan. Anne
Stories you may have missed on the MCFly website
- MCFly in “reprinting press release” shocker: “Dig the City” 24 to 29 July
- Newsflash: Brussels sprouts action on climate change gas reporting
- Executive indecision: carbon budgets off the agenda
- Competition! How do we “engage all individuals, neighbourhoods and organisations”…
- Birchfields Park Forest Garden
- Free comic about “The Carbon Supermarket”
Lessons we like to pretend we have learnt
The self-delusion is endless. It really is. You might think that mass murder and pillage of natural ecosystems is this species’ strong suit, but nope, self-delusion wins that prize hands down.
Reading the Manchester web
Manchester’s green spaces win more awards. Possibly not Heaton Park or Platt Fields, just right now, though…
Sustainable Housing: “Learn how to go bleach free”
Living up to its tagline of “tomorrow’s news today”, the BusinessDesk.com talks about geothermal energy for as many as 8,000 homes in Ardwick a day ahead of the Manchester Evening News, which publishes a breathless and context-free front page/page 2 splash, and a fremdschämen-inspiring editorial.
Things worth reading
Treausry trying to get its ROCs off; The George Osborne omni-shambles rolls on. To the frustration of the Lib Dems, Labour and all sentient beings on the planet, he is trying to protect gas from ‘excessive’ subsidies for renewables. I defy you to make this stuff up.
Copenhagen wins “European Green Capital 2014”