Monthly Archives: July 2012

MCFly in “reprinting press release” shocker: “Dig the City” 24 to 29 July

We have been sent this, think it’s probably interesting, but haven’t had the time to investigate. We do know that our friends at “Mad Cycle Lanes” are miffed about the chaos on Victoria St. ‘The Living Street’ to inspire all … Continue reading

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Something for the Weekend 20 July 2012 #Manchester #Climate

To get your weekend off to a start- a (shockingly half decent!) joke. Q. How many G4S security staff does it take to change a lightbulb? A. Six soldiers and a policeman And this weekend… Sat July 21st Envirolution, A free … Continue reading

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Newsflash: Brussels sprouts action on climate change gas reporting

MCFly co-editor Arwa Aburawa travels all the way to Brussels*  and sees parliamentarians decide that European states must now take account of the “sub-national context” when measuring their greenhouse gas emissions. What does this mean for Manchester? Read on… Manchester … Continue reading

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Executive indecision: carbon budgets off the agenda

Here’s a progress report on the City Council’s much-vaunted annual carbon budgets. On the left is the agenda for the Manchester City Council Executive meeting of July 27 2011.  We’ve circled the relevant bit.  On the right is the agenda … Continue reading

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Tweet for a greener #Manchester, today – #greenmcr

Please share your top tips (one per tweet!) about how everyone in Manchester – individuals, neighbourhoods, organisations, businesses and the Council -can make the city greener and fairer. What can “we” do in the next 1 to 4 years to … Continue reading

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Competition! How do we “engage all individuals, neighbourhoods and organisations”…

Cross post from “SteadyState Manchester” Posted on July 18, 2012 by steadystatemanchester We want your ideas. The second goal of the Manchester Climate Change Action Plan is “To engage all individuals, neighbourhoods and organisations in Manchester in a process of … Continue reading

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Birchfields Park Forest Garden

Yasmin Quayyum writes about an exciting project that MCFly readers can get involved in. Having recently marked its five year anniversary and newly being added to the Agroforestry Research Trust’s network, Birchfields Park Forest Garden is a dynamic and developing … Continue reading

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Free comic about “The Carbon Supermarket”

Cool climate cartoonist Kate Evans tells MCFly about her new project, which takes a critical look at Carbon Trading. The snappily titled Funny Weather: Everything you Didn’t Want to Know about Climate Change but Probably Should Find Out was written … Continue reading

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#Manchester #climate nuggets July 16 2012

Hi all, This youtube is 54 seconds long and tells you about a really exciting project happening here in Manchester. Please watch it! And this Thursday (19th) there’s a gathering at Madlab, on Edge St. See here for more details. Best … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s what #Manchester leaders DON’T say that matters: Silence and #climate change

Council Leader Richard Leese has probably never been accused of not saying enough. He’s articulate, confident and ferociously well-briefed.  He has a regularly-updated blog too, on which I lurk.  And I seem to be stalking him in real-life; I keep … Continue reading

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