Monthly Archives: September 2012

Event Report:“Meet the Co-operatives” at Unicorn Grocery, Chorlton #Manchester

70 people, 9 co-operatives, one inspiring evening. MCFly co-editor Marc Hudson reports. Many MCFly readers will know Unicorn Grocery, a Workers’ Co-op in Chorlton (and if you don’t, visit their website, then their store!). This is the fourth “Meet the…” … Continue reading

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#Manchester #climate nuggets September 24 2012

Hi all, next Monday the 10th issue of Manchester Climate Monthly rolls off the presses. In the meantime, fill your boots on the latest “climate nuggets.” As ever, questions, comments, suggestions, offers of help v. welcome. Arwa Aburawa and Marc … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “From Tate Modern to Alexandra Park, via Pedal-Power!” Sunday September 30th

“Urs from Mancky” tells MCFly about a fun event in Alexandra Park next weekend… On Sunday September 30th 2012, there will be a free art & film event in Alexandra Park, on the borders of Moss Side and Whalley Range, … Continue reading

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Upcoming event: “Greenspace and communities” conference; Weds 31st October

An all-day conference at Manchester Town Hall… Via Groundwork For the past three decades public, private and voluntary sector organisations – urged on by campaigners and academics – have been collaborating to ensure communities everywhere have access to good quality … Continue reading

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Something for the Weekend 21 September 2012 #Manchester #Climate

To get your weekend off to a start- a bad joke. Why did Cinderella get kicked off the softball team? She kept running away from the ball. And this weekend: Sat 22nd – Sun 23rd, Didsbury Dinners “Food Trail” event, … Continue reading

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Class and climate activism – readers’ opinions sought

As part of our “re-imaging activism” work, we have been looking at the ways issues such as race, gender and age play out in the climate change movement in Manchester. We’ve had some interesting insights from various campaigners about the … Continue reading

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Upcoming event: Northern Activism summit (Oxfam), Sat 29th September

This from Oxfam – “We have great stuff ready for you and managed to arrange interesting and exciting speakers from local food-related organisations including the Kindling trust and climate friendly food. A quick reminder – we will start at 11.00 … Continue reading

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Youtube: “The horticulturalist channel. tv” – how about a #Manchester equivalent?!

This food-focused youtube channel looks professional without being intimidating, friendly and regular. My only question is – how do we get enough Manchester food growers together, with the right skills, to have a specifically Manchester-focused food-growing channel? Ideas welcome!!

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They’re de-paving a parking lot and putting up a paradise – #Manchester FoE, 21st Friday

Shameless cut and paste below of a Manchester Friends of the Earth press release about something happening in the Northern Quarter on Friday. PARK(ing) Day: Want fifty shades of green, not fifty shades of grey? On Friday 21st September, Manchester … Continue reading

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#Manchester Evening News letter: “Climate change will only increase food poverty”

The Manchester Evening News has been running a harrowing series on food poverty. On Tuesday 18th September it published a letter pointing out that things will get worse thanks to climate change, and that we better start growing more food … Continue reading

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