a date for your diaries: the evening of Tuesday 20th November sees the launch of the “In Place of Growth” report, looking at how Manchester can move towards a steady state economy. It’s at the Mechanics Institute on Princess St. There’ll be lots of mingling, opportunities to find out about things happening in Manchester that you can get involved in and generally interesting people to talk with.
Arwa Aburawa and Marc Hudson
Coming up this week
Mon 29, 10.30pm Launch of Manchester Green Corridor walking circuit. See details here, via Cllr Victor Chamberlain’s site.
Mon 29 Oct – until Fri 2nd November Cooperatives United World Expo, Manchester Central
Monday 29, 6:30pm “Feeding a growing world” a discussion about solving the conundrum of feeding a growing world. Part of Manchester Science Festival. Free, but you need to book here. Venue is Cross St Chapel, Cross St.
Mon 29th 7pm, Withington Co-operative Eco-house is back! in Fuel Cafe Bar.
Tues 30 Launch of Manchester Carbon Literacy Project at the Arndale
Weds 31st “Greenspaces and Communities” conference at Manchester Town Hall. More details here
Wed 31 Oc 3.45pm – 5.45pm: The 4th Energy Revolution film screening, Manchester Central
Co-operative and community energy has the potential to play a lead role in addressing the urgent challenges of climate change, energy security and fuel poverty. It also brings a wealth of additional benefits and empowers communities to own, control and benefit from their own renewable energy and energy efficiency schemes.
A democratic revolution in energy is possible: be inspired to join the revolution at this special screening of the documentary ‘The 4th Revolution – Energy Autonomy’ followed by a Q&A and panel discussion with: Co-operatives Europe, The Co-operative Group, Friends of the Earth and Legacoop.
Watch the trailer: http://www.energyautonomy.org/index.php?article_id=29&clang=1
Thurs 1st Nov, 5-7pm, Tyndall Centre event: We need to talk about growth. Roscoe Lecture Theatre B
Growth of the economy is generally taken to be an unqualified measure of success, but scientists from a range of disciplines are asking whether we might already have had too much of a good thing. Meanwhile, political economists are returning to the fundamental question of what the economy is for and what the consequences of setting other goals might be.
In Manchester, the City Council and civil society groups are considering the practicalities at a city scale and wondering if the financial crisis means that regional economies may struggle to return to economic growth at all.
This event, in a Question Time format, brings together a panel of experts and policy makers to discuss the key issues and answer your questions.
If you’d like to submit a question in advance please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Growth” in the subject line.
Richard Sharland, Head of Environmental Strategy at MCC
Baron Frankal, Director of Economic Strategy, New Economy Manchester
Dr Alice Bows, Sustainable Consumption Institute.
Prof Mark Burton, MMU & Steady State Manchester.
Dr Dan O’Neill, Centre for Advancement of the Steady State Economy & Leeds University
Friday 2nd November, 12.30pm Sustainable Stories is an interactive exhibition designed to share and provoke discussion about the future of Greater Manchester.
The aim is to engage the public in a shared conversation about the challenges, issues and solutions to make Greater Manchester more sustainable.
You are warmly invited to join us for the launch at 12:30 on Friday 2nd November 2012 at the CUBE Gallery, Portland Street, Manchester.
The exhibition will be opened with a series of short presentations from Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, Professor Martin Hall, Vice Chancellor of Salford University and Dr Beth Perry, Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures.
A workshop will then take place from 14.00-16.00 which will report on research carried out by the Greater Manchester Local Interaction Platform in order to stimulate a discussion about FAIR, GREEN and DENSE cities.
Please see attached flyers for more information and how to book for the launch and workshop (please note: booking is advised as places are limited).
The event is being held as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 3 -6 November 2012.
Stories you may have missed on the MCFly website
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- Youtube: The Biospheric Foundation & launch of “Bioremediation III” on Fri 26th October
- Upcoming event: The #Manchester Hackathon – Saturday 17th November 2012
- Event Report: Sceptical about scepticism as the cause of the climate movement’s failure
- MEN letter on academic freedom, #MMU and the skills and knowledge we need for the rocky road ahead
- Youtube: Greater #Manchester Tree Station and its community share offer
- Interview with Warren Hatter on local government and low carbon policies
- Job Alert: Horticultural Development Worker at Debdale Eco Centre in Gorton, #Manchester
- Get on your bike: free cycle training for #Manchester residents