Monthly Archives: October 2012

Job Alert: Real Food Wythenshawe Programme Manager

“Real Food Wythenshawe [see MCFly article here] is an ambitious five-year programme to engage and excite the people of Wythenshawe in growing and cooking fresh, sustainable food. With a grant of £1,000,000 from the BIG Lottery Fund, Real Food Wythenshawe … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “Sustainable Stories” Friday 2nd November, Cube Gallery, #Manchester

Sustainable Stories:  An Interactive Exhibition 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 … Continue reading

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Youtube: The Biospheric Foundation & launch of “Bioremediation III” on Fri 26th October

Ahead of Friday night’s launch of Bioremediation III, here’s a very short video about the Biospheric Foundation, which is hosting the event/happening/performance…  For more details, see Jane Lawson’s website.

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Upcoming event: The #Manchester Hackathon – Saturday 17th November 2012

This looks very interesting indeed. It’s happening at the wonderful Madlab, too, which is always a plus… Please pass on to any geeks you know… Coders, Hackers & Developers needed to shape the future of the city. For the first … Continue reading

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Event Report: Sceptical about scepticism as the cause of the climate movement’s failure

Dr Lorraine Whitmarsh came to Manchester and gave a very compelling seminar about the causes and consequences of climate scepticism. MCFly co-editor Marc Hudson wonders, though, if the reasons for the laughable state of the “climate movement” – a topic … Continue reading

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MEN letter on academic freedom, #MMU and the skills and knowledge we need for the rocky road ahead

UPDATE: Campaigners are asking you to “LOBBY Ian Parker’s disciplinary hearing – Wednesday 7th November, 08.30am, ORMOND BUILDING. (Please check  on the day – last time management changed the venue at a few hours’ notice).” The Manchester Evening News published … Continue reading

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Youtube: Greater #Manchester Tree Station and its community share offer

On Sunday 21st, Tree Station held a community open day. I went along and got some interviews with Nick, Matt and Patrick. Would love people’s comments on these videos, especially suggestions for improvements! Marc Hudson

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Interview with Warren Hatter on local government and low carbon policies

Warren Hatter is a London-based consultant and commentator with a special interest – and many years experience – in local government and carbon policy. MCFly co-editor Marc Hudson asks him a few questions… Is local government where it needs to … Continue reading

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Job Alert: Horticultural Development Worker at Debdale Eco Centre in Gorton, #Manchester

from Horticultural Development Worker Organisation: Debdale Eco Centre Salary: £16,000 Location: Gorton, East Manchester Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Website: Contact name: Helen Dodd Contact telephone: 0161 220 9199 Contact email: An … Continue reading

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Get on your bike: free cycle training for #Manchester residents

MCFly co-editor Arwa Aburawa decides to learn to ride a bike… Recently, after some coaxing by my MCFly co-editor that I just hurry up and get myself a bike, I attended the level 1 adult cycling training at Bike Right. … Continue reading

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