Monthly Archives: November 2012

#Permaculture Educators’ Course June 4th – 11th 2013, in Denmark

from here. (thanks to Liz Postlethwaite). FULL FUNDING is available for non-Danish EU residents for full board, accommodation, course fees and transport costs. NOTE: DEADLINE FOR FUNDING APPLICATIONS IS 16 January 2013 Permaculture Educators’ Course June 4th – 11th 2013 During eight … Continue reading

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Event Report: Aviation Seminar in #Manchester inadvertantly proves point about technology, signal-to-noise ratio, inertia and death.

Highly intelligent people gathered today at the University of Manchester to discuss imminent peril to the planet from greenhouse gas emissions. In scenes that no satirist would dare to make up, the assembled throng of professors, PhDs and post-graduates then … Continue reading

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#Trafford energy plant – Public Inquiry over – outcome in new year…

Below is the text of a press release circulated by the “Breathe Clean Air Group.” We at Manchester Climate Monthly would really have liked to have gone along to the Public Inquiry into the proposed incinerator. The clash between the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event and Shameless Self-Promotion: “Crude Killings” Weds 28th Nov, #Manchester

We meant to promote this sooner*. It’s tomorrow night – hope to see some of you there. Book your place at (registration is strongly advised to be sure of entry)     * Our ingrained modesty got in the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event for any budding reporters: “What are Future Cities?” #Manchester Weds 28th November

What are Future Cities? Breakfast Briefing Mark Watts, Director, Energy and Climate Change, ARUP Steve Turner, Head of Carbon Economy, New Economy 08.30-10.00, Wednesday, 28 November 2012 New Economy Boardroom, 6th Floor, Churchgate House, Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6EU [map] Post … Continue reading

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Event Report: Food Futures Forum – Food Poverty, #Manchester, 23 November 2012

MCFly writer Laurence Menhinick goes to a useful  event about food poverty. [Update: here are links to the presentations mentioned below.] If you didn’t know or didn’t believe that food should be our number one priority when combating social injustice, … Continue reading

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Money doesn’t grow on trees, but #Manchester Treestation will grow with money…

Treestation is one of those ideas – and enterprises – that is so grotesquely obvious you are sort of embarrassed for the species that in the year 2012 it is considered ‘innovative.’ Here’s a video about it Why are we … Continue reading

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Event Report & Upcoming Event: #Manchester Friends of the Earth mingler and AGM…

Attention Conservation Notice: Grudging and belated admiration for Friends of the Earth’s innovation in its formatting of a meeting, and plug for its upcoming AGM and pub grub. Manchester Friends of the Earth holds monthly public meetings. We even made … Continue reading

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#Manchester #climate nuggets November 26 2012

Hi all, great to see so many of you at the launch of the first two reports of “SteadyStateManchester” last Tuesday.  There’s a blog post and a short video over there, and there are lots of plans afoot. This week … Continue reading

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Event Report: “Peddling pedalling the Dutch way” – #cycling in #Manchester

MCFly reporter Roger Bysouth attended the recent two-day cycling event, and sent us this.  For another view, see Update: all the presentations are now available here. The Dutch have been in our City evangelising about cycling. Alleluia. They’ve recently … Continue reading

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