#Manchester #climate nuggets November 12 2012

Hi all,

we are biased, but we think that you all should get along to the launch event that Steady State Manchester group is putting on next Tuesday evening at the Mechanics Institute. Two reports – “In place of growth” and “Lessons on Living Well” are being launched. Here’s a short youtube about it…

You can register to come (it’s free), by following this link.

Arwa Aburawa and Marc Hudson

Coming up this week

Monday 12, 11am Tree planting Fog Lane Park Community Orchard
Don your scarf and join us as we create a new community orchard in Fog Lane Park in Didsbury. We’ll be planting 420 wild fruit and nut trees that will be a free source of luvverly local produce for years to come! To confirm your attendance and, for full meet-up instructions, please email community.growing@yahoo.co.uk

Tues 13, 6.45pm-9pm Friends of the Earth meeting
Our monthly full group meeting this month will provide people with an opportunity to find out more about the group, what you can get from joining in and what campaigns we hope to run next year.
Join us for a glass of wine (or something non-alcoholic) and cake from 6.30 onwards, giving you ample opportunity to chat to our campaigners in a relaxed environment.
Activities that you can get involved in from 7pm onwards:

  • talk to some of our key campaigners about getting involved and how you can learn new skills or develop existing skills through volunteering
  • have your say on planning and prioritising our campaigns for 2013
  • put your creative skills to use by helping to make a bee costume and banners for future events
  • find out more about some of the key roles within the group that we are looking to fill for next year
  • suggest other groups that we can work in partnership with in addition to running our key campaigns
  • find out about national Friends of the Earth and Manchester Friends of the Earth – how we work, how we are funded, how we run the local group, what awards we have won…
  • see a stall in action – we regularly run stalls at local community events and always want volunteers to come and help out – if you’re not sure what this entails come along to see a mock up of a stall in action
  • see some photos and press cuttings about the group from the last year
  • have a look around our website, find out what the ‘wiki’ is and how you can use it, see our flickr site for hundreds of photos of our group events and actions, take online actions on environmental issues

This is a perfect meeting for those who are new to the group and for those who might want to get more involved and want to know how!
When: drinks and cake from 6.30pm, event 7-9pm, Tuesday 13 November
Where: Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE

Tues 13  6pm to 8pm Tim May in conversation with MIT’s Mike Joroff on Future Cities.

Professor Tim May from SURF will be in conversation with MIT’s Mike Joroff who will talk about ‘inventional’ parts of our cities. You will be invited to imagine future cities where citizens shape their own experience, delight themselves, learn and build community, and how scientists and artists can transparently enable such creativity through working in partnership with one another.

Book here
Salford Quays
M50 2HE Salford
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 13 November 2012, 7pm to 9pm Refreshments available from 6pm

An Interactive Evening of Exploration with Christopher & Sheila Cooke
Join us for an evening of exploration into the latest thinking on values, leadership and change in the context of a rapidly globalising world, where 7 billion earthlings are seeking a first world lifestyle that consumes the resources equivalent to 74 billion.
Imagine for a moment, that the multiple and simultaneous pressures for change are actually early indications of the probability of the emergence of a new era, and that, in the apparent turmoil, many innovative solutions are being discounted or hidden.

Do the following statements ring true with you?
• The economic, environmental, social, and political indicators tell us clearly that
conventional ways of thinking are no longer working.
• There is growing demand for solutions based on a new way of thinking, where attaining a desirable quality of life and taking responsibility for the planet go hand-in-hand.
• I have a clear sense that something needs to change but I am not sure what!

If these words align with your thinking, then join us to explore how the latent resilience that exists within you can be released and utilised. We invite you to come with the questions you have not yet voiced about aspects of your life that are important to you, and come prepared to talk about what you are observing in the world that you have not yet had the chance to discuss.
Christopher and Sheila are dedicated to accelerating the release of this new era through an understanding of the deeper dynamics of worldviews. Christopher is a co-founder of Be the Change, and is considered to be a leading practitioner in the design-focused application of Spiral Dynamics Integral. Sheila is recognized internationally for her skills facilitating groups, and training others to act as facilitators of group process.

A highly interactive evening with space afterwards to mingle and talk.
Manchester Cheadle Village Hotel, Cheadle Road, Cheadle SK8 1HW
http://www.5deep.net No charge. Donations accepted.
Register via – jon.twigge@rpssoftware.co.uk

Stories you may have missed on the MCFly website

Things to read while the algae grows in your fur

http://lowcarbonkid.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/the-world-is-heading-for-carbon-cliff.html

George Marshall on why Hurricane Sandy might not be the “wake-up call”

time and facilitation

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Was print format from 2012 to 13. Now web only. All things climate and resilience in (Greater) Manchester.
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