#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 we will be publishing a belated “event report” about Friends of the Earth‘s last meeting (a good ‘un!)- they have Xmas themed AGM on Tuesday 4th December, with AfSL and MERCi also having their AGM yet festive/fun meetings that week.  We will also be publishing an excellent interview with Colin Hughes, top sustainability bod at University of Manchester, and event reports on various, well, events.  As ever, your comments and critiques are very welcome.

Thanks to our stalwart writers who have kept us afloat this week, and to all who have helped, and will we hope continue to help, keep MCFly reporting on all the good things that are happening.

Arwa Aburawa and Marc Hudson

Coming up this week

Mon 26, 7pm Ethical Dilemmas ‘Is ethical finance possible?’, Chorlton Mill, Manchester
Event co-hosted by The Co-operative and Ethical Consumer. Panel of speakers looking at the question: “Can moving our money to mutuals help solve the banking crisis and make the world more sustainable?”
 The current panel is as follows:
• Louis Brooke from Move Your Money UK – on the growth of the UK’s newest consumer banking protest campaign
• Giles Simon from Co-operatives UK – on mutual finance and campaigning outside the UK
• Rob Harrison from Ethical Consumer – on campaigning to change bank behaviour – from South Africa to Cluster Munitions
• Chris Mills from the Co-operative Bank – speaking about the growth of the ethical banking sector
• Craig Lumsden, expert on co-operatives – speaking about the potential solutions offered by Credit Unions

Join the discussion, question the panel, or contribute from the floor. A lively discussion on one of most pressing political issues of the day.
Refreshments provided. Please arrive 6.30 for a 7.00pm start.
Do please confirm attendance if possible at:

Tues 27th, 7.30pm A Farm for the Future film showing by Transition Moss Side at the Phil Martin Centre, 137-9 Princess Rd Moss Side M14 Free, but donations will be asked for and places are limited – email transitionmossside@gmail.com

Tuesday 27th November,  doors open 7.30pm MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES – film screening by Manchester Film Cooperative Jennifer Baichwal’s compelling documentary of photographer Ed Burtynsky’s voyage of discovery in today’s industrial China.

International Anthony Burgess Foundation
3 Cambridge Street, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, Manchester M1 5BY

Admission £3 waged/£2 unwaged
Wednesday 28th November 6pm – 8pm CRUDE KILLINGS – Climate, Race, Poverty
a free event by Virtual Migrants

International Anthony Burgess Foundation
3 Cambridge Street, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, Manchester M1 5BY
Booking a place is strongly advised, please register your attendance at www.crudekillings.eventbrite.co.uk“Safe, Silent & Unseen” is how BP (the fourth largest company in the world) describe their operations, but we need to both see and hear at whose expense are their billions of dollars of annual profits.
How does the sanitisation of difficult, violent processes and imperialist histories inform the fight for climate justice today?Virtual Migrants present the latest in the ‘Passenger’ series of events: a combination of live performance of music and spoken word, plus a panel discussion, responding to Platform’s new book “The Oil Road – A Journey from the Caspian to the City”.The panel-led discussion will involve the book’s author James Marriott, Platform’s Anna Galkina, Jaya Graves from Southern Voices, Deyika Nzeribe from Hulme Green Party, Marc Hudson from Steady State Manchester, Arwa Aburawa from Manchester Climate Monthly, and chaired by Kooj Chuhan.
The performance will involve Virtual Migrants’ artists Sai Murray (poetry/spoken word), Aidan Jolly (music), Tracey Zengeni (vocals), and Tanha Mehrzad (visual projection/poetry).
Refreshements will be available at this event; wheelchair access is also available.


Thurs 29th, 6pm End of term XMAS SWAP @ Eighth Day, Oxford Rd!
How it works:
Bring 3 items of good quality, clean clothing.
Take home anything you like!
FREE if you bring 3 items, £1 otherwise.

Thurs 29th @ 5pm – 7pm University of Manchester Students Sustainability Forum Room 8, First Floor, Steve Biko (Students’ Union) Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR
The SSF will be holding its first meeting of 2012/13 academic year with a chance to discuss sustainability issues at the University of Manchester with those in charge!
In attendance will be:
– Earl Harper (Undergraduate Chair)
– Andrew Welfle (Postgraduate Chair)
– Dr. Emma Gardner (Director of Environmental Sustainability)
– Lucy Millard (Environment and Sustainability Manager)
– Kaz Dyson (Community Officer, Manchester Students’ Union)
– Khalil Secker (Campaigns and Citizenship Officer, Manchester Students’ Union)
– Stuart (House Services, Manchester Students’ Union)So, bring yourselves and your ideas down to the meeting and lets open a discussion on sustainability at the University!You can either ask questions on the night, or post them on this facebook group to make sure they get heard!

Thursday 29th November 6pm-8.30pm, Fuelling Manchester
at the Buffet Bar, Stalybridge Station, StalybridgeRSVP if you’re attending as we’ll be providing food and snacks.
Involved or interested in Community Renewables in Greater Manchester? Come along to Fuelling Manchester, a social networking session organised by Carbon Co-op and Kindling Trust, with assistance from the Generating Success programme.
After the success of previous sessions, Fuelling Manchester 8 comes to Tameside, the gathering is for all those of us involved in community renewable projects, be that: water turbine co-operatives; bio-mass and woodland management enterprises; waste-to-energy projects, solar energy collectives or those involved in community-focused wind turbines.Except for introductions, the evening has no agenda and no structure, it is simply an opportunity to meet with like-minded individuals and complimentary projects from across Greater Manchester and beyond. To learn, share and make plans.Some of the projects who have been attended past events include: Greater Manchester Tree Station; Torrs Hydro; Unicorn Grocery; Energy Savings Trust; Fairfield Materials Management; MERCi, GMCVO; URBED; Co-operatives UK.Transport and access
Stalybridge Buffet Bar is situated on the Leeds-bound platform of Stalybridge Railway Station.
Train: Stalybridge station can be reached via trains from Manchester Piccadilly (12 minutes), Manchester Victoria (15 minutes), Huddersfield (17 minutes) or Leeds (35 minutes). http://www.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus: Services to Stalybridge are served from Ashton (10 minutes), Glossop (30 minutes), Stockport (1hr, 2 changes) and Oldham (45 minutes, 1 change) http://www.traveline-northwest.co.uk/journeyplanner/enterJourneyPlan.do
Bike: Lock ups are available on the station platform, Stalybridge is accessible from Manchester (45 mins), Oldham (30 minutes), Stockport (1 hour) and Glossop (30 minutes) via various cycle paths. http://www.cyclestreets.net/journey/
Car: Stalybridge is accessible via the M60 motorway, junction 23, parking is available at Stalybridge station. Needless to say we encourage people not to drink and drive (or cycle)!RSVP to info@communityrenewables.org.uk or http://www.twitter.com/carboncoop with an dietary requirements, or just turn up on the night though we can’t guarantee food!

Fri 30 Nov: Bike Friday from various locations around Greater Manchester

Held on the last Friday of the month, Bike Friday is a set of led commuter rides into Manchester from various starting places around Greater Manchester. Most rides leave at 8am but check the website as they vary depending on the distance from Manchester. Rides finish at the Eastern Bloc coffee shop (5A Stevenson Square, M1 1DN), in Manchester City Centre.

Whether you’re new to cycling, returning to your bike after a break, or cycle every day, join us on Bike Friday. We ride at a moderate pace and have experienced ride leaders. It is entirely law-abiding – we do not try to slow down the traffic. All welcome (bring a bike).

Contactgraeme@manchesterfoe.org.uk or cat@manchesterfoe.org.uk

More info: www.bikefriday.org.

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