Monthly Archives: January 2013

Repost: A tale of two cities- Alexandra Park, biophilia and #Manchester City Council

Two must-read articles about Alexandra Park, where the chainsaws are moving in… (See our previous editorial on the subject here). From the Hulme Green Party, “Alex Park protesters take to trees to stop “Felling Vandalism” Manchester Green Party Chair Deyika … Continue reading

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Mersey Valley’s Warden Service Facing The Axe?

Chair of ‘Friends of Chorlton Meadows’, Dave Bishop, got in touch with us about his concerns over the discontinuation of the Mersey Valley Countryside Warden Service and its implications for the valley’s wildlife. He wrote to his councillors (see below) … Continue reading

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“Lobbying #Manchester council about #climate. MCFly reader shows the way.

We are rather impressed with the email (see below) a MCFly reader sent to his councillors asking them to attend a council meeting to hear climate scientist Kevin Anderson speak. Why not send your councillor the same and ask them … Continue reading

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Something for the Weekend 25 January 2013 #Manchester #Climate

To kickstart your weekend, a bad joke: What do you call an 800 pound gorilla? Anything he wants to be called. And this weekend, the only eco event we know of is: Friday 25th 11-6.30pm  “Friends Meeting House OPEN DAY “You probably … Continue reading

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URGENT REQUEST: MCFly readers to publicise/attend #climate meeting on Weds Jan 30, and lobby #Manchester councillors before and after

You can help create change in Manchester.  Next Wednesday, Professor Kevin Anderson will be speaking to the full Council Meeting  of Manchester City Council (10am, Great Hall, Manchester Town Hall).  This hasn’t happened before, and may not happen again.  Councillors … Continue reading

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Newsflash: Professor Kevin Anderson scheduled to address #Manchester City Council on #climate change, Weds 30th Jan

Climate expert Professor Kevin Anderson (1) will address the elected members of Manchester City Council at a meeting next Wednesday, 30th of January. According to the agenda (see below), Professor Anderson will be speaking in the Great Hall of Manchester … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “Introduction to Food Foraging” Thurs 7th Feb, #Manchester Art Gallery, £6

This event (book here) at Manchester Art Gallery, looks interesting! Introduction to Food Foraging Thursday 7th February 2013 Demonstration and Talk by wild food expert Jesper Launder 6.00-8.00pm The Restaurant   It’s hard to imagine that winter and wild food might … Continue reading

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PMT #4: Tell us your experiences of meetings, positive and negative… for #Manchester #climate #movement-building

We want to hear from you!  We hope you will share your experiences of meetings(1); things that went well or poorly, things that happened that inspired or demoralised you.  Please add your comments under this post (not on facebook!), or … Continue reading

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“If a tree falls in a park”; Alexandra Park, #Manchester City Council and changes – political, cultural & #climate

The Save Alexandra Park Trees group has sent out this press release: Residents of Whalley Range horrified as Manchester City Council arrive today with chainsaws to fell up to 400 trees as part of the Alexandra Park Development. Residents have … Continue reading

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Manchester’s Climate Vulnerable – An Interview with Atiha Chaudry

Whilst it’s easy to think that all those people ‘really vulnerable’ to climate change live in far away places, the truth is they don’t. They live in cities great and small all over the world. And there are some living … Continue reading

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