Monthly Archives: February 2013

Clasp this to your hearts – #climate briefings for local politicians. Please fwd to any you know!

From here New Briefings for Elected Members CLASP has just launched a new set of briefing leaflets to help elected members of Local Authorities and other partner organisations to make informed decisions on, and respond to the opportunities of the … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council Scrutiny Committees – nowt on #climate, but hold the date for May 22nd – Kevin Anderson pencilled in…

Here’s some basic democracy information; There are six scrutiny committees on Manchester City Council. Each is made up of 12 to 18 or so elected councillors each, and are there to “keep tabs” on what the Council – and other … Continue reading

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Event report: “Bio-hacking” @madlabuk, a nest of nesta innovators #DIYBIO

Madlab is this amazingly cool space in the Northern Quarter where coders and hackers* and people who just want to muck about with technology (information, bio) get together and hangout and exchange ideas and enthusiasm. A bit like bacteria swapping … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunities: “Show me the money!” #ncvo #CabinetOffice

Ta to the eagle-eyed reader who sent  us this! To access some features of Funding Central, including full funding listings and our weekly newsletter, you will need to create a user account on the website. If you are already registered, … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council – bad news and good news on #climate #environment #NigelMurphy #crc

We asked for a statement from the Council on the fact that the post of Director of Environmental Strategy is being abolished.  We were particularly interested, we said, in what effect that would have on climate action in Manchester.  Here … Continue reading

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PMT #9: Write a *positive* letter to #Manchester Council Communities Scrutiny Committee, asking for #climate hearings

Please write a letter of encouragement and appreciation (yes, this IS Manchester Climate Monthly – your eyes are not deceiving you).  Please write this letter (and inevitably we’ve written a draft for you to start from – see below), and … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “Feeding #Manchester 12” March 23rd in #Bolton #food #climate #resilience #networking

From “Kindling Trust“- We hope that you enjoyed a relaxing and enjoyable holiday season and have been invigorated by this New Year. With winter finally wrapping up, we’re gearing up for our next meeting before we all get into the … Continue reading

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When Polar Bears attack in #Manchester!! (#climate monthly)

We have a photo of a polar bear doing a facepalm thing. We drag it out whenever we encounter something that is a jaw-dropping wtf. Here’s two in one go…

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Can you translate? Please help #Manchester #Climate Monthly with a one-off project about #psycho-analysis

We have just done an amazing interview* about psycho-analysis and climate change (denial, projection, fear, anger etc etc) with Rosemary Randall. We will be publishing it in the next issue of Manchester Climate Monthly (which comes out next Monday, 4th … Continue reading

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Newsflash: Director of Environmental Strategy post being “dis-established” by #Manchester City Council #climate

UPDATE 27/2/13.  See press release from the Council about this. Manchester City Council has decided to abolish the role of “Director of Environmental Strategy.” The post was created in 2009. Richard Sharland, the first director, will also be the last. … Continue reading

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