Something for the Weekend 15 March 2013 #Manchester #Climate

Asked the Librarian for that book about Pavlov’s dogs and Schrodinger’s cat – she said it rang a bell but she didn’t know if it was there or not. (via Brian Candeland)

And this weekend…

Friday 15th March Green Economy, Green Jobs  What do we mean by a Green economy? How can we build an economy for a steady state, no growth future? Speakers and debate with Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party, and Neil McInroy, chief executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies. Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St

Saturday 16th March “The Big Dig” a volunteering open day run by Big Dig gardens to welcome in their local residents and show them the benefits of volunteering on food-growing gardens. Keep a close eye on for what we’re up to, and to get involved e-mail

Saturday 16th, 9am-2pm Big Red Bus Tour
Meet: Manchester City Centre (Piccadilly Gardens)
The Carbon Co-op Big Red Bus Tour takes passengers on a journey around three eco-show homes in Greater Manchester. Want to see what a low carbon retrofit looks like? Meet the people who have reduced household carbon emissions and bills by up to 80%? The tour is free and includes lunch, to book email them on

Sunday 17th, Once a Month volunteer day in Platt Fields from 1pm – 4pm

• working on the eco garden – grass sofa, bramble cutting,
• repairing the broken panel in the wheelchair garden (hammer and nails job!)
• designing and painting information boards etc for Envirolution festival this year
• cleaning the greenhouse glass of mildew and sowing broad bean and pea seeds to get the summer going

Meet at the Lakeside Centre, wear warm old clothes and boots or outdoor shoes. It is useful to bring gloves if you have them, we do have lots but they are rubber and rather hot!!
At the end of the afternoon we have tea/juice and biscuits

To get there on the bus, get off anywhere along Wilmslow rd between Rusholme and Owens park (turn into the park and go straight ahead along the path you will get to the lake and the Lakeside centre is the building that looks like a large dovecote in front of you – there is a clear map on our website on the geography section) If yopu arrive late, phone 07740 428629 to find where we are.

And if you know any jokes of the high standard we’ve used so far, please submit ’em.

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