Monthly Archives: March 2013

Polar Bear Facepalm: Climate change off the curriculum, or “Species sticks fingers in ears, says LA-LA-LA”

The quote comes from the start of this article on the Guardian website. Hat-tip to Manchester Friends of the Earth‘s weekly digest. You can (and should!)  subscribe for free here.

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Event report: #Climate Week’s Carbon Active Activities with MEEN at #Manchester Arndale Centre

As a recent Manchester Environmental Education Network volunteer ( MEEN for short) I had heard of pupils’ enthusiasm and of their great ideas to get the message across, but this was my first encounter with the real thing. Our Carbon … Continue reading

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Crosspost: June as “Manchester Bike Month”? Seems like a good idea to us…

This below is a repost from Mad Cycle Lanes of Manchester. Lots of things came out of the recent Manchester Cycle Forum including news that the Oxford Road Bus Priority consultation is now likely to be delayed till May as … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: The Sustainability of Bioenergy #manchester #climate Mon 18 March

Monday 18th March 2013 4pm to 5pm C 5.1 Ellen Wilkinson Building By Dr Patricia Thornley, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester Bioenergy has a significant role to play as part of the UK’s renewable energy future.  … Continue reading

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IMF boss Christine Lagarde gives future generations the finger

IMF boss Christine Lagarde was at Davos for the World Economic Forum this year.  In a q and a session she was asked about climate change implications.  She said…

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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 … Continue reading

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Campaign Update: “Carbon capital” campaign by World Development Movement

From an email that landed in our inbox – “This week, WDM is launching its new ‘Carbon Capital’ campaign to fight dirty finance. “The campaign will expose how the UK financial sector is bankrolling climate change by ploughing billions into … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “BME Communities and #Climate Change” conference #Manchester Fri 22nd March

BME Communities and Climate Change Friday 22nd March at London Scottish House, Mount Street, Manchester 9.30am – 2pm. This conference looks at the impact of Climate Change on local communities and will be of interest to everyone. It has been organised by a … Continue reading

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PMT #11: How do we get more people involved? #Manchester #climate #movement-building

Help!  Send in your thoughts about “How do we get more people (especially ones who don’t look like us; white, middle-class, child-free) involved in the “climate movement”? Please use the comments box below, or email us at Your answers … Continue reading

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#Trafford campaigners challenge Environment Agency – Environment Agency responds.

We got this press release below from BCAG.  We asked the Environment Agency for a comment and they got back to us very swiftly indeed.  That response is below the BCAG one. BCAG Press release Trafford-based Breathe Clean Air Group … Continue reading

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