#Manchester #climate nuggets June 17th 2013

Hi all,

wanna flex your creative muscles, and maybe win £200?   Here’s the details of our short story contest all sorted.  Two thousand words (in English) on the subject “Manchester (UK) in a warmer world.”

Marc Hudson

Coming up this week

Tuesday 18th, 6pm Urban Forum on “Social Justice” at the Anthony Burgess Foundation, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, M1 5BY  (followed by drinks / food reception)

Manchester like many cities at present suffers from growing divides, poverty and inequality. The Council has cut jobs and reduced services, while the centre of the city and surrounding retail high streets are blighted with a growing number of empty store fronts. With house prices stagnant or falling and unemployment levels across Greater Manchester continuing to rise, it is unclear how housing or labour markets can improve the living conditions of the local area. Some analysts point to possibilities for job growth from the creative industries and financial services sectors, but these opportunities remain as yet unrealised. In this research forum we bring together a number of stakeholders to explore where manchester is now, the challenges it faces and what it needs to do to become more at ease with itself and more socially just.

Panel:

Neil McInroy, Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES); Allison Foreman, Project Development Coordinator, Greater Manchester Pay and Employment Rights Advice Service; John Holden, Deputy Director of Research, New Economy Manchester; Clive Memmott, Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Chair: Adam Leaver (Manchester Business School, University of Manchester)

Book (free) tickets: http://www.towardsajustcity.eventbrite.com/

Tuesday 18th, 6.30pm Showing of “Food Inc”

Doors open at 6.30pm, the film starts at 7pm and lasts 94min. Post-film discussion to end at 9.30pm. £3 waged, £2 unwaged/student — fundraiser event for FoodCycle Manchester. New Business School G.36 – Lecture Theatre 3 (All Saints Campus). (Full details: http://www.manchesterfilm.coop/find-us/new-business-school-manchester-metropolitan-university/)

Tues 18 June 6-9pm Suss Out Sustainable  Linking into global food waste issues, Jules Bagnoli, renowned low carbon Michelin-starred chef, will run a truly sustainable workshop at our Chorlton Cookery School for people wanting to learn more about sustainable food and those aiming to influence chefs & catering policy – Chorlton High . 12 places only. To book see website. We hope this will be the first of many such workshops.

Weds 19 June  Preserving the planet, protecting the poor and promoting prosperity – a role for Millennium Consumption Goals – Manchester Public lecture with Professor Mohan Munasinghe. Details here.

Thurs 20th, 10am Finance Scrutiny Committee of Manchester City Council to discuss “consultations”…  All welcome. Committee Room 11, Manchester Town Hall. See here for more details

Thurs 20th, 6.30 to 8.30pm  Green Party Manifesto writing (this one on climate change and environment) at Friends Meeting House.  More details here

Stories you may have missed on the MCFly website

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Was print format from 2012 to 13. Now web only. All things climate and resilience in (Greater) Manchester.
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