#Manchester #climate nuggets June 24th 2013

Hi all,

The next Manchester Climate Monthly comes out on Monday July 1st. So you just have 4 days to get us all your news for that edition. Don’t delay, spam mcmonthly@gmail.com today!

Also, with the departure of MCFly co-editor Arwa Aburawa for wealthier climes (London), volunteering for MCFly becomes even more attractive (everyone knows she was the bad cop in the good cop/bad cop dyad, no?) mcmonthly@gmail.com for more details

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

Thursday 27th June 10.30-5pm, Seminar 2 – Community Building Retrofit – investing in large scale energy efficiency

Bridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick Street, Ancoats, Manchester

  • Do you run or own a community building such as a Community Hub or Church Hall?
  • Is the building cold and under-heated yet utility bills skyrocketing?
  • Would you like to invest in energy efficiency but don’t know where to start

Carbon Co-op is delivering a free seminar on community building retrofit. This seminar is for organisations that wish to make investments in their building to achieve large savings in energy bills and carbon emissions. We will go way beyond measures such as changing light bulbs or turning computer monitors to standby.

Issues covered:

  • Assessments: understanding energy usage and creating an action plan
  • Heating systems eg biomass boilers, solar hot water
  • Installing energy generation eg solar panels
  • Case studies from organisations who have delivered successful community building retrofit projects
  • Finance options
  • Featuring advice on retrofit from award winning consultants URBED


  • Marianne Heaslip, URBED
  • Frank McGrath, Riversmeet, Cockermouth
  • TBC: Cumbria Action for Sustainability

Cost: Free

To book: the seminar is open to any community organisation but those who own or run community buildings in Greater Manchester will be prioritised. Complete and return this application form to jonathan@carbon.coop to attend.

Thurs 27th June, 6pm “Fuelling Manchester,” Manchester City Centre.

Stories you may have missed on the MCFly website

Stuff to read if you think you’re too happy

Wars a-comin’

The Antarctic is melting from underneath

Six extensive adaptation plans.  Manchester not among them?!

Ally Fogg, who has a minor gig with Kindling Trust,  on a “How a Manchester co-op is getting the food revolution going”

About manchesterclimatemonthly

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