Monthly Archives: July 2013

Job Alert: “Gardener in Residence” for city-centre #Manchester, £25k, #NationalTrust

See the National Trust website for all the details of this role, which does in fact look rather interesting indeed!!  Applications close 12th August. Gardener in Residence Manchester Hub, Oxford Place, 61 Oxford Street, Manchester Here at the National Trust, … Continue reading

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Newsflash: #Manchester Council Environmental Sustainability subgroup meets Weds 7th August

The “Environmental Sustainability Subgroup” of Manchester City Council will meet for the first time at 11.30am on Wednesday 7th August. The meeting, which is open to the public [no need to book], will take place at Manchester Town Hall, and … Continue reading

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Annual Plan Tuesday: “Asset Rationalisation” – #Manchester #climate #toptrumps

In 2012 Manchester City Council aimed for a 10% reduction in its own emissions. In July 2013 it claimed a 7% reduction. It was able to do this because responsibility for traffic lights moved from its books. Looking at everything … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Fun at Fallowfield Secret Garden, Friday 2nd August

Between 86-88 Wilbraham Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 7DR! Fallowfield Secret Garden – see a video here.

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What the Pennines could be… a personal view by Cllr David Ellison

This is a manifesto to create a natural environment from the Southern Pennines to the Scottish border. We live in a densely populated country , but those of us living in cities feel cut off from wild environments. Manchester is … Continue reading

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Humour @TheOnion – “Proud species commits suicide rather than be driven to extinction”

From the Onion. Last line is the best…

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Video: Dave Bishop launches his #biodiversity report!

Here’s a WonkyCam video, complete with poor sound quality, of Dave Bishop launching his wonderful Biodiversity Report[see here for link]. And he has kindly shared with us the text of what he said! I’d just like to draw your attention … Continue reading

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All the Council’s horses, and all the Council’s men* #climate #irrevocable

From the awesome Skeptical Science * for “men”, read “staff”

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Solutions to climate movement paralysis? It’s no Secrett

It wasn’t the apologia for Shell. It wasn’t even the bland “we need economic growth.” (Though I can see why so many friends and acquaintances were disheartened by these aspects of Charles Secrett’s little opener at the “Economy for the … Continue reading

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Questions to @afsl about its secretariat function for the “Steering” “Group” #MACF

The charity “Action for Sustainable Living” has got the contract to provide secretariat functions to the “Steering Group” (paid for by… Manchester City Council). Those functions include – Clerking Steering Group meetings (5 per year), Producing the 2013/14 Forward Plan … Continue reading

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