Tomorrow sees the launch of a report on Manchester’s biodiversity by MCFly correspondent Dave Bishop AND the City Council’s scrutiny of its Annual Carbon “Reduction” Plan. Why “reduction” in quote marks? Because by any reasonable measure, emissions went up 1% rather than down by 7%. Come be part of the event from 12.45pm at Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, to be followed by the “Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee” meeting at 2pm in the Town Hall. More details here.
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.”
Coming up this week
Tues 16th, 12.45pm onwards “Beyond the Carbon Budget” Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St- see front page of Manchester Climate Monthly July 2013 for details!
Fri 19 July 6-9pm Film Night at Biospheric Foundation: Best Before, UK dur 32 mins Truck Farm, USA dur 48 mins
UK Film-maker Ben Mann’s new documentary Best Before, looks at the food revolution happening in London where local communities are taking it upon themselves to address access to affordable and healthy food. Ben along with Erin Wolson also from the Best Before team will be on hand to introduce the film.
Best Before is then followed by food road movie Truck Farm, which tells the story of a new generation of quirky urban farmers. Viewers are trucked across New York to see the city’s funkiest urban farms, and to find out if America’s largest city can learn to feed itself.
Stories you may have missed on the MCFly website
- #beyondthecarbonbudget letter in MEN; Tues 16th July #climate #biodiversity
- #Manchester #climate credibility turns to Ashes: #StuartBroad and trust
- #Manchester C02 “7% reduction” illusory; down to traffic lights moving to TfGM’s books #beyondthecarbonbudget.
- Interview with Greater #Manchester Environment Team chap #retrofit #climate #GreenDeal
- “Official; it’s too hot to do any work” #humour @thedailymash
- Event Report: Airports Commission talks #climate in #Manchester #redemptionritual
- Newsflash: #Manchester City Council reduced C02 by 7% last year, missing 10% target #beyondthecarbonbudget
- Upcoming Event: “ECO South #Manchester” – Tues 18th July, 7pm #afsl #climate