Monthly Archives: July 2013

Newsflash: Steering Group NOT dead – has new chair #MACF

Well well well.  The hyper-active and high-profile Steering Group has a new chair. It’s someone called Gavin Elliot. How do we know?  Not from the website (one blog post in the last seven months, and that full of demonstrably false … Continue reading

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Grassroots (!) report on #biodiversity in #Manchester launched

A report about the state of Manchester’s biodiversity is now available. The report, written by Dave Bishop, chair of “Friends of Chorlton Meadows” was launched last week at the “Beyond the Carbon Budget” event hosted by Manchester Climate Monthly. The … Continue reading

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#Recycling in Rusholme and Moss Side. Meeting tonight, Thursday 25th July

Residents of Rusholme and Moss Side … a group of residents are planning a major recycling campaign in the “terrace square” (Princess Parkway to Wilmslow Rd, Platt Lane to Moss Lane East). We launch the project ideas so far THIS … Continue reading

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Airing views on aviation – Tyndall #Manchester chap and that Monbiot geezer…

Following on from the much-read MCFly report on the Airports Commission’s recent jolly in Manchester, here are links to two worth-reading articles about aviation First up, Michael Traut , who researches on Shipping, Aviation & Climate Change at the Tyndall … Continue reading

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Now THAT’S a local economy – Levy TimeBank #levenshulme #cooperation @LevyTimebank

Andrew Dyson of Levenshulme “TimeBank” explains the whats whys and hows of an exciting social innovation.  Given what is coming our way thanks to the unmitigated disaster that is climate change, we will need these – and lots else – … Continue reading

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Jobs Alert: “Sustrans Smarter Choices Co-ordinator” & “Tameside etc Allotment and Gardening Co-ordinator” is dead useful!! Smarter Choices Co-ordinator, North West Organisation: Sustrans Salary: £23,396 – £26,578 pa Reference: SUS957E Location: Manchester Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: Thu 25 July 13 Website: Sustrans, the … Continue reading

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Does 5+7 = 20? Simple questions to #Manchester Council about #climate plan

Dear Councillor Murphy re: statement on the 2013/14 Annual Carbon Reduction Plan At last Tuesday’s Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee, it was conceded that the Friends of the Earth analysis was correct and that “there was a 1.8% increase in like-for-like emissions … Continue reading

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Help Delilah the cat explain #climate change to #Manchester…

Dear Person-We-Know-Who-Cares-About-Climate-Change (!), re: a cartoon booklet about climate change and Manchester: what do you think should be in it? We want the benefit of your experience. It will take a few minutes and will help us immensely! We are … Continue reading

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Book Review: “What’s Wrong with Climate Politics and How to Fix It” reposted from #lse

From the London School of Economics blog… Paul G. Harris prescribes several remedies for the failed politics of climate change, including a new kind of climate diplomacy with people at its centre, national policies that put the common but differentiated … Continue reading

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Guest post “stopping the wind”; on nuclear, off-shore wind, the politics of self-destruction etc

This below is from “Bristling Badger,” who can be forgiven for living on wrong side of t’Penines, I guess.   The 2010 Coalition agreement spelt it out in clear terms. Liberal Democrats have long opposed any new nuclear construction. Conservatives, … Continue reading

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