Monthly Archives: August 2013

Struck mute by commuting “target” – #Manchester #climate #toptrumps

Manchester City Council’s carbon emissions are, even from the false baseline of 2009/10, climbing.  And so to help them achieve their rubbery targets they proclaim that they will cut commuting by… 1%.  #Senseofurgency?? What it says 4.28 Reduce commuting by … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: #Manchester Green Food Trail 7/8 September #Didsbury

Read more about it here.

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Streetlights and the total eclipse of the… credibility – #Manchester #climate #toptrumps

Manchester City Council’s carbon emissions are, even from the false baseline of 2009/10, climbing.  It says something that one of the few numbers they are able to cite in their entire “plan” for 2013/4 is for… 68 tonnes, a trivial … Continue reading

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Government wanting to gag citizens? #whatasurprise #Trafford

A government trying to gag citizens? Shurely shome mishtake… PRESS RELEASE: Over the last seven weeks, members and supporters of the Breathe Clean Air Group have been lobbying Government Ministers to try to stop the controversial Barton Renewable Energy Plant … Continue reading

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Art Gallery patrons left in the dark – #Manchester #climate #toptrumps

Manchester City Council’s buildings emissions went up last year. They don’t seem particularly bothered by this, of course. Number 8 of the so-called “actions” in the so-called carbon reduction plan, basically is a promise that they didn’t bother to keep … Continue reading

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Shanghai yes, Nantes, no; Richard Leese will NOT go to major #Climate Conference for Mayors

What a difference four years makes.  In 2009 Manchester City Council actually got off its backside and briefly grasped the nettle that is climate change.  After wasting two years of flubbing and flapping they worked with a wide-range of stakeholders … Continue reading

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#Fracking perfectly safe claims local expert in #Balcombe

This, from newsthump, is very very funny. (I haven’t screengrabbed the whole article. It gets funnier…)

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Town Hall “transformation” – #Manchester #climate #toptrumps

Manchester City Council’s buildings emissions went up last year. They don’t seem particularly bothered by this, of course. Number 7 of the so-called “actions” in the so-called carbon reduction plan, and we’re already into things that any reasonable human being … Continue reading

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Volunteer opportunity: harvest #organic #food for #Manchester Fri 23rd and 30th August

Hi all, We have a couple of Land Army dates coming up this month – On Friday 23rd August we’ll be heading to Glebelands in Sale. Jobs will be confirmed closer to the time, but there’s always a good mix … Continue reading

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“Ministers blitzed on biomass” (Press Release from #Trafford Breathe Clean Air Group)

Press release*: Over 500 letters have been sent to Government Ministers and Agency Chairman in the Breathe Clean Air Group’s summer campaign of protest about Biomass burning and the Barton Renewable Energy Plant in Davyhulme, Greater Manchester. “Our campaign has … Continue reading

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