Monthly Archives: September 2013

#Manchester #climate leadership from councillors? Let’s hope so!!

This Wednesday the Environmental Sustainability Subgroup of Manchester City Council meets  -in public – at MERCi, in Ancoats.  First item on the agenda is “leadership”  and a workbook for climate-concerned councillors  has been circulated.  MCFly takes a bash at answering … Continue reading

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Youtube: #Fallowfield Secret Garden’s day of fun in south #Manchester

Fallowfield Secret Garden held an open day today. Here’s a wonkycam video with chief Gardener Mark Roberts… If you want to get involved, email ’em at this address;

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Investing in Nature? Or pretzelled people hearing pretzel logic in #Manchester… #climate #redemptionrituals

The format of a meeting always tells you a lot about the ideology of its organisers, and what they are looking to achieve (whether they can admit that – even to themselves – or not).  MCFly editor Marc Hudson gets … Continue reading

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Video- “The Sustainability Fix” in 90 seconds or so #Manchester #sustainability

Last November a bunch of young sweet innocent Sciences Po students made a mistake. They allowed me to come and rant at them, and run a workshop on their skills and knowledge. Here’s me trying to explain to them my … Continue reading

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“Free carbon literacy workshops” in #Manchester

This from the people at Dwelle… We have some places available THIS Monday morning (9am) and some in the afternoon (2pm). In total we have 16 half-day workshops (on MONDAYS and TUESDAYS in SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER only) that are being … Continue reading

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Something for the Weekend 13 July 2012 #Manchester #Climate

Went to a cannibal’s dinner party the other night, but was quite late (thanks TfGM!!). When I got there the host was really embarrassed. He said “I’m sorry, everybody’s eaten.”   And this weekend, there are events at Hulme Community … Continue reading

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The #IPCC report, #Chomsky and the future of the species beyond #Manchester

Today there will be an entirely predictable and pointless media circus.  Well, there will be several – every day brings new clowns, jugglers and high-wire acts. Today though, the fifth assessment report of the United Nations’ “IPCC” climate body will … Continue reading

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