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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Video: @SirRichardLeese opens “Investing in #Nature” seminar in #Manchester

Richard Leese giving the welcome address at the “Investing in Nature” seminar yesterday.  More on this perfect example of “ecological modernisation” soon… One point – at 8.21 he makes reference to a Green and Blue Infrastructure plan for Manchester. This … Continue reading

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#Hulme Community Garden Centre Gardening courses – south #Manchester

More details via the Hulme Community Garden Centre website.

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Youtube: “What is Adaptive Governance?” #Manchester #climate #theory #geekery

This video, 3.35mins of me talking, should have had more of an explanatory introduction. Next one will! Comments v. welcome! Script (more or less) below. What is adaptive governance? The standard model of governance is that some smart people at … Continue reading

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