Monthly Archives: November 2013

Video: Ask the People of #Manchester petitioning + bonus rant on “consultation”

The petition, if you haven’t signed, is here. If you have signed/can’t sign because you don’t live work or study in Manchester, please share it with your friends, email it etc etc The website for “Ask the People of Manchester” … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Fracking debate, MERCi AGM, Thurs 12th Dec

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Good News Saturday: #Manchester #graphene to trap man-made emissions #climate

Okay, the title of this post is mildly smutty click-bait. So sue me… Sir Richard Leese positively gushes about the economic potential of the wonder-material graphene (atom-thick sheets of carbon atoms; super-light, super-strong). Here’s a suggestion he hasn’t put forward … Continue reading

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Job Alert: Feeding #Stockport Co-ordinator Post

Be part of a pioneering city-wide food programme and guide Stockport towards becoming a Sustainable Food City. Feeding Stockport Co-ordinator Post Gross Salary: £27,600. Hours per week: 37. 5 Hours. Holiday Entitlement: 28 working days. Duration: Fixed term contract to November … Continue reading

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Short Story Winner announced! #Manchester #climate

Jennie Bailey has won the first Manchester Climate Monthly short story contest, with a work entitled Veins that Carried Blood and Water.   She told MCFly “It’s still taking a while to sink in. I’m super chuffed to have won. Having … Continue reading

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Dr Alice Bows and Prof Kevin Anderson of #Manchester Tyndall; “We Need to Consume Less” #climate

From the Warsaw climate talks… from 27 minutes in… Hmm, doesn’t seem to embed, so you may have to click here – http://www.democracynow.org/embed/story/2013/11/21/we_have_to_consume_less_scientists

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#Trafford Ecohouse planning application… Help sought before November 27th

From Trafford Ecohouse website Our latest planning application is in – we’ve made many, many, changes to placate the council but have managed to keep the main elements that improve the house’s performance: 200mm of external insulation Extensive solar PV … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council Exec for Environment on flood risk management strategy

So how was your first Exec (meeting)? It was interesting. It was nice to see so many people coming and watching it. It was nice to see so many people around the table. It was a very quick meeting, much … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “What’s new in climate science?” #Manchester Tues 26th Nov, 6 to 7pm

Via Facebook… “Hot off the Press: What’s new in climate science.” Speaker: Professor Piers Forster, Professor of Physical Climate Change, Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science, University of Leeds This event is free to attend and non-members are welcome. Refreshments … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “Greening the City” in #Manchester Tues 10th Dec #ecologicalmodernisation

Book your ticket on eventbrite here. Join CityCo, Manchester’s city centre management company, to hear from our expert panel of speakers who will highlight fascinating greening initiatives taking root in Manchester and across the UK. John Darlington: Director for the … Continue reading

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