Monthly Archives: January 2014

Upcoming event: Frack Free Greater #Manchester Meeting – Tues 18th Feb, 7pm, Methodist Hall

Tuesday 18th February from 7pm to 10pm Methodist Central Hall, Manchester City Centre. This is on Oldham Street, Manchester. M1 1JQ. (Between Julia Cosmetics on corner of Dale Street and the Pawnbrokers). We are in Aston Room 1. For anyone … Continue reading

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#BartonMoss #fracking – judicial review is being prepared… #Manchester #Salford

From a Manchester Friends of the Earth press release – Fracking company IGas should be forced to stop drilling whilst they seek new environmental permits, say campaigners A Salford resident living close to Barton Moss – the centre of anti-fracking … Continue reading

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Cross-post on Barbara Kingsolver, Professor Kevin Anderson and #Manchester City Council

Below, cross-posted with permission, is Manchester artist Jane Lawson’s latest blog post… I’ve just finished reading Barbara Kingsolver’s The Prodigal Summer (available at all good bookshops) and it got me thinking about home. One of the characters, Lusa, inherits her … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council Scrutiny Week February 2014 #democracyfail

Manchester City Council would never ever do something as straightforward as collate the agendas of the upcoming scrutiny committee meetings all in one place. It might encourage interested parties to turn up, and then where would they be? ‘#democracyfail. If … Continue reading

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#Manchester citizens answer 3 questions – 004 Shireen Malik #3qthurs

So, Thursdays are hereby proclaimed to be 3 Questions* Thursdays. Every Thursday we will put up a short video of a Mancunian answering the following – 1. “Who are you?”  (Name, where you live, and – if you want to say … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: #Chorlton Community Wildlife Garden work Sat 1st Feb, 10am #Manchester

Chorlton Community Wildlife Garden working party this Saturday 1st Feb 10am – 1pm. Map! We have some more feeders up now and lots of birds around, we have 6 nest boxes to go up 2 with cameras in them! Hope … Continue reading

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Open letter to #Manchester City Council on its #climate plans, offering concrete ideas and help

Climate change is a major threat to the health and prosperity of the people of Manchester, over and above the hardship so many are experiencing already. When the City Council’s Executive next meets on Weds 12th February (10am, Manchester Town … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Facepalm: #Manchester MP Graham Stringer invites #climate ‘contrarians’ to House of Commons

What statesmanship!! Among them will be Professor Richard Lindzen, formerly of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who spends much of his time complaining about the politicisation of science while speaking at events such as rallies for ‘Repeal the Climate Change … Continue reading

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Upcoming event: #Manchester Sustainable Schools Conference Thurs 27 Feb

Manchester’s Sustainable Schools Conference   Date: Thursday 27 February 2014  9.15am – 2.30pm.     Venue: Bridge 5 Mill, Beswick Street, Manchester, M4 7HR. This year the conference will be focusing on ‘Future Proofing’: exploring creative solutions to a changing … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council #climate plan 2014-7 released #souldestroying

The bad news just keeps on coming.  On Tuesday 4th February at 2pm, the Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee of Manchester City Council will discuss the so-called Climate Change Action Plan 2014/15 – 2016/17. The following Wednesday (12th February) this 40 page … Continue reading

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