Monthly Archives: May 2014

AfSL announces death of its founder, Chris Wright #Manchester

From Action for Sustainable Living’s website– “It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the sudden and untimely death of AfSL’s founder Chris Wright. Chris was an inspiration to many, many people and he will be greatly missed. … Continue reading

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Useful #Manchester eco-digest needs more volunteers!!

The Friends of the Earth email digest needs (and deserves!) your support. The Manchester FoE email digest provides weekly updates of actions, events and environmental news and is very popular with local members and other activists / organisations. As with … Continue reading

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Volunteer to grow organic food for #Manchester – Thurs May 22nd, Sat 31st + dates in June… @KindlingTrust

This is fun, worthwhile and highly recommended.* Even if you can’t go, please pass on the details to people who might! Or “tell a friend to tell a friend”, as the young folk say… “The Greater Manchester Land Army visits … Continue reading

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Greater #Manchester cycling website to be launched in June

I got sent an email by the chap, Alex Bailey. Website on cycling for transport to be launched during Bike Week This summer will see the official publication of a consumer guide to utility cycling. Cycling For Transport will be … Continue reading

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Tyndall Conference in Liverpool on Shipping in Changing #climate (s). 18th and 19th June

Jokes about the ship hitting the fan aside, this will probably be interesting, frustrating, depressing and useful. Anyone who goes and does an event report for MCFly will get a big splodgy kiss… Please forward details (of the conference, not … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Kevin Peel about #Manchester City Council and how to scrutinise it @kevpeel

Dear Kevin, it’s unfortunate that you ignored the content of the 7 proposed ways Manchester City Council could improve its democratic scrutiny, and instead focussed on presentation issues(1). I have no way of knowing if you did this as a … Continue reading

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Funny 4 min video about #Climate Change, denial and science #comedygold

Via the Skeptical Science website.

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Manchester #Climate “Steering Group” cancels conference, holds first AGM. Memory-holes “low carbon culture”

So, after 5 years, the Manchester Certain Future “steering group” (see MCFly passim ad nauseam) a) holds its first AGM, with less than a month’s notice b) sends the radical goal of creating a “low carbon culture” down the memory … Continue reading

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32 Labour candidates… 2 have filled in Friends of the Earth’s survey of #Manchester council candidates

Manchester Friends of the Earth has, again, performed a useful public service. They’ve set up an online survey for candidates in the local elections, happening on Thursday May 22nd.  The questions revolve around the candidates’ positions on Energy and Climate, … Continue reading

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“Meetings are institutionally sexist”; discuss. (White-knighting by #Manchester #climate bloke)

UPDATE: See excellent list of suggestions from Holly in the comments, and a crucial point about gender constructions…. “Wonderful presentation from our guest speaker. Now, any questions?” says the chair of the meeting, usually about 10 or 15 minutes later … Continue reading

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