Monthly Archives: July 2014

#BartonMoss Community Energy meeting – clean energy instead of #fracking. Weds 3th Sept #Salford #Manchester

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Job Alert: #Manchester Community Cycling Officer deadline is Mon 4th August.

via, which you should mention in your application (just good manners) Community Cycling Officer Organisation: CTC Salary: £23,000 pa pro rata Location: Manchester Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: Mon 04 August 14 … Continue reading

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#Chorlton Community Wildlife Garden – volunteers needed! South #Manchester

Please share the following with anyone who lives in or near Chorlton! “We have wildlife gardening on Tuesday nights from 6.30pm till the end of August and a Saturday session on 2nd August from 10am“ The Chorlton Community Wildlife Garden … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Games clicktivism- getting BP out of sponsoring sports ‘n’ culture #climate We, the undersigned, believe that we should enjoy sport, the arts and culture without oil sponsorship. For a small price, BP and other oil companies sponsor events like the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics in order to appear generous, … Continue reading

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#Manchester scrutiny chairs and carbon literacy – an interesting reply #climate

Manchester City Council has six scrutiny committees that are supposed to oversee the work of the Council bosses (elected councillors in the “Executive” and also the bureaucracy). Yesterday an email was sent to the chairs of the six scrutiny committees, … Continue reading

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#Manchester, #climate and all that jazz (festival)

Manchester City Council loves to sell the city as a Global Destination for Sport and Culture.  It’s part of the “offer”, to attract inward investment.(1)  That’s great, so long as it doesn’t conflict with the imperative to become a genuinely … Continue reading

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#Manchester councillors denied information about council’s #climate performance. As are citizens.

Manchester City Council will NOT be giving any detailed account about its climate change performance over the last year, despite repeated requests. In July 2013 the “Annual Carbon Reduction Plan” was brought to the “Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee”  (this of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Green Capitalism: Why it can’t work”

Green Capitalism: Why it can’t work. Daniel Tanuro Merlin Press/ Resistance Books, 2013 I approached this book with some scepticism. It wasn’t that I was unsympathetic to the arguments I expected to find in it. I do regard myself as … Continue reading

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Not #Manchester-based; Petition to save the Arctic — Greenpeace versus Lego (yes, Lego!)

Hi, LEGO are rattled. First our video was removed from Youtube. Hours later, it was put back after thousands of us voiced our outcry! But LEGO are still refusing to meet us. So in 4 days, undercover LEGO agents will … Continue reading

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Video: #Manchester City Council and its scrutiny system. A 7th committee is needed… #climate #democracy

Here’s a rough and ready short film about the scrutiny process of Manchester City Council and the need for a 7th – environmental –  scrutiny committee. Thanks to all the people who gave constructive feedback on the earlier draft. I … Continue reading

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