Monthly Archives: August 2014

#Manchester People’s Environmental Scrutiny – meeting report, video, next steps

A meeting where you leave with more energy than you went in? Really? Is such a thing possible? Well, with luck, willpower and preparation, maybe. Last night, 16 people (1) gathered to share skills, ideas and donate their brainpower. In … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “Nanas at #Manchester High Court” Thurs 28th August

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“Logging on was difficult” says councillor, re: Carbon Literacy #Manchester

It kicked off yesterday, in Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee, as much as it ever does. Multiple councillors expressed vocal and repeated frustration with the difficulties they are experiencing in signing up for the much vaunted “carbon literacy” training.  Among others, the … Continue reading

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Tonight: “People’s Environmental Scrutiny Committee” – for a greener #Manchester

Want to get better at social media, research, video-making and a host of other skills? Want to meet other people who are trying to make Manchester a greener, fairer place? The People’s Environmental Scrutiny Committee meets tonight, Tuesday 26th August … Continue reading

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Climate change and (none of) that jazz: #Manchester City Council and its “climate” goals

Manchester City Council is dishing out scarce money and payments-in-kind to cultural events, while making no binding commitments that the events acknowledge the “Manchester Climate Change Action Plan.” A Freedom of Information Act request has revealed that the Council gave … Continue reading

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Skills for a better #Manchester – People’s Environmental Scrutiny Committee

Hello! The People’s Environmental Scrutiny Committee is all 95% about the skills you have and the skills you want. The poll below is to find out about what skills you have and what you want. It is FINE to be … Continue reading

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Incredible Edible #Prestwich looking for new volunteers #Manchester

Two important volunteering opportunities available for Indredible Edible Prestwich and district, see Feeding Manchester website for more information. IEPAD Chair Role summary: You will chair monthly meetings of the organising committee of an ‘Incredible Edible’ group in Prestwich, consolidate its … Continue reading

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