Monthly Archives: September 2014

Blistering speech about fracking at the climate march in #Manchester, Sun 21st September

Well, a little over half the speech… Advertisements

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Friends of the Earth talk about fracking, at the #Manchester Climate March

On Sunday 21st September Jane Thomas of Friends of the Earth explained the whys and hows of anti-fracking activism. (Interview at the People’s Climate March). Jane is great. The lack of a tripod means the video’s nowhere near as good … Continue reading

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American comedian Jon Stewart on climate change march, “global wobbling” etc #hilarious

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Finance Scrutiny Committee WON’T have promised report on £14.5m Clean City Fund

UPDATE 25th Sept 2014:  You will not BELIEVE the video that I put up later tonight.  Finance Scrutiny Committee DID have two officers and an Executive Member in front of them today.  With a brief report, circulated that morning that … Continue reading

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Coal train occupied by UK activists.

At least one of ’em is Manchester-based. More to follow. (This has been done before, btw, but sequels can be better than the originals). Hi Marc I’m on top of a coal train right now with 49 ordinary people, who … Continue reading

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Richard Leese says Manchester Council has monthly eco-dashboard. Does it? Er, no…

Council Leader Richard Leese told a committee of councillors that Manchester council collates monthly data on environmental performance.  MCFly asked to see it. After being forced to wait 20 working days, it emerges Manchester is NOT a monthly environmental dashboard. … Continue reading

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Council buys four leaf-blowers, has no audit of impact, no provision for less usage. Low Carbon Culture?

In August MCFly asked a few questions about Manchester City Council’s ownership and analysis of its leaf-blowers. Now, thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, we have the answers. The Council has bought 4 more leaf-blowers in the last year, … Continue reading

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