Monthly Archives: November 2014

Polar Bear Facepalm: EPA advice machine sabotaged

From here:

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What happened at Economy Scrutiny and Communities Scrutiny of #Manchester City Council

Manchester needs citizens who can attend the meetings of the Council’s “scrutiny committees” and report on who said what.  The media is incapable – underfunded and too close to those in power.  The minutes of the meetings usually hide more … Continue reading

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People’s Environmental Scrutiny Team meeting Mon 157th – what happened, what next…

reposted from Several new faces joined the PEST-ilence on Monday night. A mix of old and young, climate campaigners, vegan organics farming advocates, biodiversity boffins and all-purpose citizens spent an hour and a half getting to know each others … Continue reading

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Help a #Manchester Environmental Centre and get lunch/cake/coffee as “merci” Fri 28-Sat 29 Nov

From the folks at Kindling Trust: We have a mission of a very different kind for our Land Army volunteers on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th November. For once, we will be inside a warm building, helping out at MERCi’s … Continue reading

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Help Friends of the Earth and its #fracking campaign

As you may have heard, Lancashire County Council will soon be deciding whether to give Cuadrilla permission to frack near two villages near the coast.  This decision has serious implications for the UK – if it goes ahead it will … Continue reading

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Manchester Council’s contempt for democracy extends to own councillors. Also #scrutinyweek

Two months ago a Councillor (on the Finance Scrutiny Committee) asked for the “upcoming meetings” of the council (scrutiny, licensing etc) to be at the TOP of the meetings page. A simple enough request, you’d think. It was one that … Continue reading

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Scathing report on #Manchester Council’s (non-)performance on its Climate Plan

Manchester City Council consistently refused to  release basic information about whether it had achieved specific goals it announced in July 2013. In response 15 citizens used the Freedom of Information Act to get some basic facts. A report based on … Continue reading

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Stupid offensive Australian undermines #climate action (not in Manchester)

Tony Abbott is the Australian Prime Minister.  Australia has been hosting the latest meeting of the G20, in Brisbane.  Australia, long a major “spoiler” of international action (nothing to do with their enormous coal exports) had been trying to keep … Continue reading

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Event: #Manchester Cathedral “Energy to Invest” Weds 19th November

Wed 19 Nov: Energy to Invest, Manchester Cathedral A day celebrating a Greener Cathedral and in a call to care for all in creation: 10am – 12 noon: That Children may be heard on Earth Presentations for Church schools and … Continue reading

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Professor Kevin Anderson on veganism and #climate, and gender balance on public panels

Prof Kevin Anderson of the Tydnall Centre (speaking in a personal capacity)

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