Monthly Archives: January 2015

#Fracking in Lancashire: Interview with Friends of the Earth campaigner

Ali Abbas of Manchester Friends of the Earth answers questions about fracking in Lancashire. Please SHARE this post. It’s full of information that  you and other people can ACT upon. There was supposed to be a decision today in Lancashire, … Continue reading

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Manchester Council aims for 60 carbon literate councillors. Gets … 23.

Manchester City Council set itself a public target last year of getting 60 of its 96 councillors to undertake “carbon literacy training.” The training involves an “on-line component, and a face-to-face session, and takes less than a day. “23 councillors … Continue reading

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Jan 28, 1987- “A warning from history” – Two scientists tell the politicians how it will be…

As well as “sniping” at Manchester City Council (I’d happily publicise anything climate-y they were doing that was genuinely innovative or useful), and doing a PhD, I also… run a blog called “All Our Yesterdays – 365 climate histories.”  Today … Continue reading

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Upcoming event: #Manchester Saturday 31st Jan: How Clean is my Air? (Clean Air Workshop)

Saturday 31st Jan: How Clean is my Air? (Clean Air Workshop) This workshop will give you the skills to undertake a ‘citizen science’ study of air quality/ air pollution in your neighbourhood. Find out how you can check the air … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council spends £50k out-sourcing basic green work

The mercifully abolished Environmental Strategy Team awarded over 50 thousand pounds worth of contracts in 2014, for work that many will wonder “why isn’t this being done in-house?” Manchester Climate Monthly used the Freedom of Information Act to extract the … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council abolishes its Environmental Strategy Team

Manchester City Council is disbanding its “Environmental Strategy Team. The spin – and I hope you are sitting down and not eating anything that you might choke on as you read this – is that environmental thinking is now embedded … Continue reading

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Wythenshawe junction cycling debacle! Oh, #Manchester…

Below is a statement released by Manchester Friends of the Earth on 10th December.  It’s long, and complicated, and exactly the sort of vital work that is needed to stop councils and planners making completely ridiculous decisions.  If you care … Continue reading

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