Monthly Archives: April 2015

Upcoming Event: Greenpeace “Arctic 30” campaigner in Manchester on Fri 15th May.

Phil Ball, who spent three months in a Russian prison when armed commandos stormed the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise in 2013, will be speaking in Manchester after the showing of the documentary Black Ice, which tells the story of the … Continue reading

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Job Alert: Urban Orchard Project is hiring!

The Urban Orchard Project is a pioneering charity, dedicated to creating skilled communities that plant, care for and harvest fruit trees, whilst connecting urban communities and increasing access to fruit.   We are recruiting for a Greater Manchester Project Manager … Continue reading

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#Manchester Evening News publishes letter about “eco-neighbourhoods” debacle

From 16th April 2015 MEN Manchester City Council is very good at making promises.  18 months ago they promised a $14.5m “Clean City Fund” from an airport windfall.  There was lots of coverage about the scheme being set up. Not … Continue reading

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Job Alert: Zero Waste Europe Associate Campaigner

Positions in Manchester (or potentially remote within Europe) and Brussels: Associate Campaigner Operations Manager, Development and Policy Coordinator. ZWE’s Associate Campaigner will: Assist and work alongside the Associate Director with daily work of the organization, including administrative, financial, logistics, … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council refuses to fund its own “Eco-Neighbourhoods” programme.

Manchester City Council has refused to spend £500,000 of its £14.5 million “Clean City Fund” on an “eco-neighbourhoods” proposal put forward by its OWN bureaucrats. This extraordinary state of affairs has only come to light because of a Freedom of Information … Continue reading

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Help grow organic food – April 16th, 18th and 30th #Manchester

“Help out on Greater Manchester’s organic farms with the Land Army this April. We have the following dates planned: On Thursday 16th April we’ll be heading to an exciting new growing site in Stockport. On Saturday 18th April and Thursday … Continue reading

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Participants needed for “pervasive mobile game” on the Penine waterway…

Via facebook message- We’re looking for participants to help in the delivery of a pervasive mobile game which takes place on the Manchester Pennine waterway. The game has been devised by international artists TRES, a Mexican collective whose research looks … Continue reading

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Christian Aid Day of #Climate Action, 17th June

Christian Aid – Day of Climate Action – 17 June Dr Rowan Williams, Chair of Christian Aid, said, ‘It’s time to regain a sense that our relationship with the earth is about communion, not consumption’. On 17 June, Christian Aid … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Facepalm: “Green Climate Fund” can support… coal….

Not making this up.

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London protest about UK’s dirtiest power station, April 22nd

Normally Manchester (the clue is in the name) Climate Monthly steers clear of London-based protests. Why this exception then? Blame it on nostalgia; In January 2006 (almost a decade ago!!) there was the first organising meeting for “Camp for Climate … Continue reading

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