Action for Sustainable Living is shutting up shop. The charity, founded by the late Chris Wright, was particularly active in the second half of the last decade, but found its funding streams drying up as austerity took hold, as reported by MCFly here.
AfSL was cited as a delivery partner in the laughable ‘refresh’ of the Manchester: A Certain Future plan in 2013. It also had a contract to deliver secretariat services to the ‘Stakeholder’ ‘Steering’ ‘Group’, but refused to answer basic questions about this. Since AfSL isn’t around to deliver, and since the Council saw fit not to fund its own ‘eco-neighbourhoods’ scheme, well, um…
On Tuesday 29th September the Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee of Manchester City Council will be discussing all things climate. Maybe the complete lack of action for sustainable living will get aired, and maybe some of the councillors will not allow themselves to be fobbed off by the Executive and officers the way they have been in the past.
Watch this space for more information about how YOU can be involved in helping them grow spines….