No idea which of these meetings will treat people like ego-fodder, (meaning organisers structure the meeting around helping everyone find out what skills, knowledge, connection and experience attendees have and what s/k/c/e they want). Perhaps all of them. Caveat attendor…
Sunday 10 Jan “We need to talk about flooding and climate change” 5.30pm to 7.30pm The Brow House, 1 Mabfield Road, Fallowfield, M14 6LP. Facebook
“Unprecedented floods & storms are devastating lives across our region. Current measures & policies are not protecting us or accepting the reality of climate change.
In contrast, the neighbourly response has been incredible. The aim of the meeting is to channel that energy of compassion and cooperation into positive actions & effective campaigns”
Mon 11 Jan: Reclaim the Power Post-Paris and Welcome to 2016, Green Fish. 7pm Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE
A chance to get together, debrief about Paris, and plan for 2016, starting with the day of action at Upton Community Protection Camp on 16th January.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/447946655404097/
Wed 13 Jan: ‘Chasing Ice’ film screening, Didsbury
Didsbury Film Club starts 2016 with a screening of ‘Chasing Ice’. Acclaimed photographer James Balog was once a sceptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. This film has won many awards. and good reviews:
“A magical, yet horrifying film which both astounds and enlightens in equal measure.”
“If any film can convert the climate-change sceptics, Chasing Ice would be it: here, seeing really is believing.”
“Visually spectacular montages of ice floes receding that will make you gasp and move you to tears.”
We will have Dr Trauf from the Tyndall Centre to give a talk and answer questions raised by the film. Book the date now, and share it with friends. Just £5 on the door gives you an excellent film, an expert’s talk and wine and nibbles as well.
When: 7.30pm, Wednesday 13th January
Where: St James and Emmanuel Parish Centre, Barlow Moor Rd, Didsbury (next to Didsbury Library and behind Church)
Sat 23 Jan: Devolution & Climate Change, Methodist Central Hall
Following on from the historic, but still inadequate, global climate agreement in Paris last month, this event will explore what the agreement means for local action on climate change, and discuss what role devolution has to play in delivering carbon emission reductions in Greater Manchester.
Join us to hear from expert speakers, meet up with local residents and campaigners, and have your say on what Devo Manc needs to include (or exclude) to deliver a cleaner, greener future for Greater Manchester.
The event is free and open to all, although we do ask that you book in advance using the Eventbrite link below.
Note: This event will be preceded by the Manchester Friends of the Earth AGM – see above for more details.
When: 11am – 4pm, Saturday 23rd January
Where: Methodist Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JQ
More info & booking: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/19849618744