Monthly Archives: February 2016

#Manchester Friends of the Earth 2016 plans…

Here are the answers of Manchester Friends of the Earth to the 11 questions that MCFly is asking lots of different environmentally-oriented groups.  So far Kindling Trust, Carbon Coop, Global Justice Now and Green Party have  answered. 1. What is … Continue reading

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#Manchester “Routes to Retrofit” 5th and 12th March

Looking for practical advice on implementing energy efficiency measures? Committed to embarking on whole house retrofit but don’t know where to start? Carbon Co-op are running another series of Routes to Retrofit seminars for householders on planning and delivering energy … Continue reading

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Here comes the “2050” crapola. Be happy for it. #Manchester #climate

The future is here, and we are avoiding it. 2020 used to be the target year, by which we would have done x and y and z. Sadly, we didn’t do those things. A mix of complacency, distraction, stupidity and … Continue reading

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Scrutiny Week – February 2016. #Manchester – More #climate silence…

Why doesn’t Manchester City Council put all its scrutiny committee meeting agendas on one web-page? Is it just their usual incompetence and indolence, or are they trying to make it that leeeetle bit harder for citizens to know what is … Continue reading

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Kindling Trust hopes to get wired for… food. #Manchester

Kindling Trust is hoping to get help from techy-minded PhD students in order to grow more food. If you know techies, or you are one, the deadline for application is 2 March. All details below. KINDLING TRUST Wired Farm Project … Continue reading

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Greater #Manchester Low Carbon Hub. Slightly pale. #justsaying

MCFly correspondent Ann Onymous looks at the Low Carbon Hub’s ethnic ‘mix’. This is the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub Board. There are 16 members. Notice any common theme about them, other than their burning passion for climate change mitigation … Continue reading

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Job Alert: RSPB 4 month contract in #Manchester

Job opportunity: RSPB: Family Events Officer – Manchester (Part time) Do you love wildlife? Can you share that passion to engage and inspire children and families? The RSPB is passionate about making sure that young people have the chance to discover … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “The carbon and development space” #Manchester Thurs 25th February

The carbon and development spaces Dr. Marco Sakai, University of Leeds (biography attached) In the latest UN climate change conference held in Paris, governments all around the world agreed to strengthen efforts to limit the rise in the global average temperature … Continue reading

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“Just sustainabilities” lecture – 8th March #Manchester

You are warmly invited to the SEED Annual Social Responsibility Lecture, delivered by Professor Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, USA. Tuesday 8th March, University Place, Theatre B Reception from 4.30pm, talk at … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “Show the Love” Fossil Free #Manchester Sat 13th Feb

Fossil Free Greater Manchester (contact them at “are planning a few hours of valentines fossil free action for the weekend on Saturday from 10am-2pm (weather and footfall dependent) to coincide with the national Show The Love action by Fossil … Continue reading

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