Dear friends and colleagues,
A lot is going on in the field of environmental campaigning at the moment, and some of us thought it would be worth exploring the idea of an Environment Forum to bring together those with a positive pro-environment campaigning orientation in Greater Manchester.
The idea is to share information (on what we are doing and on what is going on around us) to enable co-operation and avoid clashes, making us collectively more effective. This is going to be particularly important as devolution takes off with both the risks (a business as usual model emphasising things like aviation and road building) and the opportunities (regional decision-making on formerly nationally decided areas of policy and expenditure) that this brings.
We have two drop-in sessions scheduled for people to come along and discuss. Firstly, next Wednesday, 27 April, 6.30pm – 9pm at Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham St. – please let us know if you’re planning to join us.
And we’ll also be running a session at the Greater Manchester NEON social event at Bridge 5 Mill, on Saturday, 30 April, so if you are going to that, then do pop by.
We’ll pull together the results of these meetings as a basis for setting up the forum.
To help with that we’ve also designed a quick online survey so you can give us your thoughts. You can access it here – it won’t take long so please do consider doing it now:
We look forward to seeing and/or hearing from you.
Ali Abbas (Manchester FOE), Laura Williams (Global Justice Now), Mark Burton (Steady State Manchester).