Monthly Archives: May 2016

Upcoming Event: #Salford & floods, Sun 5th June, Greater#Manchester

reposted from the excellent Salford Star AFTER THE BOXING DAY FLOOD SALFORD COMMUNITY SEEKS OWN SOLUTIONS Star date: 31st May 2016NEVER MIND THE FLOOD REPORT DELAY – HERE’S THE DIY SOLUTIONS Floods, Climate Change, Solutions Sunday 5th June 4pm-6:30pm Albert … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: TreeStation Open Day, 11th June #Manchester

TreeStation open day on 11th June – 11am until 2pm Come and find out what’s going on at the TreeStation – a social enterprise in arboriculture, wood fuels and timber.   At TreeStation, we’re working towards a greener Manchester – our aim is to … Continue reading

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Job Alert: Greater #Manchester Living Wage Campaigner

We’re looking for a new Campaign Coordinator! As outgoing Coordinator, I can tell you it’s a fantastic job, a chance to lead one of the most positive, creative and effective campaigns in the region. Details of the Job and Application Process We … Continue reading

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Open letter to Health Scrutiny Committee of #Manchester City Council about #climate

UPDATE: Sheffield Council produced a report two years ago. Dear Councillors re: report on the health impacts of climate change in Manchester and carbon literacy Some of you may know that in April, the chair of the committee, Councillor Bev … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Bat walk and survey #Manchester 1st June

Bat Walk & Survey at Birley Wednesday, 1st June 2016 Time: 9-11pm Join us & the South Lancashire Bat Group for a guided walk around Birley and nearby Hulme to find out more about bats and hopefully hear some of the … Continue reading

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#Manchester Environmental Scrutiny – 1 of 16 has done Carbon Literacy Training

Only 1 of the 16 Council members tasked with keeping tabs on Manchester City Council’s environmental performance has actually completed “Carbon Literacy” training. The recently re-named “Neighbourhoods and Environment” Scrutiny Committee is supposed to ask awkward questions of the Council … Continue reading

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Scrutiny Week – May 2016. #Manchester Council and its #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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Prof Kevin Anderson at Carbon Coop AGM #Manchester #climate

Professor Kevin Anderson (see January interview part 1, part 2 and part 3) speaking at the Carbon Coop AGM a couple of months ago. Carbon Co-op AGM 2015 – Kevin Anderson from Carbon Co-op on Vimeo. And here is the … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council refuses to disclose full cost of support for useless #climate group

Manchester City Council has refused to put a specific number on its financial support for the “Steering Group”. While it has given the group over £ 100k, the Council  has performed precisely zero cost-benefit analysis of what it is getting … Continue reading

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Job Alert: Platform campaigning job, deadline 6th June

From here. London-based, but MCFly asked about that and was told – “We’d me be more than happy to discuss arrangements with people about where they live, in proximity to London, and we’d urge people to apply and then they’d … Continue reading

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