Monthly Archives: June 2016

Upcoming Event: Fuelling #Manchester 28 June.

from here. Fuelling Manchester – the community energy meetup for Greater Manchester   Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:00 PM  castle hotel 66 Oldham St, Manchester (map) We’ll have our own room, ask at the bar Fuelling Manchester is the networking meetup … Continue reading


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#Manchester Ward Plans not available, no actual #climate angle

Manchester City Council has not produced ‘ward plans’ for the 32 wards of the City.  These ward plans do not contain local SMART objectives around climate change. There is not and will not be one central page where you can … Continue reading

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“Localgiving Sow the Seeds for a Greener Future”

This below is a press release MCFly got sent. Localgiving this week launches a match funding campaign to provide valuable funds for local charities throughout Manchester and the North West. To celebrate the launch one of Localgiving’s charities is supporting … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “Emancipating Transformation” #Manchester Thursday 23rd June

Tyndall Manchester would like to invite you to attend the next talk in our seminar series “Emancipating Transformations: from controlling ‘the transition’ to culturing plural radical progress” by Professor Andrew Stirling, on Thursday 23rd June (room C1, George Begg Building, Sackville Street) … Continue reading

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#Manchester “Eco-Neighbourhoods” programme very dead

Manchester City Council has not made any bids for funding for the “Eco-Neighbourhoods” programme since September 2014. They spent just £9,500 pounds  on 5 events between December 2014 and March 2015.  They asked for no progress reports or cost-benefit analysis … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council; environment blog would be too political

Manchester City Council has finally – after breaking the law – released correspondence from 2014 and 2015 between the politician who promised the public in early 2014 that she would start a blog and the officers who said ‘not here … Continue reading

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Job Alert: Kindling Strategic Development Worker #Manchester

Manchester’s Kindling Trust is recruiting for a Strategic Development Worker. Join a committed, passionate team of people working to revolutionise the food system in Greater Manchester and beyond. Kindling is seeking a strategic thinker to help drive our projects forward, strengthen Manchester’s sustainable food … Continue reading

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Upcoming: MCFly editor in “Three Minute Thesis” final, Weds 8 June, talking on #climate

#Shamelessselfpromotion I am doing a PhD at University of Manchester.  I am doing it on the Australian Coal Industry and climate change.  (I wanted to do an ethnographic study of Manchester’s climate policy-makers, but for reasons that defy explanation, I … Continue reading

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Grant Alert: “LIFE” grants from the EU

from here The Commission invites legal persons (entities) registered in the European Union (EU) to present proposals for the 2016 Call for proposals for LIFE Action Grants. The call covers proposals for both LIFE sub-programmes. For the sub-programme for Environment, … Continue reading

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Stones, glass houses and council tax in #Manchester

Three Manchester City Councillors have been “caught owing more than £2,500 of unpaid council tax”  and “have all been issued with summonses since last November – but all paid off their arrears in time to be allowed to vote through … Continue reading

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