Monthly Archives: September 2016

“Hacking the Energy System” #Manchester 4th November

A one day conference of discussion and collaboration on future energy system opportunities, innovation and change. When: 10.30am-5pm, Friday 4th November 2016 Where: Great Hall, Sackville Street Building (former UMIST Campus), University of Manchester Booking a ticket is essential for … Continue reading

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Exclusive: #Manchester City Council’s “fly less” guidance revealed!!

A Freedom of Information Act request to Manchester City Council has revealed the sum total of their guidance to their staff on reducing their on-the-job air travel.  Here it is And here’s the plan they have for producing guidance in … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council buying flights to Birmingham, London, Southampton etc

Manchester City Council has paid for  almost 500 plane journeys in the last two years, including to such hard to get to locations as Birmingham, London, Southampton, Exeter and Norwich.  And, along with global temperatures and carbon dioxide concentrations, The … Continue reading

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Upcoming retrofit courses in #Manchester

Carbon Coop courses coming up: Retrofit Advocacy Course – 22nd Oct + 5th Nov 2016 This participatory course is aimed at enabling householders, volunteers and professionals to confidently discuss energy efficiency and inspire others to find out more about retrofit, … Continue reading

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Upcoming event: “Climate Change is an emergency; what do we know about best ways of communicating and influencing decision-making?” Oct 20th

Steady State Manchester are having an event. Details below.  It’s intriguing that the premise is that we’ve had “successes” and can “make even more of a difference.”  All the evidence suggests that here in Manchester we have not.  Emissions “reductions” … Continue reading

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Low Carbon #Manchester Bike Tour – Sat 17th September

From here: Join us on a tour of some of Manchester’s innovative projects to reduce the city’s carbon footprint. From green walls and green tariffs to community energy and grey water use we’ll shed new light on some familiar locations … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter shuts down London City Airport not #Manchester, obvs.

Protestors have closed a runway at London City Airport, for climate (and racism) reasons.Here’s a video explaining the reasoning. Yep. Climate crisis is a racist crisis. We have known this since the the climate issue burst onto the global scene … Continue reading

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