Monthly Archives: January 2017

#Manchester City Council delivers ZERO carbon literacy training since June 2016, despite election promises

Manchester City Council made only two, failed, attempts to organise carbon literacy training for its own councillors in the second half of 2016. This is despite a firm pre-council-elections promise that they would ‘roll out training.” In response to a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Fossil Free Greater #Manchester Film showing,Tues 7th Feb

Sign up here – Join us for a free film screening of the acclaimed environmental documentary Do The Math. The film, produced by climate campaigners 350.org, highlights the impact the growing fossil fuel divestment movement is having in tackling climate … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council tops the UK league! In PR staff… How many are carbon literate? #FOIA

Manchester City Council has 77 PR, communications and marketing positions.  That is the most of any council in the country.  So, I sent this Freedom of Information Act request five minutes ago. Dear Sir/Madam, I just read in that Manchester … Continue reading

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Brilliant Australian commentator on #climate (yes, a second one!)

From here: “there was a shitty boring battle for the future of the earth and the free market won.” – well, what a bunch of neoliberal ideologues wanted us to believe was  a ‘free’ ‘market’, but let’s not quibble with … Continue reading

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Upcoming: Climate Justice & Economic Growth #Manchester, 30-1 January

ESRC Seminar: Climate Justice and Economic Growth Venue: E2 Renold Building, University of Manchester 30-31 January, 2017 It’s free, but you gotta register – you do that here. Maybe some of the clowns who blocked Manchester City Council doing a … Continue reading

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Event Report: Changing Institutions and these children that you spit on…

Anything blog about an event with change in the title twice (“Changing Institutions in a Changing Climate”) needs to start with this; Audley Genus is a professor of innovation and technology management at Kingston Business School, Kingston University.  He straddles … Continue reading

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Council long-listed for green energy award!! Er, #Nottingham Council…also Carbon Coop!

Manchester’s Carbon Co-op has been long-listed for the presitgous Ashden Awards. According to the website – “The Awards celebrate global sustainable energy leaders and this year’s longlist ranges from a Malaysian architectural practice specialising in passive design to a UK … Continue reading

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Futile letter trying to shame #Manchester City Council into #climate action

This letter got published in the Manchester Evening News on Saturday 14th  January. Why futile?  Because a) without a groundswell of people who are willing and able to apply sustained and diverse pressure, any bureaucracy will just shrug and say … Continue reading

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Upcoming event; “Rising Up” in #Manchester Sun 15th January

This is kinda short notice, but there is a meeting for another new group – “Rising Up”, tomorrow, (Sunday) 15th January at the Yard Theatre in Hulme 41 Old Birley St, Manchester M15 5RF, United Kingdom, M15 5RF The meeting … Continue reading

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Upcoming event: Carbon Coop Social, Sat 28 January

CARBON CO-OP – JANUARY SOCIAL 2017 Saturday, 28 January 2017 from10:30 to 13:00 (GMT) Ziferblat Edge Street 23 Edge Street M4 1HW Manchester United Kingdom Carbon Co-op Social MEET – DISCUSS – SHARE At this Saturday morning social we will … Continue reading

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