Monthly Archives: February 2017

Kevin Anderson – review “Beyond the Flood” and interview

Prof Kevin Anderson is a Manchester institution (or should be instutionalised).  Here’s an account of a recent talk he gave at the Friends Meeting House. Here’s a recent video And here is his review of Leornardo DiCaprio’s film Before the Flood … Continue reading


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#Manchester Council promises leadership on carbon literacy, but zero delivered in January

Manchester City Council has delivered precisely ZERO carbon literacy training in the month of January. On 3rd of January, the Executive Member for the Environment, Councillor Rosa Battle, told the ‘Neighbourhoods and Environment Scrutiny Committee’ that she would take personal … Continue reading

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Job Alert: Veg Box People are recruiting #Manchester

from here Veg Box People are recruiting! Veg Box People is seeking a highly motivated and driven individual to join our small, committed team, working to revolutionise the food system in Greater Manchester and beyond! Veg Box People is one … Continue reading

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Energise Festival – Manchester, Sat 1st April #carboncoop

Celebrate low carbon, diverse and just communities at Carbon Coop‘s Energise Festival. A day of music, food, talks, workshops, poetry, theatre, films, family friendly activities and more. Come along to be inspired, learn practical skills and have fun. Headline talks, … Continue reading

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Event report: #Reclaim the hour #Manchester #ReclaimMCR

NB This post is nothing to do with/about the excellent “Reclaim” project On the plus side, this time there were chairs to sit on and decent speakers. On the downside, this time there was no wine to wash down the … Continue reading

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Training in #Manchester on #divestment 11 March

From March 4th to April 1st, and People & Planet are running creative action and media trainings in 10+ UK cities, ahead of the Global Divestment Mobilisation and local elections this May. The fossil fuel industry have been driving … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council’s £3m on communications, almost zero ‘carbon literacy’

The wage bill for Manchester City Council’s “communication directorate” was £3 million pounds last year.  Sadly, only 12 of the 77 staff employed within it have completed their ‘carbon literacy’ training – you know, that thing that the Council promised … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council refusing to release environmental minutes (letter)

On Saturday 18th February, the Manchester Evening News kindly published the following letter. Manchester City Council has (or had) an “Environmental Strategy Programme Board” of bureaucrats. Its job is/was to turn all the fine words about environment and climate change … Continue reading

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Constructive dissent or destructive consent? #howyoucansleep

How does any of us sleep? How do we sleep while the planet burns around us, while the chances for a tolerable old age for people now children (let alone unborn generations) are boiled away in a frenzy of apathy … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Low Carbon Heat Infrastructure, 23 February #Manchester

Free seminar, no need to book. Tyndall Manchester would like to invite you to attend the next talk in our seminar series on “Low Carbon Heat Infrastructure” by Dr. Mei Ren, on Thursday 23rd February (room C1, George Begg Building, Sackville … Continue reading

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