Monthly Archives: February 2017

Having to FoIA #Manchester Council for minutes of #environment meetings…

So, the Council has (had?) a thing called the Environmental Strategy Programme Board. It was supposed to be chaired by Howard Bernstein, but they dropped that fiction after about a year (to my recollection, he never attended a single meeting).  … Continue reading

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10 years of Manchester Climate Forum/Fortnightly/Monthly. Reflections on #futility, “lessons learned”

Today marks exactly 10 years since the first meeting of “Manchester Climate Forum”. It was held to help explain the implications of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Professor Kevin Anderson, who has since become … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Andy Burnham et al on ‘Green Economy’, 6th March, MERCi

Oh Christ, here we go with the “Green Economy” guff all over again.  How many times is this now?  Perhaps someone would like to go along and remind them all of the 1994 “Global Forum” in Manchester, and all the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “From Paris to #Manchester” 23 Feb #climate

Personally, Paris, provokes/peeves.  (“Screw Paris” + “Why the hype over Paris and COp21: Politics, psychology and money .”)  Maybe many Mancunians mismatch my miserableness…- MMU!!

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Job Alert: Media specialist for ‘Project Dirt’

From here. Are you a media specialist who can help us take our global campaign to the next level? Project Dirt is working with Unilever’s Dirt is Good team to run and develop Outdoor Classroom Day; a global campaign to … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Retrofit financing info night 28th February #Manchester Carbon Co-op Info Night: Financing Retrofit As those planning to retrofit will know, it’s difficult find to appropriate, affordable finance. With a lack of low cost financing and ‘payback’ being tricky to calculate, securing finance is often a key … Continue reading

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Manchester City Council ignores successful carbon training scheme

Manchester City Council has been promising to get its 96 councillors carbon literate for years now. Never manages it of course. Check out this video of a councillor complaining in mid- 2014 about what an omnishambles the whole process was. … Continue reading

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The Seven Pillars of Awesome Activist Events The Seven Pillars of Awesome Activist Events You can also download this document as a printable PDF handout. I. Know your Aims What’s the point (what do you want to achieve)? Is it to raise awareness, explain something, get … Continue reading

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Richard Leese + Exec for Environment are not ‘carbon literate’ – #Manchester #climate debacle

In 2012 the leader of Manchester City Council, Richard Leese, spoke at the launch the ‘carbon literacy’ project at the Arndale Centre. In 2016 the party he leads in Manchester, which holds 95 of the 96 council seats, went to … Continue reading

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Only 1 out of #Manchester City Council’s 10 ‘Strategic Managers’ is carbon literate

The Manchester Climate Change Action Plan of 2009 called for everyone who lives, works or studies in Manchester to have had a day’s ‘carbon literacy training’ by the end of… 2013. Manchester City Council promised to take a leadership role … Continue reading

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