Monthly Archives: March 2017

Energise festival this weekend, Hulme, #Manchester

31st March – 1st April – #energise festival highlights View this email in your browser 31st March – 2nd April 2017 A weekend of music, food, talks, workshops, open homes, poetry, theatre, films, family friendly activities and more. Various locations … Continue reading

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ZERO carbon literacy training for anyone in #Manchester Council 31 Jan to 23 February

What a surprise. Here’s the raw data of the FOIA. Dear Mr Hudson Re: – Request for Information – Freedom of information request – carbon literacy training – reference number PEO/AJVD7H Thank you for your request for information, which was … Continue reading

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Campaigners seeking clean air commitment from Greater #Manchester Mayoral candidates

The Breathe Clean Air Group has asked candidates in the forthcoming election for Mayor of Greater Manchester to pledge themselves to do what they can to achieve clean air in the region. The pledge, in the form of a Manifesto … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “No Shortcuts” book launch Sun 9 April #Manchester

from here DescriptionHow do we rebuild power for the many, when all the odds appear stacked against us? This is the question That US union organiser Jane McAlevey has grappled with in her new book “No Shortcuts” Join us for … Continue reading

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Self-care advice for activists

From First Dog on the Moon.

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Upcoming Event: Lobbying Skills share 27th March #Manchester

On Monday 27th March, Fossil Free Greater Manchester will host a special skill-share and training on how to have successful lobbying meetings. This session will be particularly useful for people working on divestment campaigns who wish to meet with councillors, … Continue reading

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Former Environment Exec Kate Chappell steps down from Council

Kate Chappell, who was Executive Member for the Environment from late 2013 to mid-2016, is stepping down from Manchester City Council. Manchester City Council announce a by-election in Rusholme Ward on 4th May as Kate Chappell @chappellKate steps down as … Continue reading

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Film Showing: “Disruption” Thurs 13 April #Manchester Greenpeace

Manchester Greenpeace and ThoughtWorks present: Disruption From here Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ThoughtWorks Manchester 26th Floor City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza Manchester, M1 4BT, Manchester (map) The Manchester Greenpeace Network and ThoughtWorks are proud to present … Continue reading

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Number of non-Labour councillors on #Manchester City Council doubles with suspension of Kevin Peel.

Manchester City Council has reportedly suspended Councillor Kevin Peel over his social media activity. If this is true (and we have it from here [unsubbed Lib Dem schadenfreude] , here and also from a “reliable anonymous source”), then the number … Continue reading

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Journalism training in #Manchester

There is an aching need for more citizen journalists, especially in a city as dominated by one party and its smug hangers-on as this one.   Is there a story in your community that is crying out to be told … Continue reading

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