Monthly Archives: September 2017

Letter in the MEN: #manels #climate change and our lords and masters…

The MEN has today  published a letter about the lack of gender diversity on display at the dreadful “Our Faith, Our Planet, Our Community” gathering on Monday.  Thanks to the person who prodded me to write in… On Monday night I … Continue reading

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Event Report: Faith? Planet? Community? No’ better blues…

The Catholic Church says despair is a mortal sin. On that basis, after three hours in Manchester Cathedral at a truly grotesque ‘Our Faith, Our Community, Our Planet‘ event, after I have burned on earth, then I will burn in … Continue reading

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Upcoming event: Gender and Infrastructure:  feminism, philosophy, and the knowledge ecology of urban water #Manchester

Public Lecture 16th October: Gender and Infrastructure:  feminism, philosophy, and the knowledge ecology of urban water. Dr Zoë Sofoulis, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, 2017/2018 Simon/Hallsworth Professorial Fellow in Geography, UoM This talk highlights three feminist angles … Continue reading

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Free “Environmental Justice”, on-line course starting soon.

Enrolment is now open for the Environmental Justice MOOC (a free online course) run by the University of East Anglia and Future Learn. Why join the course? This free online course will help you understand how injustice is a common … Continue reading

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Letter: demonstrably inadequate ‘leaders’ #Manchester #climate

And the text I sent – Ten years ago Manchester City Council was talking about being the ‘greenest city in the UK by 2010. It didn’t happen. Eight years ago it launched a “plan” to cut emissions by 41% by … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Community Energy Futures – #Manchester 28 September

Exploring the future of Community Energy in the UK Dr. Carly McLachlan, Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester and Andrew Hunt, Oldham Council Community energy was once the darling of UK Energy Policy, with its very own Department of Energy and … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council #climate action updates are delivered to…

For years Manchester Climate Monthly pushed for the Council to produce monthly updates of its “progress” on climate change.  Eventually a councillor managed to get them to promise quarterly reports.  MCFly then had to push the Council to keep the … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council promises #climate events – doesn’t deliver

The cycle continues.  Bureaucrats promise a series of actions.  Councillors on a scrutiny committee rouse themselves from their (metaphorical) slumber to say “great”.  Months later there’s a table produced that purports to show what’s going on.  So-called scrutiny committees don’t, … Continue reading

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Job Alert: Comms for Greater #Manchester Waste Disposal Authority

via Communications and Behavioural Change Officer Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority Manchester £23,398 – £24,964 pa Paid • Full Time • Permanent 07795 158 558 Jennifer Baker Sectors: sustainability, environmental education Closing date: Monday, 11 September 2017 Post Title: Communications and … Continue reading

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Shock News: Richard Leese is… Carbon Literate

He launched it in 2012.  “Carbon Literacy” was going to be rolled out to everyone who lived worked or studied in Manchester (that’s a million people).  There would be an online component and face to face training.  And what example … Continue reading

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