Monthly Archives: October 2017

Re-post – #Climate Change and the Human Mind- interview with Robert J Lifton

Readers of a certain vintage may recall Robert J. Lifton. He’s a psychiatrist who came to prominence in the 1960s with studies of war and its impact on the human mind. Well, he’s now 91, and has written a book … Continue reading

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Interview: What are ‘Climate Cultures’ (dot net)? – creative conversations for the Anthropocene is a new project trying to connect artists, thinkers, doers, ‘ordinary people’ around, well, climate change. MCFly interviewed its founder, Mark Goldthorpe, via the wonders of email. The complete interview is here below. … Continue reading

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Event Report: “Smart Cities” or not so smart? #Manchester

“You can trade carbon on your way to the airport” – this was probably the standout jaw dropper last Friday night at an MMU/Science Festival event putatively on “Global Science, Local Impact: Smart Cities.” There was some stiff competition, such … Continue reading

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Movement building course in #Manchester 24-8 November

More info here   Apply now to participate in the first ever Movement Builders training – DEADLINE MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 5th NOVEMBER: When (dates): 24TH – 28TH NOVEMBER When (times): Fri 24th: 5pm – 9pm, Sat 25th – Tues 28th: 9.30am … Continue reading

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#Trafford air quality: improvement proposal “cynically watered down”

Press Release from the Breathe Clean Air Group “Trafford Labour Group’s positive proposal for achieving improved air quality in the borough has been cynically watered down by the Conservative Council’s amendments,” said Peter Kilvert, Chairman of the Breathe Clean Air … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “Climathon” #Manchester 27 October

A few years ago Manchester City Council said it was going to consult widely on its ‘Green and Blue’ Infrastructure strategy, which had been endlessly promised and delayed.  The then Executive Member for the Environment assured a room full of … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Launch ofGreater #Manchester Sustainable Food Vision Thurs 19th Oct

This Thursday (19th October) we’re launching not one but two celebrations of sustainable food, at an informal evening get-together at Bridge 5 Mill; Unlikely Heroes photographic exhibition, featuring some familiar faces! Greater Manchester Sustainable Food Vision, developed collectively by our region’s … Continue reading

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Carbon Coop – “transition is complex, and we want to run events reflecting that”

Readers of MCFly and another site will know that bad meetings – where hardly anyone can ‘meet’ because the organisers are in effect feeding the attendees to the speakers as ‘egofodder’ – are a sore point. So few of the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Great Energy Escape panel, Mon 6th November

It will be interesting to see if any ‘tweaks’ to the sage on the stage format are made, or if it becomes the usual Q&A (actually P&A – preening and attacking). The hosts, Carbon Coop,have a well-deserved reputation for doing … Continue reading

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Free Caribbean #Climate Change Event in #Manchester, Sat 4th Nov

Trouble Nuh Set Like Rain! Caribbean Climate Change Event Sat 4 November 2017 13:00 – 17:00 GMT Windrush Millennium Centre, Alexandra Road, Moss Side Book here.   Come join us to learn more about the Caribbean and explore the threats … Continue reading

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