Monthly Archives: October 2018

Food Hub with focus on Community, Good Health & Sustainable Food receives 5 years funding grant. #Manchester

A press release, sent by Kindling Trust: On a beautiful, sunny, Autumnal Saturday morning, over 200 local residents, local councillors, senior council officers and funders came together to celebrate the launch of Stockport’s Community Food Hub. Funding from Reaching Communities, … Continue reading

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Seminar: “Ethics and Intergenerational #Climate Extortion” #Manchester, Weds 7 November 

The speaker for the  Philosophy Research Seminar on Wed. 7th Nov.  will be  Prof. Stephen Gardiner (University of Washington). The title of his talk is  “Ethics and Intergenerational Climate Extortion.”  The seminar will take place in Arthur Lewis Building, Boardroom  (ALB 2.016/7) from 3.15 to 5 … Continue reading

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QUIZ: Can you stop #climate change with small lifestyle changes or should you fill your pockets with stones and walk into the river?

The Beaverton, a trusted Canadian news source, has a useful quiz about all the ecological modernisation tosh that you can hear about tomorrow night at some shop, versus, well, the Virginia Woolf Option. (h/t to Sam G!) Photo Credit You’ve … Continue reading

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DeSmogUK – worth your support

So, MCFly subscribes to a rather excellent news outfit called “DeSmogUK” – lots of good investigative journalism on the frackers, the deniers and so forth…  Here’s their latest newsletter… Thursday 25 October 2018 This week, we’ve been focusing on the … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day again: Greater #Manchester #climate working groups “Five Year Plans” etc

After last week’s soul-destroying powerpoint, MCFly gets sight of an email from the “Low Carbon Hub” (which used to be called the “Environment Commission” – almost ten years ago Manchester Climate Fortnightly was reporting on its uselessness). The email (you … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester councils investing £1 BILLION into fracking industry – largest in country (press release)

A press release sent to MCFly (which thinks all the political parties – Tories, Labour, Lib Dems, Greens – have been almost as woefully fail-y on climate as the social movements) by the Lib Dems, giving Manchester City Council (94 … Continue reading

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Press Release- #Climate change study finds burning waste is rubbish

The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) has today launched a report that looks into the climate change impacts of waste incineration in the UK. The 56-page report [you can download it here] found that in 2017 the UK’s 42 … Continue reading

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Bristol is less rubbish than #Manchester at activism? Discuss…

Below find an interesting interview with a Bristol activist, originally published here, by an academic who has interviewed a whole bunch of activists (including me) about activism in Bristol and in Manchester. Fwiw, Manchester never really recovered from the loss … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council stops quarterly reports on its #carbon reduction farce.

One of the few victories Manchester Climate Monthly could point to was forcing the Council to produce quarterly climate reports  (they promised it, under pressure, didn’t deliver it, and then following more pressure, did).  And now they’ve stopped, following a … Continue reading

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Today’s (semi-) awful #climate event #2: the activists have their turn #Manchester

Sometimes the universe throws up (in every sense) a compare and contrast.  At lunchtime I went to an event where one of our lords and masters explained his plan for dealing with climate change.  It was, of course, dreadful.  Then, … Continue reading

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