Monthly Archives: March 2019

First reflections on the Mayor’s Green Summit – #Manchester always has done a good conference #GMGreenCity

By our middle aged guest-columnist from Stockport I’ve been to quite a few climate conferences in Manchester over the years. Remember the send-off we all gave Ed Miliband before he went off to fight the good fight in Copenhagen at … Continue reading

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Interview with youth #climate striker Alex Davies #SchoolStrike4Climate #YouthStrike4Climate

Following on from interviews with Emma Greenwood, George Hassall and Ishaa Asim, Alex Davies, a Stockport Member of Youth Parliament  Was today (the March 15th strike) bigger than you thought? What was your favourite thing about it?  Whilst I was … Continue reading

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2020 – How we started winning in #Manchester

[The text below is an attempt to think through how, a year from now, “we” might be in a far better place than we are now.  Please share it, comment on it, share it, write your own versions. This is … Continue reading

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Chief Exec of #Manchester City Council- Still. Not. “Carbon. Literate.” #climate

For the last two years the Chief Executive of Manchester City Council has been saying she would soon undertake “carbon literacy” training.  A recent Freedom of Information Act request that she… still hasn’t. The chief exec, Joanne Roney, spoke recently … Continue reading

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@kidlit4climate – who, what, how you can get involved #YouthStrike4Climate #climate

Emma Reynolds, the brains behind @kidlit4climate kindly answered Manchester Climate Monthly’s questions. Tell us a little about yourself – who are you, how did you get into the children’s illustrator/author job, what have been some of your books/projects? Hi! My … Continue reading

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Things to know about Angeliki Stogia #GMGreenCity

You’ll hear a lot from/about Angeliki Stogia, the Executive Member for the Environment today.  But perhaps not this. “Cancelling quarterly #climate reports the right decision, sends the right message” says #Manchester Environment boss. Posted on November 15, 2018 by manchesterclimatemonthly Councillor … Continue reading

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Things to know about Andy Burnham #GMGreenCity

You’ll hear a lot about and from Andy Burnham today. But possibly not this. Andy Burnham says we all will have to reduce our #carbon footprints. Flies to/from Paris. Twice. #climate #Manchester That was last year.  Recently, the Good Mayor was … Continue reading

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“Do More Faster!” says #Climate “Action” “Network” re #GMGreenCity

Manchester and Greater Manchester bureaucrats and poltiicians have been making shiny promises about climate change for more than ten years.  After a couple of years, when it becomes clear that the old promises haven’t been kept they a) blame someone … Continue reading

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Interview with Ishaa Asim, #climate activist. #YouthStrike4Climate #SchoolStrike4Climate

Ishaa Asim, a member of the Manchester Youth Council, kindly answered some questions about her activities. See here for an interview with Emma Greenwood, and here for one with George Hassall. Was the March 15th event bigger than you thought? … Continue reading

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#Manchester councillors asked to explain position on #SchoolStrike4Climate #climate

Following up from this morning’s story about Manchester City Council failing to meet a deadline to respond to a request for information about its cstance on the climate strikes, comes this:  Parents of children who are taking part in these … Continue reading

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