Monthly Archives: October 2019

An open letter to #Manchester #climate bosses – from 8 years ago. Nowt changes

For reasons which will become clear soon, I’ve been rooting around in old blog posts. Came across this, from back when I believed that even though the people in charge might be a bit slow and a bit defensive, they … Continue reading

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Youth #climate conference in #Manchester, 23-4th November – a “must-attend” @LCOYUK

Young people from all over the UK are coming together to organise a Youth Environmental Conference. It will take place at Manchester Metropolitan University on 23 -4 November [website here]. The gathering is one of over 50 happening around the … Continue reading

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Radio interview about #Climate Emergency #Manchester and what is to be done.

Recently Marc Hudson, one of the five core members of Climate Emergency Manchester, was interviewed by Elizabeth Hindson-Hall , a student journalist at the University of Salford for Utter Radio. She presents a show called  ‘The Truth About…’. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Upcoming meeting: “A Green New Deal for the North West” Tues 29 Oct, #Manchester

Details, including registration, here. Join Gina Dowding, Natalie Bennett & guest speakers to learn what a Green New Deal could look like in the North West. About this Event What is a Green New Deal? In the face of the climate … Continue reading

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Clean air, toxic men and morbid symptoms in #Manchester

This Council is ugly as a dog that has been chasing too many parked cars. Even if the parked cars are, as our exalted life-time leader points out, “are zero emissions, they’re only a problem when they move.” Manchester City  … Continue reading

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An open letter to Richard Leese: Are you okay, hun?

A so-called academic alerted me to your blogpost, and said “‘seems like his writing directly to you :-)”  Others have commented on how brittle and defensive it is.  Richard, I’m worried about you.  This is the kind of fact-free spittle-flecked … Continue reading

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Tyndall seminar on Community co-design for resilient infrastructure. Tues 29 Oct. #Manchester

‘Community co-design for resilient infrastructure’ by Professor Sarah Bell, on Tuesday 29th October (room C1, George Begg Building, Sackville Street) at 1.30pm. [No need to book. Just turn up. Tyndall seminars always good, sometimes fantastic] Infrastructure resilience requires wide stakeholder engagement, including with local communities … Continue reading

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Manchester City Council assigns no new resources for #climate emergency

Via Campaigners have revealed that Manchester City Council has assigned no additional resources to climate action after its ‘climate emergency’ declaration in July.  In response to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted in early September, the Council was … Continue reading

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Weds 9th Oct: Will Trafford Council divest £36m from Fossil Fuels companies? @traffordgreens

This below from the Trafford Green Party – We’ve discovered that Trafford Council has over £36million of your money invested in BP, Shell, British Gas and other fossil fuel giants! We believe this money should be invested in green solutions, instead of … Continue reading

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