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About arwafreelance

Freelance journalist based in the UK with an interest in the Middle East, environmental issues, Islam-related topics and social issues such as regeneration.

#Manchester #Climate Monthly #16, April 2013 out now! #mcc

Want to find out what the fire service is doing to go green? Want to the opportunity to win £200 in a climate-related short story competition? Want to find out what climate activists can do to help support a more … Continue reading

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Awareness into action? Manchester BME groups talk climate change

A group of around 30, pretty diverse, people attended an event today hoping to raise awareness about the impact of climate change on BME communities in Manchester. The event kicked off with an introduction by the chair of the Manchester … Continue reading

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Something for the Weekend 15 March 2013 #Manchester #Climate

Asked the Librarian for that book about Pavlov’s dogs and Schrodinger’s cat – she said it rang a bell but she didn’t know if it was there or not. (via Brian Candeland) And this weekend… Friday 15th March Green Economy, Green … Continue reading

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Something for the Weekend 8 March 2013 #Manchester #Climate

To kick off your weekend, a joke: Have you heard about the new corduroy pillows? They’re making headlines! And this weekend… Sat 9th, 10.30am – 6pm, at V Revolution vegan cafe, 88 Oldham Street, Manchester City Centre, M4 1LF. “Come … Continue reading

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#Manchester #Climate Monthly #15, March 2013 out now! #mcc

Want to help revive democracy in Manchester City Council? Want to the opportunity to win a cash prize in a climate-related short story competition? Want to find out how climate activists can learnt to be more emotionally and psychologically resilient? … Continue reading

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Something for the Weekend 1 March 2013 #Manchester #Climate

To get your weekend off to a start- a bad joke. Q. Why are bison such good musicians? A. They have fantastic horns. And this weekend… Sat 2nd, 4pm Coffee Cranks Film Night at Pop-up Bikes Sat 2nd, 10 to 4pm  Women … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Latest Alexandra Park Developments

Campaigners from the Save Alexandra Park have sent us this press release about the recent shift in council policy. It seems that the plans to cut back the tennis courts in the park from six to four – something which … Continue reading

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Science speaks to democracy on #climate, or, “Manchester’s climate Wake Up Call” #manchester #mcc #acertainfuture

Climate scientist Kevin Anderson talks to Manchester’s full council about turning climate rhetoric into reality, steady state and why it’s too late in the day to be pinning our hopes on technologies  Weds Jan 30: Kevin Anderson, professor of energy … Continue reading

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Mersey Valley’s Warden Service Facing The Axe?

Chair of ‘Friends of Chorlton Meadows’, Dave Bishop, got in touch with us about his concerns over the discontinuation of the Mersey Valley Countryside Warden Service and its implications for the valley’s wildlife. He wrote to his councillors (see below) … Continue reading

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“Lobbying #Manchester council about #climate. MCFly reader shows the way.

We are rather impressed with the email (see below) a MCFly reader sent to his councillors asking them to attend a council meeting to hear climate scientist Kevin Anderson speak. Why not send your councillor the same and ask them … Continue reading

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