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Was print format from 2012 to 13. Now web only. All things climate and resilience in (Greater) Manchester.

#Manchester City Council, #LevyBeeNetwork and #climate action- what we learn, aka “Three ways to hell”

Three ways to hell: What do we learn about Manchester City Council? There seem to be three possibilities for civil society organisations trying to get Manchester City Council to play a useful role in making this city greener or fairer  … Continue reading

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Interview with Rosemary Randall, psychoanalyst and author of brilliant #climate novel “Transgression”

A superb novel about climate activism (and much more) was released earlier this year. It is by Rosemary Randall, a retired psychoanalyst who has written a great deal (of extremely useful) work on the psychodynamics of meetings, and on climate … Continue reading

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Job Alert: #Climate Lead Greater #Manchester, Groundwork £28k, closes 9am 6 April

from here Climate Action Lead Groundwork is a federation of charities mobilising practical community action on poverty and the environment across the UK. In Greater Manchester, our vision is of a greener, more resilient City Region with stronger, healthier communities, … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council to spend £196k on #climate boss – except nobody has been appointed

Manchester City Council has earmarked 196 thousand bounds for a new boss for its Climate Change “Agency.”  Sounds great, eh?  There’s just one small problem. Well, two.  Okay, three. First – despite a national advertising campaign last year (they refuse … Continue reading

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Epic incompetence from #Manchester Climate Change “Agency”, with bonus historical fudging

Manchester Climate Change “Agency” is a community interest company established by Manchester City Council.  Manchester City Council has spent over $400k on this organisation It has produced some glossy booklets.  There has been no independent assessment of it. When it … Continue reading

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Adani, Siemens and Manchester City Council – half a million reasons why….

Let’s keep this short. If Adani builds its proposed coalmine in Queensland, and exports thermal coal to India, well, ‘it’s game over man’, for the species. Siemens seemsperfectly happy to facilitate this kind of ecocide,  while also spouting gleaming technomastubatory … Continue reading

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Job Alert: Environmental Sustainability Manager for #Manchester International Festival

All details here. Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events, staged every two years. From 2021, as well as producing a biennial festival, we will also run The Factory, a new … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “The Big Fix” Sat Feb 15th #Manchester

THE BIG FIX 2020 COMES TO MANCHESTER PRESS RELEASE Embargoed until 2nd January 2020 Manchester groups collaborate for Britain’s Biggest Repair Cafe! Don’t ditch that broken hi-fi – get help fixing it for FREE at Manchester’s biggest ever repair event, … Continue reading

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Siemens action in #Manchester – account and video by @XR_MCR activist Claire Stocks

    MEANWHILE 3 DATES TO SAVE – (fuller details to follow) Thurs Jan 23rd, 2pm – Climate Subgroup Weds Feb 5th, 2pm City Climate “plan” scrutinised Thurs Feb 13th, 2pm Airport car park decided #Manchester City Council and the … Continue reading

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Upcoming: Whalley Range #Climate Action group Saturday 18 January. #Manchester

The Whalley Range Climate Action group works to support local people and organisations to take individual and/or collective action in Whalley Range on the climate emergency and to campaign for the Government and the council to act urgently. Everyone is … Continue reading

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