Category Archives: Campaign Update

Green Drinks #Manchester – interview and upcoming event – Tues 21st January

Green Drinks Manchester has been around in its current incarnation for three years. Its core organiser, Tudor Baker, kindly answers some questions.  Also – upcoming useful event! 1. When was your group founded? What does it do/how does it do … Continue reading

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Interview with the People & Planet occupiers! #Manchester #divestment

Earlier this week students at University of Manchester ended a week-long occupation of the Vice-Chancellor’s building. Their action had forced the University to bring forward a review of its investment in a number of fossil fuel companies. That’s a potential … Continue reading

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Greater #Manchester Climate Emergencies, Pension Funds and… shark jumping?

Two pieces of news and one mild-by-MCFly-standards rant. News the first – 1. It seems that the airport-expanding greenfields-building chaps (and it is mostly chaps) at Greater Manchester Combined Authority have decided that they’d best join the crowd and declare … Continue reading

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Campaigners call on GM Pension Fund to help tackle the climate crisis (Fossil Free Greater Manchester)

From a press release,  which doesn’t mention that in its Climate Emergency Declaration last week, Manchester City Council committed to the following (Item 19)  Through our role on GMPF, encourage divestment in fossil fuels as early as possible   Campaigners … Continue reading

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#climate & Great Ancoats cycle lanes & on the scrutiny agenda in #Manchester. Pre-meeting, Weds 17th July, 1pm

Reposted from here. You are invited to attend the next meeting of Climate Emergency Manchester. It is this Wednesday, 17th July, from 1pm at the Waterhouse Pub, 67-71 Princess St..  It’s a chance to mingle, meet like-minded souls and then, … Continue reading

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DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Weds 10th July, #Manchester City Council debates #Climate Emergency

Repost from Climate Emergency Manchester. Please share. On the morning of Wednesday 10th July (10am), the full council meeting of Manchester City Council will debate a motion calling for the declaration of a climate emergency. The motion is being put … Continue reading

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Repost: Learn to scrutinise #Manchester Council, in practice… Weds 19th June, 1pm

This post originally appeared on Climate Emergency Manchester, which is trying to a) get 4000 signatures on a petition calling for Manchester City Council to declare a climate emergency and b) build the capacity to hold the Council and others … Continue reading

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Repost: #Climate Emergency #Manchester – get involved, get skilled up… Sat 15th, Weds 19th, Sun 23rd…

Reposted from here. There are three opportunities for you to get involved with Climate Emergency Manchester over the coming week. On Saturday  June 15th, from 11.30am there’s a meeting in Northenden on the topic “What can we do about the … Continue reading

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Greater #Manchester Community Renewables – what, why, how etc

Greater Manchester Community Renewables answered some questions about what they do (and why), and the recent share offer. 1. So, what’s this “share offer”? What is GMCR, how long has it been going, what is it trying to achieve? Greater … Continue reading

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New website: Rising Up! Manchester Families

Yesterday Rising Up! Manchester Families staged an excellent family-friendly protest march from All Saints Park to Piccadilly Gardens.  Hundreds of people, including mums with kids, babies in strollers, old farts and new farts, promenaded to the city centre. Alongside this, … Continue reading

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