Category Archives: capacity building

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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Job Alert: Carbon Coop retrofit project officer, #Manchester

full details here – Carbon Co-op domestic retrofit project officer Deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 5th March 2019 Time: 0.6-1.0 FTE FTE: £28,428 Start date: March/April 2019 End date: Permanent Status: payroll/PAYE Location: Manchester City Centre We are seeking a new team … Continue reading

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Free journalism training in #Manchester

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Of #Manchester City Council and despair

I have been writing the following blog post for years. “Manchester City Council promised to do x by [date]. They refused to say if they had or not, so I submitted a FoIA. They haven’t done x. Isn’t that awful.” … Continue reading

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Interview: What are ‘Climate Cultures’ (dot net)?

ClimateCultures.net – creative conversations for the Anthropocene is a new project trying to connect artists, thinkers, doers, ‘ordinary people’ around, well, climate change. MCFly interviewed its founder, Mark Goldthorpe, via the wonders of email. The complete interview is here below. … Continue reading

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10 years of Manchester Climate Forum/Fortnightly/Monthly. Reflections on #futility, “lessons learned”

Today marks exactly 10 years since the first meeting of “Manchester Climate Forum”. It was held to help explain the implications of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Professor Kevin Anderson, who has since become … Continue reading

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The Seven Pillars of Awesome Activist Events

https://riclander.wordpress.com/extra/7-pillars-of-awesome-activist-events/ The Seven Pillars of Awesome Activist Events You can also download this document as a printable PDF handout. I. Know your Aims What’s the point (what do you want to achieve)? Is it to raise awareness, explain something, get … Continue reading

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