Category Archives: carbon literacy training

Example 423 of the failure of #climate leadership in #Manchester

When the climate emergency requires our “leaders” to speak loudly, to behave with vigour and clarity, we get… procrastination and muddled-thinking evasiveness.   NFM – Normal For Manchester.   Why do I go to events with titles like  “The development of … Continue reading

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#Manchester Councillors trained in carbon “literacy” since August? Zero.

About five years ago activists (okay, me and a couple of other people) got the Executive Member for the Environment of Manchester City Council to set a target that all 96 councillors would quickly do a day’s worth of “carbon … Continue reading

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Home responds to questions (without really answering) #Manchester #climate

The arts organisation Home has responded to questions put to it, without clarifying if they intend to have a ‘no-fossil fuels’ policy that would be in keeping with their vaunted “Carbon Literacy” status. Having posted this story, MCFly then sent … Continue reading

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Home may be where the heart is. But spine? Not so much… #Manchester #climate

Went to see Sorry to Bother You (highly recommended) at Home last night. There were the usual advertisements.  One, with a green background, proudly said that Home had made sure all its staff had undertaken Carbon Literacy “training”, and that … Continue reading

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#Wigan council taking #climate change super seriously…

So, someone had the bright idea to send Freedom of Information Act requests to councils in Greater Manchester, asking how many senior figures (politicians and bureaucrats) had undertaken the much-vaunted “Carbon Literacy” training, and how much money had been spent … Continue reading

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Only 1 in 7 of top #Manchester Council bosses is ‘carbon literate’ #climate farce

Back in 2013 Richard Leese got himself some feel-good greenie points (and made certain supine types roll over and coo) by launching the world’s first ‘Carbon Literacy’ program, in the Arndale Centre. It then took our Glorious Leader four years … Continue reading

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Manchester City Council refuses to make database of carbon literacy training public

Back in 2009 Manchester City Council said that everyone who lived, worked or studied in Manchester would receive a day of carbon literacy training (an online and face-to-face thing) by the end of 2013. In late 2012 Council leader Richard … Continue reading

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