Category Archives: inspire

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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Upcoming event: Deyika Nzeribe lecture, #Manchester 9 August.

Deyika Nzeribe, as anyone lucky enough to have encountered him, was a very special person.  At the time of his untimely death, he was the Green Party’s candidate for Mayor of Manchester.  On Wednesday 9th, a memorial lecture will be … Continue reading

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Human emissions level off… So, no need to worry about #climate change?

Marc Hudson tries to put the “global human-caused carbon emissions not going up” news into context. I don’t know if there are people out there who, on hearing from the International Energy Agency that for the first time outside of … Continue reading

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Of marches, #emotathons and social movements #climate

There’s a march happening today in London, on climate change. There was a time I’d have gone, “on principle.”  Now, pretty much on principle, I won’t.  Here’s why; And emotathons? Oh, and screw Paris.

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#Prestwich “Village Greens” co-op opens on Friday 11th July #Bury #Manchester

A new co-operative enterprise is launching in Prestwich this Friday. The “Village Greens” shop will have a ribbon cutting at 12 noon. Customers “will be able to buy fantastic organic fruit and veg, local beers, organic meat, delicious deli goodies, … Continue reading

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Moss Side Community Allotment – article in #Manchester Evening News

UPDATE – Apologies, I thought I was posting on the Moss Side Community Allotment site! Please link/facebook to this link The Mon 7th July issue of the Manchester Evening News contains this story-

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How to save the world? Of blogging, beauty and slow-motion epiphanies (Interview with Dave Pollard)

Here’s an interview with Dave Pollard, the author of a very very useful and provocative (in the best sense!) blog called “How to Save the World.” Low carbon cultures look like this, not ecological modernisation and “green airports.”  1) When … Continue reading

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Competition, co-operation and what we do after the apocalypse, in #Manchester and beyond

Person A “Whether the story is true (I am inherently suspicious), the underlying point is well made. Marketeers, economists etc have to work very VERY hard to suppress our co-operative instincts and only valorise our competitive ones. It enrages them … Continue reading

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Rent-free plots for food-growing in East #Didsbury, #Chorlton & #Withington, South #Manchester

The folks at Eat Green UK (formerly Didsbury Dinners) have got some landshare plots… Would you like a rent-free plot on which to grow your own food? Eat Green (South Manchester) is pleased to announce new landshare plots in Didsbury, … Continue reading

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#Manchester Social Centre Wish List – please help if you can!!

The Manchester Social Centre is opening soon (on Lloyd St South, on the Moss Side/Fallowfield border). Here’s a recent facebook message from them, asking for specific pieces of kit. Hello, cheers for all the name suggestions, keep them coming – … Continue reading

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