Category Archives: inspire

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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Culture, behaviour, #climate change; an anthropologist speaks… #Manchester #mcrclimateplan

Dr Hannah Knox (see Sept 2012 interview here), very kindly answered the curliest questions we could think of on the subject of a “low carbon culture.” Engaging people in the creation such a culture is the second goal of the … Continue reading

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Professor Kevin Anderson on science, silence and ‘neutrality’ #Manchester #climate

Following on from his comments on shale gas and civil disobedience, Professor Kevin Anderson of the Tyndall Centre has given a robust defence of scientists’ involvement in policy debates. Speaking to Manchester Climate Monthly on 17th December, the climate expert … Continue reading

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Professor Kevin Anderson on shale gas, civil disobedience and Barton Moss #Manchester #climate

[Update 23rd Dec – see also Prof Anderson on science, silence and ‘neutrality‘] Professor Kevin Anderson of the Tyndall Centre on why shale gas – with or without fracking – is a very bad idea. At the 3 minute mark … Continue reading

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#IPCC 5th Assessment Report as… haiku! #Genius #climate communication! #Manchester version to follow…

A haiku, for those who don’t know, is is a very short form of Japanese poetry. According to “Sightline Daily: News & Views for a Sustainable NorthWest” (US of A!) “Housebound with a rotten cold one recent weekend, Greg Johnson … Continue reading

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