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#Manchester City Council’s £3m on communications, almost zero ‘carbon literacy’

The wage bill for Manchester City Council’s “communication directorate” was £3 million pounds last year.  Sadly, only 12 of the 77 staff employed within it have completed their ‘carbon literacy’ training – you know, that thing that the Council promised … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council refusing to release environmental minutes (letter)

On Saturday 18th February, the Manchester Evening News kindly published the following letter. Manchester City Council has (or had) an “Environmental Strategy Programme Board” of bureaucrats. Its job is/was to turn all the fine words about environment and climate change … Continue reading

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Manchester City Council ignores successful carbon training scheme

Manchester City Council has been promising to get its 96 councillors carbon literate for years now. Never manages it of course. Check out this video of a councillor complaining in mid- 2014 about what an omnishambles the whole process was. … Continue reading

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Richard Leese + Exec for Environment are not ‘carbon literate’ – #Manchester #climate debacle

In 2012 the leader of Manchester City Council, Richard Leese, spoke at the launch the ‘carbon literacy’ project at the Arndale Centre. In 2016 the party he leads in Manchester, which holds 95 of the 96 council seats, went to … Continue reading

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Only 1 out of #Manchester City Council’s 10 ‘Strategic Managers’ is carbon literate

The Manchester Climate Change Action Plan of 2009 called for everyone who lives, works or studies in Manchester to have had a day’s ‘carbon literacy training’ by the end of… 2013. Manchester City Council promised to take a leadership role … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council delivers ZERO carbon literacy training since June 2016, despite election promises

Manchester City Council made only two, failed, attempts to organise carbon literacy training for its own councillors in the second half of 2016. This is despite a firm pre-council-elections promise that they would ‘roll out training.” In response to a … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council tops the UK league! In PR staff… How many are carbon literate? #FOIA

Manchester City Council has 77 PR, communications and marketing positions.  That is the most of any council in the country.  So, I sent this Freedom of Information Act request five minutes ago. Dear Sir/Madam, I just read in that Manchester … Continue reading

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