Category Archives: #mcrclimateplan

Councillor says carbon literacy an “eye-opener.” #Manchester folks- are YOUR councillors carbon literate?

Here is what Councillor Anna Trotman, one of the three councillors representing Higher Blackley ward, thinks; The Carbon Literacy training that I went on recently, really opened my eyes to how wide the subject is.  I knew it wasn’t just … Continue reading

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Newsflash – “Ban Plastic Bags” Petition and #climate plan to be discussed by #Manchester scrutiny committee Tues 26th Aug

A petition calling for the banning of plastic shopping bags will be discussed by the Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee of Manchester City Council on Tuesday 26th August. The petition, launched in October, gathered over the 1000 name threshold for discussion at … Continue reading

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#Manchester People’s Environmental Scrutiny Committee. Because the Councillors will not do it… Mon 7th July

UPDATE: Next meeting is Tuesday 26th August from 7pm at the Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St. More info to follow… If you want Manchester to have environmental action, you’ll need to get together with other citizens. Our elected leaders … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: People’s Environmental Scrutiny Committee #Manchester Mon 7th July

Do you want to see Manchester preparing properly for the threats of climate change? Do you want to meet other people who are doing useful things in their own neck of the woods? Manchester City Council, now totally dominated by … Continue reading

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Broken #climate promise by #Manchester Council’s Executive member for the Environment

The promise was simple, and cheap. The promise was not made in haste. The promise was repeated. The promise… has, of course… been broken. A month after receiving an Open Letter from Manchester citizens offering to help take climate action, … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the new Councillors of #Manchester City Council

Dear new Councillors, congratulations on becoming the latest councillors to represent and serve the people of Manchester. You become councillors at a moment of great danger for the city. I don’t mean the risk of further austerity after the next … Continue reading

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Progress Report: Number of “carbon literate” #Manchester councillors surges from 6 to… 6

Back in January an “Open Letter” was signed and sent to Manchester City Council, calling for 9 specific climate actions to happen. One was to get all 96 Councillors on Manchester City Council to become “Carbon Literate”.  Four years after … Continue reading

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Hitler learns the #Manchester #Climate plan is closed to new signatories

The 2009 Climate Change Action Plan was supposed to be signed by a thousand organisations. These organisations were then supposed to write their own implementation plans. The Council was going to help them do this. Or the “Steering” “Group”… Over … Continue reading

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Reply to Kate Chappell, #Manchester lead councillor on #climate and environment

The story so far: in late January a bunch of citizens signed an open letter to Manchester City Council calling on it to take 9 specific actions on climate change.  After a slightly disappointing start, the Executive Member for the … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council #climate boss replies to Open Letter from citizens

Councillor Kate Chappell, the Executive Member for the Environment of Manchester City Council, has written a detailed and encouraging reply to citizens who want to see more climate action in Manchester.  In the letter (printed in full below) she commits … Continue reading

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