Category Archives: PMT

Discuss: What difficulties do groups tackling #climate change face? #Manchester #socialmovements

We want to hear from you!  We want your answers to the following question – What are the particular difficulties groups trying to tackle “climate change” face? Is it the fact that climate change is perceived as a “distant” issue … Continue reading

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PMT #13: How do we attract “burnt out” people back? #Manchester #climate #movement-building

Help!  Send in your thoughts about “How do we attract back people who were involved but have become burnt out,/ disenchanted/engaged in other things. Please use the comments box below, or email us at mcmonthly@gmail.com Your answers will be collated … Continue reading

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PMT #12: Hold the Date- Sat April 27th, 1pm to 5pm

Get yer diary/googlecalendar/scrap of paper out. And put a big line through the afternoon of Saturday 27th April 2013. From 1pm (plus travel time to the city centre) to 5pm you are going to be busy. Already busy because of … Continue reading

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PMT #11: How do we get more people involved? #Manchester #climate #movement-building

Help!  Send in your thoughts about “How do we get more people (especially ones who don’t look like us; white, middle-class, child-free) involved in the “climate movement”? Please use the comments box below, or email us at mcmonthly@gmail.com Your answers … Continue reading

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PMT # 10: Please publicise new #Manchester #climate Monthly, and critique it

The new MCFly came out on Monday. https://manchesterclimatemonthly.net/2013/03/04/manchester-climate-monthly-15-march-2013-out-now-mcc/ Paper copies will be available from this afternoon at Lush on Market St, and by asking the editors when you see ’em. 1) Please facebook/tweet/add to your group’s next email bulletin etc. … Continue reading

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PMT #9: Write a *positive* letter to #Manchester Council Communities Scrutiny Committee, asking for #climate hearings

Please write a letter of encouragement and appreciation (yes, this IS Manchester Climate Monthly – your eyes are not deceiving you).  Please write this letter (and inevitably we’ve written a draft for you to start from – see below), and … Continue reading

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PMT #8: Tell us what you would like to see MCFly do more of and less of?

It’s a lonely old business running this newsletter/blog. We know we annoy some people by writing articles about things that AREN’T going well, exposing hypocrisies and unkept promises.  We know that many of our most popular posts are the ones … Continue reading

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PMT #7: Respond to #Manchester City Council’s budget “consultation”

You have until February 20th to reply to City Council’s request for public opinion on their proposed actions. While of course it is very important to save this library or that swimming pool from closure it’s also important a) to … Continue reading

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PMT #6: How to keep morale up among existing activists? #Manchester #climate #movement-building

We want to hear from you!  We hope you will share your thoughts on the thorny question of “How do we maintain morale so that people who are already “in” the movement don’t drift away/leave in despair?” What works for … Continue reading

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PMT #5: Help find out who is chairing the #Manchester #climate Steering Group sub-groups on #transport #energy etc

Please write a polite letter [see example below] to the Chair of the Stakeholder Steering Group on Climate Change, Steve Connor, asking him to fulfil a commitment he made over 3 weeks ago. That commitment was to answer questions about … Continue reading

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