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Uni of #Manchester prof on air quality – 40 thousands premature deaths a year in UK.

EXPERT COMMENTARY: “40,000 premature deaths a year in UK caused by poor air quality” Professor Hugh Coe is Professor of Atmospheric Composition in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Manchester and a leading expert in … Continue reading

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#Manchester “Clean Air” Day, 15th June. BCAG statement

Manchester has awful air quality, in breach of European Union regulations.  Fortunately we are solving this problem by… leaving the European Union (#takebackcontrol). So, this Thursday is “Clean Air Day”   . This event is happening. MCFly has received the following … Continue reading

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Upcoming protest: Grousing about grouse shooting, Hebden Bridge, 12th August

Hebden Bridge people will gather in St Georges Square at 9am on 12th and 13th August to protest the not-so-glorious 12th August, traditionally the start of the grouse shooting season. It is widely accepted that mismanagement of the Walshaw Moor … Continue reading

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“Localgiving Sow the Seeds for a Greener Future”

This below is a press release MCFly got sent. Localgiving this week launches a match funding campaign to provide valuable funds for local charities throughout Manchester and the North West. To celebrate the launch one of Localgiving’s charities is supporting … Continue reading

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Floods, climate change and council pension fund investments. #Manchester

From press release: Local campaigners are calling on Greater Manchester’s local authority pension fund to learn the lessons from the recent floods and redirect investments away from the fossil fuels that cause climate change. The terrible flooding that hit parts … Continue reading

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“Community Energy GM” – #Manchester #solar

From press release: Something amazing is happening right on our doorstep…and it’s called Community Energy GM (CEGM) 18 of our local community organisations in Greater Manchester – youth clubs, community gardens, disability charities and furniture recycling centres to name a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: #Manchester University students call for divestment – Fri 13th Feb, 12 noon

Press Release: As part of Global Divestment Day on the 13th of February, Manchester students in conjunction with local campaign groups will be demonstrating outside University Place at 12pm for divestment from the fossil fuel industry. Fossil Free are campaigning … Continue reading

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Trafford Council votes against #fracking

Trafford Council last night (Wednesday 12 November) formally voted to oppose fracking at its Full Council meeting. The Trafford Labour group had submitted a motion opposing fracking [1] which was also supported by the Liberal Democrat group.  During the debate the … Continue reading

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Fuel Poverty Action activist barred from Labour Party Conference

There’s a Labour Party Conference coming to town, in case you didn’t know (or care).  On Monday 22nd September, from 12.45 to 2.15 there is a panel on Fuel Poverty.  A “Fuel Poverty Action” activist has been invited to be … Continue reading

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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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