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#Manchester Council’s staffing level falls further than its carbon reductions

Manchester City Council’s FTE staffing has fallen by almost 40% since 2009, thanks the bloody Tories and their bloody austerity. Meanwhile of course, Manchester City COuncil’s carbon emissions have not even fallen by that much, but they aren’t exactly adjusting … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council trains precisely one member of staff in carbon literacy from November 2014 to present

Manchester City Council has trained precisely one member of staff since November 2014 in carbon literacy. MCFly submitted a FoIA asking for “A monthly break down of how many staff (officers) have been trained, from the first one, up until … Continue reading

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MCFly editor to become next Chair of Stakeholder Steering Group

In a shock move, Manchester City Council has announced that an environmental activist will take over as chair of the ‘independent’ Stakeholder Steering Group. In a joint statement Leader of the Council Richard Leese and the Executive Member for the … Continue reading

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Energise festival this weekend, Hulme, #Manchester

31st March – 1st April – #energise festival highlights View this email in your browser 31st March – 2nd April 2017 A weekend of music, food, talks, workshops, open homes, poetry, theatre, films, family friendly activities and more. Various locations … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “No Shortcuts” book launch Sun 9 April #Manchester

from here DescriptionHow do we rebuild power for the many, when all the odds appear stacked against us? This is the question That US union organiser Jane McAlevey has grappled with in her new book “No Shortcuts” Join us for … Continue reading

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Album review: Anohni ‘It’s only 4 degrees’

Best song about climate change? It wasn’t, until recently, an honour that meant much. Excluding witty reinterpretations of old favourites (no ‘Here Comes The Sun’), the barrier had been set particularly low. Most musicians can sound less pious than ‘Love … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council promises leadership on carbon literacy, but zero delivered in January

Manchester City Council has delivered precisely ZERO carbon literacy training in the month of January. On 3rd of January, the Executive Member for the Environment, Councillor Rosa Battle, told the ‘Neighbourhoods and Environment Scrutiny Committee’ that she would take personal … Continue reading

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