Tag Archives: Laurence Menhinick

That “Stakeholder” “Conference” – another attendee’s report #Manchester #climate #acertainfuture

MCFly reporter Laurence Menhinick attended the recent “conference”, and has this to say. See here for the first account we published) Here is a quick roundup using the new five themes from the NESS1 themes: Some changes: First, it was … Continue reading

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Event Report: “What will a Low Carbon #Manchester look like?”

MCFly reporter Laurence Menhinick went to a recent event organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers,  with speaker Becca Warren (CEng MCIBSE, Low Carbon and Building Energy specialist)- 15 January 2013, at Manchester Metropolitan University Credit is due to Ms. … Continue reading

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Event Report: Food Futures Forum – Food Poverty, #Manchester, 23 November 2012

MCFly writer Laurence Menhinick goes to a useful  event about food poverty. [Update: here are links to the presentations mentioned below.] If you didn’t know or didn’t believe that food should be our number one priority when combating social injustice, … Continue reading

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Exhibition: “The Toxic Camera and Atomgrad (Nature Abhors a Vacuum)”

Exhibition at the Whitworth Art Gallery : Jane and Louise Wilson’s The Toxic Camera and Atomgrad (Nature Abhors a Vacuum); also featuring Vladimir Shevchenko’s Chernobyl: A Chronicle of Difficult Weeks film (1987) My first reaction to an arts exhibition about … Continue reading

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Event report: “Feeding a growing World,” #Manchester Science Festival debate

Event report: Feeding a growing World, Manchester Salon in partnership with Battle of Ideas and Manchester Science Week With Louise Bolotin (freelance journalist and blogger), Rob Lyons (deputy editor of Spiked, online current affairs magazine), Angelica Michelis (Senior Lecturer at … Continue reading

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Event Report: “The Value of Values in Behaviour Change”

Event Report: The Value of Values in Behaviour Change by Professor Erik Bichard, (Professor of Regeneration and Sustainable Development) Salford University, 29 Oct 2012 Thank goodness for intelligent seminars such as this one! Prof. Bichard is one of the rare … Continue reading

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Book Review: What’s Mine is Yours – How Collaborative Consumption is changing the way we live

Book Review: What’s Mine is Yours – How Collaborative Consumption is changing the way we live by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers, Harper Collins 2011 When I picked up this book by chance, I thought it would be useful as … Continue reading

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Event Report: “Urban Waste Transitions”- a wasted opportunity? #Manchester

Laurence Menhinick gets lost into academia-land for a day at the Sustainable Consumption Institute’s “Urban Waste Transitions Workshop.” Today was hardly about real waste. Or transition. Actually, what’s a workshop again? According to the welcome pack, over 55 people registered… … Continue reading

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Magazine Review: Resurgence & Ecologist magazine – September/October 2012

Keeping global average temperature rise to 2ºC ? An optimists’ view of the future. Keeping C02 concentrations to 350 ppm? So two years ago. Nuclear? Making a comeback. My own efforts? Surely only scratching the surface…. The last few months … Continue reading

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Video Review: Top 10 Myths of Behaviour Change

Laurence Menhinick watches a 30 minute video on behaviour change and comes away impressed… “ People just don’t care and are too lazy to do anything about climate change” “All it needs to work is regulations or incentives” “We need … Continue reading

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