April 2013

Inclusion in this calendar is NOT a guarantee of quality. If we think something is extremely likely to be worth your time, then we will put one or more little “thumbs up” icons next to it. We a) are maybe prejudiced about some groups b) have specific criteria about usefulness and c) could be wrong.


Thursday 25th, 7pm Manchester Muslim Environmentalists Monthly Meet. All welcome (Muslims and non-Muslims alike!) at St Margaret’s Centre, Brantingham Rd, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester, M21 0TT. See our facebook page for last month’s minutes and to find out what we’ve been up to.

Friday 26th, 6pm  Critical Mass bike ride. Starts at Manchester Central Library, 6pm

Sat 27th, 1pm to 5pm “Exchange for Change” – at Friends Meeting House.

Mon 29th, 5.30pm“Reading for the Planet: World Literature and Environmental Crisis.”: workshop and lecture
Lecture Theatre 5 in the Geoffrey Manton Building (on Oxford Road, opposite the Aquatics Centre); free of charge and open to the public. Following an informal reception in the Atrium from 5.30, the lectures and seminars will start at 6.00 and conclude at approximately 7.30.

Tuesday 30th, 6pm to 8pm “A Sustainable Future for Manchester” “in conversation” series. Manchester Museum, Oxford Rd. Free. See here for details http://events.manchester.ac.uk/event/event:q8r-hcrtq73c-c5o4cm/a-sustainable-future-for-manchester


Tues 9th, 6.45pm to 9pm Manchester Friends of the Earth Full Group Meeting, Greenfish Resource Centre, Oldham St. http://manchesterfoe.org.uk/

Sat 13th – UK launch of “Promised Land” – film about fracking in the US.  Stars Matt Damon.

Sat 13 Apr, 12.15 to 1.30: “Climate Jobs and the Alternative to Austerity” workshop, Mechanics Institute

The Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union group is hosting a workshop at the North West conference of “Unite the Resistance” on Saturday 13 April, with Helen Rimmer, the North West co-ordinator for Friends of the Earth and Martin Empson, from the Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union group.

The full conference runs from 10.30am to 5pm and tickets cost £2 (unwaged) and £5 waged.  The organisers are happy for people to attend just the workshop, but you’ll need to book in advance.

Saturday 13th  10am – 6pm. Northern Vegan Festival will take place in Sachas Hotel in the heart of Manchester City Centre  Admission is just £1 (under 12’s free) payable at the door.

Tues 16th, 8am to 9.30am Breakfast at Rylands: The Consumer is Dead

Tues 16th, 4pm to 6.30pm Moss Side and Hulme Environmental Workshop
Calling all organisations in Moss Side and Hulme with an interest in the environment!

You are invited to attend a free workshop to find out about other projects and organisations nearby, explore how we can support more environmental projects in the area, and join in cross-sector networking and collaboration. You will also have opportunity to input into the Central Manchester Strategic Regeneration Framework that is being refreshed and sets priorities for this part of the city, so don’t miss out!
The workshop is being arranged by Manchester City Council with input from local organisations and speakers including the Manchester –  A Certain Future Steering Group, Carbon Co-op and Moss Cider.

Who should attend? Organisations in Moss Side and Hulme with an interest in the environment and climate change, including community groups, schools, businesses, charities, public sector etc.

Date and time: Tuesday 16th April from 4pm – 6:30pm (registration and tea/coffee from 3:40pm).

Venue: The Studio at the Z-arts centre, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme. Directions: http://www.z-arts.org/about-us/getting-here/

Reserve your place by contacting James on:  j.hosen@manchester.gov.uk or 0161 234 1870

Please feel free to forward this invitation to others for whom it may be of interest.

Friday 19th, 6pm to 9pm  Launch of “Ecohome” project at Madlab

Friday 19th, 7.30pm – 2am Envirolution fundraiser Night & Day Cafe, Oldham Street, Manchester City Centre

A fundraiser extravaganza in the Night and Day Café in the city centre.   Headlining are China Rats who are returning to Manchester for another Envirolution fundraiser after making it big on Radio 1, SXSW and at Benicassim and South by South West Festival!

Matthew Gray who played at Festival No. 6 in 2012 and was featured on BBC Radio 6 will be joining us as well, and we will have also have music from Gavatron and Sam Hain & The Bloodflames.  Then our favourite DJs will be playing us in to the night: DJ Pkeeva, Frog Charmer, Time Burglars and Taylor!

Tickets are £5 in advance (contact us via Facebook) and £7 on the door.


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