August 2012

Sun 5, 10:00am until 1:00pm Bloomers Sunday Bike Ride for wimmin
Pedal MCR, Platt Fields Park
A bike ride out into the countryside for wimmin.
We shall ride mostly on quieter roads/lanes around Cheshire.
Bring bikes, picnic, waterproofs, tools (if you have them)
This isn’t mega fast paced or super hilly but road/touring/hybrid bikes would be more suitable. We’ll only go as fast as the slowest rider- this ride is all about F U N
This ride is weather permitting- if it’s pouring down we won’t be bothering! So please text in the morning to confirm you’re coming and to check if we’re still on. Also, if we receive no texts we’ll assume noone is coming!
All wimmin welcome!

Sun 5th, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Butterfly walk with local butterfly expert, Peter Hardy. Meet: Ivy Green car park on Brookburn Road, Chorlton (opposite Bowling Green pub)
via Friends of Chorlton Meadows

Tues 7th 6-9pm social media cafe Manchester
The Northern: 56 Tib Street, Manchester M4 1LW
Entry is free, as usual

Thurs 9th, 4.30pm Tyndall Manchester seminar at George Begg building

Thu 9, 7.00pm until 8.30pm Manchester Friends of the Earth Climate Subgroup Meeting Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham St, Manchester, M4 1LE, UK
“Our monthly climate subgroup meeting at which we’ll be planning next steps on the Clean British Energy campaign and our local campaign to engage businesses with Manchester’s climate change plan, A Certain Future. If you’d like to join us, please call/text Ali on 07786 090520 so we know to expect you.”

Fri 10, 11am until 3pm Sustainable Housing Open Day/Garden Party
34 Finchley Road, Fallowfield, M14 6FH Manchester, United Kingdom
We’re inviting everyone to come and see our project on the 10th of August.
“We’re showcasing our average 30s built houses, focusing on the behaviour changes that we’re making in order to live a more sustainable lifestyle. There’ll be some other projects showing off their work and wares, and also there’ll be a garden party with food, drink and music where you’ll have the chance to meet and share ideas with other interesting people in the Manchester sustainability movement.
“Come along to learn more about living sustainably – great for anyone with an interest in saving money and helping the planet.”

Sat 11th August, 10am to 1pm Climate Survivors visit to Southern Allotments, Chorlton  http://manchesterpermaculture…

Tues 14, 6.45pm until 9.00pm Manchester Friends of the Earth Full Group Meeting
“Our monthly full group meeting – open to everyone! Join us from 6.45pm at the Green Fish Resource Centre on Oldham Street (next to Mint Lounge) to find out about what we do and how you can get involved. This meeting is perfect for those who are new to Friends of the Earth. Contact Colette at or on 07754 042716 for further details.”
46-50 Oldham St, Manchester, M4 1LE, UK

17-21 August The Urban Permaculture Design Course

  • There are 2 free courses for local residents on JSA in the Blackfriars, Salford.
  • If you are a student or have a low income, you can apply for a £200 fee. You would need to send us appropriate documents, pay £100 to book your place and pay the other £100 four weeks before the course starts.
  • If not, the complete fee is £400 which you’ll need to book your place by paying £200 and pay the rest, £200, four weeks before the course starts.

If you want to book your fee, please, make the a deposit at:
Biospheric Foundation
REF: PDC + Your Full Name
Card One banking
Sort Code. 62 30 88 Account – 70488435
Thank you.
For more information, please, find attached our brochure
or visit:

Sat 18th 10:30 am to 1:30 pm ‘Grey to Green’ event entitled ‘Summer in Manchester’ and will be led by Steve Atkins of GMLRC Mersey Valley Visitors’ Centre, Rifle Road, Sale.
Last year the Greater Manchester Local Records Centre (GMLRC), which is attached to the Greater Manchester Ecology Unit (GMEU), submitted a bid to the National Heritage Lottery Fund – and the bid was successful. The resulting project, which will run for three years, is called ‘From Grey to Green’ and its aim is to encourage the people of Greater Manchester to appreciate and record the wildlife around them. via Friends of Chorlton Meadows.

Sat 18, 7.30pmWe Face Forward to the City” Whitworth Art Gallery Oxford Road , M15 6ER Manchester
Calling everyone for this unforgettable, once in a lifetime occasion!! Pop in for a very special late evening social at the gallery, where we will host a decadent evening of stimulating discussion, fine food, and music and art that flows with the vibe of our exhibition.

The Biospheric Foundation, Epoch 6 Urban Lab, and 5 North Architects will speak about “Urban West Africa”, their series of interventions about sustainable and forward-thinking design and development in the rapidly urbanising African geograp…hy. They have also built an internet kiosk for a live communications feed to Bamako, Mali, especially for the event!

Our music and dance performance for the evening, courtesy of Band on the Wall, stars Jokeh Sillah and Santa Yalla Arts. Jokeh is a dancer from the Gambia and she will be performing with three accompanying drummers. And, there will be special West African nibbles provided by Q Café. Don’t miss this incredible evening!

Saturday 25th 8:15 pmBAT AND MOTH NIGHT Chorlton Ees & Ivy GreenMeeting Place: Ivy Green car park, Brookburn Road, Chorlton (opposite the Bowling Green pub)The plan is to wander along the bank of Chorlton Brook until we reach the river bank and then back to the car park. We will have bat detectors with us to pick up the ultra-high frequency bat calls.

On our return to the car park we will check a special moth trap with local moth expert, Ben Smart, to see how many species it has attracted (no moths will be harmed – hopefully!).

Weds 29th August – probable date for “Annual Carbon Budget” to appear on website…


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