December 2011

Thurs Dec 1st, 6.15 – 8pm
South Manchester Environmental Forum
Kro Bar, Oxford Road (opposite the Manchester University Students’ Union)
South Manchester Environmental Forum (SMEF for short) is an exciting space for you to meet like minded people from around South Manchester and be inspired to improve sustainability in your community. Guest speakers have so far included members of Faith in the Community Allotment, Didsbury Dinners, Bikeright, Friends of Birchfields and Dave Barlow, Biodiversity Expert.
SMEF is a ‘roaming forum’ for the people of South Manchester to come together and promote sustainable living. Come along to explore ideas about green issues in your area and beyond, find out about local activities, skill-share and make sure that local priorities are reflected.
Free event, all welcome.
To book a place call 0161 237 3357.

Sun 4th, 12.30 -4.30pm
Greening the Green Deal.  Free event at Manchester Town Hall.
For more details, and to book, see here.

Weds 7th, 7pm
The Ecosocialist Alternative to Austerity
Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester
On March 26th half a million of us marched through London for “the alternative”. On 2nd October we marched through Manchester, again for “the alternative”. But what is the alternative to cuts and austerity?
The TUC version of the alternative is for government investment to promote growth. But would that strategy work? And what price will the ecosystem end up paying for “growth without limit”?
Is economic growth really the only alternative to cuts and austerity? Should “environmental” concerns be put on the back burner until the serious business of restoring growth has been dealt with? If not, how do we protect our jobs and living standards while at the same time protecting the ecosystem upon which we all rely for our very survival?
Manchester Ecosocialists is an informal and inclusive group which organises open discussions and debates on issues of vital concern for the future of humanity. Join us on 7th December in the Friends Meeting House. All welcome.

Thurs 8th, 8pm
Planning meeting for the 2012 Chorlton Green festival is on upstairs at St Clement’s Church. Please come along if you’re interested or email Nigel Rose on rosejeffmo@gmail.com if you want to be involved but can’t make it this time.

Tuesday December 13th @ 4.00 pm
Making environmental publics
The Hansen Room, HBS. The Zochonis Building is on Brunswick Street (No. 60 on the Campus Map)
Dr Sally Eden (Hull) (Joint Planning and Geography Seminar)

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