February 2014

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.

Sat 1st, 8pm to 11pm Barton Moss camp fundraiser Dulcimer, Wilbrahim Road

Tues 4th, 2pm Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee to look at City Council’s 2014/17 Climate Plan. Manchester Town Hall (“Scrutiny Room”)

Tues 4th, 6pm Austerity and fuel poverty event at International Anthony Burgess Foundation

Monday 10th to Friday 14th Earth Week Manchester Students’ Union

Monday 10 February, 5pm: The Future of Food with Dr Alice Larkin-Bows

Tuesday 11 February, 5pm: Global Inequalities with Professor David Hulme

Wednesday 12 February, 5pm: Sustainable Living with Professor Alan Warde

Thursday 13 February, 5pm: The Future of Energy with a panel of speakers chaired by Dr John Broderick

Friday 14 February, 5pm: The Unknowns of Climate Change with Dr Grant Allen

(All lectures will take place in University Place, Lecture Theatre A)

To book for these events please visit www.manchesterstudentsunion.com/earthweek

Tues 11, 1pm “Glacier Sensitivity to Climate Change in the Nepalese Himalaya
Quantified Using Higher-Order Modelling Dr Ann Rowan (University of Aberystwyth)
Seminars are in room 2.10, Sandra Burslem Building. Environmental and Geographical Sciences Seminars @ Manchester Metropolitan University

Tues 11th, 6.45pm to 9pm Manchester Friends of the Earth Full Group Meeting, Greenfish Resource Centre, Oldham St. http://manchesterfoe.org.uk/

Wed 12th, 10am Executive of Manchester City Council meets, endorses the Climate Plan. Manchester Town Hall (“Scrutiny Room”)

Thurs 13th The Green Party and Europe

Tues 18th, 7pm  Frack Free Greater Manchester meeting  at Methodist Hall, Oldham St

Wednesday 19 February, 1-3pm, Future City and Community Resilience Network Meeting  Guest speaker: Dr Joe Ravetz, Co-Director, Centre for Urban Resilience and Energy (CURE), University of ManchesterManchester Business School East B7

Tues 25th, 6.30pm onwards (come when you can!)  “Climate Action in Manchester – where next?”  Following on from the open letter to Manchester City Council suggesting 9 actions it could take to improve communication and performance around climate change, what actions should we citizens be taking?  This is an interactive and participatory format.  Expect to be asked to talk to people around you, and to share ideas. It’s okay if you don’t think you have many, it’s not a competition. Come meet other concerned and interesting people for practical planning!  Organised by Manchester Climate Monthly Friends Meeting House 6 Mount St

Wednesday 26 February,  Low-carbon synergy and social intelligence – the internal logic of a transition pathway?MBS Room 10.05, Harold Hankins Building, 4-5.30pm

Dr Joe Ravetz (Co-Director, Centre for Urban Resilience and Energy (CURE), University of Manchester)  The Sustainable Consumption Institute’s first seminar of 2014. Coffee and registration will begin at 3.45 pm For further details see: http://www.sci.manchester.ac.uk/events/sci-external-seminar-series

Thursday 27 Feb 9.15am – 2.30pm. Manchester’s Sustainable Schools Conference
Bridge 5 Mill, Beswick Street, Manchester, M4 7HR.

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