July 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.

Weds 24th, 10am  Manchester City Council Executive meeting, Manchester Town Hall. Approval of both the 4th Annual Carbon Budget and the “Green and Blue Infrastructure” plan

Fri 26th  BBQ & Shorts from 8pm/Screening at 9pm at The Boathouse, Platt Fields park, M14 6LA Entrance via Mabfield Rd, Fallowfield Free parking available close to venue

Sat 27th, 11am to 5pm Summer Party Hulme Community Garden Centre, Old Birley St, Hulme


Mon 1st, 7-9pm Withington Co-operative Eco-house meeting – Upstairs at Fuel bar in Withington, wherethere will be an intro to the project and potentially a guest speaker talking with the group about their communal living experiences. The rest of the evening will be an opportunity to meet other people and find out more about the house and the co-operative.We are still looking for more members for the co-operative, so if you are  interested, please get in touch with us at: withington-coop-ecohouse@unfinished.org.uk and come along on the night

Weds 3rd  Friends of the Earth director Andy Atkins

4th to the 21st Manchester International Festival Also includes “Biospheric Foundation” stuff

Fri 5th, “Carbon Conversations” training in #Manchester

Sat 6th, 10 to 4pm, free “Planning for Low Carbon Living” event.

Sat 6th, 1 to 5pm Green Party strategy event.

Tues 9th, 9.15 – 11.00 Airports Commission hearings in Manchester  at Manchester Town Hall, but you have to book!

Tues 9th , 2-4pm  – networking lunch from 1:00pm Ageing and Energy Consumption: Rethinking Policy and Practice from Research
MICRA (Manchester Interdisciplinary Centre for Research on Ageing) /MARC (Manchester Architecture Research Centre) Joint Seminar
Venue: G306A and B Jean McFarlane Building, University of Manchester (no.92 on the campus map)
Professor Andrew Dobson (Politics, Keele University) – Making energy discussable: the role of community knowledge networks
Dr Rosie Day (Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham) – Older age and energy justice
Dr Alan Lewis (Architecture, University of Manchester) – Thermal Comfort and Sustainable Technologies in Extra-Care Housing
Discussant: Professor James Goodwin (Head of Research Age UK and Visiting Professor at Loughborough University)
Chair: Professor Chris Phillipson
Booking: http://ageingandenergyconsumption.eventbrite.com/

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

Wed 10th, 7pm to 9pm: Manchester Friends of the Earth climate campaign meeting
At this month’s climate campaign meeting (which is on a Wednesday instead of the usual Thursday), we’ll be continuing to develop our plans for a new campaign aimed at improving the energy efficiency of rented homes. If you’d like to join us, please contact Ali (ali@manchesterfoe.org.uk / 07786 090520) so we know to expect you.
Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE

Sat 13th Feeding Manchester #13 (no longer, we believe, taking bookings)

Tues 16th, 12.45pm onwards “Beyond the Carbon Budget” Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St- see front page of Manchester Climate Monthly July 2013 for details!

Thurs 18th 7-9pm ECO South Manchester: YouTube Short Films and Shaping the Future of an Environmental Network for Manchester at Green Fish Resource Centre.

Fri 19 July 6-9pm Film Night at Biospheric Foundation: Best Before, UK dur 32 mins Truck Farm, USA dur 48 mins

UK Film-maker Ben Mann’s new documentary Best Before, looks at the food revolution happening in London where local communities are taking it upon themselves to address access to affordable and healthy food. Ben along with Erin Wolson also from the Best Before team will be on hand to introduce the film.
Best Before is then followed by food road movie Truck Farm, which tells the story of a new generation of quirky urban farmers. Viewers are trucked across New York to see the city’s funkiest urban farms, and to find out if America’s largest city can learn to feed itself.

Sun 21, 2.30-5.30pm, Summer fruit preserving workshop in Rusholme,organised by Abundance Manchester (£6/£3). Pre-booking essential: abundancemanchester@yahoo.co.uk

Mon 22nd from 6.30pm, ‘Lessons from Cuba’, and the 11th International Permaculture Congress. Madlab in the Northern Quarter. Manchester Permaculture Network is back, and we are pleased to announce our upcoming event: Liz Postlethwaite presenting ‘Lessons from Cuba’, and the 11th International Permaculture Congress.

Tues 23rd, 9am-5pm ” Towards a Sustainable Economic System” a workshop in central Manchester facilitated by researchers from nef (the new economics foundation) Methodist Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JQ


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