November 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.

11 Nov – 22 Nov 2013 UNFCCC farce staggers on

Thursday  14th , Rethinking prosperity: experiments in local economics.  Manchester, Bridge 5 Mill.  A one day conference sponsored by CLES, CRESC, Equality NW, MERCi and of course ourselves, Steady State Manchester.   More details HERE

 
Sunday 17th, 10.30  Friends of Chorlton Meadows will be working on a scrub clearance task on the Chorlton Ees & Ivy Green Local Nature Reserve. All welcome.Meet: Ivy Green car park*
>Time: 10:30 am (finish mid-afternoon)
Please ReadFor those of you who have not been before, please note that there are 2 car parks associated with the Chorlton Ees & Ivy Green Local Nature Reserve:1. The Ivy Green car park* on Brookburn Road, opposite the Bowling Green pub.2. The Chorlton Ees car park – which is at the end of a cobbled road, off Brookburn Road, between Brookburn Road Primary School and Chorlton Brook.We are meeting at car park number 1.Hope to see you there.Best Regards,Dave Bishop (FoCM Chair)

Monday 18, 5.15pm Centre for Urban Resilience and Energy launch event
Cordingley Lecture Theatre
Humanities Bridgeford Street building University of ManchesterM13 9PL

Weds 20th, Friends of the Earth Climate subgroup meeting

Fri 22nd  Showing of “Trashed” in Urmston, put on by Breathe Clean Air Group and Manchester Film Coop

Wednesday 27th 5.30-7.30 – In Place of Growth Workshop
Details of venue and focus to be announced

Thurs 28th Hacklab about the DECC Carbon Calculator, at Madlab

Friday, 1  3pm-4.30pm Electrifying Manchester: time for policy intervention in domestic heating provision?

There are many good reasons for policy intervention in domestic heating in Manchester; the potential for substantial improvements in health and wellbeing, emissions reduction and local employment among them.

Room C24, Sackville Street Building, Sackville Street

More details; here

Mon 4th, 1pm  “Are regional systems greening the economy?: The role of environmental innovations  and agglomeration forces”Massimiliano Mazzanti, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Management, University of Ferrara, Italy

Room 10.05  10th floor Harold Hankins Building, Coffee half an hour before the seminar

Tues 12th, 6.45pm to 9pm Manchester Friends of the Earth Full Group Meeting, Greenfish Resource Centre, Oldham St. http://manchesterfoe.org.uk/

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