September 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.

Events, dear boy, events.

Weds 3rd 6:30-8pm Manchester Abolitionist Vegans meeting at Earth Cafe, at Manchester Buddhist Centre. 16-20 Turner Street  M4 1DZ

Fri 5th, 10 to 12 Meeting of the Low Carbon Hub. Venue? Irrelevant; the great unwashed are explicitly excluded from this meeting. Little oiks.

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

Thurs 11th, 7pm Green Party meeting, Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St.

Thurs 11th, 5.30pm to 8.30pm North West Sustainable Business Quarterly  “The Circular Economy”  Free, but you have to book!

Friday 19th  International Park(ing) Day event around the world.  PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.

For more details see http://parkingday.org/about-parking-day/ To celebrate Park(ing) Day in Manchester, we have organised Park(ing) Day events on in the Northern Quarter in 2013 and 2012.  See links below. The aim of the event(s) are to encourage people to imagine how much better our cities could be if they had fewer spaces for cars and more room for people. Last year, we set up on Thomas Street with wild flower turf, deck chairs, outdoor draughts set, and free tea and coffee and cakes for all, to highlight how much more fun and sociable our city centre could be if it had fewer car parking spaces and more green space.  We are thinking about possible activities for Park(ing) Day this year (Friday 19th September) – would you be interested in helping ?  Ideas for activities on the day?
Please contact:  pete@manchesterfoe.org.uk

Sat 20th Sept, 7pm (show starts at 8pm) “An Evening of Entertainment – fundraiser for AfSL, Clean Up Salford and Manchester Friends of the Earth The Carlton Club,113 Carlton Rd, Whalley Range

Sun 21st, 11am Climate march in Piccadilly Gardens

Mon 22nd, 7pm to 8.30pm People’s Environmental Scrutiny Committee meeting, Moss Side Community Allotment, Bowes St, Moss Side.  If you can’t come but want to be involved, email environmentalscrutiny@gmail.com

Monday, 22nd 18:00 to 19:30 Not-For-Profit Enterprise & the New Global ‘Economics of Enough’ Join Donnie Maclurcan from the Post Growth Institute for a glimpse into the Not-For-Profit global economy as he discusses conclusions from his forthcoming book, How on Earth: Flourishing in a Not-For-Profit World by 2050.
Conference Auditorium 2, (Room GM.01)
University of Leeds
Clarendon Way
Leeds
LS2 9JT
For further details and to book a free place go to
https://not-for-profit-world.eventbrite.co.uk

Tues 23rd Ban Ki-Moon’s UN Climate Summit in New York. Hallelujah, we are all saved!!

Tues 23rd 2pm Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee meeting at Manchester Town Hall Scrutiny Room. On the agenda -“scrutiny and how it is done” and also the Environmental Sustainability Subgroup recommendations made SMART”  (go in through that little side entrance, up the stone spiral staircase, ignoring the two “No entry” signs, then up the walkway connecting to the Town Hall extension. Left past the dragon, right past the torture chamber and voila!)

Weds 24th, 10am Economy Scrutiny Committee meeting at Manchester Town Hall Scrutiny Room. On the agenda -“scrutiny and how it is done” and also the Environmental Sustainability Subgroup recommendations made SMART”  (go in through that little side entrance, up the stone spiral staircase, ignoring the two “No entry” signs, then up the walkway connecting to the Town Hall extension. Left past the dragon, right past the torture chamber and voila!)

Weds 24th, 2pm Communities Scrutiny Committee meeting at Manchester Town Hall Scrutiny Room. On the agenda -“scrutiny and how it is done”  (go in through that little side entrance, up the stone spiral staircase, ignoring the two “No entry” signs, then up the walkway connecting to the Town Hall extension. Left past the dragon, right past the torture chamber and voila!)

Weds 24th  4 to 5.30pm Sustainable Consumption Institute seminar: “Be careful what you wish for: the empty promise of the Sharing Economy”  in the Harold Hankins building (the tall one in the Manchester precinct.) Free, no need to book.

Thurs 25th, 10am  Finance Scrutiny Committee meeting at Manchester Town Hall Scrutiny Room. On the agenda – The Clean City Money – why aren’t people being told what is being spent? (go in through that little side entrance, up the stone spiral staircase, ignoring the two “No entry” signs, then up the walkway connecting to the Town Hall extension. Left past the dragon, right past the torture chamber and voila!)

Saturday 27th, 12pm – 4pm TreeStation open day.  http://www.treestation.co.uk/about/treestation-open-days/.TreeStation, The Yard, Vaughan Street, West Gorton, Manchester, M12 5FQ.

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