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Manchester Climate Monthly: Job Alert: “Rethinking Economics” is hiring #Manchester

Special Message We Are Hiring (again) ! Rethinking Economics is very excited to be expanding our staff team this summer. We are now looking for an enthusiastic and economically open minded individual to fill our new role of Campaigns Coordinator in our Manchester, …

2017-05-26 15:34   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: ‘Powering Together – taking control of the energy revolution’ #Manchester 24 June

The Co-operative Energy is pleased to announce its Community Energy Conference 2017 – the fifth year anniversary of the event. This year’s is titled ‘Powering Together – taking control of the energy revolution’ and will once again be jointly hosted …

2017-05-25 22:44   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: “Grassroots Energy Collaboration” Liverpool, 10 June.

Alongside local activists, Biofuelwatch are hosting a series of “Grassroots Energy Collaboration” workshops across the country throughout May and June, in Bristol, London and Liverpool. The Liverpool event will be held on Saturday 10th June at The Quaker Meeting House, …

2017-05-23 10:26   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: 2019: How the #climate activists blew it, again #debacle #doomed

Sometimes Mother Nature gives climate change activists a boost. She tried in the summer of 1988. She tried again in August 2005, when Hurricane Katrina bulls-eyed New Orleans.  She tried again in the long hot summer of 2019. The Indian …

2017-05-17 20:28   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: No plans to train Council staff in carbon literacy… #Manchester #climate #debacle

So, in January the Executive Member for the Environment told a committee of councillors that she was taking personal charge of carbon literacy training. Six weeks later MCFly requested, among other things;  A copy of the document/documents that exist that …

2017-05-14 22:21   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: #Mustread – The Doomsday Glacier by Jeff Goodell

New feature on MCFly – stuff that anyone who wants to know what to expect (globally more than locally) ought to be reading. I will hashtag it #mustread.  It probably will NOT be Manchester-centric, so feel free to ignore Will …

2017-05-12 11:00   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming event: Seeking a resilient, local, stable ‘viable economy’? #Manchester 17 May.

Steady State Manchester event: Seeking a resilient, local, stable ‘viable economy’?  The role of community business Wednesday 17th May 6.30-8pm Lounge at Manchester Methodist Hall Central Buildings, Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JQ Do you wonder what kind of an economy …

2017-05-11 15:13   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Batteries! Info night in #Manchester 24 May

Free! Book here Description Come along to find out all about adding a battery system to your home solar system! The widespread adoption of energy storage systems are seen as one of the building blocks of the future energy system. …

2017-05-09 08:04   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: GMWDA ‘seeking exit’ from PFI contract

From here. The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA)  has confirmed that it is “seeking an exit” from its recycling and waste management Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract with Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited. In a statement on the website of Viridor’s parent …

2017-05-04 13:55   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Liverpool event on Science/Business/Targets 11th May

Do pass this event on to any scousers who might be interested… Liverpool – “Applying Science Based Targets within Business To Deliver Tangible Benefits” 11th May Time: 16:15 – 18:00   Region: North West Venue: Novotel City Centre Hotel, 40 …

2017-05-03 13:18   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Only 1 of the 10 members of #Manchester Council Senior Management Team is carbon literate #climate

“There have been no changes to the carbon literacy status of [Strategic Management Team ] in this period.” That’s the bald response to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by Manchester Climate Monthly to Manchester City Council. Which means, …

2017-05-03 08:32   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Democracy, exclusion, ‘citizens’ and the “hustings” that wasn’t…

After the untimely death of Deyika Nzeribe, Manchester Green Party found another candidate for the Greater Mayoral elections happening tomorrow. That candidate, Will Patterson, was at a “hustings” last week at the Lowry. Except he wasn’t on the stage with …

2017-05-03 07:46   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: “The material politics of urban energy transitions” #Manchester 23 May

“The material politics of urban energy transitions” by Dr. Vanesa Castán Broto, on Tuesday 23rd May (room C21, Pariser Building, Sackville Street) at 1.00pm.  Historical analyses of past transitions have led to a wealth of empirical understanding about how transitions occur. This …

2017-05-02 11:36   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: #Manchester Council Environment Executive member Rosa Battle still not carbon literate

Last year Manchester Labour Party went to the local elections with this in their manifesto Seven months later, in early January 2017 the Executive Member for the Environment Rosa Battle told a committee of councillors that she was taking personal …

2017-05-02 08:28   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: TreeStation Open Day 6 May #Manchester

Please join us! The TreeStation is a Social Enterprise working to make the very best use of timber produced as a by-product of woodland management and tree work – for fuel, timber and other uses. Make Wood Work! Switch to …

2017-04-27 12:36   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Poem: “Monument” #Manchester #climate

By local homelessness capacity-builder and all round good bloke Jez Green. Monument Arguments over the ice fragment monument continue unabated. Political leaders’ primary concerns relate to its proposed positioning on potentially habitable land. The artist contends that this is precisely …

2017-04-26 13:27   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Kevin Anderson lecture from March 2017

Regular readers of MCFly will know that this video is, almost by definition, worth watching

2017-04-25 12:19   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: #Marchforscience #Manchester 22nd April

So, Albert Square, 12 noon. Be there or be, well, square.  Two more things – The flowchart below that will help you make a decision, from the wonderful PhD comics., Underneath that, a link to my latest piece on The …

2017-04-20 08:56   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Free burn out workshop in #Manchester, 27-8 May

“At the end of May there’s a weekend workshop in Manchester for people working for social and environmental justice who are concerned that they – or the groups they are part of – risk not taking care of themselves and each …

2017-04-19 10:21   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: #Manchester Council 2 months overdue with ‘quarterly’ #climate report

Manchester City Council has failed to release its latest quarterly climate report, despite a claim from the Executive Member for the Environment that the Council needed to blow its own trumpet.  Instead, a citizen has had to submit a Freedom …

2017-04-18 11:53   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: Benefit gig for exiled journos #Manchester 13 May

Saturday, May 13 at 7 PM – 10 PM The Waldorf 12 Gore Street, M1 3AQ Manchester, United Kingdom Acts – Singer-songwriter Aidan Cross More TBC soon! Raffle and prizes. Tickets: £5 regular waged, £3 low-waged, £10 solidarity ticket (Watch …

2017-04-18 08:28   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: #climate lobbying… MPs. Training in #Manchester

Yeah, look, if it keeps you happy while you are waiting for the apocalypses, then fill yer boots. Training in Manchester in June. All about the central government thing, nowt about local authorities. I suppose it sort of applies. If …

2017-04-17 20:52   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Volunteering with the Land Army

Kindling Trust wants you to get down and dirty!   Join us this Spring in preparation for the new growing season. As Spring begins we are starting to ramp up our trips out to local organic farms. Upcoming dates inclue: Monday …

2017-04-17 11:41   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming: Green Hustings for GM Mayor Fri 28 April. #Manchester

At Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St.  Free, register here. With Greater Manchester on the verge of electing its first ever Metro Mayor, this is your chance to quiz the mayoral candidates on what they will do to protect and …

2017-04-12 10:38   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Film about deforestation/multinationals #Manchester Thurs 13th April

On at “Home” tomorrow (Thurs 13th April) UK Premiere/ La Tierra roja + Intro Next showing Thu 13 Apr 2017 at 15.55 Part of: ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2017 15 Directed by Diego Martinez Vignatti Described as a …

2017-04-12 08:40   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Take “action”: ask #Manchester Health Scrutiny Committee to examine #climate impacts

A new report on ‘eco-anxiety’ tells us what readers of MCFly already know – climate change is scary and is going to be a fustercluck of monumental proportions (already is in places like Chile). Some readers will remember that last …

2017-04-11 09:30   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Free online course from Upsalla University #climate leadership #Manchester

Free online course from Upsalla University https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/climate-leadership [Maybe we could get some of those clowns in the Town Hall to do it?  #justsaying] Why join the course? Climate change creates a situation of unprecedented urgency, complexity and uncertainty, but also …

2017-04-11 08:45   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Job Alert: City of Trees development officer #Manchester

Development Officer vacancy – deadline extended Join the team working to drive the City of Trees movement. It’s an exciting time to join the City of Trees team. We have grand ambitions to green Greater Manchester. There is a lot going …

2017-04-11 05:27   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Film Screening: “Tomorrow” in #Manchester 26th April

Film Showing on 26th April.  Text below, and link to book, from here. Already viewed by over 1.5 million people in France alone, and winner of Best Documentary at the Cesar Awards (the French Oscars), ‘Tomorrow’ has been hugely impactful. …

2017-04-10 15:44   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: #Manchester Council’s staffing level falls further than its carbon reductions

Manchester City Council’s FTE staffing has fallen by almost 40% since 2009, thanks the bloody Tories and their bloody austerity. Meanwhile of course, Manchester City COuncil’s carbon emissions have not even fallen by that much, but they aren’t exactly adjusting …

2017-04-10 10:45   Click to comment


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