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Manchester Climate Monthly: Seminar: Climate Change & Sustainability #Manchester Saturday 21st April

   The Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom is holding a seminar on “Climate Change and Sustainability” on Saturday 21st of April. It’s free and you’ll get to meet lots of interesting people. I’ll be there too… Advertisements

2018-04-10 09:15   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: “A Rubbish Night at the Museum” #Manchester 19 April

.from here Do residents in Manchester have to live surrounded by rubbish? Or can we change it? If you care about Manchester, our neighbourhoods, our communities, and our international reputation, then let’s talk about rubbish. Join us for “A Rubbish …

2018-04-09 12:11   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Great Green Future or the Last Straw? #GMGreenCity

For reasons that escape all explanation, Manchester Climate Fortnightly’s editor did not pass the (mysterious and unexplained) selection process for the recent Mayor’s “Green” Summit. Go figure.  Anyway, some people who did go have written up their reflections.  Here is …

2018-03-23 09:49   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Job Alert: 3 campaigning jobs at Friends of the Earth

Campaigner (x3) Salary: £32,630 – £37,365 per annum, pro-rata (inc. London weighting if applicable) Location: Flexible (with regular travel to London office) Hours/days per week: 35 per week / Mon-Fri Contract: Fixed Term Contract (Various lengths) Closing date: 23:59 on …

2018-03-21 06:23   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Carbon Coop Home Energy Training, Spring 2018 #Manchester

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2018-03-19 12:09   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Leaked copy of Andy Burnham’s speech to his Green Summit next week!! #Manchester #Climate

One of MCFly’s many admirers within the Manchester/Greater Manchester climate bureaucracy has sent us an advance copy of the Mayor’s speech, urging us to publish it as part of a cunning marketing strategy…. And if you believe that, I have …

2018-03-15 15:58   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: 11 questions about the Mayor’s Green Summit, from a reject… @AndyBurnhamGM

Dear Mayor Burnham, The wait is finally over! I’ve been on tenterhooks for weeks about whether I’d get a ticket for the Mayor’s Green Summit on 21 March.  I am – and I am sure you sympathise – gutted not …

2018-03-02 16:35   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Mayor’s Green Summit – some golden ticket winners

They’ve known they were going to be putting on a summit for a year. They were supposed to do it late last year, but didn’t.  Now, a mere three weeks before the Big Day, some people have been told that …

2018-03-01 17:40   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Pls tweet @AndyBurnhamGM abt his “Green” summit and ticketing

As part of his election manifesto in 2017 Andy Burnham promised a ‘Green Summit’.  It was pencilled in for late 2017, then pushed back to March 21 2018.  There was a “registration of interest” process, but the selection critera for …

2018-02-27 08:32   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Important! Major new advice from #climate scientists

From The Onion, the best source of climate info. h/t sam. Sighing, Resigned Climate Scientists Say To Just Enjoy Next 20 Years As Much As You Can Friday 10:00am SEE MORE: Climate Change GENEVA—Attending a conference to discuss alarming new …

2018-02-25 10:19   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Free journalism training in #Manchester

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2018-02-23 13:12   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Job Alert: Project Coordinator, Carbon Literacy Centre

from here. I have some fairly, ah, robust opinions (based on years of observation) about “carbon literacy”, but nonetheless, some people think that “this could be useful with the right person doing it”.  So therefore I am posting it.  Somehow …

2018-02-20 09:30   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Letter to Mayor’s Green Summit organisers #Manchester #Climate

Dear x, The wait is finally over! I’ve been on tenterhooks for weeks about whether I’d get a ticket for the Mayor’s Green Summit on 21 March.  I am delighted to have received/dismayed to not have received a place. I’ve …

2018-02-18 21:03   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: The mayor’s green summit – what to expect in the coming weeks, months, years. #Manchester #climate

In his  March 2017 manifesto for the Mayoral election, Andy Burnham promised to hold an environmental summit ‘within a year’ of being elected.  Originally scheduled for late 2017, there was “slippage” and the summit is now going to happen in …

2018-02-15 09:58   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: “Energy Democracy” “listening” event in #Manchester tonight re: Mayor’s Green Vomit. Sorry, “summit”

Tonight at Partisan Collective in Cheetham Hill there’s a two hour “listening event”, the results of which feed into a hold-hands-and-sing-kumbaya “Summit” in March, which will produce another vapid statement of peace-love-and-understanding. Fun fact- wildlife numbers have dropped to less …

2018-02-12 08:32   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: MCR Debate:How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Climate Change #Manchester Feb 27

MCR Debate:How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Climate Change All good things come to end and civilisation isn’t a exception. Scientists would largely agree that climate change is happening, and it’s set to the biggest challenge our species …

2018-02-11 21:24   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: CANCELLED. Upcoming Event: “Digital Technology: Environmental Saint or Sinner? #Manchester 22 February

Ooops.  Sorry, didn’t realised I had scheduled the post. The event has been postponed until later in the year.   “Digital Technology: Environmental Saint or Sinner?” by Professor Chris Preist, on Thursday 22nd February (room C1, George Begg Building, Sackville Street) http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/maps/interactive-map/?id=14 at 1.00pm. Digital …

2018-02-06 09:51   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Fundraising appeal: Family #Fracking Action Court Costs #Manchester

All details from gofundme page   Family Fracking Action Court Costs On 12th July 2017 three generations of one family and a wonderful crew of friends carried out an action at the Cuadrilla fracking site at Preston New Road in …

2018-01-28 19:24   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Job Alerts: Fairfield Environmental Services #Manchester

Please share with anyone who you think would be interested in applying for any of these three jobs… Business Development Manager Salary from £34,098 p/a (gross) Finance Officer Salary between £18,768 and £20,465 (gross) Human Relations Officer Salary between £18,768 …

2018-01-26 09:42   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: “Green Week” events in #Manchester 12-16 February

A few years ago the City Council’s “Green City Team” (since abolished) promised councillors on the relevant scrutiny committee that the Council would organise five events for the following year’s “Green Week”.  It organised…. none, and wouldn’t admit that, so …

2018-01-25 21:01   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Petition about Gas Storage (not #Manchester)

Here’s the petition Petition: Debate effect of pumping out brine at Fleetwood on marine life and livelihoods   Here’s the details – STOP HALITE ENERGY PUMPING OUT TOXIC BRINE AT ROSSALL, FLEETWOOD, & DESTROYING MARINE LIFE AND LIVELIHOODS IN AND …

2018-01-25 10:42   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: Circular Economy Club #Manchester 5 February

Register here (free) Description CEC’s is an international event platform and network of Circular Economy professionals. The club exists to spur collaboration by connecting professionals, because together we can make a bigger impact. Members are located all over the world …

2018-01-25 09:13   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Design games to help make t’planet less uninhabitable in 50 years. Feb 17/18 #Manchester

“Games for the Many is a new political games studio and community of political game makers exploring how to make political impact with play, developing games as digital campaigning tools. We believe games can change the world, for the many, not …

2018-01-24 08:28   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: URGENT: Help needed Tuesday 23rd Jan to help green printers move, #Manchester

MARC the printers, based in the Northern Quarter (28 Edge St)since the year dot, are moving.  Tomorrow (Tues 23rd Jan) they are moving to Salford, near Islington Mill. They urgently need help moving stuff. If you’ve ever read a Manchester …

2018-01-22 11:54   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: #Levenshulme, Community Energy, #Manchester 27 Jan

reposted from here Levenshulme takes on energy efficiency retrofit and community energy! This January Carbon Co-op will be meeting in Levenshulme where the support for community energy and retrofit is growing. We will be joined by Ed Cox (IPPR North) …

2018-01-22 11:46   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Repost: An energy system vision for a community energy-led future?

So, Jonathan Atkinson of Carbon Coop does some Deep Thinking about the future of energy. A good (19ish minute) read… An energy system vision for a community energy-led future? The energy transition is happening, what needs to be discussed now …

2018-01-20 11:48   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: Heat, Greed and Human Need, #Manchester 31st January

A seminar coming up – free to attend, no need to book. Fwiw, I’m most of the way through the book, and it’s good (though more for an academic than popular audience). Advertisements

2018-01-19 11:41   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: #Climate activist 18-29? Apply for 5 days of inspiration in Austria…

So, this might be good!  It’s being led by someone who knows what he is doing, so probably will be.     P.S. Almost ten years ago, coming back on the train from a climate event in Austria, I had …

2018-01-18 10:21   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Derek Wall, Elinor Ostrom and making a different #Manchester (and planet) Mon 19 Feb.

Green Party activist and political thinker Derek Wall will be in Manchester on Monday 19th February.  He’ll be talking about his new book Elinor Ostrom’s Rules for Radicals: Cooperative Alternatives beyond Markets and States (reviewed here).  You can book your tickets …

2018-01-15 12:19   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Mayor’s Green Summit? What kind of masochist do you think I am? #Manchester

There’s a great Tom Lehrer song called The Masochism Tango. It comes to mind when I think about going to any event “organised” by the so-very-talented people at Manchester Climate Change “Agency” (see here for a 2016 catastrophe, and here …

2018-01-10 14:18   Click to comment


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