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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

Manchester Climate Monthly: Manchester City Council trains zero councillors in carbon literacy since February 2015.

Manchester City Council has trained precisely one zero councillors since November 2014 in carbon literacy. MCFly submitted a FoIA asking for “A monthly break down of how many council members have been trained, from the first one successfully trained, up …

2017-04-06 10:37   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: #Manchester City Council trains precisely one member of staff in carbon literacy from November 2014 to present

Manchester City Council has trained precisely one member of staff since November 2014 in carbon literacy. MCFly submitted a FoIA asking for “A monthly break down of how many staff (officers) have been trained, from the first one, up until …

2017-04-05 10:32   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Rally re: 20 yrs since 2nd runway, 20 May #Manchester

Campaign Against Manchester Airport’s Second Runway 20th anniversary rally 20th May 2017 1-4pm On 20th May 1997 police, bailiffs, and unknown men-in-black, started removing protesters from the site of what is now Manchester Airport’s Runway 2. It would take four …

2017-04-04 10:27   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Greater #Manchester Hub – “no momentum on retrofit” #climate

An official report for the Greater Manchester “Low Carbon Hub” has concluded that “There is still no clear way forward nor momentum on supporting commercial building retrofit for energy efficiency and resilience, nor developing the low carbon/natural environment skills agenda.” …

2017-04-04 10:21   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: #Manchester Council forced to admit that it abolished “Environmental Strategy Programme Board”

Manchester City Council has been forced to admit that it has abolished its “Environmental Strategy Programme Board.”  The board was established in 2008/9 to progress the City Council’s ‘green goals’ and was nominally chaired by now retired CEO Howard Bernstein.  …

2017-04-03 10:23   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: MCFly editor to become next Chair of Stakeholder Steering Group

In a shock move, Manchester City Council has announced that an environmental activist will take over as chair of the ‘independent’ Stakeholder Steering Group. In a joint statement Leader of the Council Richard Leese and the Executive Member for the …

2017-04-01 10:14   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Energise festival this weekend, Hulme, #Manchester

31st March – 1st April – #energise festival highlights View this email in your browser 31st March – 2nd April 2017 A weekend of music, food, talks, workshops, open homes, poetry, theatre, films, family friendly activities and more. Various locations …

2017-03-30 10:05   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: ZERO carbon literacy training for anyone in #Manchester Council 31 Jan to 23 February

What a surprise. Here’s the raw data of the FOIA. Dear Mr Hudson Re: – Request for Information – Freedom of information request – carbon literacy training – reference number PEO/AJVD7H Thank you for your request for information, which was …

2017-03-29 22:52   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Campaigners seeking clean air commitment from Greater #Manchester Mayoral candidates

The Breathe Clean Air Group has asked candidates in the forthcoming election for Mayor of Greater Manchester to pledge themselves to do what they can to achieve clean air in the region. The pledge, in the form of a Manifesto …

2017-03-29 08:42   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: “No Shortcuts” book launch Sun 9 April #Manchester

from here DescriptionHow do we rebuild power for the many, when all the odds appear stacked against us? This is the question That US union organiser Jane McAlevey has grappled with in her new book “No Shortcuts” Join us for …

2017-03-28 09:18   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Self-care advice for activists

From First Dog on the Moon.

2017-03-24 09:51   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: Lobbying Skills share 27th March #Manchester

On Monday 27th March, Fossil Free Greater Manchester will host a special skill-share and training on how to have successful lobbying meetings. This session will be particularly useful for people working on divestment campaigns who wish to meet with councillors, …

2017-03-21 07:42   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Former Environment Exec Kate Chappell steps down from Council

Kate Chappell, who was Executive Member for the Environment from late 2013 to mid-2016, is stepping down from Manchester City Council. Manchester City Council announce a by-election in Rusholme Ward on 4th May as Kate Chappell @chappellKate steps down as …

2017-03-20 17:02   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Film Showing: “Disruption” Thurs 13 April #Manchester Greenpeace

Manchester Greenpeace and ThoughtWorks present: Disruption From here Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ThoughtWorks Manchester 26th Floor City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza Manchester, M1 4BT, Manchester (map) The Manchester Greenpeace Network and ThoughtWorks are proud to present …

2017-03-14 08:28   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Number of non-Labour councillors on #Manchester City Council doubles with suspension of Kevin Peel.

Manchester City Council has reportedly suspended Councillor Kevin Peel over his social media activity. If this is true (and we have it from here [unsubbed Lib Dem schadenfreude] , here and also from a “reliable anonymous source”), then the number …

2017-03-11 19:40   Click to comment


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