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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

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming: “From Sweden with care – education and societal change” #Manchester #climate

“From Sweden with care – education and societal change in troubled times” by Isak Stoddard on Thursday 11th January (room C21, Pariser Building, Sackville Street) at 1.00pm. Isak Stoddard, University of Uppsala, Sweden The interconnected crises of climate change and …

2018-01-04 22:02   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Study #climate and ‘transitions’ and ‘circular economy’ at University of #Manchester

I would advise you NOT to say Marc sent you… PhD Scholarship: “Assembling a Circular Economy: A Mixed-methods Approach to Social Processes of Transition” The University of Manchester Qualification type: PhD Location: Manchester Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International …

2017-12-14 15:30   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Of #Manchester City Council and despair

I have been writing the following blog post for years. “Manchester City Council promised to do x by [date]. They refused to say if they had or not, so I submitted a FoIA. They haven’t done x. Isn’t that awful.” …

2017-12-11 22:50   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: Kevin Anderson speaking, 23 January. #Manchester

There is a free event (you have to book – here) on Tuesday 23 January 2018 at the Friends Meeting House. The speaker is Professor Kevin Anderson, who will presumably be familiar to all readers of Manchester Climate Monthly. Kevin …

2017-11-30 19:43   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Batshit crazy #climate denial letter in #Manchester Evening News #gishgallops

So, some nameless Einstein has recycled a whole bunch of conspiracy theories, fake science and sprinkled them with inaccuracies. And, naturlich, it’s the lead letter in the Manchester Evening News today  For no good reason beyond procrastination, I’ve decided to …

2017-11-17 16:56   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming event: “Supporting #climate adaptation in Tanzania” 23 November, #Manchester

Tyndall Manchester would like to invite you to attend the next talk in our seminar series “Supporting climate change adaptation in rural Tanzania: is promoting resilience in transitional communities sufficient?” by Dr. Susannah Sallu  on Thursday 23rd November (room C21, Pariser …

2017-11-12 11:52   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Communicating #climate graphically – Kevin Pluck interview #Manchester

A little while ago a startling graphic which showed sea ice decline. It got retweeted by the UN, Al Gore started using it and even the Daily Mail wrote an article It turns out the creator of this animation, and …

2017-11-10 17:14   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming event: Communicating #climate. Nov 22nd #Manchester

So, this is coming up.   It’s challenging to communicate climate change at a community level. How can we find ways to alert people to climate change when there are so many other things to worry about? How can we …

2017-11-09 11:05   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming event: Growing a Greener #Salford Mon 13 Nov. #Manchester #climate

Please pass on to anyone who lives works or studies in Salford…

2017-11-09 08:00   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: “Making Public Engagement Meaningful” #Manchester #climate Friday 10th

So, there’s an event this Friday.  It’s now sold out (MCFly has already booked its ticket), but inevitably some folks don’t turn up…   What’s interesting is that they have (thank god) dumped a portion of the sage-on-the-stage format.  Of …

2017-11-08 15:53   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Greater Manchester Pension Fund and fossil fuels – #divestment #climate #yoursay by November 19

The Greater Manchester Pension Fund has almost £1.8bn invested in fossil fuel companies, more than any other local government pension fund in the UK.  That is the money that Fund members have paid in to secure their future, not to …

2017-11-08 15:49   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming event: “Moving on up? An open discussion on global-local issues” #Manchester 7 November

Steady State Manchester event: Moving on up? An open discussion on global-local issues. Tuesday 7th November from 6.30pm to 8.30pm Methodist Central Hall, Oldham St., Manchester, M1 1JQ please book by emailing us through this link There is a growing …

2017-11-05 12:51   Click to comment


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