Manchester, proud of its many “firsts”, is about to host another. A grass-roots report on climate change – and what the people and local government of Manchester can do about it – is being launched on Monday 6 April. The “Call to Real Action” is being written voluntarily by concerned citizens, who are tackling topics as diverse as health, transition, energy, fuel poverty, resilience and how the Council can engage and consult to make best use of the energy, enthusiasm and knowledge of its people.
“This is too important an issue not to be involved in,” said Jo Wilkes, of Moss Side, who is organising the launch. “As well as doing the report, we’re teaching each other new skills and creating new links. The launch is part of that – with live music, a comedy set, short speeches and time to talk, swap ideas and contacts.”
Drafts of the report are appearing on the website (www.calltorealaction.wordpress.com) for anyone to comment on, and there is an opportunity to see – and comment upon – the final draft on Monday March 30 , at the Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St. That meeting is free, and all are welcome. There will also be time to brainstorm how to keep the momentum going after the launch event.
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