Email Bulletin Sept 13


done it as a pdf here, via scribd.

And it’s here on the MCFly website

And here’s the whole dang thing, layout be damned…

Email Bulletin #17

September 13, 2009

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Dear all,

another email bulletin from Manchester Climate Fortnightly. Next full newsletter will be out Sunday 20th September, with the usual mix of upcoming events, council news, “Coping with Copenhagen” etc.

There’s a quick survey that the Call to Real Action group has devised, in order to get you thinking about your “2020 vision of a fair and climate-safe Manchester.” Answers from the survey which you can fill in online via this link- will be used to help write C2RA’s Alternative Action Plan.

Dates for your diary

Weds 16th Sept from 7pm Manchester’s Ecosystems: Political, Economic, Environmental, et cetera” a brief talk/info share followed by mingling/brainstorming/networking. Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St

Saturday 10th October, 1 to 4pm Call to Real Action miniconference at the Friends Meeting House

Saturday 17th October 10 to 4pm Climate Action Now conference organised by the Stop Climate Chaos coalition and Co-op

In this bulletin-

Upcoming Events

Why not in Manchester?

Flash mob

Error in MCFly!?!

Best wishes

Marc Hudson, co-editor of Manchester Climate Fortnightly

Upcoming events

Monday 14th Sept from 7.15pm

Campaign against Climate Change meeting to organise activity in run up to Copenhagen talks Friends Meeting House


Vestas (wind turbine workers fighting factory closure) day of action, next Thursday, 17th Sept

Public meeting about climate change and Copenhagen

Transport to London demonstration on 5th December


Tues 15 from 7.30pm

Stop Climate Chaos meeting, Friends of the Earth office, Green Fish Centre, Oldham St.

Mainly we need to talk about… transport , media opportunities, council, flash mob 21st Sep

Weds 16 “Manchester’s Ecosystems” (see top of this email for details)

Thurs 17 day of action
5pm leafletting in Piccadilly
8pm Vestas support gig at Irish Club, Chorlton
See here for more details

Thursday 17, 5.30pm Action for Sustainable Living "local project managers meeting", St Wilfrid's Enterprise Centre, Royce Road, Hulme.

Thurs 17, 6.30 to 8pm Manchester Oxfam Campaigns group presents climate change hitting the poorest first and worst What can we do Greenfish Resource Centre

Sat 19 10am to 4.30pm Local Transport Activist day Fancy learning more about how to get serious about cutting carbon from local transport? Meeting hosted by Friends of the Earth, Campaign for Better Transport, CTC, Sustrans, and CPRE. St Thomas' Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester. Attendance free, but registration required

Sat 19, 1-4pm Harvest fun day at St Sebastian's Community Centre, Douglas Green, Salford The event is free and there will be various stalls and activities connected to food. All welcome to come along.

Sun 20, from 1pm Harvest Celebration of Chorlton’s Lost Plot community allotment (Southern Allotments, off Nell Lane, Chorlton). All welcome to come down and have a look at the plot and meet other volunteers at the BBQ celebration. Contact Helen Starr -Keddle allotment@afsl,

Sunday 20th September, 11am-4pm

HEAP EVENT: Foraging On Your Doorstep
Join us on a guided walk through natural abundance

– Learn the important botanical families
– How to recognise edible, medicinal and poisonous plants and fungi
– Sample wild food and learn to prepare meals using wild ingredients

Meet 11am at Highfield Allotments car park
(top of Highfield Rd, off Broom Lane, Levenshulme)

Waged £8 Unwaged £5 (includes free feast at the HEAP)

contact Gill 07964066256

Click here to read more on our site

Flash mob

Monday the 21st September
“We will meet from 11.30 till 5 to 12 outside Dawsons music shop on Portland street. People should come here to receive t-shirts and flyer material. They should also bring with them an alarm of some description to set off. I need some volunteers to hold the banner. Perhaps about four people.
Once people have collected flyers and t-shirts from me at Dawsons. We shall disperse to then meet again at 12.15 outside the cafe Nero to set off alarms and release the banner for 12:18. It will last approx 5-6 mins then we shall disperse again to meet at nexus art cafe for handing back the t-shirts. Here we can go for a coffee and cake in the art cafe to celebrate and swap any pictures or video taken!!!
Bring as many people as you can with you!! I’m looking forward to meeting you!
Feel free to put these details anywhere you like to publicise the event.
People should email me on or send me a message on facebook or join the event called wake up call for climate change, to let me know they are coming. So I can arrange for people to have t-shirts.
The event is called ‘tck, tck, tck’, it is to raise awareness for the global campaign for climate action. Oxfam is helping to communiticate to the public the need for a wake up call to take action about climate change NOW. The event has been organised by the Oxfam campaigns office in Manchester. .
Rachel 0161 234 2787 (Monday and Thursday)

Why not in Manchester?

BBC Sept 9 Council staff in Devon are being banned from parking their cars twice a week in a bid to ease traffic congestion. Devon County Council is also introducing parking charges at County Hall in Exeter for employees on the days they can park and for visitors. The local authority said the move was designed to encourage more car sharing and a better use of public transport.

Error in MCFly!?!

We wrote in the calendar that

Thurs 24, 4 to 6.30pm Energy in Buildings- Towards Zero Carbon
Abbey Business Centre,Barnett House, 53 Fountain St, Manchester, M2 2AN £15 if not a member of IEMA.

But it’s £15 if you’re not a member of the Northwest Energy Forum. IEMA don’t come into it, y’see…


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