Fringe Benefits

An exciting series of free public events will take place in the lead-up to the “Stakeholder Conference” on Tuesday November 30. Various community and campaigning groups, including Action for Sustainabile Living, Call to Real Action, Friends of the Earth, Green Party and the Kindling Trust have co-ordinated their efforts to ensure that people concerned about climate change have a chance to learn more about the Manchester Climate Change Action Plan and its implementation ahead of the first annual ‘stakeholder conference’.
The events, which will take place in different locations, primarily in the evening, will each focus on different topics, including transport, energy, sustainable consumption, and economic growth. Ideas and questions from each event will be fed back to the organisers of the November 30th event, which is a key date for anyone concerned about the speed and scale of Manchester’s response to climate change.
The launch event for these “fringe” events will happen on Thursday 23 September, from 7.30pm at Nexus Cafe, Dale St (in the Northern Quarter). Organised by the Sustainable Neighbourhoods Action Group, it will be a great opportunity for people to come and learn more about the issues, and make connections with other like-minded residents of Manchester. Also in attendance will be will be academics, businesspeople and members and officers of Manchester City Council.
Katie Brandon, of SNAG told MCFly, “It’s really important that we build momentum in the run up to the November conference and spread the word about Manchester: A Certain Future, especially amongst those communities and neighbourhoods who’ve not yet heard about it.  This event will be a great way to meet people around the city working to deliver the plan and to find out how to join in.  This is a plan for the whole city and we need to give everyone the opportunity to be involved.”
Further details about the dates and locations of the meetings will be posted on the MCFly website very soon.


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