November 2010

Mon 15, 5.30 – 8pm EN4M meeting at Bridge 5 Mill 22a Beswick Street Manchester M4 7HR
Please join us for a network wide meeting covering introductions and mini presentations from EN4M/SNAG/TAG, discussion forum with open and advanced agenda items, short member presentations, focus on the Community Engagement Strategy consultation
Tues 16, 7pm Friends of the Earth Swap It! Stitch It! Style It!, featuring a screening of “The Story of Stuff”, a clothing swap shop, and workshops on consumption, lifestyle choices and sustainability, Nexus Art Cafe, Dale Street  Nexus Cafe
Weds 17, 6pm to 9.30pm “On The Eve of Cancun: Can We Cut Carbon In Time?” Cancun will focus people’s minds on the failure of the Copenhagen climate conference. We’ll be discussing the energy challenge facing Britain – in particular, the need to cut our CO2 emissions by 80 per cent over the next 40 years – and this is your chance to join the debate and have your say.
Manchester Art Gallery
Weds 17, 6-11pm “Goodby MCFly” Sandbar, Grosvenor St
Weds 17, 7.30pm Manchester Climate Action meeting at the ‘Plan B’ Bunker – 3 Birch Polygon, off Dickenson Road, Longsight, M14 5HX (near Hardys Well) manchesterclimateaction.wordpress.com
Thurs 18, 6 to 8pm (5:30 for refreshments)Transport Board public forum. This is an opportunity to hear, and ask question, about the LTP 3. The event will be chaired by the Cllr Nigel Murphy and will have senior transport officers and Bill Harrop of the Transport Action Group around  to present and ask questions to. The evening will have two parts, one looking at the wider LTP 3 and the other at how Manchester will implement it. Friends Meeting House on Mount Street (behind the Central Library)
Sat 20, 7.30pm Friends of the Earth fundraising gig. The Ram and Shackle, Fallowfield. Music from local bands. Please come along and show your support for this event and help raise funds for National Friends of the Earth.
Sat 20 Nov to Dec 3 FutureManchester http://www.merci.org.uk/futuremanchester
Tues 23, 4-8pm Sustainable Living Celebration.  Organised by Action for Sustainable Living, Whitworth Gallery
Tues 23, 7pm “A Million Climate Jobs: how to fight the cuts and save the planet” Friends Meeting House, Mount St. Speakers: Manuel Cortes (assistant general secretary, Transport Salaried Staff Association) Cllr Neil Swannick, A speaker from Campaign against Climate Change
Tues 23, 8pm Reasonable Cause, Kro Bar, Oxford Rd. Music from Esther Swift, the extremely talented harpist from the folk group Twelfth Day, the unique electronic-acoustic sounds of Messner. We have a video from the Manchester based food organisation, The Kindling Trust entitled ” Sustainable Food”. Greg  Keeffe who holds the Downing Chair of Sustainable Architecture at Leeds School Of Architecture will be giving a talk on Carbon Neutral cities. There will of course be drawing, glitter, jigsaws and silly videos. We hope to see you there  bencashell@gmail.com
Weds 24, 10.30am – 4pm Inspiring Communities – engagement and planning Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab), 40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN Featuring a series of case studies, identifying key pitfalls and looking at monitoring. Featuring: getting going, communications, footprinting and engagement, renewables assessments, finance planning for communities and legal structures. For further information and to book a place, visit: http://www.carbon.coop/blog contact 0161 408 6492, or email: events@carbon.coop.
Weds 24, 3.30pm Talk on Permaculture in El Salvador by Karen Inwood Director of the Instituto de Permacultra de El Salvador Manchester Uni, Alan Turner Building Room G.107, 3-6pm (stalls from 3.30, talks 4-5.30, stalls til 6pm)
Weds 24, 6 to 8pm Sustainable Neighbourhoods Partnership Forum.  Friends Meeting House, 6, Mount Street  It will focus on:* Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainable Neighbourhoods – The Coalition Government Spending Review 2010.* The purpose of this Forum is to enable a partnership discussion of key policies and outcomes. The short presentation will be followed by facilitated workshops in which you will be encouraged to contribute constructive suggestions for priorities and actions.
Thurs 25 , 7.15pm – 9pm Friends of the Earth campaigns meeting, Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham St. http://www.manchesterfoe.org.uk
Thurs 25, 8-9pm Greenpeace meeting. Upstairs at Ape and Apple Pub, John Dalton St
http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/groups/manchester
Thurs 25, 7.30pm “Breaking the law and climate change.  Is direct action necessary to create a better world?” Manchester Metropolitan Students Union – Oxford Road – M1 7EL Discussion, debate and fundraiser.  With guest speakers (TBC) and music.  All welcome. With Manchester Climate Action and Plane Stupid
Thurs 25, 5.30pm-8pm An Introduction to transition: film night What’s your vision of Manchester beyond cheap oil? at MERCI, Bridge5 Mill.  For more information and to book  http://transitioncitymanchester.wordpress.com
FREE but suggested donation of £3 to cover the cost of the room.
Fri 26 Earth Rights event at MERCi
Tues 30 All day – Stakeholder Conference at MOSI

2 Responses to November 2010

  1. Levi says:

    Hi, any more info on, “Weds 10 November MCCAP meeting at Inspire, Levenshulme”
    http://www.lev-inspire.org.uk/whats-on/ is not very helpful.

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