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Seeking a resilient, local, stable ‘viable economy’? The role of community business.

Café conversation: Wednesday 17th May 6.30-8pm – If you haven’t already, book Now Lounge at Manchester Methodist Hall Central Buildings, Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JQ Do you wonder what kind of an economy we need to ensure community businesses can flourish … Continue reading

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Designing a viable Greater Manchester?

Is now the time to grasp opportunities and make the best of them? The highly successful film  Demain  which a packed audience saw in Manchester on  Wednesday night  suggests just that. The showing was organised by the Kindling Trust and … Continue reading

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Achieving a viable economy – is community business the answer?

Next cafe conversation about community businesses and a brief report from our AGM… Wednesday 17th May 6.30-8pm Lounge at Manchester Methodist Hall Central Buildings, Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JQ There are many types of community businessess including shops, farms, pubs or … Continue reading

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Lively cafe conversation

Steady State Manchester (SSM) welcomed many new faces to a lively and exciting  conversation on 20th October: ‘Climate change is an emergency: what do we know about the best way of influencing decision makers?’ It was a hopeful and inspiring … Continue reading

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Knowing that climate change is an emergency engages some people and encourages others to run a mile

What do we know about best ways of communicating and influencing decision-making about climate change? Both people with responsibilities for this in Greater Manchester and Steady State Manchester supporters are signing up fast for our cafe conversation on Thursday 20th … Continue reading

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Lots of interest in Universal Basic Income (UBI) but perhaps not its time yet?

Within 10 days of us announcing  a ‘learn in’ about UBI 60 people signed up for it! The learn in was hosted by Steady State Manchester and the Social Change and Community Wellbeing Research Group at MMU  on September 8th … Continue reading

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Building a picture of well-being in a viable economy

    Our next cafe conversation will be on Monday 23rd May, at Cross Street Chapel, Manchester M2 1NL.   6.30-8.30pm Book now   When it comes to happiness, social progress or well-being indexes, we are not in the top … Continue reading

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Amazing cafe conversations!

This blog tells you about our next cafe conversation and  gives feedback on our last one ‘Let’s talk about the future of work and income’ held in March.     The next one is on the EU Referendum. It is … Continue reading

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