Category Archives: community

Open letter to Manchester City Council about pop-up cycle lanes

UPDATED, 29 June. On Wednesday24 June, Extinction Rebellion Manchester erected a pop-up lane with signage and cones on the A56 Chester Rd. It bridges the 300m gap between the Trafford border, where the neighbouring council’s pop-up lane from Sale ends, … Continue reading

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Could the Covid-19 pandemic be a portal to a Viable Society and Economy?

Could the Covid-19 pandemic be a portal to a Viable Society and Economy? Mark H Burton 1 Download it as a pdf file instead. Much has already been written about the prospects for the future of economic, social and ecological … Continue reading

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The Future is 20 minutes away? 20-minute neighbourhoods

The Future is 20 minutes away? 20-minute neighbourhoods. By Carolyn Kagan pdf version As we move towards a future in urban areas where people travel less, buy locally and live more convivial lives, we need vital and liveable neighbourhoods. This … Continue reading

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September Newsletter from Steady State Manchester

Click here for SSM’s September update newsletter.  It covers, Fossil Free Pensions?    Local action on climate change Revising the Viable Economy   Degrowth 2020 Future Economies launch event    Better Buses    Deansgate You can sign up to get these direct to your … Continue reading

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Local action on climate: Whalley Range Climate Action Group

A guest post by Avril Danczak Climate change is a tricky subject. Some people deny it, are ignorant about it or think it is nothing to do with them. On the other hand, many are terrified by what a globally … Continue reading

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Manchester City Council declares a climate emergency!

Update:  Manchester council unanimously passed the climate emergency motion. Watch the discussion HERE.  As cllr. Wright notes, this is not just a declaration but also a plan. And this one is serious: see the motion. https://t.co/Qvqmk2l7Fc We’ll all need to … Continue reading

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CounterCoin and the Environmental Impact of Venues

by James Scott Vandeventer This post originally appeared on the CounterCoin website here. The recent report from Keele University, A Comparison of the Environmental Performance of Sports and Entertainment Venues for a Range of Percentage Capacities (first released here) opens … Continue reading

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What’s not to like about CounterCoin ?

What’s not to like about CounterCoin ?    by Carolyn Kagan (The second of two pieces about Countercoin.  The first by Mike Riddell set out the basic philosophy and reported on the event that Carolyn mentions below.) There are some … Continue reading

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