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Category Archives: environment
Invisible workers, invisible systems.
Invisible workers, invisible systems. By Mark Burton pdf version also available at Resilience.org This is based on a short talk I gave to an event, What have we learned about work during Covid 19 and what needs to change? organised … Continue reading
Posted in analysis, economics, environment, event reports Tagged Covid-19, economy, extractivism, food, global justice, IT, key workers, Labour, Manchester Art Gallery, Mark Burton, pandemic, supply chains, talks, work Leave a comment
A Message about Coronavirus
Dear Supporters, Amidst the countless articles, blogs, and tweets about the coronavirus, we want to convey a short message from the Steady State Manchester collective to our members and wider readership. The spread of this pernicious coronavirus and the associated … Continue reading
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
Burners and preservers: most Greater Manchester MPs voted for more climate change
You’ll no doubt have seen the parliament vote on Heathrow. It indicates the appalling disregard by a majority of politicians for the threat of climate change and for sensible economic policies more broadly. Only 5 out of 26 Greater Manchester … Continue reading
Posted in Climate Change, environment, transport Tagged aviation, aviation dependency, climate change, Heathrow, Labour Party, Manchester Airport, Parliament, peatlands 2 Comments
The Mayor’s Green Summit: a balance sheet.
updated: 28 March, 2018 Also published, 7/4/18 by The Meteor: http://www.themeteor.org/2018/04/07/2245/ I attended the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Green City Summit on 21 March: here is a quick review. The event was, as you’d expect, a mixed bag, with good and … Continue reading
Practical degrowth for Labour
The article below is a slightly longer version of the piece published on the SERA (Labour Environment Campaign) website on 17 December, 2017. See also this piece, also by Mark, which was carried on the Left Foot Forward website, in … Continue reading
Posted in degrowth, economics, environment, key concepts, Politics Tagged degrowth, economic growth, green growth, Labour Party, Mark Burton, policy, Politics, SERA, steady state economy 4 Comments
Let’s reclaim bank holidays: Introducing the climate holiday
by James Scott Vandeventer Did you enjoy the record-breaking weather across the U.K. over the long weekend, despite a sneaking suspicion that this feels like accelerating climate change? With two four-day weeks, the pressure at work hopefully felt a bit … Continue reading →