Here we will provide links to local campaigns that are relevant to the overall aim of constructing a steady state society and economy without necessarily endorsing everything they may say or do.
If you think your campaign helps us move towards Steady State, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fossil Free Greater Manchester
“Our campaign, Fossil Free Greater Manchester (FFGM) is trying to persuade the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) to divest from its fossil fuel holdings, on both financial and environmental grounds.
Specifically, we are calling upon the GMPF to:
1. Immediately freeze any new investments in fossil fuel companies;
2. Divest from companies involved in the exploitation of coal and unconventional oil or gas within two years and all fossil fuel companies within 5 years;
3. Work with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to develop and fund a low-carbon investment programme for Greater Manchester.”
SSM helped write this detailed briefing on fossil fuel divestment from FFGM: click here for the briefing.
Breathe Clean Air Group
“We are a group of local Trafford residents who are strongly opposed to the proposal for the Davyhulme Incinerator on the grounds of the negative impact it will have on the local community. We are not affiliated with any global, national or political movements. We are local residents fighting for and on behalf of other local residents to get this plan stopped.”
Frack-Free Greater Manchester
“We are the people of Greater Manchester, and we are opposing any attempts to explore or undertake any hydraulic fracturing of our land for extracting Coal Bed Methane (CBM), shale gas or Underground Coal Gasification(UCG).
We hope to provide information, resources and solidarity for anyone who is interested in joining the call to ban fracking in this area, and in the UK . And we are growing.
We are defending Barton Moss, the Green Lungs of the City, and the Dayhulme site, from a sad vision that a minority of people seek to profit from in the short term. We are vigilant for future applications as more Planning Permissions are sought in this Dash For Gas.
As the sourcing and use of energy becomes a global issue, we’re not willing to cause irreversible damage and pollute our home planet to get at it.
There are far better ways and we know it.
We won’t be letting any misinformation, spin and political agendas distract us from this truth.
We do not believe that extraction of Coal Bed Methane, Shale Gas or ‘Unconventional Gas resources’ (and creeping towards this goal through test drilling), is the way to go about life on this planet.
We welcome the transition to a cleaner planet through a complete reform of local, national and international policy.”
Better Buses GM
Campaign for the re-regulation of buses in Greater Manchester. Part of what the GM Mayor, Andy Burnham wants to do, but he needs community support (and pressure), particularly given that the bus companies are doing their best to oppose the plan. Re-regulation means we can plan for the bus services we need – an essential tool in ending the dominance of the private car.
Website: https://betterbusesgm.org.uk twitter – @BetterBusesGM
DivaManc: Let’s fill DevoManc with the voices of women across Greater Manchester.
Women have been fundamental in shaping the Greater Manchester we love and care for. Sometimes we’ve had to make a fuss to be heard.
Fed up by the stale pale male images and voices that have dominated the DevoManc agenda to date? Struggling to see where the opportunities, wishes, fears and contributions of Greater Manchester women and girls are reflected?
Together we can be the change we want to see across this great city region and lead the way for a more diverse, inclusive, vibrant and accountable Devolved Greater Manchester.
Save Our Bank: campaign to keep the co-operative bank ethical
“The Co-operative Bank is well known for its ethical policy. Many customers trust it because it is part of the Co-op. But the bank is in trouble. The Co-operative Group has come up with a plan that will leave 70% of the ownership in the hands of private investors, including six hedge funds. Many customers who joined the bank because of its ethical policies are worried that the new owners will change the policy. Others are dismayed that the focus will be on profits for shareholders.
The SaveOurBank.coop campaign aims to make sure that the bank sticks to its commitments on ethical practice. We want the bank brought back under co-operative control and ownership where it belongs.”