SSM events

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Other events of interest

May 28, 2022
Online Conference Carbon Capture Deep Dive: A Systems Change Perspective

Online May 28, 2022
Join outstanding speakers such as Brian Von Herzen, Kim Bye Bruun, Benjamin Taylor, and Niklas Kaskeala, for a conference to discuss one of humanity’s most pressing concerns: can we create a systemic approach to climate change mitigation through carbon capture?
This online conference will look at systemic, hands-on ways to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through innovative solutions in science, industry, energy, agriculture, forestry, and land conservation. Panelists will look at diverse forms of carbon capture, from marine permaculture and forest regeneration to cutting-edge technologies and fast-paced carbon markets.
Why is this topic so important? Because, we need to move beyond compartmentalized approaches to solving our global environmental crises. Piecemeal changes are not enough, we need to find integrated ways to create better solutions on the ground. If we are to survive and thrive on this planet, we need more deep-rooted changes.
The good news is that around the world, companies and institutions are waking up to this issue and attempting to reduce emissions, offset those that are unavoidable, and reach net zero as soon as possible.
Carbon capture and its associated carbon markets are hot topics these days. Everyone wants to get on board, but not always in the optimal way. Join this conference to learn more about what the real groundbreaking solutions are and join the discussion about how they can be implemented worldwide.
If you want to learn more about how carbon capture forms a part of manifesting systems change and want to share your own experience and ideas in this area, then this conference is for you.
For more information about the event:

Friday 17 June 2022
Action for Sustainability: A Student, Community and Staff Mid-Summer Festival – Manchester Metropolitan University


MMU flyerWe are really excited to announce our ‘Action for Sustainability: A Student, Community and Staff Mid-Summer Festival’. Joining us for a fun, action-packed day is the writer and broadcaster, Jonathon Porritt; Alice Wilson, UK Tiny House Research;  Theresa Nicolson Decolonizing the Curricula;  Manchester Environmental Education Network; Carbon Literacy Training,  Hope For The Planet: Art Exhibition, a SU-led show; sustainable businesses by Stitched Up, Shy Seagull, OkayCokey, Door-step Refillery and Unicorn Co-operative – we also have NGOs Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Amnesty International and Slave Free Alliance; Positive Planet; Steady State Manchester, sustainable 3D printing by Print City. 

This is a great networking and developmental  opportunity so come and join us and be a part of future thinking conversations… let’s turn our ideas into action!!”

The event will be held at
MMU Business School North Atrium,  Friday 17 June 2022, 10.15am – 6pm. Refreshments are included … 🙂 Ticket Only Event —So please register below:

To attend this event  register your place at:


28/8/23 – 2/9/23
Preliminary announcement: 9th International Degrowth Conference, Zagreb.

Preliminary announcement.

Following the great endurance and success of three (partly) online international conferences in Vienna, Manchester and The Hague, degrowth is committed to reigniting physical meetings in a shared space. The Zagreb Conference organizing team is committed to riding the summer heat and pandemic lull to bring together researchers and activists in a post-pandemic, post-quake, municipalist green transition city reinventing itself for a safer and kinder, even if precarious and climate-constrained century. 

The conference will sit at the heart of a broader  Zagreb Degrowth Week, a free arts and conviviality festival realised in cooperation with neighbouring capitals like Ljubljana, Budapest, Vienna and Belgrade. It will bring together activists, artists, academics, practitioners, political representatives, and the general public in presenting alternative readings of the most recent global shocks and possible pathways to care and resilience, free from the unreflexive imperative of growth for growth’s sake. Participants’ co-creation of a degrowth understanding of the tracks that led to the present calamitous predicament, and the just and environmentally sound ways away from it will be the common aim for the conference gathering. 

The calls for the conference Special Sessions and research Presentations will open in autumn 2022, encouraging participants of accepted submissions to plan to attend the live conference event in the summer of 2023. 

The call for Zagreb Degrowth Week events will also open in autumn 2022. 

Zagreb in 2023, like Europe in 2023, like the world at the tail end of this generation’s pandemic is a city reinventing itself for a safer and kinder, even if precarious and climate-constrained century. At the periphery of overdeveloped Europe, we’ve experienced the second shockwave of this century, a worldwide economic and cultural stop-and-think, and will come together to debate and experience how not to falsely fix up the idol of neoliberalism for another decade of extractive oppression and ecological devastation. Our degrowth, post-growth, essential workers, climate justice, zero carbon, school strikes, just transition guests are coming with plans, ideas and strategies on how to build a believable future. We welcome them with open arms and ears, ready to show them how – between the drying Mediterranean and the flooding Central Europe, between ageing north and migrating south, between socialist plan and capitalist extraction – we are building a future we can believe in. 

Details of application and preparation steps will be announced degrowth networks and on the conference website (coming soon). Immediate inquiries can currently be directed to:

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