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Race against time to save historic Ancoats Dispensary - '13th hour' stay of execution

1 May 2013 - 13:09 by margot.sullivan

Race against time to save historic Ancoats Dispensary

Historic Ancoats Dispensary has been given a ‘13th hour’ stay of execution – after it was set to be demolished. Councillors have ruled campaigners fighting to save the nineteenth century former hospital have one month to prove they have viable plans for its future.
 

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Manchester: A Certain Future Stakeholder Steering Group, Chair

19 Apr 2013 - 13:50 by michelle.foster

Manchester: A Certain Future is a stakeholder Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) for the city of Manchester. It sets out the actions that will need to be taken by citizens and organisations in the city in order to meet two objectives by 2020: reducing CO2 emissions by 41%; changing the culture to one appropriate for a low carbon city.

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Short Story Contest - Manchester Climate Monthly

19 Apr 2013 - 11:44 by margot.sullivan

Manchester Climate Monthly

Short Story Contest

Manchester Climate Monthly are looking for short stories on the theme of "Manchester (UK) in a warmer world"

Top prize is £200 in cold hard cash.  There are second and third prizes too!

Word limit is 2000 words.  Entries close Friday 16th August, and winners will be announced at a public event held during Manchester Literature Festival.

See full terms and conditions at

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Small Charity Week 17 - 22 June 2013

12 Apr 2013 - 13:29 by margot.sullivan

Small Charity Week 2013
17 – 22 June

Small Charity Week celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector who make an invaluable contribution to the lives of millions of individuals, communities and causes across the UK and the rest of the world.

Small Charity Week is brought to you by the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), who with the support of partner organisations ensure the work of small charities is recognised and celebrated.

The largest event in the small charity calendar

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Manchester: A Certain Future Stakeholder Steering Group, Chair

8 Apr 2013 - 11:37 by michelle.foster

Manchester: A Certain Future is a stakeholder Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) for the city of Manchester. It sets out the actions that will need to be taken by citizens and organisations in the city in order to meet two objectives by 2020: reducing CO2 emissions by 41%; changing the culture to one appropriate for a low carbon city.

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2013 International Year of Water Cooperation

5 Apr 2013 - 13:27 by margot.sullivan

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.

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Keep Climate Change in the Curriculum

5 Apr 2013 - 12:48 by margot.sullivan

Right now, the government is considering dropping climate change from the national geography curriculum. Join the thousands of people who have already taken action.

Teaching about climate change is crucial to ensuring a new generation of young people who understand and are able to be leaders on climate change, taking action to protect the environment and human life.

The current geography national curriculum says it is important that:

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Recycle Your Paint

5 Apr 2013 - 12:01 by margot.sullivan

Community RePaint is a network of paint reuse schemes across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Last year, it saved 387,495 litres of paint from going to waste by distributing it to individuals and communities who needed it.

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The Energy Bill Revolution

13 Mar 2013 - 13:41 by margot.sullivan

The Energy Bill Revolution

We are facing an energy bill crisis, with millions of people struggling to heat their homes.

1 in 4 households in the UK are now in fuel poverty, meaning they need to spend more than 10% of their income on keeping their homes warm. The problem is likely to get worse, with 1 in 3 households projected to be in fuel poverty by 2016.

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