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Scale of Climate Week 2013 & Dates of Climate Week 2014

15 May 2013 - 13:21 by margot.sullivan

Scale of Climate Week 2013

Climate Week in March 2013 involved a massive 3,500 events attended by half a million people across the UK. Social media activity was also huge - Climate Week was the top trend on Twitter.

Over 1,300 organisations promoted Climate Week in advance and 2,800 ran events during the week. Thank you and congratulations to everyone who has helped to make it Britain's biggest climate change campaign.

Dates of Climate Week 2014

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State of the Sector 2013

10 May 2013 - 16:25 by Mike Wild

This morning I was in the happy position of being able to present our new research into the state of the voluntary sector in Manchester. It has been a long-held ambition of mine to be able to show the full extent of the enormous contribution which voluntary organisations, community groups, social enterprises and the community work of faith groups make to the city. 

Bee Saver Kits

8 May 2013 - 10:58 by margot.sullivan

Save Britain's bees. Donate to get your Bee Saver Kit now.

Our bees are dying out fast and a huge reason for this is the loss of their natural habitat. They've lost 97% of their grassland habitats in the past 60 years. But disaster can be averted.

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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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