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Let’s Start Talking (to) Business

Good news and new plans for Manchester: A Certain Future, reports Dave.

Although it has had to rely almost entirely on voluntary resource until now, the city’s climate change action plan’s voluntary Steering Group (which is also recruiting new members) has, with City Council support, been able to recruit a part-time support worker, Kate Morley working for Groundwork. There is therefore finally some resource to facilitate better communication regarding all the good work going on in the city, and a long overdue update of the M: ACF website.

In separate news, our own campaigning in support of action on M: ACF is progressing. We held a useful ‘sticky questions’ session at the last Full Group Meeting which will provide the basis for the script for our planned visits to 50 Manchester businesses. These visits are to meet with the business owners or managers to talk with them about simple ideas leading to greater action in support of the plan and in running more sustainable businesses. If you are interested in teaming up with another group member to help with this project or go out visiting businesses, drop Ali an email at

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