Tag Archive: Manchester

Feb 25

Manchester as a Low Carbon Economic Area. 3 Experts Give Their Views at LCEA Event

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Tweet Greater Manchester LCEA event – Feb 2011 I have been meaning to write this post since I went to the event and now I have the presentations through to help me! I am really excited about the concept of LCEAs (Low Carbon Economic Areas) especially after this event with such knowlegable speakers. The event …

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Feb 15

HWRCs in North Manchester – a Review

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Tweet This is a review of HWRCs in North Manchester based on my observations from 6 HWRCs I have visited over the past 2 weeks. I have written an individual report on each one so please feel free to check out the other posts and comment if interested. (Hurstwood Ct, Bolton) I visited: Hurstwood Court, …

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Feb 08

Beal Hey Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC), Chandos Street in Shaw and Arkwright Street, Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC), Oldham

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Tweet Yesterday I was up in Shaw near Oldham taking more surveys. It was freezing and I was counting down the clock from after about the first hour. The men on site made me feel welcome despite appearing initially reluctant for the surveys to be taken. I think this was down to the fact that …

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Feb 04

Drinkwater Park, Bury – Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC)

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Tweet I have been taking more surveys today up at Drinkwater Park, Bury. I started at about 10 again. Again I was required to do a site induction but this only took 2mins then I was away surveying people. It started a little slower than the previous 2 days but soon picked up and all …

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Feb 03

Peel Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Heywood

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Tweet I was up in Heywood today on my second day of taking surveys for GMWDA. Despite the dire warnings from the man in Bolton when I arrived today the sky was blue. It was blooming cold, but the sky was blue. Again with my authoritative looking hard hat I managed to get a near …

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Feb 02

Hurstwood Court Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC), Bolton

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Tweet I was up at Hurstwood Court HWRC in Bolton today to take surveys for GMWDA (Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority). I was let in by the site staff and given a short induction before being let loose on the unsuspecting public to get them to take surveys in the freezing cold. I don’t know …

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Oct 30

Envirolution: Pollution – Solution – Evolution

Tweet Envirolution at the Contact theatre, Manchester, today. I was there with Nicola on the EMERGE stand and pleanty of people were asking us about EMERGE and Fareshare. There was a workshop on Windowfarms http://www.windowfarms.org/which was very interesting and I may have to try this out. I had a go on the FOE smoothie making …

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Oct 11

Manchester Food & Drink Festival Recycling Roundup

Tweet It was the last day of the festival yesterday – and by far the best day I was working there. The sun was shining brightly, the entertainment was excellent… and a lovely lady from Earth Cafe gave me a plate of rice and stuff for my tea. Thanks Patricia!! The site was full of …

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Oct 08

Manchester Food & Drink Festival pt3.

Tweet Sunny again today at the Manchester Food & Drink Festival. No entertainment during the day for some reason today – surely employing a guy with an acoustic guitar like yesterday can’t cost that much? The sun meant a good steady flow of punters sampling the food & drink though with the pie stall and …

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Oct 07

Manchester Food and Drink Festival pt2.

Tweet I helped out at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival again today. I was not happy when I got there today. Parking at the MEN Arena was £9, I had to park there because I didn’t have time to find anywhere else. It was event parking prices – even though I parked there during …

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