So, the world is (literally) burning and there are plenty of us working on solutions, and more of us who want to know the best thing we can do to help.
Let's all of us get in one room and try to work on some things together. This is a little different to our usual events, because we want to make a bunch of change, so we'll have a load of short talks from local activists and community groups so we can find out what's going on and how we can help. Then, our friend Richard Wilson has a (top secret) new project that we think you'll like. And he wants your help, so we were hoping we could team up and have a fun ideas session.
5-10 minute talks from local community activists and changemakers talking about their projects and letting you know how you can get involved.
MORE TBC - if you want to do one, email [masked]
- Steve Connor - Founder of the ethical communications agency Creative Concern and has been a climate activist for 25 years which means he’s a lot shitter at it than Greta Fucking Thunberg. He is the ‘former chair of Manchester’s climate change plan and has been involved in two recent campaigns launched at UN Climate Week. @headstretcher
- Eve Holt - @evefrancisholt
- Levenshulme Bee Network @levybeelines
Our friend Richard Wilson will be launching a new national campaign tackling climate change and he needs your help.
He'll present the campaign and we'll have 45 mins to come up with ideas in teams. (Bring your own team or we'll work on tables)
Richard Wilson is a writer, human rights activist and co-founder of Stop Funding Hate.
6:30 Arrival for food, drinks and networking
- We have alcohol, non alcohol, vegan. Feel free to
bring your own!
- If you don't fancy networking, the venue has plenty of space for
you to sit and chill.
7:00 lightening talks
7:30 creative brief
8:15 present back
8:45 speaking stuff ends. Time for more drinks, food and networking
9:30 ish - event close
We are proud to be sponsored by The Federation, Co-op Foundation and Luminate Group
Food by Open Kitchen Manchester thanks to our sponsor Hapus
If you'd also like to sponsor contact [masked]
You can follow us on twitter: @techforgoodlive #tfgl
Please keep your RSVP up to date as we often have high demand, but a fair few no-shows on the night.
See you there!
Bex and the gang