The best ‘FREE’ day in Platt Fields Park of the year.
We are back for our yearly extravaganza in and around the Eco Garden of the park. There will be live music, theatre, live art, workshops, discussions, family fun, fairground games, solar power, pedal power, food, drink and loads of smiling faces.
All for the lovely price of FREE! Continue reading
Envirolution wouldn’t be Envirolution without loads of Bike stalls! Here is what you can look forward to:
First of all we have two stages this year, with the family stage being The Pow Wow Pedal Power Stage. The pedal power set up will be adjusted to allow for the whole family to jump on and have a go. See the programme for stage line up
If you bring your bike to Envirolution, an Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op mechanic will treat your chain to a free clean and lube. Plus they will be running a prize draw for a Free Bike
worth £350. Simple join the Pledge hunt (see programme on the day for details) and speak to one of the mechanic on the day.
We very excited to have some handmade Bamboo Bikes on show with the designer on hand to explain the process.
There will also be cyclist campaigns from Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign and the 20′s plenty for Manchester campaign.
We are lucky enough to have an eco demonstration house right next to Platt Fields Park on Wilmslow Road. The structure is open for public viewings every Friday and Saturday which means it will be open on Saturday 25th May. The sensible amongst us will mooch on over on their way to the Envirolution Festival.
You can find the house and its designer, Ric, at the Wilmslow Road and Platt Lane corner of the park. Then simply follow the map opposite to find your way over to Envirolution.
Dwelle will be on hand with refreshments to answer all your questions about the house and give you a tour.
Dwelle – A range of carefully designed micro-buildings that are highly sustainable, fast to erect and extremely adaptable.
We hope you’ll be able to call by between 1pm and 7pm for a nosey at their dwelle.ing, see their grow-your-own demonstration.
They’ll also be introducing their brand new Carbon Literacy workshops – explaining ‘how changing the aspects of our collective behaviour that result in the generation of dangerous greenhouse gases sustains our planet and our pockets, and will keep the world a safe, healthy and prospering place to live.‘
They are located at 265 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M14 5LN.
We have been scheming, dreaming and brimming with ideas over the last three years. It has been hard to know where to begin or how to contribute at times. Although one constant has always been our Envirolution events, where we are hoping to encourage and inspire sustainable living. Continue reading
Although Envirolution is a day of celebration and fun. A chance to escape the whirl of the city to hear some music, take part in a workshop or eat some delicious veggie food. It is also a fabulous opportunity to have our say about the future of your city and your community. Continue reading
What a lovely time of year it is. All the better for having an Envirolution around the corner.
As always there is lots to do. Please email if you are free to help
1) Firstly, we need lots of people to come and give us a hand on the day.
2) Secondly, We will be in the park on the following dates
Monday 6th from 1pm at the Boathouse for Painting
Wednesday 8th from 1pm around the Eco Garden for Festival Preparation
Saturday 11th from 2pm at The Ram for Painting
Wednesday 15th from 1pm around the Eco Garden for Festival Preparation
Tuesday 21st until the Festival we will be in the park – More details to follow. Please email if you are free to help
As we prepare for 2013 we look back at all the workshops we have run at our previous event.
We are keen to develop the idea of skill sharing and community learning, we have been speaking to an organisation called Greeniversity and we are looking for support in bringing this to Manchester. Continue reading
At the Envirolution Festival 2013 we want to contribute to Manchester’s Climate Change Action Plan – Manchester A Certain Future.
One of the headline targets of M:ACF in 2009 when it was created was “to engage all individuals, neighbourhoods and organisations in Manchester in a process of cultural change that embeds ‘low carbon thinking’ into the lifestyles and operations of the city.”
We want to ask what does this actually mean? How are we to understand this so we can take it forward and develop meaningful targets that we can achieve together.
I invite you to being this conversation now so we can make the most of the opportunity Envirolution presents.
I have started discussions on Linkedin and ProjectDirt, plus will bring together comments from twitter and facebook.
So lets start with, What is a ‘Low Carbon Community’?
The best ‘FREE’ day in Platt Fields Park of the year.
Envirolution in back! We will be bringing you another free day in the park at the beginning of the summer, 25th May from 1pm.
We loved all the feedback saying how welcoming and friendly the atmosphere was in 2012. We will build on this for 2013, whilst bringing you even more to see, even more to interact with, even more contriubte to, even more workshops, even more to listen to, even more to amble through and loads of happy faces. Continue reading
Waking up to the sun streaming through the window, leaving the house without your coat and gloves and seeing flowers poking through under the trees… spring is definitely here!
After battling through snow for the last few volunteer days we should now be rewarded with some more volunteer-friendly weather. The next volunteer day is Wednesday 17th April from 1pm (also 15th May).
Jobs for the coming months are to work on the bee bed, create a plant guild around the plum tree, continue work on mint corner and prepare the rest of the Eco Garden.