Becoming An Active Citizen

Thank you for those who have signed up as New Citizens in the Independent State of Great Manchester. If you have not yet, please click here.

An important role for any citizen is to be actively participating. We will post suggestion on our website of good sources of volunteering opportunities and other ways you can actively contribute to creating a Great Manchester.

Manchester Volunteer Centre (click for details)

This is a great place to start. MVC offer a volunteer training session every Wednesday and will match you with appropriate opportunities.

Platt Fields Park Volunteer Sunday (click for details)

Envirolution is located in Platt Fields Park. There is a great volunteer community in the Park who do fantastic work to maintain several areas. If you would like to help out they have an open session on the third Sunday of every month.

Manchester Critical Mass (click for details)

A great way to become active is to participate in a form of creative protest. Critical Mass is a worldwide mass meetup on bicycles. Its happens on the last Friday of every month, leaving from Manchester Central Library. It is a brilliant way to meet people and find out what is happening in your city.

Your Big Small Ideas

Do you have a big idea? Are you working on the first small part to get it off the ground? We want to hear from you.

Envirolution always aimed at being more than just a festival. We dreamt that the environmental movement would sweep over the city and we could be a on the crest of the wave.

Unfortunately the revolution has been a little slower in coming and it looks like the grassroots will have to work even harder to be the ones to get it moving.

We want to bring together five initial ideas/start up/small businesses that are working with the right ethics as a ‘Envirolution Incubator’. We can combine our forces and skills to shake Manchester into action.

If this sounds like you, it sounds interesting or you simply want to find out more get in touch.

[Picture of Coffee Cranks Cooperative, a very inspiring example to us all.]

Festival 2016 – What are your ideas?

The festival season for 2015 is coming to an end, which means that we are beginning to think about our festival in 2016.

I hope you were all off enjoying yourself at the many fantastic festivals on offer over the summer. Please let us know if you saw anything this summer that would add some extra sparkle to the next Envirolution.

email any ideas to us or add them as comments below