Saturday 17 September 2011

Moving Planet Day - 24th September

From MERCi

In Manchester we are asking people to meet at 10.30am outside the Royal Bank of Scotland building at 1 Spinningfields Square (there is space to congregate in between RBS and the John Rylands Library) where a member of the MERCi staff will be waiting to show people the way to Bridge 5 Mill.

As part of the day we want to showcase alternatives to fossil fuels and are running a competition to see who can arrive at the event by the most unusual and interesting way without using fossil fuels, as well as giving prizes for the most blinged-up bikes (and owners!). Competitors need to assemble on the green between Piercy Street, Beswick Street, Carruthers Street and the Ashton Canal around 11am for judging at 11.30am. The competition is open to all and there will be prizes for kids and adults.

From The Environment Network For Manchester

Start a transport revolution!
Prizes for the most interesting and unusual ways of getting to Bridge 5 Mill without using fossil fuels (including using the canal)* And prizes for the bikes with the most BLING!
11am at Bridge 5 Mill (judging at 11.30am)

FREE WORKSHOPS (limited places, booking essential)
12.30pm - Bike Know How with Pedal MCR - punctures
1.30pm - Bike Know How with Pedal MCR - brakes
2.30pm - Save Energy, Save Money
To book onto the workshops please contact Katie Brandon: 0161 273 1736 or

Make Do and Mend - repair your old clothes and give them a new life
Go Potty in the Garden! - bring your old junk to turn into fancy plant pots. Anything that holds soil will do - boots, cracked teapots, tin cans.

Plus exhibition, games and information stalls

This event is being organised as part of MERCi's Neighbourhood Eco Hub project, funded by Manchester City Council.

P.S. If you visit the Environment Network For Manchester web site you might notice that the latest Roots Newsletter features a photo from this blog...

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