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July Blog Mersey Green Map Growing “Growing Sudley”

July Blog Mersey Green Map Growing “Growing Sudley”

During the third lockdown, those endless winter months at the start of the year, one of my joys was the discovery of the three cornered leek.  this Mediterranean plant has become invasive in the south west of the country and is moving steadily north so finding it in...

Climate Cafe Invitation

Climate Cafe Invitation

Climate Café invitation  A climate café is a simple, hospitable, empathetic space where fears and uncertainties about our climate crisis can be safely expressed.  You are welcome to join an online Climate Cafe organised by the Climate Psychology Alliance and share...

MGM June Blog The Launch of MGM Fair

MGM June Blog The Launch of MGM Fair

Our first Mersey Green Map Fair took place on Thursday 10th June. It was a gathering of people whose businesses or voluntary groups are on the map. The evening began with a short talk  by Colm Massey, one of the Founders of the Solidarity Economy Association. He gave...

May Blog, Mersey Green Map – Jackson Mississippi

May Blog, Mersey Green Map – Jackson Mississippi

Building a Solidarity Economy – Co-operation Jackson. My  mind gets fuzzy when it deals in abstracts for too long so in wondering what a Solidarity Economy might look like I was pleased to come across https://cooperationjackson.org the website for “Building a...

April Blog Post

April Blog Post

Greening Liverpool’s Transport Do you own an electric car? Do you need more charging points around the city? Do you ride a bike? Do you use it for work or leisure, or both? Let us know what you would need to encourage you to use it more. Are you interested in finding...

February Blog Post 2021 Mersey Green Map

February Blog Post 2021 Mersey Green Map

Could you be a Community Champion? Since our last Blog Post life has been busy – spring is in the air and the results of our labours are, like little shoots in the soil, beginning to become visible. At the time of writing there are 66 organisations on the Map and each...

January blog -The launch of Mersey Green Map

January blog -The launch of Mersey Green Map

The Launch of the Mersey Green Map – a partnership between Solidarity Economy Association, Transition Liverpool and Wirral Environmental Network was held on Thursday 19th November at 7.00pm We came together (virtually, of course) on a dark Thursday night to witness...

Mersey Green Map: December Blog

Mersey Green Map: December Blog

The Liverpool Green Map story…. Written by Nick Drew from Planet Heswall The Green Map concept was kickstarted in New York City, by Wendy Brawer. Following this approach, the first (printed) Green Map in the UK was produced in Liverpool, between 1996 and 1998. Wendy...

Mersey Green Map: November Blog

Mersey Green Map: November Blog

Launch of Mersey Green Map Mapping climate and social justice activity in the North West. We are delighted to let you know that our Mersey Green Map is now live and we have our first enterprises on the map. What are we doing? Does your business work for a better...

Depression: A Love Letter

Depression: A Love Letter

I wrote this piece four years ago, for a different website. I was not in a good place. I got through it, with help from my wife, my family, and my friends. And my dog! Little did I know back then, but within a few months of publishing that piece, I was about to begin...

Mersey Green Map: October Blog

Mersey Green Map: October Blog

We're getting excited now, as we're in the final stage in our website development and are currently involved in contributing to its final shape.  “Mersey Green Map” is a bespoke website, that is being made for us by the Solidarity Economy Association, which will cover...

The Power to Change: Communities, Business and the Covid Crisis

The Power to Change: Communities, Business and the Covid Crisis

Communities, Business and the Covid Crisis I run a community business, one type of social enterprise. Social and Community Businesses are on the increase, as people realise that communities are best placed to solve their own problems, especially in light of the...

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