Carbon Co-op at Co-operative Councils event in Manchester

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On Saturday 18th September 2011, Carbon Co-op spoke at a conference in Manchester on Co-operative Councils.Organised by Kevin Peel and held at the People’s History Museum in Manchester.

The day looked at how local authorities can use co-operative and mutual models, values and principles to deliver better services and put people in control.

Over 80 Councillors from more than 30 local authorities attended, with representation from all over the UK. Speakers included Oldham MBC Leader Jim McMahon, Neil McInroy of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and Manchester City Council Leader Sir Richard Leese.

Carbon Co-op’s presentation from project manager Jonathan Atkinson outlined our work on engaging communities in renewables and the Green Deal. It highlighted how local authorities can use community owned and run organisations to involve residents in the low carbon transition.

This entry was posted on Sunday, September 18th, 2011 at 9:30 am and is filed under Events.