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October 10, 2015

Positive Lancaster:

Energy Seminar at Lancaster University this Friday -

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Apple Trees for Sale -

Thursday, September 17, 2015

UK Food Sovereignty Gathering -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Eat, Sleep, Cycle Event -

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

School Dinners . . . -

Monday, July 27, 2015

People’s Pilgrimage ROUTE -

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Morecambe Bay People’s Pilgrimage -

Friday, July 17, 2015

Dynamo – on yer bike in Lancaster -

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

C of E divests £12 million from fossil fuels -

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Fracking decisions at Preston June 23/24/25/26 -

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Claver Hill Bid to Create Easy Access Veg Gardening for All -

Friday, May 1, 2015

A Living Wage -

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Fruit Trees Available -

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tidal Energy – A New Future for the UK? -

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Lancaster Uni Students in action -

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Documenting Dissent website -

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Halton Hydro surpasses Target -

Monday, October 13, 2014

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    An Introduction to some New Currencies

    Please join us for a presentation, discussion and hands-on session on Wednesday, 7th October starting at 7:30pm when we will be re-launching Realms as our online digital currency which now have the value of 1gm gold bullion in the form of a Classic Karatbars card as shown in the image here. The physical cards may be used as currency as well, and we will be discussing which shops would be the best ones to approach to be able to exchange them in for their products and also shops such as Cash Converters that could be prepared to convert them back…

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    A Living Wage

      Walking around Lancaster in the rain today I walked into a group of protesters. Although I don’t really think that protest covers what they were doing. A group of damp but cheerful people from the Lancaster Friends group were working hard in the  grey rain to raise awareness of the number of local companies in Lancaster who do not pay a living wage. From their flyer the following companies do not have accreditation as “Living Wage Employers”: ASDA, Argos, B&Q, The Co-op, Boots, Morrisons, Marks and Spencer, Next, Primark, Sainsburys and Tesco. The following are Accredited Living Wage Employers:…

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    Volunteer Needed for TCL

    Volunteer help is required urgently – a couple of hours per week helping to keep a record of TCL’s financial transactions. A methodical person is required to work from home. Please contact if you wish to be considered.

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    The Regent Street Community

    It seems we in Regent have something of a reputation. Twice recently, once from a Council employee and once from a friend who had heard it from an estate agent, Regent Street is known for being a ‘great community’. It is certainly a diverse community with people of all ages and background. Some of us have lived here for a long time and others have come recently, and some own their homes and others rent them, but we do get along well. It all started for me when some of us began the process of making Lancaster into a Transition…

  • Discussion : Feeding Nine Billion

    Following on from the TCL Food Group’s highly successful and brilliantly organised Local Food Month in October ( well done to all concerned, especially Dennis and Anna! ), a discussion seemed pertinent and timely on why Local Food should matter so much to us in Lancaster. The video here gives quite a few reasons why local organic food needs to be part of our food policy for the foreseeable future and was uploaded in February this year by a U.S. food security expert. Personally, I found the video lacked a full acceptance of the realities of climate change that are…

The Wider Transition

Transition Streets

Oct 13, 2014

Transition Streets is a community-building and neighbourhood carbon-reduction project. Neighbours help each other achieve cost savings, energy reduction, water saving, waste reduction and more! Reduce carbon and build community on your street today! Although this video is made in the USA the project was started in Totnes and many towns and cities in the UK are working on their own version of this idea. Please add a comment if you would like to help start up something in your street.

Reconomy Project

Oct 13, 2014

As we work to transition our world, a huge challenge lies in our ability to power the good work necessary to build a better future. We used to live in a world where money was the thing that enabled things to happen. But with money becoming more and more scarce, success will only come if we develop a myriad of alternative economies to empower our work. The good news is that Transition Lab has figured out all sorts of new ways to create affordable housing, feed our community, and even run a school with a minimum amount of money. (For…

The Big Picture


Energy Seminar at Lancaster University this Friday

The UK’s low carbon energy pathway to 2030: uncertainties and mitigation strategies Energy Seminar, Friday 9th October, 11.30-13.00, Management School LT 11 Jim Watson The UK has ambitious climate change targets, including a commitment to an 80% reduction in emissions from 1990 levels by 2050. The recently elected Conservative government confirmed its support for the Climate Change Act which provides a legal basis for these targets. Whilst UK emissions have fallen in compliance with statutory targets so far, further emissions reductions will be increasingly challenging. The 4th carbon budget (2023-27) was agreed by the last government, but was controversial. Preparations…

Crash Course

Are We Resilient Enough?

A Public Discussion with Videos taken from Chris Martenson’s Crash Course was held on Wednesday, 2nd September at The Friends Meeting House in Lancaster. This important event gave everyone the opportunity to work through this powerful online course together, which examines why Economics, Energy and the Environment are inseparable issues that are interwoven and need to be tackled together if we are to fully understand what changes are coming our way in the next twenty years and become more resilient. Chris Martenson first developed his Crash Course in 2008, and it became hugely popular at the time because it predicted…


Climate Change Nightmares are Already Here

Last autumn, in northern Alaska, in the same part of the Arctic where Shell is planning to drill for oil, federal scientists discovered 35,000 walruses congregating on a single beach. It was the largest-ever documented “haul out” of walruses, and a sign that sea ice, their favored habitat, is becoming harder and harder to find. Marine life is moving north, adapting in real time to the warming ocean. Great white sharks have been sighted breeding near Monterey Bay, California, the farthest north that’s ever been known to occur. A blue marlin was caught last summer near Catalina Island — 1,000 miles…

People’s Pilgrimage ROUTE

September 5th and 6th – around Morecambe Bay – all welcome – of any faith or none.   The route and the train times are here Itinerary  join in for as long or as short a walk as you like.  More info from Sam