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May 31, 2016

Positive Lancaster:

Bags of Help for Aldcliffe Road Triangle -

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Changing the System: Reforming our Democracy -

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Facing up to Climate Change: Optimism, Pessimism and Realism after Paris -

Sunday, January 10, 2016

POTATO DAY, Jan 30th -

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

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

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    Transition Focus Group Meeting

    Transition Meeting Wednesday 1st June 7:15 – 9:00pm William Stout Room, Friends Meeting House This month we have invited a master’s student from Lancaster University, Alistair Smith, to lead us in a focus group pondering the question “Why do you feel it is important that the Transition Movement Exists?”. Alistair is conducting a project investigating climate action in Lancaster, so he is keen to talk to those who see Transition City Lancaster as fitting into this category and why our sort of action can make a difference. The Steering Group felt that this would be a good opportunity for committed…

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    Real Wealth and Livelihoods – What does this transition group do?

    In Lancaster, the transition movement is taking many forms, as it spreads throughout the community and new projects are initiated. One of those forms that could do with more volunteers working on their projects, is the Real Wealth and Livelihoods Group. Before I describe these projects it might be useful to begin by just explaining what we mean by Real Wealth and why developing a livelihood that is based on this type of wealth is going to help bring about a transformation to a resilient and sustainable economy in our locality. To most people Wealth is about Money and having…

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    The Importance of Gold to the Transition Movement

    In a presentation I gave at a recent Transition City Lancaster meeting, one of the most important points I tried to make was that, if we really want to create a resilient future we have to do something about our currency. Most of us are just not that aware of money and how it is created, so we don’t see the connection between energy, the environment and economics. We may be very aware of how we need to reduce CO2 emissions to prevent climate change and how we need to switch from fossil fuels to renewables but we just don’t…

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    POTATO DAY, Jan 30th

    TCL’s annual fun and friendly Potato Day, Sat Jan 30th, 11am to 3pm at the Friends Meeting House.   The poster is here . .    potato day ’16 pdf          Please print off and share.       There will be 22 varieties of organic seed potatoes to buy, the brilliant potato themed cafe, loads of stalls about local foodie projects . . . and . . . free films and talks about veggie growing . . . everyone welcome . . free entry . . offers of help are very welcome  –  to samagita@phonecoop.coop

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    Mapping Resilience in Lancaster Project

    During December, Lancaster, Carlisle and much of Cumbria experienced such heavy rainfall, within a short space of time, that water rushed down the mountains so quickly that it filled the rivers to overflowing and burst over whatever flood defences had been put in place. Those flood defences had been built to withstand a 1 in every 200 years event but they were not enough. We have to accept that the calculations that were made were based on out-dated information. Global annual average surface temperature in 2015 is looking set to reach 1°C above the pre-industrial average (as represented by the 1850-1900…

The Wider Transition

Faith in the New Economics

May 12, 2016

Lancaster Diocesan Faith & Justice group are organising an event in Holy Trinity & St George Parish Centre, Kendal on the 14th May that may interest Transition city members. We have two speakers David Midgley, Programme Director at Schumacher North and Jonathan Dawson Co-ordinator & Senior Lecturer -Economics for Transition Theme of David’s talk: The Soul of Money and the Soul of the World In the contemporary dominant paradigm it is taken for granted that the imperative of continued economic growth must take precedence over practically all other considerations. The largest casualty of this mind-set is God’s creation, the extraordinary…

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

A Carbon Negative Country

Tshering Tobgay explains on video how Bhutan will stay a carbon negative country for all time. If all countries could be inspired by this leadership we could save Planet Earth from devastating climate change.

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The Importance of Gold to the Transition Movement

In a presentation I gave at a recent Transition City Lancaster meeting, one of the most important points I tried to make was that, if we really want to create a resilient future we have to do something about our currency. Most of us are just not that aware of money and how it is created, so we don’t see the connection between energy, the environment and economics. We may be very aware of how we need to reduce CO2 emissions to prevent climate change and how we need to switch from fossil fuels to renewables but we just don’t…

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What is so Good about a Specie Gold Standard?

There have been many types of Gold Standard over the last few thousand years but for most of that time they were what is known as a specie Gold Standard. This means that the circulating monetary unit has the value of a certain gold coin. Other coins or paper money can be used to represent this monetary unit or fractions of it but the value is always based upon a specific gold coin. In our case we are looking at having a REALM as a circulating monetary unit which has the value of a 1gm Gold. Instead of using Gold…

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Facing up to Climate Change: Optimism, Pessimism and Realism after Paris

We are so fortunate, living in Lancaster, to be able to turn up for free to events like this one on a Saturday morning in early January, organised by the independent think tank Green House, and listen to a panel of distinguished speakers explain the reality of what we are facing up to.  The event was held in the main meeting room at the Friends Meeting House and was well attended by an eager audience keen to hear what we should be doing and how we should be changing our life styles. We had heard the offers that had been…