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August 28, 2015

Positive Lancaster:

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

  • Crash Course

    Are We Resilient Enough?

    A Public Discussion with Videos taken from Chris Martenson’s Crash Course will be held on Wednesday, 2nd September at The Friends Meeting House in Lancaster starting at 7:00pm and finishing at 9:00pm. This important event will give everyone the opportunity to work through this powerful online course together, which examines why Economics, Energy and the Environment are inseparable elements 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. Refreshments will be provided and donations welcomed to cover costs. Everyone…

  • LivingWage

    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


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

Morecambe Bay People’s Pilgrimage

Flyer – pdf Morecambe Bay People’s Pilgrimage On September 5th and 6th there will be a 2 day walking pilgrimage from Cark, via Cartmel, Grange, Silverdale, Yealand and Morecambe prom to the old chapel at Heysham.   Music on the Morecambe section.    Everyone is welcome – of any faith or none – to walk for as long or as little  as you like.   There is no charge and no need to book –  just turn up at the gathering places.  We will be collecting messages form local people to be taken to Paris.  Please see the flyer for more…


World Watch Updates June 2015

Recently someone loaned me a copy of “God’s Last Offer” by Ed Ayres, the editor of World Watch magazine. Subtitled “Negotiating for a Sustainable Future” it was published in 1998 and starts off by talking about The Four Spikes – in other words, the four most dangerous revelations that were sweeping the world at the end of the 20th century. These were, “The Carbon Gas Spike”, “The Extinction Spike”, “The Consumption Spike” and “The Population Spike”. The book shows exponential growth patterns for each of these areas during the 20th century. So I began to wonder how we have tackled…