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December 22, 2014

Positive Lancaster:

Eric Ollerenshaw Lecture at Lancaster University -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Lancaster Uni Students in action -

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Documenting Dissent website -

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Halton Hydro surpasses Target -

Monday, October 13, 2014

Claver Hill No Dig Workshop -

Monday, October 13, 2014

  • 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…

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    Food Month Programme October 2014

    A fantastic month of free events talks and tours celebrating Lancaster’s burgeoning local food movement. Running throughout the month involving lots of people from transition groups and beyond. If eating food is your thing then there’s something for you in the programme. TCL Food month leaflet-poster (1)

  • TCL Conference Vox Pop

    Local film makers Bryony Rodgers, Wendy Haslam and Lauren Walker produced a wonderful, positive film of the people attending the NW Transition Conference in July, See the film here…

  • Transition North West Conference

    Transition Northwest Conference held in Lancaster in July was a tremendous success. The star turn amongst an array of strong workshops was the closing talk by Rob Hopkins. View the talk in full here.

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

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UK Parliament to Debate Money Creation for first time in 170 years

Parliament will hold a three hour debate on the issue of ‘Money Creation and Society’ on Thursday 20th November.     This will be the first time in 170 years that Parliament has debated money creation. The Money Creation and Society debate is being hosted by Steve Baker (Conservative), Caroline Lucas (Green), Michael Meacher (Labour), Douglas Carswell (UKIP), and David Davis (Conservative). The backbench debate in the Main Chamber of Parliament creates an opportunity for MPs from all parties to learn about the issue, ask questions and deepen their understanding. As the results of a recent poll show, most MPs lack…

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Peak Oil is coming so why is this good news?

For decades there have been predictions of peak oil and the disastrous consequences it will have on society. As the theory goes, eventually the world’s oil reservoirs will run out of oil, driving us to more expensive reservoirs and higher oil prices until there’s not enough cheap oil to serve the world’s energy needs. Essentially, there will be a peak in cheap oil supply. Those who fear peak oil also often think there will be a cascade of economic disasters as a result of this peak in cheap oil supply. Today, there is emerging evidence that a peak is on the…

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Global Warming continues in Atlantic

New research is now suggesting that the heat that is being trapped by atmospheric greenhouse gases is getting buried in the Atlantic. Temperatures at the Earth’s surface aren’t rising as fast as they did in the 1990s, even though the amount of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere continues to increase steadily. This apparent hiatus in global warming has been fodder for skeptics—but among climate scientists, it has sparked a search for the “sink” that is storing all the missing atmospheric heat. Locating that sink matters, because it could tell researchers how long our current hiatus might last, says Ka-Kit…

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Fracking companies – Stop this new law!

David Cameron has proposed a new law to allow fracking companies to put “any substance” under people’s homes and property and leave it there, as part of the Infrastructure Bill which will be debated by the House of Lords on Tuesday. Ministers may claim that the UK has the best shale gas regulation in the world, but this proposed new law is so loosely worded it could also enable the burial of nuclear waste. The government thinks that these changes are “vital to kickstarting shale” gas exploration. Well, does that mean that if we can stop this law going through we can stop…