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February 6, 2016

Positive Lancaster:

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

Halton Hydro surpasses Target -

Monday, October 13, 2014

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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…

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    July Networking Activity Participant responces.

    First of all an apology and a plea for understanding. The summary below was completed some time ago by Margaret Lyth and was forwarded to me in good time, however, commitments and busyness meant it dropped down my email list and I forgot to process it on to the TCL website for which I apologise to Margaret and the group as a whole. This highlights an opportunity for anyone with a little time and who wants to write, we desperately need people to write and report on and communicate things locally.  We have a great website and very busy facebook…

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    It Doesn’t Have to Be Like This

    We spend most of our life living according to the social structures that were laid down long ago in the past and, though we might moan about them and find ourselves crying alone in the dark trying to cope with them, we don’t know how to do any different. It all seems so beyond our control. Take money as an example. It’s just one of many social structures that we take part in every day and it can seem like we have no choice but to do so. But is that really the case? The money social structure that all…

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    This Changes everything – the film

    Transition City Lancaster are very happy to be able to bring to Lancaster’s Storey Institute, Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’. Naomi Klein’s book of the same name is now well known but the film based on her book (directed by Avi Lewis who spent four years filming in nine countries) has only  just begun its world wide screenings.  The gist of the book and the film is, look what is happening and how ordinary people’s lives are impacted. This has to stay in our conscious mind even though it is so big we want to ignore it. Most of all she is saying,…

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

Gold Coin

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…

Radically Beneficial World

Charles Hugh Smith: Fixing The Way We Work

Do yourself and everyone else you know a favour. Set aside 45 minutes and listen to this podcast, Fixing the Way We Work which is on Chris Martenson’s Peak Prosperity website. Having just read Charles Hugh Smith’s book, only published in October 2015, from cover to cover in 3 days, I can honestly say that this could turn out to be the most important book of the century. And that’s not hyperbole. This book gives us all new hope for the future. I recommend you listen to the podcast first because the conversation between Chris and Charles is just pure magic. If…

social institutions

It Doesn’t Have to Be Like This

We spend most of our life living according to the social structures that were laid down long ago in the past and, though we might moan about them and find ourselves crying alone in the dark trying to cope with them, we don’t know how to do any different. It all seems so beyond our control. Take money as an example. It’s just one of many social structures that we take part in every day and it can seem like we have no choice but to do so. But is that really the case? The money social structure that all…