SLACC TT is organised loosely on the Transition Town model. We run projects around themes associated with Food, Energy and Buildings, Transport, Creativity. Find out more by subscribing to the SLACC TT e newsletter.
A transition initiative (could be a town, village, college, etc) is a community-led project that links into the national ‘Transition Network’.
Here in South Lakes, the aim of SLACC Towards Transition is to address the twin issues of Climate Change and Peak Oil within the area by decreasing the dependence of the community on fossil fuels, lowering carbon emissions and by building a stronger, resilient community that is able to be more independent in areas such as food, energy, transport, healthcare and economics.
We believe that only with the cooperation and involvement of all sectors of the community – individuals, voluntary groups, local businesses, churches, council, schools – is it possible to deal collectively with the two greatest challenges facing us today and to come up with the solutions together.
The key aims of SLACC Towards Transition are as follows:
- To increase awareness of local and global issues surrounding Climate Change and Peak Oil.
- To reduce South Lakeland’s overall Green House Gas emissions and dependence on Fossil Fuels.
- To establish and support South Lakeland as a Transition District.
- To take every reasonable step to minimise the Green House Gas emissions resulting from the groups’ activities.