Welcome to SLACCtt
South Lakes Action on Climate Change Towards Transition (SLACCtt) is a community-based charity which brings together people who want to do something about climate change and promote a more sustainable lifestyle. SLACC tt is now ( as of 2023) a Charitable Incorporated Organisation(Slacc-CIO) with a new Charity no 1202875
We are part of the global Transition Town Network, and our aim is to decrease the dependence of the South Lakes community on fossil fuels, reduce carbon emissions and help build local resilience in key areas such as food, energy, transport and economics.
Our Waste into Wellbeing Project and climate change
Our overall goal is to reduce the amount of waste and surplus food generated by the food system (wholesalers, hospitality and retailers) in Kendal. Our existing work is reflected in the recommendations of the Kendal Climate Change Citizens’ Jury, and we are keen to now leverage our existing operation and network, to develop a comprehensive town-wide approach to reduce food waste. The ultimate outcome is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help achieve Zero Carbon Kendal.
Six reasons why SLACC opposes the proposed Coal Mine
1. Emissions: It will lead to emissions of 9,000,000 Tonnes of CO2 every year.
2. Global Leadership: The global political consensus is to eliminate coal. The UK needs to show leadership as it continues as the host country of COP26 until the end of 2022.
3. Low Carbon Steel is the Future: The steel industry understands the problem of using coal and is investing in alternative low emission fuel sources such as hydrogen.
4. High Sulphur Content: The proposed Cumbria mine will produce a quality of coal that is not suitable for UK and European steel makers.
5. Jobs: West Cumbria needs jobs that have a future, jobs tied to renewable energy, energy efficiency and a low carbon Cumbria.
6. Ancient Woodland: The proposed development would lead to destruction of an area of ancient woodland.
Update December 8th: Visit our Crowd Justice Page and help us take full legal advice on the decision made by Gove yesterday.
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We rely on membership fees for much of our work (annual membership from £10). We also produce a free monthly newsletter, giving details of upcoming events, talks, courses, news and calls-to-action.