A conference being held in Lancaster means to tackle the challenges of economic, environmental and social crisis.
Transition Lancaster, organised by Transition Network, is in collaboration with the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability at the University of Cumbria, Transition Lancaster, and South Lakes Action on Climate Change.
Tony Haslam, of Transition Lancaster and conference organiser, said: “This conference will give people the inspiration, skills and power to develop a new future for their communities in the North West.
“There will be workshops and discussions about how to create new, local economies and promote local shops, services and jobs.
“We will look at the potential for alternative currencies to help stimulate local economies and how the revolution in community renewable energy generation could benefit the region. We’re also going to have a lot of fun!”
The programme includes the world renowned speaker and author Rob Hopkins.
Naresh Giangrande, Transition Network and conference organiser, said: “Transition Network is a charity whose role is to inspire, connect, support and train communities to be resilient to the changes occurring as a result of climate change and to reduce their carbon emissions.
“We are really pleased to be able to support this conference in the North West - the very first of a series of regional conferences that will help to create healthy, happy societies.”
The North West Transition Conference will be held at the University of Cumbria in Lancaster on July 12 and 13.
Costs are £20 per person (£10 for concessions).
Details are available at http://www.transitionnetwork.org/events/2014-07-12/north-west-transition-conference.