LCCN newsletter 27

Welcome to the 27th LCCN newsletter! These come to you regularly with updates on what the Network is doing, other developments and, if you tell us, what you’re doing

. We’re keen to find contributors who could send us an update (monthly?) on whats happening in their region that may be of interest elsewhere. And please forward this to anyone who may be interested, reminding them that they can get their own copy at:


A Happy 2011 to all our Members!


The national conference on the 16 /17th is taking up most of our time at present. See our website for full information. There are still places available on the 17th.

Our Annual general Meeting takes place at the conference in London at 4.45pm on the 16th. All members are welcome. If you would like to attend but are not coming to the conference please email us for more information at:

‘Climate Change? No Thanks’
The 1st UK preview of `Climate Change? No Thanks!’ a new documentary by India-based activist filmmaker Pamela Nowicka takes place next week. Transition Leytonstone are hosting this event at  Leytonstone Library on Wednesday 12th January at 6.30pm. (6 Church Lane, London E11 1HG Tube: Leytonstone)

Why Dire Climate Warnings Boost Scepticism

Undermining belief in a fair world may mean that climate warnings go unheeded. The use of dire predictions to encourage action on climate change may be backfiring and increasing doubt that greenhouse gases from human activities are causing global warming. That’s the message of a new report on the website of Nature magazine –

Communities, Councils and Carbon – What we can do if Governments won’t

This new book by Alexis Rowell, a former councillor in Camden shows how ‘councils can play a significant role in saving the world’. Local governments can think about the moral aspects as well as operational and business aspects of their communities; they have a duty of care to think about the future.
“Communities, councils and carbon” includes current examples of best eco practice from local authorities across the UK and elsewhere. This book is designed to inform and inspire councils and councillors, as well as local environmental activists, community groups and Transition Initiatives. Local government can be a huge driver for positive change, but not on its own. Communities need to understand what they can reasonably (and unreasonably!) ask for from local councils, and they need to know exactly what levers they can pull.

Climate Week – Happening near you???

A few weeks ago we highlighted the launch of ‘Climate Week’ due to take place in March. Since then we’ve heard nothing from the organisers. We’d be interested to hear from any local organisations who are in touch with this event and may be planning actions at a local community level.
Drop us an email at

Solar Panels – On line search

A newish website: is offering price comparisons on different solar panels etc. We’ve not looked at this in detail, but would be interested to hear from anyone who has. A review for this newsletter would be welcome!

Training News
Social enterprise Talk Action are running a further range of courses on climate and related issues over the next three months.

  • Climate Change: Effective Communication is on 17 February 2011 in Edinburgh and on 1st March 2011 in London)
  • A new course on Communicating Renewable Energy takes place on 15 February London

Other courses include sessions on Environmental Sustainability in the Workplace and Facilitation Training.
For full details

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Website: 05/01/2011



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