Photo by John Cameron on Unsplash. Community is Strength poster, large red and white public billboard saying 'community is strength'

Lancashire Climate Action Network (LancsCAN) was formed in June 2023 following the first Lancashire Community Climate Action Forum event held on 17 May 2023 at Edge Hill University, with SustainNET as the lead organiser.

The main aim of LancsCAN is to mobilise Lancashire’s community voice and action on climate change, working collaboratively with others to advance the county’s climate agenda.

Acknowledging the diversity of challenges faced in creating a sustainable future for all, LancsCAN has been co-developed by its members. It comprises a growing network of community-oriented organisations in Lancashire involved in various climate action fronts, including energy, biodiversity and wildlife, food, green and blue spaces, transport and mobility, housing and buildings, recycling and waste management.

We are seeking to work with Lancashire’s councils and political leaders to realise the climate, environment and other relevant priorities of the Lancashire 2050 Plan.

People sitting in a lecture theatre at the first Lancashire Community Climate Action Forum

All three of Lancashire’s universities – Edge Hill University, Lancaster University and University of Central Lancashire – are working together to support LancsCAN’s development.

LancsCAN is looking to expand its membership, so if you are a Lancashire-based and community-oriented organisation why not get in touch and join us.

LancsCAN do more climate action if we work together!