Lancaster Civic Society makes climate emergency statement
Lancaster Civic Society has pledged to help combat climate change.
The group has commended Lancaster City Council for establishing a Citizens' Jury on Climate Change, and as a result has made commitments of its own.
The society has promised to review its charitable objectives to make explicit reference to combatting climate change.
It will take account of climate change in its practices, activities, events, and meetings.
It will inform the local community about how the Civic Society is responding to the challenges the planet is facing, by developing local initiatives and highlighting practical actions to combat climate change.
And in addition it will support and develop the capacity and skills of individuals and communities, to understand and act to conserve, protect, and improve the environment of the locality.
Lancaster Civic Society was founded in 1967 and in that time has overseen the preservation of the heritage of the Lancaster and Morecambe district and its outstanding natural beauty, while assisting in its future development.
The society is the principal non-partisan organisation in the Lancaster and Morecambe district representing all views and outlooks.