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More than 1000 special boxes with an important environmental message have been sent out to teenagers across the Lancaster district.

Change in a Box is a technology-free resource offering a combination of stories, arts and crafts to encourage and enable positive social change. It is part of the Our Place In The World cultural and creative education programme run by Lancashire Youth Challenge(LYC), Lancaster District Cultural Education Partnership(Culture Co-op), Lancaster University and Curious Minds.

Last year’s boxes were so successful that funding from Arts Council England helped to once again commission Joseph Rynhart of Lancashire-based Theatre In The Rough to produce another box, this time with the climate emergency as its theme.

The contents of the box were inspired by Lancashire Youth For Environment (LYFE), Sewing Café Lancaster, Eden Project North, and Food Futures. The boxes included craft activities to produce block print posters, clothes patches, paper planters, wildflower balls and letters for the future Also included was advice on how to raise awareness of environmental issues through activism which could include encouraging more environmentally friendly consumer choices, organising petitions and protesting.

Change In A Box was distributed to teenagers at youth and community centres across Lancaster and Morecambe during the summer holidays.


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