A festive gift that keeps on giving
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SNUG - draught proofing for homes in Sussex
|SNUG is a Transition Town Lewes enterprise, providing draught proofing services and workshops across East Sussex. Whether you want to draught proof your home yourself, or want an expert to do it, we’re here to help. more...|
Saturday 14 December 10am-12.30pm, £5 (concessions)
Central Lewes (venue details given on booking)
TTL enterprise SNUG is holding another of its hugely popular Draught Busting home workshops. Discover how to draught-proof casement/sash windows, front doors, chimneys and even floorboards using tried and tested materials. Have a go at draught-proofing doors and windows yourself, with a SNUG expert on hand to show you how, with an opportunity to buy materials to use at home. Places are limited so please book now at email@example.com More here...
Grow Your Own Food: December
It can be difficult to decide what to do with the crops still in the ground, as Winter sets in. Generally speaking, your problem is not cold, but damp. Raised beds drain well, but ordinary beds - particularly on heavy soils - can cause problems. Lift and store, if in doubt, or just take things straight to the kitchen.
|Parsnips will be fine, of course, and will taste better if lightly frosted. Brussels sprouts should be harvested from the bottom up, and supported against the wind - while you are out there, the other brassicas can be earthed up, for the same reason.|
Transition Town Lewes December Social
Monday 16 December 2013. Upstairs at the Lewes Arms. 7.30pm-10pm
It's the last TTL Social of 2013, so come and join us for a festive pint of Harvey's. Discover what Transition is all about, what's planned for 2014 - and share your ideas for what else we can do to create a sustainable, resilient Lewes. Whether your interest is in energy, food, enterprise, waste or something else, we warmly look forward to seeing you.
Lewes Town Council is developing a Neighbourhood Plan, and has invited TTL to join a community steering group which will define its vision, priorities and content. If the Lewes community and council accept the Plan, it becomes statutory planning policy and any development in the area will need to conform to it. This could be an opportunity to encourage and promote sustainable design and construction, reducing energy demand in existing buildings, local community energy, sustainable transport networks, local small businesses, and more!
TTL is forming a small group to explore responses to the Plan as it evolves over the next year, drawing on Transition Town principles and practice. If you would like know more or to join the TTL group, please contact Dirk Campbell on 01273 479018.
The Burning Question: How can we really quit fossil fuels?
Late November saw Guardian journalist Duncan Clark speak to a capacity audience about his book The Burning Question at a public meeting organised by Transition Town Lewes.
|The Burning Question explores how the world has any chance of keeping within the critical 20C temperature rise agreed at the 2009 Copenhagen climate talks, given that carbon emissions keep rising exponentially.|
In his talk, Duncan explained that burning fossil fuels has so far put 2,000 billion tonnes of CO2 into the air. To have a 50/50 chance of staying within the two-degree limit, the world can afford to emit only an additional 1,600 billion tonnes of CO2 (or just 700 billion tonnes for a 75% chance). Read it here...
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