Thursday 27 October 2016

Lewes Eco Open Houses 2016

Lewes Eco Open Houses is back to show off low energy sustainable homes and inspire visitors! Twelve houses and a community cinema will open their doors to the public, seven for the first time. The event will take place on the 15th,16th, 22nd and 23rd of October.The interesting range of homes on show include Lewes’s new Eco B&B, and the Depot community cinema.

  As well as their carbon emissions, all homeowners have drastically cut their electricity, gas and water bills. The organiser of the event, Neil Williams, whose house is opening for the third time said: “Its surprising the cumulative effect of low cost and no cost measures. Without spending that much it’s possible to cut energy use by 50% or more. By making careful investments and using available subsidies, 80 or 90% reductions are perfectly feasible”.  With changing weather patterns and energy prices set to rise these strategies can future proof your home.
Visitors will see how homeowners are cutting their environmental impact, how cheap changes can reduce bills, and how advanced green technology is transforming modern and older buildings. The event is completely free; more information can be found in the brochure, which is available online and at local shops.

EF Schumacher: Is Small the Next Big?


Are the visionary ideas of E F Schumacher, cult author of the 1970s classic Small is Beautiful, about to hit the mainstream?

Watch it on BBC Radio 4 iPlayer...

What is Transition?

  When with TTL, Rob Hopkins asked people "What is Transition?". Here's what they told him...

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