Paying with your smartphone can be fun and rewarding!
|The Lewes Pound Group has launched a new smartphone payment trial with positive business and social benefits up for grabs…
15 of our great, independent Lewes businesses have already started the pioneering journey to change the way we keep money working harder for a more sustainable and fairer local economy; and the number of businesses taking an interest is growing.
|They are now accepting smartphone payments via Droplet Rewards, a new “Zero Touch” way to pay conveniently and to collect rewards at your favorite local businesses ….. AND with a few other benefits…|
Find out which businesses accept Droplet Rewards by trying out the app….
Everyone with an i-Phone or Android smartphone or tablet and a UK bank account is invited to claim their free £5 introductory reward... More
Climate Change - What's the fuss?
All Saints Centre, Lewes on Tuesday, 14th June 7pm, Free Entry
A film screening of This Changes Everything, inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller.
This will be followed by a Q&A session with expert panellists, so come along with your climate change questions, or just listen and share in this thought-provoking evening.
Watch the trailer...
Are solar panels still worthwhile?
The government has recently cut the payments they make to those that install solar panels and a frequently asked question is whether they are still worthwhile from a purely financial point of view. A typical domestic solar system is rated at 4 kilowatt (kW). This will consist of about 16 panels and occupy about 26 square metres of roof space. The Lewes district is a particularly favourable area for solar panels. On a good site, facing between south east and south west, angled up at normal pitched roof angles and, importantly, with little or no shading, such a system will generate about 4400 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year.
This is about equal to the average annual consumption of electricity of local domestic premises. This does not mean that you would not need to buy any electricity. Read more here...
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...
Natural flood management in the River Ouse catchment
As the project officer for the Sussex Flow Initiative (SFI) I was very pleased to meet with members of TTL recently to discuss ways that Natural Flood Management (NFM) can help reduce flooding across the Ouse catchment and help with flood resilience for Lewes town. SFI is hosted by the Sussex Wildlife Trust in partnership with the Woodland Trust and the Environment Agency – a partnership that started in 2012 with the Trees on the River Uck (TrUck) pilot project.
|NFM is an approach to flood mitigation that’s been researched, developed and implemented relatively recently and which works alongside man made flood defences (rather than replacing them), harnessing natural processes to slow and store more water upstream to reduce the peak of flooding downstream. Natural additions such as floodplain woodland, across slope hedgerows and shelter belts or leaky dams have all been shown to help to slow the flow of water, making the landscape better able to cope with heavy rainfall and reducing the power and magnitude of flooding. With over 50 different NFM techniques to choose from, these natural enhancements can be tailored to fit a given site, providing a range of further benefits for wildlife, water quality and river health. Read more here...|
An inspirational new website that compares high-impact culture with what we’d like to see instead. Navigate your way around the site by clicking on images. Take a look...
|When with TTL, Rob Hopkins asked people "What is Transition?". Here's what they told him...|
Transition Town Lewes (TTL) is a network of Lewes people. We’re working on local solutions in response to the global problems of climate change, economic change and the end of cheap energy and other resources.
Please get in touch if you would like to meet some of the people involved in project work for TTL.
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Transition is about the creation of resilient communities. It's not about campaigning but designing. It's about putting in place systems that will help us to deal with the big changes that are on the way. Those changes will be in three main areas: energy, the economy and the environment. Read more and get linked in to the bigger picture!
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Together we can achieve so much more. We’re fuelled by local ingenuity and a passion for positive change in challenging times. This is our town, our future, so get in touch to share your ideas and be involved.