2016 Events


Dates for your diary...

24th September - The Green Future is Here

25th & 25th September - Eco Open Homes Worthing

26th September - Transition Town Lewes Social

7th October - Women's Health

15/16, 22/23 October - Lewes Eco Open Houses

27th October - Down the Drain

Mondays - Landport Community Garden Volunteers

Every Friday morning - Lewes Food Market

First Sunday of every month - Tree Planting & Land Management in Lewes


    The Green Future is Here

    Saturday 24th September 2:00pm to 5:00Pm. Free

    An opportunity to meet with individuals, groups and businesses who are committed to a sustainable future. More...


    Eco Open Homes Worthing

    Transition Town Worthing have  their Eco Open Homes event over the weekend of September 25th and 26th 2016

     

    They say " This year we are focusing on how to conserve water as we live in a water stress and flood potential locality and there really are some simple and effective ways to conserve water. " 

    There will be 11 varied and inspiring properties as well as workshops in Worthing and Lancing.  As well as many energy saving features in the houses you can also visit a solar powered aquaponics system at the Chilli Farm and two gardens with interesting water catchment/recycling features.  More info to follow shortly here...


    TTL September Social

    7.30pm, Monday 26th September, The Lewes Arms

      It's the monthly Transition Town Lewes get-together. If you're new to TTL or just want to find out more, come along and share your ideas, whether you're interested in local food growing, renewable energy, green transport or something else completely. Everyone warmly welcome. Call Juliet on 07887 556 177. (there's no room booked so just wander round until you find us!)

    Women's Health

    Friday October 7th 10.00am – 4.00pm

    A day of hands on cooking, creating nutrient dense foods, uniquely for women.

    Learn which foods truly support your journey & discover a vibrant diet that supports energy, vitality & radiance.

          

     

    Lewes Open Houses inspire with ideas for green living and cutting energy bills

    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, who’s 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. www.lewesecoopenhouses.org.uk/info/brochure

    Lewes Eco Open Houses appeal for volunteers

     

    15/16, 22/23 October 2016

    Lewes Eco Open Houses is back again to show off low energy sustainable homes and inspire visitors. We are looking for a few volunteers for each house to help our homeowners with the general running of the day.

    Twelve green houses and a community cinema in Lewes and Plumpton will be opening their doors to the public showing how energy use can be cut by up to 80 or 90%! The trail includes ingenious solutions to energy and water use even in the oldest houses, as well as fascinating new builds that show advanced green technology at work. Event brochure here...

    This is a very sociable event and volunteering will mostly involve chatting to members of the public and helping to show them round. Each house has printed case studies for visitors to pick up as well as other photos and information about what has been done. If you have some experience of insulation or renewable energy that would be great, but no expertise is needed, just enthusiasm for sustainable living!

    Houses are open from 1 -5 and if you want to see what’s available, have a look at the website which has lots of information on this year’s houses (or will very soon!) www.lewesecoopenhouses.org.uk

    Volunteers find it fascinating talking to the householders and learning what they’ve done and why. The visitors are also really interesting and it’s great to hear about their projects too.

    If you can spare some time or want to find out more, please contact Carol by email: LewesEOH@gmail.com or tel: 07411020605.


    DOWN THE DRAIN: What can we do to stop surface water flooding in Lewes getting worse?


     

    Save the date: Thursday 27 October 2016

    Incidences of severe flash flooding in Lewes are becoming more common. With rainfall predicted to get heavier and more erratic as the climate changes, Transition Town Lewes is holding a special event to ask what we can do to keep water levels in our streets under control.

    Modern practices such as paving over gardens, driveways and open spaces, allowing rainwater to go directly into the waste-water system and being careless about what we put down our drains are all contributing to the problem. So we're ready to kickstart some exciting initiatives to keep surface water flooding under control - starting with a panel discussion and Q&A on Thursday 27th October at 7.30pm at the Elephant & Castle.

    Read more...


    Landport Community Garden - Volunteers

    Landport Community Garden is looking for volunteers...

     

    They say "Come and join us gardening, grow vegetables, fruit, flowers. Just turn up on Mondays from 1pm, go through blue door on right of old farmhouse/flats at the end of Landport - Hayward Road.

    For more information ring 01273 475 480 or email davidgray194@gmail.com"

    Follow them on Facebook...


    Lewes Food Market

    Don't forget... every Friday morning at the Market Tower, Market Street, Lewes

    It's bursting with fresh, seasonal, local produce and competitively priced. See you there!

    Lewes Food Market is run by a not for profit, Community Interest Company: Lewes Local, which was set up by Transition Town Lewes Food Group. 

    Contact the coordinator (tel: 07824711727) or go via the Lewes Food Market website...


    Lewes Organic Allotment Project

    Wednesday mornings, 9.30am-12.30pm, Nevill

    The Lewes Organic Allotment Project  is a community allotment in Nevill which is also used as a demonstration site for workshops, composting instruction days, school trips, and more.

    See the Common Cause website for more info.

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