Take a look at the eco houses here...

See Jill's video on her magnetic-strip secondary glazing -
more than 25,000 hits worldwide!
http://tinyurl.com/EcoLewes

More about the open houses here...


 

WANTED: Electric Cars

Do you have an electric car or know someone with one? TTL would like to host an evening about electric cars, with real owners showing off their vehicles and talking about the pros and cons and whether now is the time to make the change.

Electric car  

We’d like to showcase about 5-10 cars with a variety of features and mostly the latest cars such as Renault Zoe, BMW i3, Tesla, VW eUp, Nissan Leaf, Hyundai Ioniq, Smart etc etc.

Please get in touch with Julia: juliacwaterlow@hotmail.com if you can help make this happen.

 


 Pesticide Free Lewes 

 

The campaign to make Lewes District pesticide free has been successfully concluded, with the District Council voting unanimously on May10th to phase out pesticides as much as possible on the land for which they are responsible. They will use a new "FoamStream" technology to kill weeds using hot water and foam made from non-toxic plant oils. The foam acts as a thermal blanket, keeping the 98 degree heat provided by the hot water on the weed long enough to kill it.

If you see a strange machine on Lewes District land, dousing weeds with foam, do not be alarmed since it is completely safe both for you and your pets. In fact, there is no need even for the operatives to use protective gear.

The Pesticide Free Lewes campaign met with enthusiastic support from local councillors, council officers and the council's contractors and is obviously an idea whose time has come!


 

Save Money, Save Energy, Save the Planet

Many heritage properties in Lewes lose a lot of heat through their walls, ceilings, and windows. Not only can this push up bills and compromise health, it accelerates climate change as well.

BHESCo  

Brighton & Hove Energy Services Co-operative (BHESCo), a Brighton based community energy co-operative, is an award winning social enterprise working with homeowners and businesses to improve the energy efficiency of their properties. While reducing heat loss and energy bills it also significantly benefits our natural environment.

More here...

 


Fermenting ideas

Daphne Lambert in conversation with Anni Townend

Saturday 30th September, 3.30 – 6:00pmSubud Centre, 26a Station Street.

 
  • Tantalise your tastebuds with fermented foods made using local produce. 
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  • Explore the fermentation process & what it can teach us about working together. 
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  • Can we ferment ideas that break down barriers & help us nourish each other?

Ticket price £15.pp, concessions £7.pp, available from Sue Flemming: suemfleming@gmail.com tel 07855777715. Tickets can be collected by arrangement at Lewes Friday Food Market.

Further information daphne@greencuisinetrust.org  www.greencuisinetrust.org  www.annitownend.com

 


 

TTL September Social

Monday 25th September 2017, The Lewes Arms

  Don't miss 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, inspiring films and talks, or something else. Everyone warmly welcome. Call Juliet on 07887 556 177. (There's no room booked so just wander round until you find us!)

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 Worth watching 


 

Lewes area renewable energy sites


 

Worth a click...


LED Lighting

Confused about lightbulbs and wha to buy? Is it worth changing your existing ones for LED?

 

Read this excellent new short easy guide: LED Lighting: A Beginner's Guide (2016) by one of our local Eco Open House hosts, Jill Goulder.

And see here for some illustrations of LED ‘warm’ lighting.

 


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.

And don't forget to subscribe to the TTL monthly newsletter to keep up to date with our news and events.


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!


Tell everyone you know about Transition Town Lewes
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.

Take a look at our events, read some news and hopefully, get inspired by what you find here.

 
 

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