Sustainability FairFollowing the high attendance at the ‘There’s No Planet B’ day, hosted by Plastic Free Lewes at Lewes Town Hall in June, people have asked if we can hold an annual ‘sustainability fair’. So what would you like to see at such an event?


Stalls, talks and debate


Sustainability Fair‘There’s No Planet B: A Day of Ideas to Clean Up Our Act’ was held at Lewes Town Hall on 1 June and attracted around 800 visitors. Around 25 stalls featured businesses and organisations promoting ideas and campaigns for sustainable living from local renewable energy to plastic-free products to community woodland.

Sustainability FairSpeakers covered subjects including sustainable clothing, community energy, the UN Sustainability Goals and taking a planet-friendly approach to food. Plus we held a debate where district councillors discussed what a climate emergency should look like in Lewes.


Suggestions please


Sustainability FairWith lots of requests for a similar day to be held in 2020, we’d like to know what Transition Town Lewes supporters would like to see at an annual sustainability fair. What organisations would you like us to invite? What topics would you like us to cover in talks and debates? Are there any practical workshops on sustainable living that you’d like to see? Should local political parties have more of a presence?

Sustainability FairLet us know all your thoughts in the Comments section below and we’ll get organising!


  1. ruby taylor

    Hi, I teach sustainable crafts in the woods near Lewes- basket making and pottery made form wild foraged materials. Very good plastic alternatives and a way for people to connect thoughtfully and practically to the issues of sourcing materials and the cycle of production, as well as all the personal wellbeing benefits of making things with their hands.
    I’d be happy to contribute to a sustainability fair in Lewes.
    I feel it would be important to make such a fair significantly different to Seedy Saturday and/or at a very different time of year so as not to undermine that community event.

  2. Donna Lonsdale-O'Brien

    Yes, sounds super. Some good topics would be, a wild flower talk, a composting talk.


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