Sharing our personal cleansing products with you

  Christmas is coming and the toiletries manufacturers are gearing up for mass sales of soaps, creams and other personal lotions and potions. Most will have expensive packaging and be made with a cornucopia of chemicals. A few TTL friends were pondering this very un-green situation, and turned to working out some thoughts that might help others who felt the same way through considering what products they themselves use and why. We are focusing on just a few product categories to illustrate our concerns, recounting what we use and why, hoping to open a few new avenues of thought for TTL readers wandering dazedly through the toiletries aisles this winter. Let’s get personal…



Your guide to eco-friendly living

 “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”  – Tao Te Ching

Regardless of whether you’ve decided to go green to help the environment, to save money, or just see how easy it is, every step you take towards eco-friendly living is one that helps the world.

Step 1: Turn it off

Energy conservation is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint. Leaving your electricals on standby needlessly uses up energy – hit the off switch and you could see huge improvements, most noticeably in your energy bills!

Read 19 more steps here…




LED Lighting: A Beginner’s Guide 2016


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

Read this: 
LED Lighting: A Beginner’s Guide (2016)
by one of our local Lewes Eco Open House hosts, Jill Goulder.

And a reminder that she also has a guide to neat and easy-to-install secondary glazing, including a useful video






SNUG is a Transition Town Lewes enterprise, providing draught proofing services and workshops across East Sussex. Whether you want to draught proof your home yourself, or want an expert to do it, we’re here to help.


 Lewes Eco Open Houses

  Details here…


Magnetic secondary double glazing



What are the benefits?

Savings – Insulating 5 windows cuts average heating bills by 7% or more.
Comfort – cuts draughts and removes cold spots near windows. It can also cut noise.
Stops condensation
Cheap! Costs as little as £60/80 per sash window versus £600-900 for uPVC, or £1200-1500 for conservation grade replacements.
Simple to fit.
Unobtrusive – you can hardly see it.
Easy to take down.