Should Lewes issue resident-funded green bonds?

Bonds issued by our local authority to help fund environmental projects could speed up action on climate change and also offer a low-risk ethical investment to savers, says Julia Waterlow. West Berkshire Council recently made history when it launched a green bond...
Using my money for good

Using my money for good

TTL steering group member Julia Waterlow explains how she’s been organising her personal finances to support her goals for a greener, more sustainable world. There’s a lot of talk about building back better and supporting a green recovery right now. In this respect,...

No Mow May

Although leaving your garden wild is a good excuse not to spend lots of money on expensive plants and not to do lots of backbreaking work, the positive reason is to give wildlife a chance. We’ve lost so much of our wild habitat and our many gardens could play a...

Make the pledge to be flight free in 2020

Given our lock down and the state of the airline industry at the moment this should be an easy one to do. You can make the pledge here… For some background on comparing transport emissions see the BBC News: Climate change: should you fly, drive or take the...

Transport for the future

The government’s policy paper on ‘Creating the transport decarbonisation plan’ has just been published. Maybe because of the Covid-19 situation it came out with no publicity. Under current policies, they project a 35% increase in car mileage by 2050 and...