Is this the biggest carbon crash ever?

Is this the biggest carbon crash ever?

We’re adapting to unprecedented changes in how we travel, work and shop. Our sacrifices are compensated by clearer skies and quieter roads. But are carbon emissions falling too? During April 2020, energy demand fell to record lows in the UK, as the coronavirus...
No more FoMO: consumerism and lockdown

No more FoMO: consumerism and lockdown

Image credit: HotTugUK By Caitlin O’Clarey: Caitlin is a biochemistry graduate from Lewes furloughed from two jobs in London. Profligate consumerism gone mad: can lockdown cure us? In the time before COVID, my London life was excessively busy. It wasn’t all that...

Coronavirus changes everything

Coronavirus is a world-wide crisis that profoundly affects all our lives. Can we learn from it about that other global emergency – climate change? The global response to Covid-19 has been extremely swift, unusually decisive, and on a massive scale. Looking back...

How green is my council?

With 261 local authorities now declaring a climate emergency, the race is on to push them to greater efforts to cut carbon emissions. Friends of the Earth has collected data on key climate indicators and compared Lewes against similar local authority areas. How does...

Neighbourhood Plan develops a following

By Kirsten Firth of TTL Lewes Neighbourhood Plan’s pioneering ecosystem approach – initiated by Transition Town Lewes – is having an impact. The Plan passed its referendum with a 92% ‘yes’ vote in March, and our new Town Councillors are...