Transition Town Lewes was host to a field trip by the World Student Environmental Network (WSEN) in July as part of the WSEN 2016 Global Summit held jointly at the University of Sussex‎ and University of Keele.


WSEN is a global hub supporting creative student initiatives to help incorporate sustainability and environmental issues into higher education.

The WSEN Global Summit is the network’s flagship event. Held in a different country every year, the week-long summit attracts over 100 students from universities across the world.

TTL hosted students for an afternoon at the Linklater Pavilion – Lewes’s purpose-built centre for the study of environmental change. Delegates from countries including Israel, Kenya, Austria, Palestine and the USA learnt about the global evolution of the transition town movement and TTL initiatives such as community energy company Ovesco and the Lewes Pound.

Students from the WSEN Global Summit explore the economic benefits of natural capital with Dr Colin Tingle during their Lewes field trip.‎

Students also had the opportunity to go on a Naturegain walk in the Railway Land Nature Reserve led by Dr Colin Tingle of the Lewes ‎& Ouse Valley Eco-nomics group to explore the vital economic benefits that natural capital delivers.

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