We’re learning all the time. Let’s share our experiences, knowledge and advice.

If you have some news about something going on in your project or community, or would like to write an article, please email us

Saving Energy – My Homemade Ceiling Clothes Airer

6 February 2022 | by Gemma McFarlane

In a Facebook conversation somebody recommended a ceiling clothes airer, saying they have never needed a tumble dryer. I liked this idea so my first port of call was Ebay and Facebook Marketplace for a used one. After months of...

Find out more

A Waste-Free Community Climate & Eco Fair

23 June 2021 | by Gemma McFarlane

In 2018, Earth Overshoot Day fell on 1st August. Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. When we discussed partnering with...

Find out more

Miracles by Design – The eco-homes that pay their own mortgages

31 May 2021 | by Cllr James Meek

ECO homes in Newhaven. Last Thursday Gemma and I went with Dinah Morgan from Lewes Climate Hub to see the new ECO development in the heart of Newhaven. This comprises thirteen flats in two buildings in North Lane, beside where...

Find out more


Sustainable home improvements

22 November 2020 | by Brian Jones

We have asked local people to tell us about measures they have taken to make their home or life more sustainable. We hope to inspire others and answer questions that people have had about taking on similar projects. Brian Jones...

Find out more

Air source heat pump

Air source heat pump

22 November 2020 | by Gemma McFarlane

When we moved into our house 9 years ago it was a wreck, it had 1960’s decoration and needed everything updating. We had two very young children and moved into the house in November so fixing the heating was a...

Find out more

Join our mailing list

Want to keep up to date with all our news & activities?