Putting climate action at the heart of our community

Lewes Climate Hub at Lewes House, 32 High Street BN7 2LU

Lewes Climate Hub is an independent alliance of community groups and organisations in and around Lewes in East Sussex. Together, we’re taking local action to tackle the global climate and ecological emergency.

Our centre at Lewes House provides a welcoming place, staffed by volunteers, where anyone can learn about the climate and environmental challenges we all face – and what we can do individually and collectively to address them.

The Energy Room

Lewes Climate Hub includes a dedicated energy room. Run by local community energy company OVESCo, it can advise on energy bills and usage, renewable energy, and retrofitting homes and businesses to be warmer and more energy efficient.
See opening times at www.ovesco.co.uk

Coming up at Lewes Climate Hub this season

How to be a Well Being

Get energised, balanced and inspired for the year ahead with three weeks of talks, workshops, films, exploring well-being of mind, body and spirit.

14 Feb-17 Feb: Well-being of Spirit
Including a Climate Café with the Climate Psychology Alliance, Stressbusting and Relaxation Techniques for Kids, Mindfulness Meditation and Stress Reduction techniques for Adults, exploring Buddhism and Well-Being. Plus a screening of ‘I Am Greta’. Read more and booking

All events at Lewes Climate Hub at 32 High Street, Lewes unless otherwise indicated.

Rethink Rubbish: Saturday 2 March to Sunday 17 March

Saturday 2 March: Turning the tide on plastic
TALK 1pm-2.15pm: Strandliners

TALK 2.30pm-3.15pm: Ocean Clean-Up

Thursday 7 March: What really happens to our rubbish? 
7pm-9.30pm, Upstairs at the Elephant & Castle
White Hill, Lewes

Saturday 9 March: Reuse, repurpose, remake
WORKSHOP 11.30am-12.30pm: Trainer Repair Kit

PLUS: Superlooper – discover baby clothing rental

TALK 1pm-3pm: Redesigning rubbish

Sat 9 March, 12pm-2pm: DARN IT!
Bring your holey socks, jumpers etc & learn to darn with Lewes Repair Café’s sewists

Sun 17 March: Great Big Lewes Litter Pick
Join Litter Free Lewes at 10.30am at The Gallops

See full details here

Below: some photos from our events – more pictures on our gallery page

Be informed, get inspired

When it comes to climate change there is a room for everyone to contribute. Learn about steps you can take, projects and campaigns to get involved in. Find like-minded people to start a project of your own.

You can also find practical advice, from switching to renewable energy to food-growing to making your home more energy efficient – Lewes Climate Hub can signpost you to advice, support, talks and workshops to help you take action in your own household, business or organisation.

We’re here for everyone

Whether you’re an individual, a family, a local business or an interest group, we are strongly committed to supporting those who haven’t typically been included in conversations on the climate and environment.

Your voice matters – so drop in, email us and share your thoughts and ideas on how we tackle this emergency together and create a community that can withstand the impacts of climate change.

If you are part of a local community group that would like to be an affiliate of Lewes Climate Hub, contact us at

What does climate change mean for Lewes?

Rising temperatures, loss of species and more extreme weather patterns have serious implication for us here in the south east of England. In Lewes, we are thoroughly aware of the effects of flooding, having lived through the local floods of 2000. 

The wetlands to the south of Lewes used to be a sea inlet, and could be again as climate change leads to rising sea levels. Food production and water supplies may be threatened by changing weather and the loss of natural pollinators. The residential and other buildings in our area, many built centuries ago, are unsuited to higher temperatures. But we cannot simply wait for governments to take action: to be resilient against climate change and help reduce its worst effects, we all have to work together as a community.

What about our local councils?

One of our key aims is to promote and support (and, where necessary, challenge) the sustainability goals of our town, district and county councils. Wherever possible we aim to work closely with our councillors to help our community take real and effective action on climate change. For example, we hope to be instrumental in helping Lewes District reach its goal of generating “net zero” carbon emissions by 2030. 

Common Cause Co-operative
Friday Food Market
Lewes Farmers Market
Lewes Community Allotment
Compost Club
Ringmer Community Orchard
Lewes Town Council allotments
Stanmer Organics
Lewes House Garden Project
Compassion in World Farming
Lewes Food Banks (TTL)
Lewes District Food Partnership
Brighton and Hove Food Partnership
Landport Community Garden

Lewes Pound 
Circular economy (TTL) 
Divest East Sussex: campaigning for ESCC to divest their pension fund from fossil fuels 
Keep It In the Ground Lewes email here
Lewes Living Wage
East Sussex Credit Union 
Green Jobs
Make My Money Matter
Triodos Bank 

WellbeingWellbeing in nature – Lewes Railway Land Wildlife Trust

Lewes nature and wellbeing groups and activities www.wellbeingtree.org

Green Church Lewes

Wellbeing gardening projects in Lewes www.commoncause.org.uk/lewes-house-garden

Climate Cafe group workshops facilitated by Guy Gladstone, Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven and Eastbourne

Creative workshops, wellbeing and the environment www.movingsounds.org/eco-action-projects

Lewes Food Banks (TTL)
Losras (Lewes Organisation in Support of Refugees and Asylum Seekers)
Make Votes Matter 
Lewes open door 

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