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March Newsletter

Want to learn more about air source heat pumps? Ground source pumps? And how about grants available for wall and roof insulation to make your home more energy efficient and save money too? These articles and others in our March … Continue reading

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E CARS coming to Lyme – Survey until April 6th

Would you like to see a community-led electric car club in Lyme Regis? Or even an electric bike sharing scheme? The club would have electric cars available to book from as little as half an hour for an all-inclusive price … Continue reading

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January Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is out! It features e-bikes and updates on our Food Bank and Lyme Community Volunteers, ready to help during this lockdown. Also how to use our local Freecycle groups and a callout for interest in a car … Continue reading

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LAST CHANCE! Let Dorset Council hear what you have to say

It’s your last chance this month to comment on the county proposals for its Climate Emergency Strategy and Action Plan.   The deadline is Wednesday 20th January.  One important comment is to press the council to bring forward their target … Continue reading

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A Plastic Free Christmas

Making small changes and swaps to some of our much-loved Christmas traditions is easy and can also be fun and creative. Here are some top tips for keeping it plastic free! The UK uses roughly around 227,000 miles of wrapping … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS – plastics banned

We desperately need some good news and here it is!  Plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds have finally been banned.  This came into effect on 1st October 2020 and is a brilliant step towards reducing the use of single use … Continue reading

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DORSET COUNCIL consulting on climate action

Dorset Council has published its draft Climate Emergency Strategy and Action Plan and wants to hear from individuals and organisations. We would like to encourage everyone to give their views using the online form and you can find the full … Continue reading

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NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

Our November newsletter is now out. A variety of topics, featuring ‘How and Why to Reduce Period Plastic’… and including ‘Stop Discharging Raw Sewage into our Seas and Rivers’, car share opportunity and films to watch.

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OCTOBER NEWSLETTER – energy special

Check out our October newsletter, featuring information on how to change your energy supplier to one offering green renewable energy to your home. Volunteers needed for a number of projects.. see if any of these interest you. We are always … Continue reading

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Get your share of WATER POWER

URGENT Act by Friday 9th October !!! Are you a customer of Southwest Water? Act now, apply for your FREE share in the company and have your say about how they deal with sewage coming into our seas and rivers. … Continue reading

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COUNCIL SUPPORTS CLIMATE CHANGE OBJECTIVES

TLG and Plastic Free Lyme welcomed the Council’s consideration of a range of actions tackling environment issues at the Council’s recent meeting. Members approved a host of recommendations to support their decision to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030. … Continue reading

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REFILLABLES A GO-GO

It continues to be so important to use your own refillable cups and water bottles. Yes, some shops were hesitant about refilling in the early months of covid, but most now do this gladly, supporting your efforts to re-use and … Continue reading

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SUMMER newsletter 2020

a variety of topics, including where to find cloth reusable masks locally.

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JUNE Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is out, featuring Rob Smith’s blog post – It’s time to write to your MP about a Green New Deal; Shop Locally; a range of local producers to support and how you can still use your refill … Continue reading

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POP UP SUSTAINABLE LYME – Half Term Fun

Friday 25th – Monday 28th October The Malthouse Gallery,  Town Mill, Lyme Regis

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Transition Tales

From Puddles To Nets (Transition Tales day 8) 5th April 2010 … Sally & I left Lyme Regis late morning after hearing a few more tales of Turn Lyme Green – how they won Pride of Place, their community orchards … Continue reading

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Garden Share Lyme Regis

30 people attended the launch of Garden Share Lyme Regis at the Marine Theatre on 16 March 2010, and our first match of grower to garden owner was made. See the Lyme Regis News story here. Download our leaflet to learn … Continue reading

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Recycling News.

We are continuing to support efforts on recycling in Lyme, including the possibility of compressing the styrofoam used mostly by fishmongers and takeaways – an idea initiated by Simon the Fishmonger. We are researching the statutory household recycling facilities of other local … Continue reading

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Other campaigns

We are encouraging people to sign up to the 10:10 campaign which encourages individual as well as institutional efforts to reduce carbon emissions by 10% by the end of 2010 (www.1010uk.org ).  There is a info-packed entertaining e-message every two weeks … Continue reading

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Food Production & Local Farmer’s Market

We have continued to work on local food and food production. We screened Rebecca Hosking’s film ‘A Farm for the Future’ (Sept 09), followed by a discussion about permaculture and how to farm in a post-oil economy led by local permaculture teacher … Continue reading

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