Season to be green

The Argus: Curb the excesses this Christmas with a small but beautiful tree

9:00am Monday 12th December 2011

With the festive season nearly upon us, it’s easy to get lost in excess and waste. Sarah Lewis-Hammond has some tips for a greener Christmas

Christmas is coming

The Argus: Eva red bowl by Oxfam

9:00am Monday 5th December 2011

With Christmas only a few weeks away, present buying can be an ethical minefield. Sarah Lewis-Hammond takes a look at some eco gifts

Ahead of the game

The Argus: Carl Southwell. Photo: Paul Hazlewood.

9:00am Monday 28th November 2011

The Seagulls are helping spread the environmental message to 80,000 fans. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Carl Southwell from Albion In The Community

Share and share alike

The Argus: Share and share alike

9:00am Monday 21st November 2011

Can swapping stuff be turned into a billion-pound, worldwide industry? Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Benita Matofska from The People Who Share

An uncertain future

The Argus: An uncertain future

9:00am Monday 14th November 2011

Planning for a future with a changed and unpredictable climate is as important as emission reduction. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Kristen Guida from Climate South East

The sky’s the limit

The Argus: A rooftop wildflower meadow

6:00am Monday 7th November 2011

Rooftop wildflower meadows could be the solution to lack of space on the ground. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Lee Evans from Organic Roofs

Hanover’s green team

The Argus: Les Gunbie, Treasurer, Mei-wah Tang, VEG group coordinator, Paul Norman, Hanover 10:10 group coordinator, Jackie Seaman, Food for Change group

9:00am Monday 31st October 2011

A transient population doesn’t have to mean a lack of community. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Paul Norman from Hanover Action for Sustainable Living

Rooftop gardening

The Argus: Jenny Sweet’s elevated garden is a thriving oasis

9:13am Monday 24th October 2011

Even the smallest of spaces can become a haven for inner city wildlife. Sarah Lewis-Hammond speaks to rooftop gardener Jenny Sweet

Food for thought...

The Argus: Photo by Charlotte Jarvis

9:00am Monday 17th October 2011

Thinking about food can bring the whole community together. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Mike Imms from the Arundel Food Festival

Staking their claim

The Argus: The CVCA team working in the woods

6:00am Monday 10th October 2011

Regenerating neglected woodland is good for wildlife as well as the community. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Grant Scott from A Walk On The Wild Side

Join the swap shop

The Argus: Jua Koponen from Netcycler

6:00am Monday 3rd October 2011

The swapping revolution has been quietly growing for years, and now it looks like it’s here to stay. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Juha Koponen from Netcycler

Get the message?

The Argus: Nick Christoforou, director of Neo ethical communications

9:24am Monday 26th September 2011

Want to get people involved in your campaign? Don’t preach. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Nick Christoforou from Neo ethical communications

Bright sparks

The Argus: Vikkie Fitzgerald

9:00am Monday 19th September 2011

Brighton is leading the way when it comes to fixing the problem of electrical and electronic waste. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Vikkie Fitzgerald from Clarity Environmental

Saving our species

The Argus: aurie Jackson from the Sussex Wildlife Trust

6:00am Monday 12th September 2011

The United Nations has promised to stop biodiversity loss but species are still disappearing every day. Sarah Lewis-Hammond speaks to conservation officer Laurie Jackson about what’s being done in Sussex

Home sweet home

The Argus: Francesca Iliffe at her home in Brighton. Photo by Sam Stephenson.

9:46am Monday 5th September 2011

The green homes of the future already exist in Brighton, and you can have a snoop around. Sarah Lewis-Hammond speaks to Francesca Iliffe from Eco Open Houses

Doing it for themselves

The Argus: Sisters Ruth and Amy Anslow

9:00am Monday 29th August 2011

With ever more choice about the food we eat, how can we be sure what we’re buying really is ethical? Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Ruth and Amy Anslow from hiSbe

Cyber sustainability

The Argus: Ben (left) and Liam, the duo behind Caydoo

6:00am Monday 22nd August 2011

Social networking goes green, starting in Brighton and Hove. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Liam Muckleston and Ben Disney from Caydoo

Strength in numbers

The Argus: Clare Hall. Photo by Trevor Smeaton.

6:00am Monday 15th August 2011

The business world is going green and trying to help everyone else do the same. Sarah Lewis-Hammond speaks to Clare Hall from the Green Chamber Group

A walk on the wild side

The Argus: Valdy Krige taking a group on a guided tour

9:00am Monday 8th August 2011

Walking on the South Downs can give a deeper understanding of our environment. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Valdy Krige from Sussex Eco Trails

A shared harvest

The Argus: Emily O’Brien with bags of produce harvested as part of the community Veg Share project at Stanmer Organics in Brighton

6:00am Monday 1st August 2011

If supermarkets aren’t working, what are the other options? Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Emily O’Brien from Fork & Dig It

Food for thought

The Argus: Joe Newbigin from the Brighton and Hove Alternative To Supermarkets

9:26am Monday 25th July 2011

Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Joe Newbigin from the Brighton and Hove Alternative To Supermarkets about the future of sustainable food markets

Back to nature

The Argus: Nigel Flynn. Photo by Sussex Wildlife Trust

6:10am Monday 18th July 2011

How do you get young people more engaged with nature? Sarah Lewis-Hammond speaks to Nigel Flynn from the Sussex Wildlife Trust

Role models

The Argus: James Grugeon

9:55am Monday 11th July 2011

Brighton and Hove can show other cities a thing or two about sustainability. Sarah Lewis-Hammond speaks to James Grugeon from Environmental Protection UK

Saving waste

The Argus: One of the recycling trucks

6:00am Monday 4th July 2011

A local recycling business for local business recycling. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Harriet Simpson from Brighton Paper Round

Frugal fashion

The Argus: Ingrid bodice and Grace ball gown skirt

12:56pm Monday 27th June 2011

Keeping fabric out of landfill, one blouse at a time. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Katy Robbins from Bobbins And Robbins

Community matters

The Argus: Tim Bullen and Ollie Pendered (second from left) meet Barcombe residents Anne and Nigel Saxby who have installed a Solar PV system in their home

6:00am Monday 20th June 2011

How do you move a whole community away from using oil? Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Ollie Pendered from Barcombe Energy Club

Green world

The Argus: Green world

10:11am Monday 13th June 2011

Sussex is over-represented in the 2011 Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy, with two out of eight finalists from the county. The Big Lemon from Brighton and Turners Hill Primary School from Crawley have both been shortlisted for the prestigious award.

Get involved

The Argus: Campers attempt to escape the rain at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset

10:09am Monday 13th June 2011

The British summer means only one thing: festival season. And for the conscientious festival-goer there are plenty of parties that are low energy, low waste and maximum fun.

The people’s park

The Argus: Stanmer House

6:00am Monday 30th May 2011

What does it take to keep Stanmer Park and village open and public? Sarah Lewis-Hammond speaks to Jenny Lyon from the Stanmer Preservation Society to find out

Sussex Safari

The Argus: The Safari Britain camp near Firle Beacon

3:25pm Monday 23rd May 2011

Hidden deep in the wilds of the South Downs lies a lost world of roaming wildlife and exotic plant life. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Dan Renton from Safari Britain

Branching out

The Argus: Joanna Yarrow

4:27pm Friday 20th May 2011

One woman is on a mission to make living sustainably attractive to as many people as possible. Sarah Lewis-Hammond speaks to Joanna Yarrow from Wilderness Woods

Recycled houses

The Argus: Kevin McCloud and Duncan Baker-Brown

6:00am Saturday 16th April 2011

An experimental house built out of straw and waste is showing the way towards a sustainable future. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to architect Duncan Baker-Brown

Carbon cutters

The Argus: Carbon cutters

6:00am Saturday 9th April 2011

Last year, thousands of people joined in the campaign to reduce carbon emissions by 10% by the end of 2010. So what happens in 2011? Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Tom Chute from Brighton and Hove 10:10 to find out where we go from here.

In good company

The Argus: David Treadwell from the Mid Sussex Wood Recycling Project with Mel and a Wood Recycling Project volunteer

1:03pm Wednesday 6th April 2011

Social entrepreneurs are often ideas people but not business people. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to social enterprise development consultant Mel Hickford.

Man of habitats

The Argus: Man of habitats

1:01pm Wednesday 6th April 2011

It’s not just literacy and numeracy being taught in schools, there’s bioliteracy and bionumeracy too. Sarah Lewis-Hammond speaks to Dan Danahar from Dorothy Stringer School.

Making things happen

The Argus: Making things happen

8:00am Saturday 13th November 2010

Linking local communities with Government policy is an often invisible but important job. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Cat Fuller from the Environment Agency

Food for the soul

The Argus: Alan Lugton (second from left) receiving an Eco Award. Photo by Sam Eddison.

3:58pm Monday 8th November 2010

Reducing food miles, tackling social exclusion and making delicious cakes – it’s all in a day’s work for one social enterprise. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Alan Lugton of Nourish Enterprises CIC

Leading the way

The Argus: Leading the way

10:25am Tuesday 2nd November 2010

Getting young people out of their parent’s cars and on to bikes is a key way to cut congestion and promote cycling. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Ben Sherratt from Sustrans

Vintage treasures

The Argus: Vintage treasures

9:00am Saturday 23rd October 2010

Can we save the world one cup of tea at a time? Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Rosie Watson and Katie Coakes from Roses All Over

It’s free for all

The Argus: Cat Fletcher. Pic: Sam Eddison

3:50pm Monday 18th October 2010

Giving away unwanted goods online is fast becoming a mainstream activity, and has an environmental impact that is so far immeasurable in scale. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Cat Fletcher from Freegle

Let there be light

2:52pm Monday 18th October 2010

Solar power is often dwarfed by arguments about wind turbines, but its true potential is slowly coming to light. Sarah Lewis-Hammond speaks to Andy Mead from Firefly Solar

Fashion and Fortune

The Argus: Artwork by Audrey Malo

6:00am Saturday 2nd October 2010

Vintage, second-hand and reused clothes are coming into their own, making fashion an altogether more sustainable affair. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Jo-ann Fortune from Vintage Brighton

To the rescue

The Argus: Trevor Weeks. Photo by Sam Eddison

11:00am Saturday 25th September 2010

Saving mauled swans, caring for mangy hedgehogs and answering midnight emergency calls is all in a day’s work for animal rescue. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Trevor Weeks from the East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service

The secret garden

The Argus: Sarah Waters at the vegetable garden in Preston Park Brighton. Photo by Simon Dack

11:06am Monday 20th September 2010

A vegetable garden has sprung up in Brighton’s Preston Park. But who is looking after it and who’s eating the food? Sarah Lewis-Hammond speaks to Sarah Waters from Harvest Brighton And Hove

Making an impact

The Argus: Making an impact

5:04pm Monday 13th September 2010

Pushing a town towards sustainability takes organisation and drive but careful planning can make all the difference. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to John Williams from Sea Space

Creative thinking

The Argus: Ed Wade-Martins during a workshop. Photo by Southern News & Pictures (SNAP)

3:19pm Monday 6th September 2010

A new generation of eco warriors is being inspired by art, music and instruments made out of junk. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Ed Wade-Martins of Movingsounds.

Green expectations

The Argus: Green expectations

9:49am Tuesday 31st August 2010

A sustainable block of flats behind Brighton Station is bringing more than just green technology to the city, it’s building a sustainable community, too. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Peter Commane of One Brighton.

Fighting fit

The Argus: Picture: Georgina Downs

6:00am Saturday 21st August 2010

For many, campaigning involves signing the odd petition and going on an occasional march, but one woman has dedicated the past ten years to fighting pesticide poisoning. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Georgina Downs from the UK Pesticides Campaign.

Running on empty

The Argus: Running on empty

10:30am Saturday 14th August 2010

The recession has seen our once thriving high streets littered with boarded-up shops, but they don’t need to be out of action for long. Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to Dan Thompson from the Empty Shops Network.

Bring it all home

The Argus: Katie Ramsay. Photo by Terry Applin.

6:00am Saturday 7th August 2010

As new book The Eco Guide To Sussex prepares to hit shelves and get people excited about local green issues in Sussex, Sarah Lewis-Hammond talks to editor Katie Ramsay of Pegasaurus Publishing

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