Anna talks about her experiences of installing an air source heat pump, enabling her and her family to produce sustainable energy and benefit from a huge cut in the cost of bills.

https://www.greenerlivingltd.co.uk/product/air-source-heat-pumps/, https://www.gov.uk/domestic-renewable-heat-incentive

Sue tells us in this film how important it is to keep watering new trees in our local parks and streets to give them a chance to start establishing strong roots.

https://www.blythehillfields.org.uk, https://www.streettreesforliving.org

Cycling has become more popular and the use of electric bikes. Jane talks about how she’s getting on with hers

Read about the cycle to work scheme and Ebikes

Lewisham cyclists website
TFL information about cycling routes 

Local resident Jake talks about the benefits of home composting and how easy it is to get going!

In lockdown Caroline built a pond!

For information in making ponds/buying plants for ponds this website is really helpful: https://www.puddleplants.co.uk

If you’d like to find out more about the benefits of ponds have a look at http://www.wlgf.org/water_ecology.html

In this episode Judy talks about increasing biodiversity in the garden by creating an insect hotel.

In this short film, CAL member Titania talks about the changes she’s been making since the lockdown.

Here Carole and Zaria share what it’s like to get out cycling with the family on quiet city streets.

Time to shine!

image: https://www.samermoukarzel.com/ https://www.instagram.com/samermoukarzelphotography/

We’ve all been closed in our homes, leading to changes in our lifestyles, some of which contribute to the reduction in CO2e emissions and waste in Lewisham.

Globally, CO2e emissions may be down by about 8%, and in Europe this is estimated to include a 39% decrease in energy-based CO2e. This is due to a standstill in industry and travelling, but also lifestyle changes made by individuals, enforced by being isolated at home. Some of these changes, however, are positive and can bring benefits to us which we may feel like continuing as permanent lifestyle changes on a road towards a New Normal that is greener, kinder, less stressed and better. These might include growing your own food, cooking more, being more conscious of food waste, travelling more actively and spending more time focussing on our families, repairing things and being more mindful.

Can you make a two-minute movie about what you’ve been doing, and maybe could continue after lockdown is over? Share your ups and downs, encourage others to do the same, share the benefits and the satisfaction?  If you’d like to make one, we’ll edit it for you, offer feedback, upload it to our youtube channel and share it on local social media to spread your message of how to be green under lockdown and how to continue into a post-covid world to create a New Normal.

Email Titania on titaniakrimpas@gmail.com for more information, or to tell her you’d like to make a film. She’ll give you some starting tips and discuss the subject matter with you. Climate Action Lewisham are keen to work with you, and naturally we prioritise the online safety of anyone who is generous enough to make movies to share with Climate Action Lewisham and with the local community. Before we share anything you make, please see our consent form here