Lewes Climate Hub opened it’s doors in spring 2021, aiming to provide a contact and information hub for local environment-related groups and individuals wanting to address the climate emergency. I have been involved from the start, and contribute to the project through design and management of the Hub website, as well as producing many posters and promotional materials associated with its activities.
The climate emergency
As scientists have made clear, unless immediate action is taken to reduce carbon emissions and our levels of consumption, the future looks bleak indeed. But it’s not too late if we act right now. It is my heartfelt wish to make my contribution in whatever way I can, for our children and the living world.
Sir David Attenborough made an unexpected appearance at Waitrose in Lewes on Saturday 12 May, when a lifesize cut-out of the famous naturalist was used by Plastic Free Lewes to help urge shoppers to “unpack the plastic”.
“Half of the 1.5 million tonnes of plastic waste that UK households generate every year is created by Britain’s leading supermarkets,” says Lynda Durrant of Plastic Free Lewes’s supermarkets group, “The supermarkets can no longer say this is the shopper’s problem to sort out. If we are going to tackle global plastic pollution, the supermarkets have to start taking responsibility for their contribution to it.”
(Extract from Transition Town Lewes newsletter)
David Attenborough up to his knees in a plastic sea
For this Unwrap the Plastic event I made a withy and tissue ‘sea’ to collect all the plastic rubbish and a cardboard cutout illustration of David Attenborough, who was up to his knees in plastic by the end of the event! I designed some flyers to hand out on the day, with ideas on what shoppers can do, and action we want all supermarkets to take.
I also designed the logo for Plastic Free Lewes, commissioned by Transition Town Lewes.