The Future We Want – LESS C02 campaign

The Future We Want - LESS C02

The Future We Want – LESS C02 campaign was launched by Sussex Green Living in June 2017 at the Billingshurst Carnival.  This programme was developed as a result of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corp training (more information below) and a WWF competition. In March 2017 Carrie, the founder of Sussex Green Living, was shortlisted as the WWF Earth Hour Community Hero. At the same WWF Earth Hour Parliamentary reception, Adam her 9 year old son was announced as a winner in the WWF KS2 The Future We Want – Climate Challenge poster competition, with his Climate Cartoon.

Carrie and Adam decided that they need to give future generations the knowledge and a voice to encourage everyone to care better for the planet which sustains us. Lots of families joined Carrie and Adam where they marched in the Billingshurst Carnival, their message was heard and seen loud and clear ‘The Future We Want – Greener Living’! The theme of their procession was greener transport, it included walkers, cyclists, electric bike, biodiesel campervan, electric car and the villain a diesel car!

A second procession took place in July at the family event Funday Sunday in Horsham Park, where families dressed in upcycled and remade clothes carrying their banners illustrating ‘The Future they wanted’.

Then in September Carrie launched a primary school education programme called ‘The Future We Want – LESS C02′ offering FREE assemblies and KS2 lessons focusing on the two most polluting industries energy and the fashion industry, schools can choose either  Energy Eco Warrior or Textile Eco Warrior sessions. Other sustainable solutions for schools which raise money, save money or are FREE and reduce C02 are offered through this programme. More information can be seen here.

 

Climate Cartoon by Adam Cort (9 years old), winner of WWF ‘The Future We Want’ KS2 competition

Climate Cartoon by Adam Cort (9 years old), winner of WWF ‘The Future We Want’ KS2 competition

Winners of WWF ‘The Future We Want’ Earth Hour Awards at Westminster Palace

Winners of WWF ‘The Future We Want’ Earth Hour Awards at Westminster Palace

Adam Cort winning KS2 ‘The Future We Want’ competition

Adam Cort winning KS2 ‘The Future We Want’ competition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the WWF ‘The Future We Want’ KS2 winners

All the WWF ‘The Future We Want’ KS2 winners

Carrie Cort shortlisted as WWF Community Hero & Adam winner of KS2 ‘The Future We Want’ competition

Carrie Cort shortlisted as WWF Community Hero & Adam winner of KS2 ‘The Future We Want’ competition

Shortlisted WWF ’The Future We Want’ KS2 competition

Shortlisted WWF ’The Future We Want’ KS2 competition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grandparents, parents & children sharing ‘The Future We Want’ at  Billingshurst Carnival

Grandparents, parents & children sharing ‘The Future We Want’ at Billingshurst Carnival

‘The Future We Want’ Billingshurst Carnival procession

‘The Future We Want’ Billingshurst Carnival procession

Billingshurst Carnival – greener transport, 1st place walking, 2nd cycling, 3rd to the electric bike!

Billingshurst Carnival – greener transport, 1st place walking, 2nd cycling, 3rd to the electric bike!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grandparents, parents & children sharing ‘The Future We Want’ at Funday Sunday in Horsham

Grandparents, parents & children sharing ‘The Future We Want’ at Funday Sunday in Horsham

Grandparents, parents & children sharing ‘The Future We Want’ in Chichester

Grandparents, parents & children sharing ‘The Future We Want’ in Chichester

The Cort family sharing ‘The Future We Want’ at Billingshurst Show

The Cort family sharing ‘The Future We Want’ at Billingshurst Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Background to this programme:

In March 2016 Carrie trained as a Climate Reality Leader in Manila, Philippines with Al Gore, leading Climate Change Scientists and communicators.  The programme takes great leaders and makes them exceptional, providing training in climate science, communications and organizing in order to better tell the story of climate change and inspire communities everywhere to take action. Carrie is part of a network of over 11k Climate Reality Leaders around the World.

In early 2017 Carrie formed a Climate Reality Education Group, then working with Climate Reality Leaders from the UK, US, Canada, Italy, Thailand, Nigeria and Costa Rica to share best practice and resources. They looked for collaborative partners, the obvious UK partner being the Ashden Trust and their LESS C02 Programme.

Please contact Carrie if you would like to receive further information.

“Greening Sussex by Sussex families”

 

About Carrie Cort

My name is Carrie Cort, I set up Sussex Green Living out of concern for the way we humans are treating the planet which sustains us. With motherhood in 2008 came concern about environmental sustainability and a burning desire to learn how we can live more environmentally friendly lifestyles, in harmony with nature. I have always had a passion for the countryside, animals and the natural environment. Most of my career has been spent in marketing and communications, mainly within education and the landbased industries, latterly using the power of video communications. In an effort to help create a climate for change I decided to use my knowledge and digital skills to share ideas which anyone can adopt, saving money and the planet. I’m not an expert, just an ordinary person who is on a greening journey and wanting to pass on what I’ve learnt to others. Let’s all make some simple changes, become more resilient and try to lead simpler, less materialistic and consumerist way of life.
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