Author Archives: Carrie Cort

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.

Make your home more planet friendly

Save Resources – And Money – With Sustainable Living Developed nations now consume an estimated 16 tons of minerals, ores, fossil fuels, and biomass per capita every year, meaning that we are consuming Earth’s resources at an entirely unsustainable rate. Though this … Continue reading

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Buzzing Products Healthy Lifestyles

Rainbow Brands: Buzzing Products Healthy Lifestyles We are delighted to be featured on Sussex Green Living it is doing great work to inspire more smarter environmentally friendly living and it certainly shares our ethos to help bring about this positive … Continue reading

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Climate Emergency – please can you help us?

Dear Horsham and West Sussex residents, Climate change news is everywhere. It seems too bigger problem for many people and is the greatest environmental threat humanity has ever faced, but you can do something. Here are some ways in West … Continue reading

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Caring for clothes & planet events

During the first half of 2019 Sussex Green Living and the Horsham Repair Cafe are out and about, inpiring people to ‘make do and mend’, remake, repair, repatch and basically love the clothes and materials around them. Come and learn … Continue reading

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Kinder Living event in Horsham

We are going to be at the Kinder Living Home Show on Saturday 2nd (10-4pm) and Sunday 3rd (10-4pm) March 2019, with Sussex Green Living displays and a pop-up Horsham Repair Cafe come along and see us. What is the … Continue reading

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Councils in SE called to declare Climate Emergency

A World S.O.S. Climate Emergency Day meeting took place on Saturday 2nd February at the Unitarian Church, Worthing Road, Horsham. Organised by Carrie Cort the founder of Sussex Green Living and Nicola Peel an environmental speaker and solutionist.

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Got a few hours to help us?

We need you and so does your planet! Please help us! We have been working hard at environmental awareness and education since 2012. Our aim was to build a network of Sussex people and families who help to sow seeds … Continue reading

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World S.O.S. Climate Emergency meeting

PRESS RELEASE UNITED WE STAND On Saturday 2nd February at 1.15pm a S.O.S. Climate Emergency Day Meeting is taking place in Horsham Library, the Quaker Meeting House Unitarian Church now due to increasing numbers, open to the general public. In … Continue reading

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Ethical & sustainable clothes detector game & lessons

This award winning ethical and sustainable clothes detector invention and game is teaching children and adults alike about the link between fast fashion and climate change.  Through our environmental education programme this year the invention has visited 40 primary schools … Continue reading

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No do NOT make eco bricks!

Here at SGL headquarters we are contacted time and time again about whether we could be a drop off location for eco bricks, our response is always NO NO NO. Eco bricks have been around for years, they were first … Continue reading

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Climate change education webinar

On Friday 26th October I was invited to deliver a Climate Reality webinar with other Climate Reality Leaders from around the globe, who are interested in climate change education in schools. During the seminar I shared the ‘Inspiring climate education … Continue reading

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Celebrating 1st birthday of Horsham Repair Cafe

Since its launch on 7th October 2017 the Horsham Repair Cafe has gone from strength to strength. We started with a rolling programme of repair themes whilst we built our volunteer repairer team. The first Horsham Repair Cafe session commenced … Continue reading

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Whose waste is it anyway? Event in Brighton

Whose waste is it anyway? Is a new event taking place at the Brighthelm Centre, Brighton on Thursday 1 November 2018 between 10:00 – 3pm. Carrie Cort, founder of Sussex Green Living is giving a talk on the shocking journey … Continue reading

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Climate change awareness in Horsham District

Saturday 8th September Horsham Market saw climate leadership rising from the grassroots. Volunteers from Sussex Green Living and the Horsham Repair Café took part in the global Rise for Climate mobilisation.  Together with tens of thousands of people from 7 … Continue reading

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Join our Eco Billingshurst Carnival Procession

This is your invitation to come, have fun and share your greener living message with our Sussex Green Living carnival procession. For a second year running we are taking a procession in the Billingshurst carnival, run by the Billingshurst Rotary … Continue reading

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Pop-up Share Fair in Horsham

Join us in the Human Nature Garden, Horsham Park on Sunday 8th July 12 – 6pm, where there will be a pop-up Share Fair and Horsham Repair Café. We will be running alongside the Horsham Rotary family event Funday Sunday. … Continue reading

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Carbon footprint of a cuppa!

Now we all love a cuppa, but have you ever thought about its carbon footprint? Is there a greener option? For example …..Where in the World was the tea grown? Where in the World does all the packaging come from? … Continue reading

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Help is at Hand for Horsham!

Help is at hand in more way than one, the Horsham Repair Cafe has been given a helping hand by Horsham Tesco shoppers and Tesco. This inspiring new community initiative has been voted the winner of Tesco Bags of Help, during … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi helping to save the planet!

We’re really excited to tell you about another sustainable solution for schools and this one might win your school £1,000! Now in it’ sixth year, the PA’s Raspberry Pi competition 2018 is offering three £1,000 prizes for teams from primary … Continue reading

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Schools save money, raise money & free lessons

We are delighted to share our ‘The Future We Want – LESS C02’ Sustainable Solutions for Schools Programme. This programme saves schools money, makes money and reduces C02 emissions.  We also offer FREE whole school assemblies and lessons for KS2 … Continue reading

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​Horsham Repair Cafe – saving energy & Christmas lights!

Press release Do you dread turning on your Christmas tree lights? The festive season can be an expensive and wasteful time of year and so often those Christmas tree lights don’t work! Well if that is the case, do not … Continue reading

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Black Monday NOT Black Friday!

The day the world turned black and we are NOT talking about Black Friday! Monday 16th October 2017 and severe weather events created the rarest phenomenon England has ever seen. There was the brightest blood curdling red sun shining through … Continue reading

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Horsham families win green family National Awards

Horsham families are at the forefront of the fight against climate change and have been recognised with a National Award. Carrie Cort, her 9 year old son Adam and her Mother, Jean Francis went to collect the award for their … Continue reading

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Sussex Green Living volunteer shortlisted for award

PRESS RELEASE Finalists announced in the BBC Sussex Community Heroes Awards 2017 BBC Sussex is today proud to announce the finalists for the seventh year of the BBC Sussex Community Heroes Awards. The Awards are dedicated to celebrating unsung heroes … Continue reading

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Horsham Repair Cafe an outstanding success

The first session of the new Horsham Repair Café on Saturday 7th October proved an outstanding success.  At 10am approximately 50 people came through the doors of the Horsham Quaker Meeting House to witness the official opening by Jeremy Quin … Continue reading

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