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.

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, open to the general public. In attendance will be people from environmental groups from Horsham, Steyning, Worthing, … 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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Eco bricks – to make or not to make?

Here at SGL headquarters we have had a very interesting start to the week. A great supporter emailed us to ask if we would store Eco bricks before they are collected to go – I am not sure where. Eco … 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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Inspiration through Green Art

Children from all over West Sussex competed in our Eco Beast Sculpture competition in July, culminating in a public display at the family event ‘Funday Sunday’ in Horsham Park. The four winning schools –  Warninglid, Georgian Gardens, William Penn School … Continue reading

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Launch of Horsham Repair Cafe

PRESS RELEASE 1st West Sussex Repair Café launches in Horsham What do you do with a broken toaster? Or a laptop which is on the go slow? Or with a ripped pair of trousers? Bin it? No, repair, remake, reuse … Continue reading

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Eco Beasts take over West Sussex!

Eco Beast Sculptures migrated from across West Sussex and took over a marquee in Horsham Park at ‘Funday Sunday’ on Sunday 9th July.  Children from all over the county had wonderful fun making Eco Beast Sculptures out of waste resources. The … Continue reading

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The Future We Want – LESS C02 campaign

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 … Continue reading

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Horsham Repair Cafe launch on 7th October

Launching SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER 2017 then taking place on the 1st Saturday of every month 10 – 12.30pm at the Quaker Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham, RH12 1SL Alongside the regular monthly cleaning materials refills sessions on first Saturday each month, Sussex Green Living … Continue reading

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Stop the drilling for oil & gas near Billingshurst

Did you know that test drilling for oil and gas has just started at Broadford Bridge (Wood Barn Farm)  near West Chiltington/Billingshurst? Read on to learn the history behind this project and why so many local people do not know about it. … Continue reading

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