Category Archives: Children & nature

Fun things for children to do to encourage Outdoor play. Get outside and enjoy the green open spaces and learn to appreciate nature and wildlife.

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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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 Programme

‘The Future We Want – LESS C02 School Programme’ is a free sustainable solutions for schools programme for primary schools, regardless of whether they are run by the local authority, an academy or independent. Initially we are targeting schools in … Continue reading




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Funday Sunday in Horsham Park

Funday Sunday is coming to Horsham Park on 9th July. This event is replacing the annual Sparks in the Park and promises to be a great family day out in Horsham. In addition to the fun-fair in the park there … Continue reading




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Fantastic family woodland event

Into the Trees – family event 9th and 10th September 2017 Pippingford Park, Sussex  ‘Rope swinging, pond skimming, slacklining, woodworking. I have been to lots of festivals and I loved the peace of this one’




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Mother and son acknowledged at Climate Awards

Press release A mother and son from Sussex were both acknowledged for their inspirational environmental work at the WWF Earth Hour Parliamentary Reception at the Palace of Westminster on 28th February. Carrie Cort was shortlisted for the WWF Community Hero … Continue reading




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Free outdoor education for teachers

Each year the South Downs National Park Authority hosts a gathering of teachers and ‘learning outside the classroom’ providers to share ideas and inspiration around using the Park to enhance learning. This free teacher’s conference has some inspirational keynote speakers, … Continue reading




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Exciting county-wide competition for children

Eco Beast Sculpture Competition – Green Inspiration Through the Arts Sussex Green Living in partnership with Horsham Festival and West Sussex County Council Waste Prevention team, are delighted to launch an Eco Beast Sculpture competition, open to children and young … Continue reading




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26 eco-friendly Christmas tips

We’ve got some great tips to help you enjoy Christmas, so you can spoil yourself and your loved ones without spoiling the planet. Here’s a uniquely seasonal paradox. Is it possible to buy a truly green Christmas tree? Artificial trees aren’t … Continue reading




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E.Y.E. Eco Summit goes to Chichester

The E.Y.E. (Eco Young and Engaged) Project ran its first Eco Summit at the Weald and Downland Museum just outside Chichester yesterday. Previously they have run nine Eco Summits in the Worthing and Adur area.  We were asked to deliver … Continue reading




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Sustainable Environmental Education AGM in Sussex

Date: Saturday, 15th October 2016  Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm Location: Pennthorpe Independent School, West Sussex Join SEEd members and trustees for a memorable day of talks and discussions on the role of sustainability in education in the beautiful setting of Pennthorpe … Continue reading




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Worthing annual beach clean

Autumn MCS beach clean and annual litter survey in Worthing. Living Heritage, Transition Worthing, British Sub Aqua Club and Marine Conservation Society are hosting their Coastal Heritage & Sustainability Fair and annual beach clean.  12:00h Sat 17th Sept. 2016 Beach House Grounds and … Continue reading




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Explore the amazing tree world

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Event: Into the Trees Date:  September 3rd and 4th 2016 ‘What a wonderful day getting back to nature. A festival without all the fuss and noise of the others, but more to entertain, enthral … Continue reading




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Green careers stand launched

Our new Green careers stand is going to the ‘Big Bang South East’ event at the South of England Showground, Ardingly on 28th June. The event aims to encourage young people aged 9 – 19 years to take up science, … Continue reading




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7 Vegetables You Can Easily Grow Indoors

You will not need to be an absolute green thumb to have good and fresh amount of vegetables in your backyard or on your balcony. Whether you have no experience or some experience with gardening and landscaping is of no … Continue reading




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Quirky Quintessential English event – Floral Fringe Fair 2016

The Floral Fringe Fair 2016 is taking place on the weekend of June 4th/5th at Knepp Castle, Shipley, Nr Horsham, West Sx RH13 8LJ  from 10.30 am to 5pm both days.  The fair is quirky and eclectic. It has a … Continue reading




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Guinness World Record helps William Penn School

Horsham families are in for a summer half term treat, a free family tietastic Guinness World Record event in the Human Nature Garden in Horsham Park!  Carrie Cort founder of Sussex Green Living has got together with the organisers of … Continue reading




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Get this event into your diary…Into the Trees

September 3rd and 4th 2016  ‘What a wonderful day getting back to nature. A festival without all the fuss and noise of the others, but more to entertain, enthral and amaze’ From the folk behind the award winning Elderflower Fields Festival and … Continue reading




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Earthworm Watch needs you!

Earthworm Watch is a great opportunity to get actively involved in a UK wide science project. You will learn more about nature on your doorstep, and enjoy doing something different outdoors. The humble earthworm may lack the beauty of other … Continue reading




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Climate change and its effect on the poor

Some say “think global but act local” because the idea of acting local is much easier for people to embrace. But something recently happened in my life which made me question these words. Following a recent visit to Manila, Philippines, … Continue reading




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Summer half term green play

Horsham Circle of Life Festival 2016    In and around Horsham: Saturday May 28 – Saturday June 4 Half term entertainment for teenagers and children Wednesday June 1st starts 2 pm until 4 pm Teenage Textile Creations - Upcycling Workshop This workshop is … Continue reading




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3 March – Happy World Wildlife Day!

On 20 December 2013, the UN General Assembly declared 3 March as World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. This year the main focus will be the plight of elephants under the title “The … Continue reading




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Horsham Circle of Life Festival

Programme of events SATURDAY MAY 28th to SATURDAY JUNE 4th 2016 The aim of the Horsham Circle of Life Festival is to enrich the heart of our community and bring people together to celebrate life. There is a strong focus … Continue reading




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Horsham Circle of Life Festival

Saturday May 28 to Saturday June 4, 2016 The aim of the Horsham Circle of Life Festival, is to enrich the heart of our community and bring people together to celebrate life. There is a strong focus on honouring and … Continue reading




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Green Days for Schools 2016

Working towards an Eco School Award and need some help? No time to plan green activities for your school or group? Want to get involved in environmental awareness campaigns? Would like more curriculum enrichment activities? We can help! Carrie who … Continue reading




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