Category Archives: Green stats, facts & news

Loads of statistics about sustainable living or unsustainable living facts and relevant news.

A Tietastic Guinness World Records

Carrie Cort is ‘Officially Amazing’, so say the Guinness World Record (GWR) office.  Last year as part of a ‘Green Play and Display Day’ which Carrie organised in the Human Nature Garden, Horsham Park, she attempted to beat the GWR … 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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Inconvenient Truth changes lives

Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth coming to Horsham. On Tuesday 25th October 8pm Transition Horsham are showing the film at their monthly meeting at the Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, RH12 1SL (opposite Sainsburys). Come and let this film change your life! Premiered 10 … Continue reading




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Eco friendly football stadiums

This infographic shows the evolution of eco-friendly football stadiums. With the world doing its best to go green, football clubs are following and doing what they can to build, or in some cases change their stadiums to be as eco-friendly as possible. … Continue reading




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Top Environmental Influencers 2016

We are delighted to announce that our commitment to environmental sustainability has been recognised by Greenmatch and we have been included in their list of favourite Environmental Influencers of 2016. This list includes environmental blogs, initiatives, individuals, sites and organisations influencing … Continue reading




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Worthing Eco Open Houses trail

Press release…..The third Worthing Eco Open Houses trail is taking place on 24th and 25th September 2016. Transition Town Worthing in collaboration with Green Open Homes, is excited to launch its third Eco Open Homes event for Worthing, and Lancing. Over the weekend … 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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Top tie upcyclng ideas

Neckties are a bit of an environmental nightmare, novelty ties get bought for people who might use them once or twice, charity shops don’t want them as they don’t sell well and if sent for recycling they often get caught … Continue reading




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Climate change and receding reefs

Take a look at the fascinating infographic which helps us to understand and protect our coral ecosystem……. Coral reefs are incredibly important to the diversity and health of our oceans. Making up only 0.2 percent of our oceans, but containing … Continue reading




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Reasons to grow your own food

With the prices going right through the roof and the changes in how food is handled, this is a great time to work on growing your own vegetables, herbs and spices with some creative gardening work. If this is something … 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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Al Gore Climate Reality Talks in West Sussex

Al Gore’s powerful Climate Reality presentation is available in West Sussex…… This March Carrie was invited to be trained by Al Gore former US Vice President, leading climate change scientists and climate change communicators in Manila, Philippines on a three … 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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Sussex greening initiative goes global

PRESS RELEASE Al Gore former US Vice President and Nobel Laureate invited West Sussex resident Carrie Cort to join him in the Philippines on his Climate Reality Leadership Corp training programme. Carrie winner of the BBC Surrey and Sussex Community … 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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BBC Surrey & Sussex Community Hero

Listen to the BBC Surrey and Sussex Community Hero Green Champion interview and event proceedings in this blog…..Carrie Cort receiving the Green Champion Award. Unsung heroes from across the county were honoured on 30th November 2015 at the annual BBC Sussex … Continue reading




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The Rise of ‘Lowsumerism’

Can you feel that? There’s a change in the air. It’s only subtle but its effects are far reaching and will, more than likely, free us from the shackles of thoughtlessness and allow for a better, more sustainable, fairer and … Continue reading




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When did we become green?

When did we become green? Well we used to be green, then we lost sight of our great planet and swept away by consumerism. We used to grow lots of our own food, buy little, local and loose. Why are … Continue reading




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True cost of Christmas

Christmas is a really exciting and fun time of year, however it is a horrendously wasteful time. We eat far too much food and spend vast sums of money, but we don’t have to indulge in such a wasteful celebration. … Continue reading




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Furniture make-over workshop

We are currently planning some one day workshops themed around the 3 Rs. Not however the 3 Rs that most people know, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle but OUR 3 Rs – Repair, Remake and Reuse. The aim of these workshops is … Continue reading




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How you can help landfill families in the Philippines

Sussex Green Living is calling for local people to help landfill families in Manila, Philippines and it won’t cost you a penny. Read on to learn how…. Recycling. We know we have to do it and we are reminded regularly … Continue reading




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Winners of BBC Sussex Community Heroes Awards 2015

PRESS RELEASE:Winners announced in this year’s BBC Sussex Community Heroes Awards 2015 Unsung heroes from across the county were honoured last night (Monday 30th November) at the annual BBC Sussex Community Heroes Awards for 2015 at the Gatwick Crowne Plaza Hotel.




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Horsham Fairtrade Christmas Market

Come and join us this Saturday 28th November 10am – 4pm at the Horsham Fairtrade Christmas Market, St. John’s RC Church Hall in the centre of Horsham.  It is at the end of West Street (behind the Olive Branch pub) just off … Continue reading




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What to Do With Your Old Mattress

Getting a new bed or mattress can be a relief for your back, but unless the delivery of your new mattress includes the removal of the old one, it can also cause a headache as you find yourself with an … Continue reading




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