Category Archives: Green stats, facts & news

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

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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Press release: World SOS Climate Emergency Day Horsham meeting

Tsunami of support for Councils in South East to declare Climate emergency Councils across the South East of England are being urged to declare a ‘Climate Emergency’, after a ground-breaking meeting in Horsham on Saturday 2nd February.  Held to mark … 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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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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Carbon offsetting made easy

When Carrie flew to Montenegro in May for the Green Culture Festival she offsetting four tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. There are a number of organisations offering carbon offsetting but after liaising with other climate leaders   Carrie chose www.carbonfootprint.com .

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Fire dragon chilli blog

My name is Adam, I am 10 years old. I have been growing chillies now for 2 years. This year I have grown 232 Ring of Fire chilli plants, which I am selling to raise money to care for stray … 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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Wildlife Eco Warrior assembly & workshops

This workshop is a fun, informative and practical session, showing the synergy between biodiversity, environmental protection and upcycling. Led by Carrie Cort the founder of Sussex Green Living, this is one in a series of workshops Carrie offers. In this workshop … Continue reading

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Stop using one-time plastic coffee pods

Since 2012 Sussex Green Living has recycled approximately 80,000 Tassimo ‘T-Disc’ coffee pods and packaging through Terracycle UK and given the proceeds to a local school, but suddenly their pick-up point has changed. Now we are wondering: what are we … 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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You CAN solar power your home!

More solar for Sussex!  Carrie the founder of Sussex Green Living and her husband Brian have fulfilled their new year’s resolution by calling in local firm CC Solar to install ten solar panels on the roof of their Sussex home. So … 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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Living in an eco-home

Ever thought of living in an ‘eco-home’? When we came to Brighton from London in 2015 Sue and I were looking for an old house like the  terraced house we were living in, built well before the First World War. … Continue reading

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