Category Archives: Green stats, facts & news

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

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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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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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 Christmas and beyond…

Press Release HORSHAM REPAIR CAFE FULL OF CHRISTMAS CHEER AND NEW YEAR NEWS Horsham Repair Cafe wrapped up three months of operation on Saturday 2nd December with a truly outstanding session. As a result, it has been decided to add … Continue reading

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Al Gore broadcast Climate Reality for 24 hours

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT ANNOUNCES 24 HOURS OF REALITY GLOBAL BROADCAST TO TAKE PLACE DECEMBER 4-5, HIGHLIGHTING CLIMATE ACTIVISM AROUND THE WORLD WASHINGTON, DC (November 15, 2017) – Today, The Climate Reality Project announced that the seventh-annual … 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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