Pedro, Sussex Green Living’s frog has hand picked some of his favourite local family events and environmental awareness campaigns on this page. We will be attending some of these events with our Green Recycled Stand. To be kept up to date sign up here:

http://www.sussexgreenliving.co.uk/free-resources/members-zone/

1st Saturday in every month 10 – 12 noon – Green Coffee Morning and mini market with Ecover refill service at the Quaker Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham RH12 1SL (opposite Sainsburys). Bring your clean, dry, empty Ecover bottles and fill up with washing up liquid, all-purpose cleaner, fabric softener and laundry liquid. This is hosted by Transition Horsham 

4th January to 12th February – RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch

1st  February – 30th  April – National Green Week, you can choose any week until during this time frame to be your Green Week. Participate for the whole week, a day, or just one lesson, reading or activity. Schools and groups are encouraged to take this opportunity to spend time with students discussing sustainability topics and exploring ways they can make a difference.

Month by month – February

8th  – 12th  –  Go Green Week is People & Planet’s annual national week of climate action in schools, colleges and universities.

14th  – 21st – National Nest Box Week, organised by the British Trust for Ornithology

6th 12 noon – 4pm – Seed Swap/Sow & Grow Spring Fair at Oak Grove College, Worthing. Sussex Green Living’s 100% recycled stand, Pedro and his recycled robots will be there, playing green games and giving ideas as to how people can lead a greener life. More information here.

20thTransition Horsham Seedy Saturday (Seed exchange) at the Horsham Friends’ Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham RH12 1SL from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. Sussex Green Living’s 100% recycled stand, Pedro and his recycled robots will be there, playing green games and giving ideas as to how people can lead a greener life.

29th February – 13th March: Fairtrade fortnight.

March

7th – 11th – Waste Week. Organised by The Pod, they offer promote environmental awareness campaigns and provide resources to help schools, colleges ad universities raise awareness.

11th – 20th – British Science Week.

19th – 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm – Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held worldwide annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8.30 to 9.30 pm on the last Saturday in March, as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. It was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide. Today, Earth Hour engages a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues. The one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement.

21st – World Forestry Day. 

22nd – World Water Day.

24th all day – The Littlehampton Academy E.Y.E. Project Eco Summit. Sussex Green Living’s 100% recycled stand, Pedro and his recycled robots will be there, playing green games and giving ideas as to how people can lead a greener life.

April

11th – 17th – National Gardening Week.

22nd – Earth Day.  On Earth Day we need you to take a stand so that together, we can show the world a new direction. It’s your turn to lead. So our world leaders can follow by example.

23rd – 10 – 3pm – Kinder Tech, County Hall North. Part of the Kinder Living Show this event will enable people to bring your broken laptops and PCs and hopefully get them fixed. There will also be a recycling point for your old mobile phones and the West Sussex County Council’s Waste Prevention Team, will be on hand to tell you how to safely dispose of your tech. More information here.

26th 8pm – Al Gore’s Climate Reality Talk by Carrie Cort from Sussex Green Living at Quaker Meeting House, Worthing Rd, Horsham, RH12 1SL. Organised by Transition Horsham. More information here.

27th 6.15pm – Creating a Climate for Change talk with a group of Cubs (children’s group) in Billingshurst.

 

May

2nd – 8th – Compost Awareness Week aims to encourage more people to realise the benefits of home composting and the great results that can be achieved by using peat-free composts containing recycled material. Throughout the week a variety of organisations will be encouraging people to give new composting activities a go.

9th May 7.30-9.30pm Al Gore’s Climate Reality Talk by Sussex Green Living organised by Transition Chichester, Bassil Shippam Centre, Tozer Way, PO19 7LG.  Tickets £5 or £3 concession.

8th – 10th – European Clean up days. Several clean-up campaigns have been implemented in Europe over the past years to tackle the litter problem. The European Clean-Up Day, intends to bring these initiatives together to have a Europe-wide clean-up event that takes place on the same day all over the continent; involving and reaching as many citizens as possible. See here for further information.

8th – The South Downs Green Fair at the Sustainability Centre, just over the boarder in Hampshire.  Families can try their hand at bushcraft, clay-sculpturing, green suppliers, seed swapping, music, food and much more. More information here.

16th – 22nd – National Vegetarian Week joins people around the world, raising awareness to the ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.

16th – 20th – National Walk to School Week is a great way for schools to raise awareness of the benefits of sustainable transport and the data collected as part of the event can be used to inform key areas of the school’s Travel Plan.

22ndInternational Day for Biological Diversity.

27th – 30th – Elderflower Fields Family Festival at Pippingford Park in the Ashdown Forest, East Sussex. The Elderflower Fields Festival is a quality and great value family festival in the heart of the beautiful Sussex countryside. It is a magical weekend of activities in an exciting and safe environment, designed especially with families and children in mind.   More information here.

28th May – 4th June – Horsham Circle of Life Festival. This is a series of celebratory and sacred events, designed, as much to inspire and entertain, as to heal. Celebrations around nature feature strongly, particularly as Horsham has an acclaimed programme of healthy walks, which is now into its 15th year.  More details can be seen here. Sussex Green Living will be running a Teenage Textile Creations – Upcycling Workshop on the 1st June and a Green Play and Display Day in the Human Nature Garden in Horsham Park on Friday 3rd June.

June

1st – Teenage Textile Creations – Upcycling Workshop, Park Barn, Horsham Park, RH12 1LR – Upcycling Workshop run by Sussex Green Living as part of the Horsham Circle of Life Festival. An opportunity to exercise the imagination, and for teenagers to learn the art of textile upcycling. During the session we will discover the power of our own uniqueness and dispel the myth that beauty can be purchased through fashion. Learn more here.

3rd – Green Play and Display Day, Human Nature Garden, run by Sussex Green Living as part of the Horsham Circle of Life Festival. A fun filled afternoon which will educate and inspire children about the value of waste resources. Lots of exciting upcycled games, meet Ronnie the Robot and Landfill Larry, run the recycling race, enjoy a display of inspirational upcycled clothes, accessories and bags, made out of what some people call rubbish! There will also be a DVD and book Swap Shop, bring one, take one. Learn more about the event here or read about our Guinness World Record attempt at this event here.

4th – 5thThe Floral Fringe Fair at Knepp Castle, West Grinstead, West Sussex, RH13 8LJ. The Floral Fringe Fair is a traditional outdoor event on a county estate.  The Fair aims to inspire people to make their gardens wildlife friendly.  Sussex Green Living’s 100% recycled stand, Pedro and his recycled robots will be there, playing green games and giving ideas as to how people can lead a greener life.  More information here.

1st – 7th – National Volunteer Week.

5th – World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day activities take place all year round but climax on 5 June every year, involving everyone from everywhere.

5th – Open Farm Sunday is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to meet the farmers who grow their food and care for the countryside.  Search for a farm to visit here.

6th – 10th – National School Grounds Week.

7th 5.30pm – Rudgwick Beavers talk and games on recycling and environmentally why we need to reduce, reuse and recycle.

8th – World Ocean Day people around the planet celebrate and honor the body of water which links us all, for what it provides humans and what it represents. Be a part of this growing global celebration!

9th – 10th – Eco Technology Show at The American Express Stadium, Brighton. Zones include: Build, Energy, Transport, Technology and Resource Efficiency.  The show highlights how embracing innovation in technology and low carbon solutions can save money and deliver genuine benefits to businesses, cities and communities.

15th – Global Wind Day.

18th June – William Penn Primary School Summer Fete in Coolham. Sussex Green Living will be there with our Pedro’s Green Club stand.

20th – 26th – Recycle Week brings a national focus to the environmental benefits of recycling. Now in its 17th year, this established and highly regarded annual campaign continues to educate and stimulate behaviour change.  It gives people the tools to minimise waste and manage material resources responsibly at home, work and school.

21st all day – Worthing & Adur E.Y.E. Project Eco Summit at Davison CE High School for Girls in Worthing.

29th – The Big Bang Fair South East are STEM Sussex organised by Brighton University, taking place at South of England Agricultural Society, Ardingly. Approximately 7,300 young people (aged 9-19) will be participating in this event making it the biggest regional Fair in the country.  Sussex Green Living are taking a stand and will be running activities with children encouraging ‘A Climate for Change’.

July

2nd – 3rd July – Kinder Living Show, Drill Hall, Horsham, RH12 1JF.  Sustainable design and living show, new in 2015, in 2016 even bigger and running for two days. Will include heating, energy, insulation, interior decoration and fabric, recycling, gardening, food and much more. Sussex Green Living are providing a ‘Grow Your Own Revolution’ display, a talk and a creative textile up-cycling workshop.  Tie it down – Creative necktie upcycling workshop taster – Be inspired by a creative display of clothes, bags and accessories made using unwanted textiles/clothes and neckties.  Learn tips and tricks for working with textiles and make a simple creation using neckties which you can take home.  We welcome those with no or lots of sewing experience.  Workshop delivered by Carrie Cort from Sussex Green Living and her creative community group. More information here.

4th – 8th – Oxfam Water Week.

14th – Connect with the Countryside Day at South of England Agricultural Society, Ardingly. Sussex Green Living is taking a stand and running activities with about 2,500 primary school children to encourage a ‘Grow Your Own Revolution’. Playing games to highlight the environmental benefits of growing your own. Learn more here.

August

3rd – National Playday is a day when thousands of children and their families get out to play at hundreds of community events across the UK. From small-scale events to thousands of children taking over Trafalgar Square – Playday is celebrated by each community in a way that suits them.

TBC – The Big Wild Sleepout is all about spending a night in nature’s home to raise money and help save our wildlife.  Join family or friends for a fun sleepout in your back garden or at your local RSPB reserve. Put up a tent, make a shelter or sleep under the stars and discover a whole world of wildlife on your doorstep.

14th – 21stSun and Moon Festival, this is a family wellbeing festival which is taking place at Plumpton College (South Downs).  Sussex Green Living will be there delivering Green Play workshop for the children, an Al Gore Climate Reality presentation and an illustrated talk on the Philippine Community Fund and living on a dumpsite in Manila (following a recent visit by Carrie).

September

3rd – 4th – Into the Trees Pippingford Park, Nutley, East Sussex, TN22 3HW. This is a fabulous new event which aims to get children and their families into the great outdoors to have fun and learn about their environment. Supported by Sussex Wildlife Trust, High Weald AONB, Conservators of Ashdown Forest and Earth Restoration Service.

5-9th Sept – Zero Waste Week.

16th – 19th – Beachwatch Big Weekend takes place once a year. Volunteers beach clean and get involved in a survey which is organised by the Marine Conservation Society and is the biggest beach clean up event in the UK.  To find out more or locate your nearest event visit this website.

TBC – Worthing’s Coastal Heritage & Sustainability Fair & Great British Beach Clean/Annual Litter Survey  in Worthing.  Location: Beach House Grounds for Fair & Promenade from Pier to Esplanade for Beach Clean.

20th – 21st – Clean up the World Weekend aims to inspire and empower communities to clean up, fix up and conserve their environment.

TBC – Waste less and live more week aims to raise awareness that environmental and social issues in our food system are interlinked and tackling these issues together is a far more effective solution. Learn more here.

TBC 10 – 4pm – Apple Festival, King George V Playing Fields, Bucks Green, Rudgwick, RH12 3JJ.

26th – E.Y.E. Eco Summit at the Weald and Downland Museum, Town Ln, Chichester PO18 0EU. More information here.

October

2nd 11 – 5pm – Apple Festival, Stanmer Park, Brighton.  A wonderful, annual family event in and around the orchards of Stanmer Park. Apple Day features masses of apple-themed activities including: orchard tours, food & drink, storytelling, children’s activities, music, apple identification, fruit tree growing advice, fruit from our orchards to buy, a range of stalls selling local produce and a lot more. Not to be missed… the sun always shines!  Free entry (£5 parking charge).

14th 9.30am – 12.3opm – Sussex Green Living – creative remaking and reusing with materials/textile workshop, more information here.

15th 9.30am – 1.30pm – Sussex Green Living – creative remaking and reusing with materials/textile  workshopmore information here.

16th – World Food Day join the global movement to end hunger. Be a part of the solution and take action in your community and around the world. Help to end hunger.

November

TBC – The European Week for Waste Reduction is an initiative aiming to promote the implementation of awareness-raising actions about sustainable resource and waste management during a single week.

TBC 10am – 4pm – Horsham Fairtrade Christmas Market at St. John’s RC Church Hall in the centre of Horsham.  Sussex Green Living’s Green Stand will be selling goods made by and sold on behalf of the Philippine Community Fund.

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