Remake, redesign & repair creative craft textile workshop 2017

Creative remaking workshops

Come and learn about an exciting new fashion trend and walk away with a revived, reinvented and reinvigorated wardrobe!  Our creative material workshops specialise in re-using stunning neckties in an amazing range of projects (other materials are available too). We are all about re-using, re-making, redesigning and making do with what we already have, or you are welcome to bring your own chosen material. Our aim is to help the environment and save you money!

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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 Award for climate justice work within her community, whilst her nine-year old son Adam won the KS2 WWF Climate Challenge ‘The Future We Want’ poster competition. 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, such as Dr Sue Waite and Ian Blackwell from Natural Connections and Pam Ellis and Claire Aspinall from Park Discoverers.

Carrie Cort, Environmental Educator and Climate Campaigner will be delivering a workshop with Nicola Peel, Continue reading

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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 challenge for the person wearing the most neckties, which was 260 ties, 400 had been donated. Carrie managed to beat the record by 10, a small margin but her neck would take no more! Her GWR officials were (left to right) Jeremy Quin MP, Amanda Jupp – WSCC County Councillor, Paul Bellringer – founder of Horsham Festival and Sarah Bamsey, who placed the ties.  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 people in West Sussex.

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This exciting competition aims to inspire young sculptors Continue reading

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26 eco-friendly Christmas tips

Pedro ChristmasWe’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 biodegradable and need enormous amounts of energy to manufacture. So it may come as a surprise that buying a real tree is not necessarily a greener option. 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 years ago at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival the documentary An Inconvenient Truth took the world by storm.  The film creatively shares former United States Vice President Al Gore‘s campaign to educate citizens about global warming.   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. The infographic explores just what football stadiums can do to become greener and also look at some of the amazing stadiums of the future to see just how eco-friendly a football stadium can be. Continue reading

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E.Y.E. Eco Summit goes to Chichester

Energy Matters workshop

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 three Energy Matters workshops at the Summit for Your Energy Sussex.   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 the discussion about the environment in 2016. They say….. 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 Independent School in West Sussex.  Continue reading

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7 Billion Ideas at the William Penn

Blog posting by Adam Cort 8 years old (Carrie Cort’s son)

Yesterday my school, the William Penn Primary School in Coolham had a really exciting day sharing our ideas about how we could Change the World.  This ‘World Changing IDEA Day’ was sponsored by the Billingshurst and District Lions Club and presented by 7 Billion Ideas Education.

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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 of the 24th and 25th September, come and visit a local home or business and see what you can learn about efficient ways to live. 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 Foreshore 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 and amaze’

From the folk behind the award winning Elderflower Fields Festival and the innovative Schools Without Walls programme comes the second instalment of Into The Trees. 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, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and brings those subjects to life. The Big Bang normally attracts about 7,500 young people and their teachers. You can learn more about the Big Bang events here.

The focus of our stand is “Create a Climate for Change not Climate Change”.  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 consequence, as these vegetables are something that requires the least amount of care and effort to grow. 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 up in the recycling machinery and cause expensive damage.  Upcycling, remaking and reuse is best!

A creative community group bought together by Sussex Green Living have been busy demonstrating Continue reading

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FUNdraising Roman invasion expected at school fête

NEWS RELEASE – For immediate release

William Penn School in Coolham is to pull out all the stops with a Roman-themed summer fête on Saturday, June 18th from 1-5 pm. Parents and pupils of the UK’s only state primary school with a Quaker foundation are hoping to raise funds towards a much-needed new classroom. 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 around a quarter of all marine fish species, coral reefs are second only to rainforests in biodiversity of species. 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 wildlife theme but also a vintage twist. The fair specializes in quality stalls from Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire and stallholders who have actually made what they sell and so are able to talk with first hand knowledge about their product. 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 you are considering or maybe something you did in the past you should know a few reasons first, such as the following:

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Guinness World Record helps William Penn School

William Penn primary school children counting neckties for the Guinness World Record attempt to wear the most neckties.

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 the Horsham Circle of Life Festival to lay on a fun action packed free green event. 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 the innovative Schools Without Walls programme comes the second instalment of Into The Trees. 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 invertebrates such as butterflies or ladybirds but their daily work is vital. Continue reading

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