Green Schools

Are you working towards an Eco School Award and need some help?

No time to plan green activities for your school or group?

Do you want to get involved in environmental awareness campaigns?

Would you like more curriculum enrichment activities?

We can help! Carrie, who leads the Green School sessions, is a WSCC Waste Prevention Advisor, trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader, RHS School Gardening trained and is an Eco School Assessor.  Carrie and Sussex Green Living have won the following awards, the most recent:

  • WWF Earth Hour – shortlisted as their Community Hero 2017 and her son won their KS2 Climate Challenge poster competition, resulting in Carrie and Adam attending the WWF Earth Hour Parliamentary reception.
  • Business Green Leaders Awards – Shortlisted as NGO of the Year 2017.
  • P.E.A. (People, Environment & Achievement) – Shortlisted as Greenest Family 2017 (results 13.10.17)

Her aim is to encourage people to live a more resilient, self-reliant, environmentally friendly and connected way of life, that honours and respects the web of life, of which we are an integral part. In turn, helping to conserve natural resources and protecting the planet for future generations.

We have themed, age-appropriate green days and workshops which we can Carrie’s an Eco School Assessor bring to your school, college or group.

Perhaps you could book  a session to coincide with an environmental awareness

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week or day, such as:

National Gardening Week   –   Earth Day   –   Compost Awareness Week - European Clean up days   –   National Walk to School Week   –   World Environment Day      National School Grounds Week – Clean up the World Weekend – Recycle Week – Zero Waste Week – Waste Less, Live More    

Through games, activities and workshops the children learn about the synergies between environmental protection, biodiversity, upcycling, recycling, gardening, and healthy eating and environmental conservation. Here are a few of the sessions we offer:

  • Recycling and the environmental benefits
  • Food waste – composting, including Green Johannas and Green Cones
  • The upcycled vegetable garden
  • Art from waste
  • Learn the art of sewing, remaking, redesign and repair
  • Grow your own revolution
  • Love your planet and atmosphere
  • The Future We Want – LESS C02
  • Green inventors
  • Energy matters
  • Biomimicry – humans copying nature
  • Harnessing the power of the sun – solar science

We also offer workshops and CPD sessions for teachers, teaching assistants and children’s group staff. Learn more about these sessions and the workshops we delivered at the South Downs National Park Authority – Our South Downs Teachers’ Conference here.

“Thank you so much for coming and running eco art sessions at our school. The child enjoyed it and have learnt such a lot, it has put recycling at the top of their agenda. Plus thank you for all your advice and suggestions, I’ve now got lots to investigate for the next academic year. I’ll keep in touch and let you know how I get on with your suggestions and hopefully we’ll be able to run further workshops with you in the future. Thanks you again for your inspiration, enthusiasm and passion for your eco work”.

Melissa Chapman-Burn, Eco Co-ordinator

“This was an amazing day for us all at Chichester Free School. The children have enjoyed learning about ways of reducing waste and recycling and reusing what waste we do create. Taking part in this competition has firmly put waste reduction to the forefront for all staff and children at CFS and utilised our passion, innovation and teamwork to act on a massive environmental issue in a truly beautiful way”.

Richard Cook, Eco Co-ordinator

“Carrie led a workshop for teachers on the links between waste and wildlife. She is an engaging and enthusiastic leader with a passion and knowledge of her subject that is infectious. She works equally well with both children and adults.”

(Margaret Enstone – Senior Advisor, West Sussex County Council and Executive Support for West Sussex Environment and Climate Change Board)

More testimonials here.

Our mission is to develop a resilient, self-reliant and environmentally aware generation who live in harmony with nature.

To discuss or book your Green Day contact Carrie Cort on 07768 212833 or cort@sussexgreenliving.co.uk.

Learn more about our ‘Pedro’s Green Club’ here or download our Green Club poster here.

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