Who We Are

Sussex Green Living is a fast growing multi award winning organisation set up by local people who wanted to create a network and initiatives for the benefit of their community and the planet.    We’ll show you that living an environmentally friendly lifestyle, respecting nature and reducing that all important carbon footprint is exciting, energising, saves you money and helps provide more peace of mind to live and enjoy a sustainable future.

Sussex Green Living is proud to bank with Triodos a sustainable bank – money has the power to change the world.

Support and Services

We are passionate about connections, communications and education to inspire and empower Sussex people, consumers, communities and businesses to live green, play green and work green. Our services help you and your community groups and local businesses achieve these values:

You can read testimonials about our talks, assemblies, lessons and workshops here.

To book a talk, email   or call 07768 212833

Our Children and their Future

As we know there is an increasing trend for children to become disconnected from the natural environment, becoming stuck indoors with television, computers, the internet, games consoles and for them to inherit sustainable generations need for MORE, MORE, MORE, make it mine it dump it mentality. With the global World we live in and goods being shipped all over the world there is an urgent need to raise conscious consumers who buy ethically and with the planet in mind.

Carrie Cort has been delivering environmental sessions in schools and children’s groups since 2012, however in November 2017 she launched our Sussex Green Living The Future We Want LESS C02 programme. The programme includes free assemblies, lessons and workshops on education for sustainable development which inspire a climate for change not climate change. The demand to educate the leaders of tomorrow is in huge demand, click here for more.

About Carrie Cort

Carrie’s passion for the natural world and concern for her young son’s future led her to set up Sussex Green Living in 2012.   Since then she trained as a West Sussex County Council Waste Prevention Advisor in 2012.   Then in 2016 she has become a Climate Reality Leader trained by ex US vice president Al Gore and climate specialists.  As a passionate and engaging speaker and workshop leader she is in great demand from schools and community organisations, click testimonials to read more.

Carrie says “I’m not an expert, just an ordinary person who is on a greening journey and wanting to pass on what I’ve learnt to others.  Let’s all make some simple changes, become more resilient and try to lead simpler, less materialistic and consumerist way of life”.  

Horsham Repair Cafe and Sussex Green Ideas are an integral part of SGL

Horsham Repair Cafe – Founded in October 2017 by Carrie, another SGL volunteer and WSCC Waste Prevention Advisor Jill Shuker and the Horsham Quakers. This community initiative has expanded fast with a full complement for voluntary repairers from the local community, we are able to repair mobile phones, computers, small household electrical items and clothes. We offer a cost comparison and energy switching service (there are eight 100% clean renewable energy providers to choose from). There is a personal and household cleaning bottle refill service and loose organics and dry food for sale.  The Horsham Repair Cafe has inspired Repair Cafes in the following towns: Worthing, Adur, Chichester, Chailey and Dorking. Learn more about the Horsham Repair Cafe here.

Sussex green Ideas  A relaxed and friendly online gathering of local people, sharing ideas, climate change problems, solutions & action, includes a youth forum. Energy advise and switching to renewable clean energy service available. Meets third Wednesday of each month 7-8 p.m. Booked via Eventbrite Learn more about Sussex green ideas 

South East Climate Alliance

We co-founded the South East Climate Alliance and now sit on the steering committee. It is a coalition of local environment, community and faith groups across South East England uniting for urgent action on climate change.
Learn more about SECA here https://seclimatealliance.uk

Al Gore Climate Reality Leadership Corp training

The programme provides the training in climate science, communications, and organising to tell the story of climate change and inspire communities everywhere to take action. The training is delivered by Al Gore, renowned climate scientists and communicators.

The Climate Reality Leaders aim to educate and inspire individuals and organisations on climate change awareness and action as part of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, there are now  over 18,000 Climate Reality Leaders now trained worldwide, with over 160 in the UK and 7 in West Sussex working to inspire people to live more in harmony with planet earth.

The aim of the presentation is to break down the complex terms of science and policy into the language of everyday life, so that people everywhere can understand how climate change directly affects them. They can then join the millions of people worldwide in making changes to their everyday lives which will make a real difference. There is information about the negative effects humans are having on the planet which sustains us, but as Carrie  adds “the presentation also includes lots of statistics, evidence and reasons to be cheerful”.

You can learn more about the Climate Reality presentations and talks we offer here

Spring 2017 the Climate Reality Global Education Working Group was born!

Carrie initiated the launch of a group of Climate Reality Leaders whose focus was education. They have been meeting using Zoom video conferencing since the spring of 2017, to share best practice, resources and support each other. Out of this group the Sussex Green Living ‘The Future We Want LESS C02 school programme was launched in November 2017, learn more here.

In the spring of 2019 a US Climate Reality Leader Stef Miller joined the group and has worked hard on the groups infrasture and strategy: To advance The Climate Reality Project mission through Climate Science Education, convening a worldwide network of educators and community leaders in an international exchange of best practices and resources for teaching students about the urgency and opportunity in addressing climate change.

The Global Education Group promotes Green Buildings, Net Zero-Energy Schools, S.T.E.M. + S.T.E.A.M. education within and outside of the classroom, Experiential Education, and strives to instill values for authentic dialogue around environmental justice with students of all ages.

Our cross continent Sustainable Sister Schools campaign connects Climate Action Classrooms, providing students, educational institutions, communities and families actionable, inspiring programming and access to curriculum materials, lesson plans, research and support in developing Climate Action Plans. Early exposure to and education around intersectionality and environmental justice integrates students and rising professionals into the largest social justice movement we have ever known, enriching our collective work and empowering the next generation of leaders.

This group is now open to teachers and educationionalists who want to advance their climate change knowledge. There are regular webinars, to join this group please contact us.

Climate Reality talk testimonials:

“Thank you so much for delivering this evening’s Al Gore Climate Reality presentation. I am at home with a big grin on my face at the positive energy of the event – I think I managed to speak to everyone afterwards and the feedback was good. The slides were so powerful and I can see how easy it would be to fill 4 hours!”

Annie Brown – Adur Green Party

“Just a quick note to thank you for giving the Climate Reality Talk last night. It really was one of the best Transition Chichester evenings we’ve had for a while – and great to see so many people engaging with the topic.  Good luck with all your ventures. I’m sure we’ll be working together again sometime soon”. 

Julia Sanders, Trustee for Transition Chichester

“Just to let you know that a lady came into our Your Community Energy Shop in Worthing yesterday for training as an energy shop adviser because she had been to your presentation on Sept 11th and signed a ‘pledge to the planet’.  She wanted you to know she has honoured that pledge by changing energy supplier to a renewable one and is now learning to help others do the same”. 

Pauline Cory, Transition Town Worthing

Awards for Sussex Green Living

  • Business Matters – won the Going Green Award  in 2012 and 2013
  • Southern Business – Highly Commended for the Going Green Award 2012
  • BBC Surrey & Sussex Community Hero – Green Champion 2015
  • WWF Earth Hour – shortlisted as their Community Hero 2017, my son won their KS2 Climate Challenge poster competition, resulting in attendance at the WWF Earth Hour Parliamentary reception
  • Business Green Leaders Awards – Shortlisted as NGO of the Year 2017
  • P.E.A. (People, Environment & Achievement) – won Greenest Family Award 2017
  • West Sussex County Times Community Awards – won Friends of the Environment 2017
  • South East Energy Efficiency Awards – Energy Efficiency Champion 2018
  • Better Energy School Awards – Southern and Central Region Totally Scientific category William Penn School 2018
  • Climate Coalition Award in 2018 and 2019 – shortlisted
  • CPRE Sussex Countryside Award 2020 – Promoting Nature & the Countryside GOLD

Want to get involved?

This is your Sussex Green Living!  We would love to hear from you or just come to the next Horsham Repair Cafe session or the Horsham Climate Cafe on the first Saturday of every month.

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Inspiring sustainable living in Sussex

Families join SGL carnival procession

Families join SGL carnival procession

Horsham Repair Cafe volunteers

Horsham Repair Cafe volunteers

Carrie Cort founder of SGL

Carrie Cort founder of Sussex Green Living

SGL & HRC out in the community

SGL & HRC out in the community

Francescas Woodshed runs London Marathon for us and Mother Earth!

Francescas Woodshed runs London Marathon for Mother Earth!

Winning P.E.A. Green Family Award

Winning P.E.A. Green Family Award