Entries by Carrie Cort

Push for Green Energy in Horsham

Transition Horsham is a community group (all volunteers) of local Horsham area residents who are concerned about the effects of climate change, peak oil and the associated economic problems. Currently they are looking at fossil fuels and are planning a project to map the potential of solar power in the Horsham area.  As part of […]

Renewable energy from abandoned viaduct!

An abandoned viaduct is to be transformed into a Wind Turbine A bridge that repurposes abandoned viaducts, produces energy AND looks futuristically sleek? Yes, it can be true, and it is Italy’s proposed Wind Turbine Viaduct called “Solar Wind.” Southern Italy is dotted with unused viaducts, and rather than spending $50 million to tear them down, […]

Don’t throw it away, give it away!

            You might not want it, but someone just round the corner might. All around the country there are Freegle Groups and Freecycle Groups, find your local group and free gift the items you don’t want to someone who needs it/them.  You might need something, in which case sign up, […]

Sustainable businesses needed

News bulletin………. Sustainable businesses needed for University of Chichester study. West Sussex companies who save old products from landfill are being sought for a new research study by the University of Chichester and West Sussex County Council. There has been a recent growth in businesses increasing the lifespan of products by refurbishing, remanufacturing or recycling them […]

Recycling the non-recyclable!

For the benefit of families in the Philippines. Your local council might not be able to recycle these waste resources (see below) but for poor families in the Philippines this waste will make the difference between having a meal or not that night. A charity called The Philippine Community Fund www.p-c-f.org aims to permanently improve […]

Launch of Green Johannas at Bishop Luffa School, Chichester.

    In May, Carrie from Sussex Green Living and Blanca Timblick, the Business Enterprise Co-ordinator at Bishop Luffa School, launched Green Johanna’s at the school.  Blanca and Carrie trained with Better Tomorrows CIC earlier in the year to become voluntary Waste Prevention Advisors.  Better Tomorrows’ aim is to change how the residents of West Sussex […]

Local Organic Fruit and Vegetable Boxes

You might be interested in this supplier. They will deliver to your door fresh, locally grown organic fruit and vegetables.  Reduce your carbon footprint – buy local. WAYSIDE ORGANICS CHURCH LANE, OVING CHICHESTER, WEST SUSSEX PO20 2BT TEL/FAX 01243 779716 info@waysideorganics.co.uk www.waysideorganics.co.uk www.twitter.com/waysideorganics www.facebook.com/waysideorganics #SBS winners Established: 1989

Earth Day Poem

I am the Earth And the Earth is me. Each blade of grass, Each honey tree, Each bit of mud, And stick and stone Is blood and muscle, Skin and bone. And just as I Need every bit Of me to make My body fit, So Earth needs Grass and stone and tree And things […]

Earth Day – What is it all about?

Earth Day is on Sunday 22nd April.   Earth Day is a Birthday!  Just like a birthday is a special day to celebrate a person, Earth Day is a special day that celebrates the Earth.  On this day people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities in 175 countries around the World campaign through events.  Their aim […]

Make your own unique envelopes….

…….. from recycled paper or card. Here is how you do it: Find an A4 page from a magazine which you have read or perhaps an old A4 flyer. Print our Sussex Green Living envelope template* and then cut around the solid red lines. Lay the template on your A4 magazine/recycled sheet and draw around […]

Easter Fun

  Hot-cross buns, hot-cross buns, one a penny, two a penny, hot-cross buns!   Happy Easter everyone….. Get out into the garden and have a race around, here are a few fun and traditional free Easter games to play: Egg rolling competition Boil a few eggs, one per competitor, then have an egg decorating competition.  Once […]

Upcycling – Knitting Plastic Bags!

With the best will in the world we still all manage to accumulate plastic bags! Here is a simple and brilliant idea for recycling them into a stylish home-knitted, eco bag! You will need: All the plastic bags under your sink (For a medium size knitted shopping bag you will need about 20 supermarket sized […]

New Uses for Old Maps

Don’t throw out old maps, give them new lease of life. Colourful book covers Placemats: Glue on to poster board or coloured cardboard a little larger than the map. This will leave a coloured border on the map side, and a plain reverse side. Cover the map side with clear contact paper. Decoupage on trays, […]

Egg Cup Creatures

These are really easy to make! Age: 5 and up           Let your imagination run wild when making these cute little egg cup creatures. Children can use whatever colours they like to create their own fun designs! This green art is free and upcycles egg boxes. What you’ll need: Cardboard egg […]

Preparing for Earth Hour!

Preparing for Earth Hour! Tonight hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour. More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011 alone, sending a powerful message for action […]

Hello it is Spring

  Out of his shell into the light, Bright yellow chicken chirps with delight. ‘Hello, it’s Spring, Life’s just begun, Let’s all wake up, time to have fun!’ Get outdoors everyone The natural world wakes up from a long sleep with buds bursting into leaf, flowers blooming and animals waking from hibernation. Sign up to […]