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 […]
About Carrie Cort
My name is Carrie Cort, I set up Sussex Green Living out of concern for the way we humans are treating the planet which sustains us. With motherhood in 2008 came concern about environmental sustainability and a burning desire to learn how we can live more environmentally friendly lifestyles, in harmony with nature.
I have always had a passion for the countryside, animals and the natural environment. Most of my career has been spent in marketing and communications, mainly within education and the landbased industries, latterly using the power of video communications. In an effort to help create a climate for change I decided to use my knowledge and digital skills to share ideas which anyone can adopt, saving money and the planet.
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.
Entries by Carrie Cort
Sunday 29 July 2012 (11am-3pm) Event Location: The Green Centre, 39 Manor Hill, Brighton, BN2 5EL The Green Centre are asking you to bring your biros, blouses, handbags, hammers and spanners (and a whole lot of other materials) to their Big Recycling Bonanza on Sunday 29 July (11am-3pm).
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, […]
David and his wife Gill used to run a photographic studio and business in Horsham, David Graham Photography. They now live in Lincolnshire, however they are staying in Sussex for seven weeks from 16th July 2012 and are offering West Sussex residents this fantastic deal.
Have you ever seen a peacock in full flight? Well you have now!
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, […]
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 […]
Fancy adding an extra dimension to your days out? Then give geocaching a go. Put simply, geocaching is a modern, high-tech take on a treasure hunt and has become something of a worldwide
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 […]
Share your ideas for greening up Sussex. Or tell the world about your eco projects in your very own category under “Sussex Schools Green Blog”. This new communications tool will enable schools, nurseries and children’s groups in Sussex to promote your organisation/group and give children an opportunity to put into practice their ICT skills on […]
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 […]
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 email@example.com www.waysideorganics.co.uk www.twitter.com/waysideorganics www.facebook.com/waysideorganics #SBS winners Established: 1989
We are holding a second Sussex Green Living (SGL) family fun day at the end of Recycling Week on Saturday 23rd June 10.30am – 2pm. It is taking place in green gardens, fields and the SGL Green Den near Billingshurst. Activities will include:
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 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 […]
…….. 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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! 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 […]
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 […]