What is the Horsham Youth Eco Forum

Launched on 2nd June 2020 it is a weekly meeting place for young people 11+ where they can discuss worries, hopes and share ideas and actions. The group is being guided by a young lady, Catherine who grew up in Horsham and is keen to help develop a meeting place (or for now, a Zoom breakout room) for local young environmentalists to gather, discuss and connect for an hour of planet-friendly chat.

Both the climate crisis and the current pandemic raise big questions for the future of younger generations and it is important to be able to discuss concerns and to problem-solve in a creative and collaborative way. Sussex Green Living hopes that the creation of this forum will enable young people to tackle eco-anxiety with eco-action and being an essential part of the local green community.

Format of the meetings

Each week the meeting will take place using Zoom running in parallel with the Horsham Future Forum. The two forums will start and finish together but use separate Zoom breakout rooms for the bulk of the meeting.

When and where

There will be a meeting every Tuesday using Zoom 7 – 8pm. When physical meetings can resume these will take place at the Quaker Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham, RH12 1SL.

FREE tickets can be booked via Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/sussex-green-livinghorsham-climate-cafe-30023845980. The joining instructions will be emailed to those booked through Eventbrite on the Monday before the relevant meeting.

Join our Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/horshamyouthecoforum/

For more information, contact Catherine Sleeman on YEF@SussexGreenLiving.co.uk

Learn more about the Horsham Future Forum here and the Horsham Climate Cafe which is on the first Saturday of every month 2-3.30pm with Horsham Climate Cafe themed talks here.

Feeling inspired to get involved?

We are always looking for volunteers, so get in touch or come and meet us and see how you can get involved! Join us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, or sign up to receive our latest news (it only takes two seconds to add your email address – simply click on black ‘Follow‘ tab on bottom right of this screen!). Feel free to also send us an email using our contact form, or come and say hello at our events like the Horsham Climate Cafe or the Horsham Repair Cafe!

Inspiring sustainable living in Sussex

Climate Cartoon by Adam Cort (9 years old), winner of WWF ‘The Future We Want’ KS2 competition
Families join SGL carnival procession