What is the Horsham Youth Eco Forum

Launched on 2nd June 2020, initially it was a weekly meeting place for young people 11+, it now takes place every other Sunday at 6pm. A safe and friendly place 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 meeting) 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.

When and where

A Zoom meeting takes place every other Sunday at 6pm.

FREE tickets can be booked here. The joining instructions will be emailed to you a couple of days before the meeting. Or email Catherine Sleeman on .

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All About Horsham article December 2020

The Youth Eco Forum members have worked together on lots of projects including:

  • Designed and installed an environmental shop window display in 18 East Street, Horsham.
  • They featured in a great article in All About Horsham which can be seen on page 21-24 here.
  • Applied for and secured a grant to run an outdoor education day for local young people, more information can be seen here.
  • Designed, written and illustrated the ezines below.
  • Helped promote and participate in the Keep Rookwood Green bio blitz.

Learn more about the Sussex Green Ideas online meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of every month 7-8 p.m.(from May 2021)  Book via Eventbrite

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

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!

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