The zero-waste movement is seemingly the antithesis of Christmas – a time of huge consumption and over-indulgence. But far from being for the Seasonal Scrooge, buying more consciously at Christmas means all of the joy of the feast without the guilt of chucking huge amounts of leftovers in the (compost) bin and adding to the mountains of rubbish once celebrations are over.
Lots of eco/green art ideas and free games which teach children to respect the waste resources and planet around them.
FREE Activities at Rampion Windfarm Visitor Centre
Rampion Windfarm Visitors Centre will be running FREE wind-related craft activities throughout the October half term week from Mon 28th Oct to Friday 1st Nov. 10am – 3pm each day, as well as having information and videos for adults to learn more about Rampion.
Fun for the whole family!
MONDAY 28th: Art theme
TUESDAY 29th: Wind races
Horsham District was bombarded with environmental art and activity on Saturday 6th July. Volunteers from the Horsham Repair Café and Sussex Green Living, an environmental awareness and educational network, provided a dazzling array of ‘environmentally friendly’ stalls at their second Share, Care and Repair Fair, this year within Horsham Market. It was part of the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 and Horsham Festival.
In the run up to this unique Fair nineteen locations – shops, salons, sports centre, Horsham library and the Carfax bandstand, had surprize eco ocean art installed with environmental messages, plus a display at the Fair. This Community Eco Ocean Art project, sponsored by Biffa, was the brainchild of the founder of Sussex Green Living Carrie Cort. Carrie said “People are so worried about plastic pollution and the plight of the planet, I thought this would be fun for anyone of any age to get creative around communicating the problems and solutions”. She continued “Their art had to be made of unwanted materials or acrylic wool. Acrylic wool is a problem because it is synthetic, plastics, which means it will take decades to completely break down”.
Pam Tedder one of the Horsham Repair Café volunteers co-ordinated the yarn or ocean bombing of the Carfax bandstand. Read more
Join us in the Human Nature Garden, Horsham Park on Sunday 8th July 12 – 6pm, where there will be a pop-up Share Fair and Horsham Repair Café. We will be running alongside the Horsham Rotary family event Funday Sunday.
A Share Fair is a social event where instead of buying new things, people share, swap or recycle stuff. People meet each other to share skills, ideas and stories – like an old-fashioned market but with no money. Read more
This workshop is a fun, informative and practical session, showing the synergy between biodiversity, environmental protection and upcycling. Led by Carrie Cort the founder of Sussex Green Living, this is one in a series of workshops Carrie offers.
In this workshop we generate ideas which inspire our children to become the next generation of green champions. In turn these ideas can help them make decisions about the way we do things individually and collectively, both locally and globally. This will improve the quality of life now, reducing damage to the planet in the future. The workshop includes some hands on creative upcycling for the garden, e.g. butterfly hibernation boxes from TetraPaks, owl boxes out of old wellington boots, bird feeders out of plastic milk bottles. Subjects: Science, PSHE, Art & Design and Citizenship.
Learn more about the Wildlife Eco Warrior session we ran for Annington Homes at Gamlingay Primary School in Bedfordshire…..
The four winning schools – Warninglid, Georgian Gardens, William Penn School and Upper Beeding – enjoyed their prizes on 8th, 11th, 12th and 13th September. Read more
1st West Sussex Repair Café launches in Horsham
What do you do with a broken toaster? Or a laptop which is on the go slow? Or with a ripped pair of trousers? Bin it? No, repair, remake, reuse and refresh, saving money and helping the planet. Sussex Green Living an environmental awareness and education community initiative and Horsham Quakers are launching a Repair Café on 7th October in Horsham. This will be the first Repair Café in West Sussex and will take place on the first Saturday of every month 10am– 12.30pm. Read more
Eco Beast Sculptures migrated from across West Sussex and took over a marquee in Horsham Park at ‘Funday Sunday’ on Sunday 9th July. Children from all over the county had wonderful fun making Eco Beast Sculptures out of waste resources. The best sculptures from schools and children’s uniformed groups formed a stunning public exhibition at this family event. Read more
Funday Sunday is coming to Horsham Park on 9th July. This event is replacing the annual Sparks in the Park and promises to be a great family day out in Horsham. In addition to the fun-fair in the park there will be a stage with different performances taking place all afternoon. There will also be sports events and other activities for children of all ages to have a go. Read more
9th and 10th September 2017
Pippingford Park, Sussex
‘Rope swinging, pond skimming, slacklining, woodworking.
I have been to lots of festivals and I loved the peace of this one’ Read more
Carrie Cort is ‘Officially Amazing’, so say the Guinness World Record (GWR) office. Last year as part of a ‘Green Play and Display Day’ which Carrie organised in the Human Nature Garden, Horsham Park, she attempted to beat the GWR challenge for the person wearing the most neckties, which was 260 ties, 400 had been donated. Carrie managed to beat the record by 10, a small margin but her neck would take no more! Her GWR officials were (left to right) Jeremy Quin MP, Amanda Jupp – WSCC County Councillor, Paul Bellringer – founder of Horsham Festival and Sarah Bamsey, who placed the ties. Read more
Eco Beast Sculpture Competition – Green Inspiration Through the Arts
Sussex Green Living in partnership with Horsham Festival and West Sussex County Council Waste Prevention team, are delighted to launch an Eco Beast Sculpture competition, open to children and young people in West Sussex.
This exciting competition aims to inspire young sculptors Read more
Come and learn about an exciting new fashion trend and walk away with a revived, reinvented and reinvigorated wardrobe! Our creative material workshops specialise in re-using stunning neckties in an amazing range of projects (other materials are available too). We are all about re-using, re-making, redesigning and making do with what we already have, or you are welcome to bring your own chosen material. Our aim is to help the environment and save you money!
Event: Into the Trees
Date: September 3rd and 4th 2016
‘What a wonderful day getting back to nature.
A festival without all the fuss and noise of the others, but more to entertain, enthral and amaze’
From the folk behind the award winning Elderflower Fields Festival and the innovative Schools Without Walls programme comes the second instalment of Into The Trees. Read more
Neckties are a bit of an environmental nightmare, novelty ties get bought for people who might use them once or twice, charity shops don’t want them as they don’t sell well and if sent for recycling they often get caught up in the recycling machinery and cause expensive damage. Upcycling, remaking and reuse is best!
A creative community group bought together by Sussex Green Living have been busy demonstrating Read more
Horsham families are in for a summer half term treat, a free family tietastic Guinness World Record event in the Human Nature Garden in Horsham Park! Carrie Cort founder of Sussex Green Living has got together with the organisers of the Horsham Circle of Life Festival to lay on a fun action packed free green event. Read more
SATURDAY MAY 28th to SATURDAY JUNE 4th 2016
The aim of the Horsham Circle of Life Festival is to enrich the heart of our community and bring people together to celebrate life. There is a strong focus on honouring and respecting our planet, leading to a more connected life-style. This series of highly creative events is not for profit and is designed to include families and people of all ages within our multi-cultural society. Read more
The aim of the Horsham Circle of Life Festival, is to enrich the heart of our community and bring people together to celebrate life. There is a strong focus on honouring and respecting our planet, leading to a more connected life-style. This series of highly creative events (many of which are free of charge) is designed to include families and people of all ages within our multi-cultural society. Read more
No time to plan green activities for your school or group?
Want to get involved in environmental awareness campaigns?
Would like more curriculum enrichment activities?
We can help! Carrie who leads these sessions is a trained WSCC Waste Prevention Advisor, trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader, RHS School Gardening trained and is an Eco School Assessor. She has won many awards for her inspirational green work, the latest award being the BBC Surrey and Sussex Community Hero Green Champion.
We have planned some themed age appropriate green days and workshops which we can bring to your school, college or group.
Recycling is one of the most important actions you can take to help the environment and to preserve it, so that we can continue to live on a green and healthy planet instead of breathing in pollution and damaging the nature. And because of that, we should teach our children to recycle from a very young age, so when they grow up, they continue to recycle and continue to treat our environment better. Read more
We are really excited to be going on the 16th – 23rd August to the Sun and Moon festival at Plumpton Agricultural College in East Sussex for a week of family fun. Sussex Green Living have been invited to run three Green Play sessions for 5-11 year olds.
Our sessions will include Read more
So festival time is coming up and the hard core festival goers will be digging out their tents and wellies, but this year there’s a new festival, and they’re promising no wellies are needed!
The festival, called Sun and Moon, is a wellbeing festival, based in Plumpton College, Read more
For the week commencing Monday 26th January, volunteers from the WSCC West Sussex Waste Prevention Advisors scheme, District and County employees, University Students and surprise guests will be talking complete rubbish from a Pop-up-Shop in the Swan Walk shopping centre, Horsham. Recycling a volunteers suggestion has led to the taking over of a vacant unit at the centre to showcase the skills and ingenuity of the team while promoting the West Sussex waste initiatives.
Christmas is an exciting time of year, especially for little people, however it is also a very wasteful time of year. The recycling bins tend to be overflowing (at best) and the household waste bins equally full. Here is one idea for reducing the waste in your recycling bin……
Come and sample Wildlife, Heritage and Sustainability projects. Join in with an annual Great British Beach Clean and Litter Survey.
• Browse sustainability stands – Energy; Astronomy; Marine Wildlife; Diving; Aquatic Sports; Health and Lifestyle; Local Food; Water, Waste and Recycling. Read more