Christmas Sussex Green Hub and more
On Saturday 18th December with the rising covid numbers Sussex Green Living debated hard whether to go ahead with this once a month event (normally on the last Saturday each month). Thanks to an airy and the high ceiling in the United Reformed Church and hall and the volunteers who felt comfortable with attending the event went ahead. As anticipated it was a paired down event with 59 visitors in comparison to 150 in November.
The wonderful Horsham Repair Cafe team kicked into action, there was a lot of bell ringing and clapping, 21 items bought in and all were fixed. The bottle refill team and our Sussex Green Living recycling Wombles were on hand, as was Transition Horsham and the URC servicing hot drinks and minced pies.
Below are a few photos of from the day….
Great Big Green Hamper winner – Georgina Shinkawa, John Lewis Horsham presenting the hamper they donated to the winner of the Sussex Green Living Small Green Steps survey, John Preston.
Horsham Repair Cafe – Simon Garland, Horsham Repair Cafe volunteer repairing one of many Christmas lights repaired on the 18th. Learn more about the Horsham Repair Cafe here.
Sussex Green Living Wombles – Some of our wonderful Horsham recycling volunteers showing off their crisp packet table cloth, their message is please recycle your ‘crisp packets at Christmas and beyond‘ with us. You can download a flyer listing all the waste resources people can recycle through us, TerraCycle and drop off locations in 16 villages in Horsham District here. The money raised is divided equally between the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, William Penn School in Coolham and Sussex Green Living.
Youth Eco Forum – Five of our youth members taking part in their fun green Christmas run donned placards and Santa hats to get their message across. The group ran from the vegan market in Piries Place, around Horsham Park and finished at the Sussex Green Hub in Springfield Road. Surprised onlookers were told that fashion “is one of the most damaging industries worldwide, along with meat production and fossil fuels.”
The team ran in pre-loved clothes from charity shops or were pre-worn by family members. Slogans such as ‘Combatting Fast Fashion’, ‘Dying for some new clothes?’ and ‘I’m dreaming of a green Christmas’ were visible as they ran.
A Youth Eco Forum spokesman said: “We’d love people to take up the fashion challenge and buy no new clothes in 2022, because it seems that cheap fashion is really costing us the Earth.” Learn more about our Youth Eco Forum here.
Christmas school visits – On 15th and 16th December Santa and his little green elf visited St Mary School Pulborough and the William Penn School in Coolham, where Santa and his little green elf wished everyone a happy eco Christmas!