To reserve a free place on any of these Zoom events book through Eventbrite selecting the session(s) that interest you (multiple dates/meetings can be booked in one go).
Horsham Future Forum every Tuesday 7-8pm
Learn more about the Horsham Future Forum here.
Tue 15th Sept – The Food Resilience Project at Cootham presented by Adam Stark.
Tue 22nd Sept – Every other week will be a networking meeting with no key speaker.
Tue 29th Sept – Green Homes Grants up to £5k available talk by Tom Bragg from Cambridge Carbon Footprint and Open Eco Homes about the imminent government Green Homes Grant offers homeowners and landlords up to £5,000, to cover two-thirds of the cost of many home energy improvements. Tom will explain and discuss the details, making a plan and applying for a grant, which could help you make significant home energy improvements.
From October onwards the Horsham Future Forum will take place each Wednesday 7-8pm
Wed 7th Oct – Every other week will be a networking meeting with no speakers using the same Wednesday evening Zoom details.
Wed 14th Oct – TBC Local Energy Communities explained – Greening up our businesses.
Wed 21st Oct – Every other week will be a networking meeting with no speakers using the same Wednesday evening Zoom details.
Youth Eco Forum every Wednesday 7-8pm
Learn more about the Youth Eco Forum here. Book to attend this Zoom meeting of young people sharing their hopes, fears, ideas and action through Eventbrite or contact Catherine on YEF@sussexgreenliving.co.uk
Horsham Climate Cafe Feature Presentation Events
Learn more about the Horsham Climate Cafe here.
Sat 3rd Oct – A New Story for Ourselves, our Community and Humanity
For this Climate café, we are honoured to be joined by author, academic and local environmentalist, Paul Hannam.
Paul will discuss the main ideas of his new book ‘Significance – How to Focus Your Life on What Matters Most’ and how we can write a new story for ourselves, our community and humanity. Paul is currently developing a new university course for a North American University on responsible leadership and used to teach environmental management at Oxford University. He is also co-chair of Greening Steyning.
Paul’s writing and coaching align personal growth and wellbeing with social and environmental responsibility. His core idea is that if we want to survive and evolve as a species, we need a new story about what it means to be human. He calls this your Significant Story. See here for an excerpt from his book:
“My hope is that we will look back and see the coronavirus crisis as a watershed in history, the moment when we acted as global citizens to serve, and maybe even save humanity. If there is one definitive lesson from the pandemic, it is that we have an astonishing capacity to come together and unite under a common purpose. If we can maintain this resolve, imagine how many other global problems we could solve. We have the capacity to prevent ecological collapse and end poverty. We are an extraordinary species living in extraordinary times.” Paul’s short video biography can be seen here.
Sat 7th Nov – Should We Stop Flying? – Aviation’s Contribution to the Climate Crisis
Anna Hughes, Director from Flight Free UK, will join us for our November session to talk to us all about the aviation industry, its contribution to climate change and what the alternatives are.
‘I will talk about our flight free 2020 pledge, and how the campaign started, as well as a little bit about my personal decision to stop flying around 10 years ago. I will talk about why we are running the campaign: how flying contributes to our carbon footprints, and why it’s such a big impact even though globally it’s only responsible for 5% of emissions. As well as the climate impact I’ll talk about the social impact: how we can create change by taking personal action, and how that rubs off on other people and influences politics and industry. There will also be plenty of information about alternative forms of travel: trains, coaches and boats. I’ve done lots of travelling without flying, which is not only great for the environment, it’s a really fun way to travel’.
If you are interested in learning more, you can find out more about the Flight Free UK campaign here:
Twitter and Instagram: @flightfree2020