Moving into the Ecological Age

Fossil fuelOut with the old and in with the new we say!  It is time we move away from using ancient sunlight (unsustainable fuel sources) such as coal, gas and oil and we all need to harness the renewable energy of wind, sunlight and the sea.  I read this wonderful letter in the West Sussex County Times last week and thought I must share it with you.  Written by Nicola Peel an Environmentalist whose home is in Pulborough, West Sussex.  She spends her summers giving talks and working with schools and her winters in the Amazon doing incredible environmental work. Read more

Get along to the Eco Technology Show

eco technology show logo

This is the UK’s premier event for trade, building owners, occupiers, and the general public covering sustainable build, energy, transport and technology.  It takes place at the Brighton Centre on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th June.  We are to be there with our recycled stand on Saturday 15th.  Read more

Baby Expo here we come

Come and visit our recycled stand at the Baby Expo Show

Sunday 30th June at Brighton Racecourse

Recycled standSussex Green Living’s 100% recycled stand, Pedro and his recycled robots will be at this great event playing green games and sharing ideas about how people can lead a greener life, save money and help the environment.  

Our stand will illustrate how “there is no such thing as rubbish just a waste resource in the wrong place”.  Read more

The Very Mysterious Black Sack!!

old manMy office used to be an Eco Centre. Today an elderly gent shuffled in with a look of real surprise on his face as he realised it was no longer the place he expected it to be. Over his shoulder he was carrying a large, black plastic sack which was almost, at bursting point. “I’ve brought my milk bottle tops in for recycling,” he said. I quickly explained that the centre had moved but I could help, as my daughter runs recycling schemes and I could pass them on to her. As I spoke, I wondered how in the world I would manage to carry his huge sack home on the train as well as my own things. He took a hand-full of milk bottle tops (unwashed) from one grubby pocket and from the other he extracted a crushed can and left still clutching his black sack thanking me for being so obliging. I still have no idea, what the big black sack contained but what I can tell you is that the milk bottle tops continue to arrive a pocket full at a time!

By Reverend Jean Francis, Carrie’s Mother.  She’s a Interfaith Minister and spiritual counsellor trained by the ‘One Spirit Interfaith Foundation.  More information about her services can be found here http://www.pre-needfuneralplanning.co.uk/.

 

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An evolving World of Green Initiatives

Getting off the Couch: Exploring a World of Green Initiatives

I’ll be honest… television almost ruined travelling for me. Why wander the streets of Rome renewable energy in citiesor climb the snow-packed peaks of the Rockies when I could watch someone else do it on T.V.? My urge to explore had run head first into a crisis of confidence. As an ecologically conscientious 21st Century man, how could I justify going to all the places I longed to see? For a year, I barely ventured away from my couch. Thankfully, others didn’t give up so easily, and with the proliferation of Green Initiatives; I got over my hesitation about as quickly as it takes to switch the channel. Read more

Supermarket or Super farm shop?

Buy one get one freeArriving recently at a well known supermarket, I was greeted by three wire bins boasting special offers. The first was multipacks of chocolate biscuits, buy one get one free, the second held bags of jelly sweets, two for £1, and the third was proudly declaring “Buy one multipack of crisps, get two free!” Read more

Two new Community Compost schemes launch

Community compost schemeBrighton & Hove celebrated the annual International Compost Awareness Week on Saturday 11th May with the launch of two new community compost schemes initiated by local residents. The first, for residents of Ingram Crescent in Hove, where over 30 households signed up to the scheme. A second scheme was launched on the same day for residents of Vernon Terrace, bringing the total number of households now involved in community composting to over 500. Read more

Biscuit wrapper recycling competition

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SUSSEX GREEN LIVING ASKS THE PEOPLE OF SUSSEX TO HELP THEM IN THEIR EFFORTS TO WIN THE BISCUIT WRAPPER ROUNDUP AND A SHARE OF £1,000 IN CHARITY PRIZES

Sussex Green Living is competing in the UK wide Biscuit Wrapper Roundup – a recycling fundraising competition to see who can save the most used biscuit wrappers from landfill…….. Read more

Recycled and Truly Green Paint!

Newlife Paint - recycled paints

Newlife Paints contain a minimum 50% recycled content, they are a truly ‘green’, high quality AND economical solution to add the finishing touches to any build or maintenance project.  They are based in Ford, West Sussex so local with minimal carbon footprint when it comes to transportation!  Read more

Visit wonderland Pooh House and Gardens

27th and 28th April 2013 11am – 5pm

Tucked away in the idyllic West Sussex village of Fittleworth is the magical one acre wonderland of Pooh House and Gardens.

Family outdoor event SussexOutdoor play for children

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Home Composter Offer for Sussex

Where to put your composterIt is National Compost Week 6th – 12th May 2013 and West Sussex County Council are offering home composters to residents.  WSCC aim to treat waste as high up the waste hierarchy as possible and home composters are one, easy way to help residents turn green waste into black gold for the garden.

Tell friends, family and anyone who wants to create free soil improver from their green and vegetable waste.

The offer:

With the 220 litre compost bin at £13 with a multi buy offer of ‘buy one get one half price’, and the 330 litre bin at £16 with the same

Learn more about composting here. 

Order a composter or two here. 

Learn more about National Compost Week.

 

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Nicola Peel’s work in the Amazon

Transition Horsham monthly open event on Thursday 25th April 2013

Time: 8-10pm

Rainwater harvesting

Sussex based environmentalist Nicola Peel will be giving an inspirational talk about her ongoing work in the Amazon. Over the last 10 years Nicola has been initiating both environmental and humanitarian projects around the world, predominantly in the Amazon.

She particularly likes to speak about the practical solutions that she has been putting in place and thus inspiring others to realise what a positive difference they can make in a global society.

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Earth Day Pledges

Pedro: help save the world!

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day is on the 22nd April every year and is the day designated for fostering appreciation of the earth’s environment and awareness of the issues that threaten it.  Make a pledge, you don’t need to change your habits dramatically to help out.  If lots of people all over the globe pledge  “acts of green,” we will make a difference.  Read 10 ideas below or watch our video:

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The Floral Fringe Fair 2014

Knepp Castle 2014

Date: Sat 31st May – Sun 1st June 2014

Venue: Knepp Castle, West Grinstead, West Sussex, RH13 8LJ

The Floral Fringe Fair is a traditional outdoor event on a county estate.  The Fair aims to inspire people to make their gardens wildlife friendly.

What visitors said about the event in 2013 “A quirky, foodie, arty, plantaholics wildlife event with a vintage twist!” Read more

Happy Easter Green World!

 

Recycled easter bonnet

 

Easter Bonnet competition……Children learn about recycling and reusing in this Easter bonnet competition. This bonnet was made out of two plastic food bowls, dragonflies made out of Quality Street wrappers, egg boxes made into flowers and bugs and a recycled grass skirt – every girl should have one!

Oh and not forgetting the upcycled milk carton as a watering can!

 

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How Universities are going green

Green universities

As the global population increases and more countries become industrialized, resource consumption has skyrocketed. Natural resources by their very nature are finite and this exponential development has made it necessary for the most advanced nations to research methods to conserve resources and develop a less wasteful future. As the centers of research and thought in the country, universities are taking charge and standing as examples of how to conserve resources – take a look at the sustainable practices of some of these standout institutions. Read more

Environmental benefits of LED bulbs

Environmental benefits of LED lightingWhat are the environmental benefits of investing in LED bulbs?

Lighting is one of the major areas of energy usage within the home, and LED bulbs finally offer a viable alternative to filament lighting – while still delivering a high standard of light output. Read more

Horsham coffee waste packaging recycling scheme

PRESS RELEASE 28th January 2013

coffee packaging recycling

Sussex Green Living signed up to the UK wide coffee packaging brigade to enable the people of Horsham to recycle coffee eco refills, fresh coffee bean packaging, plastic lids off of jars of coffee and Tassimo plastic discs and outer wraps for the first time.

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Transition Horsham Seedy Saturday

Transition Horsham Seedy SaturdayThis is Transition Horsham’s annual seed exchange.  Whether you have seeds to exchange or not, come along and learn more about what you can grow in your garden and ways you can help the environment.  Sussex Green Living will be there with our recycling robots, playing green games!  See you there.

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Two more schools launch TerraCycle recycling schemes

TerracycleFarlington School, Horsham have just launched a TerraCycle recycling scheme.

West Chiltington Community School is about to launch.

Come West Sussex schools keep up with the Jones!

More information coming soon…….

 

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Car recycling for charity

Do you own a banger that’s merely gathering dust in the garage? Then you can do your bit for charity!

car recycling

 

Giveacar is a UK based fundraising organisation that specialises in donating unwanted and scrap cars to charitable causes throughout the world, including the Born Free Foundation.

They provide a FREE service which is available throughout the UK, and can work with you hand-in-hand in the following ways: Read more

Half term outdoor play

Aldingbourne Trust

 

The Aldingbourne Trust is one of the magical hidden treasures of Sussex. Take your children this half term, have fun and support this fantastic charity.

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Stamp recycling for charity

recycling stamps

  • If you want to recycle your stamps for charity: find a local stamp collection scheme, at a school, church or community centre. Or start your own!
  • Save all of your stamps, especially commemorative and foreign stamps.
  • Cut around the stamps, leaving a 5mm border.
  • Separate stamps if you can, into UK and foreign boxes. Read more

Waste Week 11th – 17th March 2013

Recycle binCome on Schools of Sussex get involved in Waste Week 2013

Waste Week is a fantastic opportunity to get the whole school learning about waste and thinking about how they can cut down on the amount of waste they produce, as well as how they can reduce the proportion that goes to landfill, by re-using, recycling and composting. Read more

Business Trends: The Future Looks Green

Wind powerPresently, businesses all over the world are focused on the development of sustainable and eco-friendly supply chains that can be built not only to support themselves, but can also actively improve the environment. Scientists are working to make sure green energy supply chains are environmentally friendly, while also being able to eliminate waste within the supply chain. Once this process is refined and is able to be rolled out to multinational industries, businesses will be able to uncover new opportunities to reduce costs. Read more