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

Seed Swap and Recycling Fun event

Saturday February 23rd, 2013 10am to 2pm.

Venue: Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham RH12 1SL (opposite Sainsburys)

Sussex Green Living recycled robots

Come and seed swap, learn about our precious planet and ways in which you can help to protect it for future generations.  We are going to take some of our Sussex Green Living recycling robots to this event.   Read more

Our treasure hunt in the Gruffalo Woods!

On New Years Day we had fun in the secret Gruffalo Woods near Storrington, West Sussex doing a treasure hunt……

Gruffalo Woods

Learn more about our family treasure hunts and geocaching here.  If you would like to be kept informed about future treasure hunts or geocaching events with other families email us and we will keep you informed about forthcoming dates and events.

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Family fun in the countryside

Fittleworth geocachingDo you love getting out into the countryside? Inhaling fresh air, feeling the wind and sun on your face?  Do you need to occupy and exercise your children but be mindful of your weekly spend?  Well you can achieve all this and get some mental and physical exercise for your family by simply going for a walk in our wonderful countryside.  Then why not try geocaching? Read more

Driftwood art

Not only are they beautiful but they are using what Mother Nature has left behind to create another form of art. These ladies build horses out of the driftwood they find…..

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A beautiful poem for the planet

field of rapeseed
Here’s to the sun that will light up the day
Here’s to the joy that will replace the grey
Here’s to the trees that will dance without care
Here’s to the forests that will always be there
Here’s to the fox that recovers from fear
Here’s to the species to never disappear
Here’s to our race, it is human and kind
Here’s to the awakening of all that are blind
Here’s to the self that we all must embrace
Here’s to the healing that will then take place
Here’s to us feeling the pain of the world
Here’s to the joy that will then be unfurled
Here’s to the role that we all can play
Here’s to us bringing forth a better day
Here’s to the new year, hopeful and free
Here is to us, to you and to me.
Happy New Year.
Poem by Oliver Dudok van Heel a Be The Change presenter
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Green Day at the William Penn Primary School – Press Release


Green Day at William Penn Primary School

The pupils at William Penn Primary School in Coolham took part in a Sussex Green Living Green Day to launch a special recycling scheme at the school. Read more

Highly commended for Going Green

Going, going, gone green

Going, going, gone green – article page 32

Green Day at William Penn Primary School

Children help save the planet with green day

Children help save the planet with green day – article

Green cars and end of life car recycling

Toyota Prius HybridIllustrating a green car, not one needing recycling!

Sussex Green Living and the staff at Take One Productions are committed to lead by example in reducing the environmental impact of our operations and trying to live more sustainably.  We are not purporting to be experts in green cars, but in our search to purchase greener cars we have been extremely impressed by Toyota’s global long-term vision to deliver better, safer cars and mobility solutions, whilst respecting the environment and enriching communities.

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Come and buy some Green Christmas Presents

William Penn Xmas fayreXmas Fayre – Thursday 8th November 7 – 9pm

  • Would you like to raise money for a local school?
  • Would you like to raise money for a fantastic charity who support deprived families in the Philippines?
  • Would you like to get ahead of yourself with some Christmas presents, rather than have a last minute rush?
  • Would you like to buy some green/environmentally friendly Christmas presents?
  • Then come to the William Penn Primary School Xmas Fayre!

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Recycling sweet biscuit wrappers for money

This really does take the biscuit – in a good way of course!

Sweet biscuit wrapper recyclingThis is the UK’s First Biscuit Wrapper Recycling Scheme – United Biscuits, the manufacturer of McVitie’s, the UK’s leading biscuit brand, has teamed up with recycling experts TerraCycle UK to launch the McVitie’s Biscuit Wrapper Brigade.  Read more

Indoor recycling location required

TerraCycle TigerSussex Green Living have linked up with a company called TerraCycle to recycle previously unrecyclable packaging and products.  TerraCycle have signed up manufacturers who want their products waste resources to be diverted from our landfills and incinerators.  Both of these disposal options produce added carbon and other greenhouse gases, these waste materials will now either be upcycled or recycled into new products, which reduces the need for new materials to be extracted from our planet. More information about the recycling schemes we have set up can be found here.

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Green Awards – Press Release

Sussex Green Living wins a Business Matters Award

Take One Productions Corporate Social Responsibility initiative Sussex Green Living was nominated for the Going Green Award at the Business Matters Awards which took place on 20th July 2012 at the Copthorne Effingham Hotel.  The Take One team enjoyed a lively evening hosted by TV personality Fred Dinenage and attended by other nominees from Horsham, Crawley, Haywards Heath and Lewes.

The team members were over the moon when they were announced winners of the Going Green award.  Here Pedro the Sussex Green Living mascot receives the Going Green Award for all his work helping to Green up Sussex!

Winners from the regional Sussex and Hampshire business awards went through to the 3rd Southern Business Awards, which took place on Friday 28th September at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton.

Take One’s Sussex Green Living were among the region’s top businesses at this glamorous awards ceremony, organised by JP South Events with the support of the overall sponsor JSPC Computer Services.

Carrie Cort, Take One’s marketing director said “We were delighted to have been awarded Highly Commended for Sussex Green Living. This Award and the resulting PR will help to raise the general public’s awareness of the need to live greener and more sustainably”.

This is a list of the award winners and runners up.


Going GreenHighly commended for Going Green

Highly Commended – Take One Productions/Sussex Green Living

Winner – Stonepillow Restore

Start-Up Category

Highly Commended – Greenfish Recruitment Ltd

Winner – NonStop Engineering

Customer Service

Highly Commended – Little Wood Group Holdings

Winner – Elm Grove Newsagents


Winner – Paint With Light

Small business (up to 10 employees)

Joint Winners – Caroline’s Dairy and Jane Jeater Osteopathy

Education and Training

Winner – Q Hair & Beauty Ltd

Hospitality, tourism and leisure

Highly Commended – Eastney Tavern

Winner – Chatsworth Hotel

Medium-sized businesses (10-50 employees)

Winner – Express Food Service

Outstanding contribution to the community award

Winner – Affinion International

Employer of the Year award

Winner – First Central Insurance Management Ltd

Best Employee or Best Team category

Winner – Norma Wood of St Michael Care Homes Ltd

Place to Eat

Highly Commended – The Richmond Arms

Winner – Jamie’s Italian

Young Business Person

Highly Commended – Daniel Edwards of Design 51

Winner Tory Smith of Tory’s Cafe in the Park

Manufacturing and construction

Winner ERG Air Pollution

Large business (50 + employees)

Winner Spofforths Chartered Accountants

Retailer of the Year

Highly Commended Andrew McDowall

Winner The Wool Bar

Business personality

Winner James Stoner from JSPC Computer Services

Lifetime Achievement

Winner David Luckett MBE

Overall Business of the Year

Winner ETI (Electronic Temperature Instruments)

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Members' Zone

Did you know we have a Members’ Zone?  This area is for members only – but membership is free so why not join today! This site is for you the people of Sussex, so we want you to take some ownership it.  To become a member all you need to do is click on the black ‘Follow‘ button in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, add your email address and click the ‘Sign me up’ link underneath.

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Why we must recycle as much plastic as possible


plastic bottle recycling Recycle it! Milk bottle tops

For simplicity lets just look at the plastic bottle.  They are used to package a wide variety of things, from juice to soft drinks, and they play a ubiquitous role in the lives of many consumers, along with other plastic products. With a growing awareness of the environmental issues which surround plastics, many people have become interested in the life cycles of plastic products, from manufacturing to eventual disposition in a landfill or recycling facility. Being aware of the process behind the production of plastics can encourage consumers to think more carefully about how they use and dispose of such plastics. Because plastic bottles are a very visible form of plastic use, plastic bottles make an easy target for activism and education.

The life cycle of a plastic bottle starts, obviously, with the creation of the plastic used to make it. The vast majority of plastic bottles are manufactured from petroleum, which comes from deposits which can be up to three billion years old. Plastics which get sent to landfill are estimated to take between 300 and 1000 years to biodegrade (if they ever do).

Pedro says “Recycle everything, there is no such thing as rubbish it is just waste resources in the wrong place”.

Learn about the recycling schemes where we take materials which the council can not recycle, then recycle them for the financial benefit of Sussex Wildlife Trust, William Penn Primary School in Coolham and WAKOOS nursery for children in Billingshurst.

Learn more about the lifecycle of plastic in this excellent article.

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Autumnfest – sustainable living event



Children and natureSussex Green Living will be participating at this Autumnfest event, so come along and meet us.  HKD are the organisers of this great family event.

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