E.Y.E. Eco Summit goes to Chichester

Energy Matters workshop

The E.Y.E. (Eco Young and Engaged) Project ran its first Eco Summit at the Weald and Downland Museum just outside Chichester yesterday. Previously they have run nine Eco Summits in the Worthing and Adur area.  We were asked to deliver three Energy Matters workshops at the Summit for Your Energy Sussex.   Read more

Top Environmental Influencers 2016

We are delighted to announce that our commitment to environmental sustainability has been recognised by Greenmatch and we have been included in their list of favourite Environmental Influencers of 2016.

This list includes environmental blogs, initiatives, individuals, sites and organisations influencing the discussion about the environment in 2016. They say….. Read more

Sustainable Environmental Education AGM in Sussex

Date: Saturday, 15th October 2016 

Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Location: Pennthorpe Independent School, West Sussex

Join SEEd members and trustees for a memorable day of talks and discussions on the role of sustainability in education in the beautiful setting of Pennthorpe Independent School in West Sussex.  Read more

7 Billion Ideas at the William Penn

Blog posting by Adam Cort 8 years old (Carrie Cort’s son)

Yesterday my school, the William Penn Primary School in Coolham had a really exciting day sharing our ideas about how we could Change the World.  This ‘World Changing IDEA Day’ was sponsored by the Billingshurst and District Lions Club and presented by 7 Billion Ideas Education.

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Worthing Eco Open Houses trail

Press release…..The third Worthing Eco Open Houses trail is taking place on 24th and 25th September 2016.

Transition Town Worthing in collaboration with Green Open Homes, is excited to launch its third Eco Open Homes event for Worthing, and Lancing.

Over the weekend of the 24th and 25th September, come and visit a local home or business and see what you can learn about efficient ways to live. Read more

Worthing annual beach clean

Autumn MCS beach clean and annual litter survey in Worthing.

Living Heritage, Transition Worthing, British Sub Aqua Club and Marine Conservation Society are hosting their Coastal Heritage & Sustainability Fair and annual beach clean. 

12:00h Sat 17th Sept. 2016 Beach House Grounds and Foreshore Read more

Explore the amazing tree world

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Green careers stand launched

Our new Green careers stand is going to the ‘Big Bang South East’ event at the South of England Showground, Ardingly on 28th June. The event aims to encourage young people aged 9 – 19 years to take up science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and brings those subjects to life. The Big Bang normally attracts about 7,500 young people and their teachers. You can learn more about the Big Bang events here.

The focus of our stand is “Create a Climate for Change not Climate Change”.  Read more

7 Vegetables You Can Easily Grow Indoors

You will not need to be an absolute green thumb to have good and fresh amount of vegetables in your backyard or on your balcony. Whether you have no experience or some experience with gardening and landscaping is of no consequence, as these vegetables are something that requires the least amount of care and effort to grow. Read more

Top tie upcyclng ideas

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

FUNdraising Roman invasion expected at school fête

NEWS RELEASE – For immediate release

William Penn School in Coolham is to pull out all the stops with a Roman-themed summer fête on Saturday, June 18th from 1-5 pm. Parents and pupils of the UK’s only state primary school with a Quaker foundation are hoping to raise funds towards a much-needed new classroom. Read more

Climate change and receding reefs

Take a look at the fascinating infographic which helps us to understand and protect our coral ecosystem……. Coral reefs are incredibly important to the diversity and health of our oceans. Making up only 0.2 percent of our oceans, but containing around a quarter of all marine fish species, coral reefs are second only to rainforests in biodiversity of species. Read more

Quirky Quintessential English event – Floral Fringe Fair 2016

The Floral Fringe Fair 2016 is taking place on the weekend of June 4th/5th at Knepp Castle, Shipley, Nr Horsham, West Sx RH13 8LJ  from 10.30 am to 5pm both days.  The fair is quirky and eclectic. It has a wildlife theme but also a vintage twist. The fair specializes in quality stalls from Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire and stallholders who have actually made what they sell and so are able to talk with first hand knowledge about their product. Read more

Reasons to grow your own food

With the prices going right through the roof and the changes in how food is handled, this is a great time to work on growing your own vegetables, herbs and spices with some creative gardening work. If this is something you are considering or maybe something you did in the past you should know a few reasons first, such as the following:

Great tasting food Read more

Guinness World Record helps William Penn School

William Penn primary school children counting neckties for the Guinness World Record attempt to wear the most neckties.

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

Get this event into your diary…Into the Trees

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

Earthworm Watch needs you!

Earthworm Watch is a great opportunity to get actively involved in a UK wide science project. You will learn more about nature on your doorstep, and enjoy doing something different outdoors.

The humble earthworm may lack the beauty of other invertebrates such as butterflies or ladybirds but their daily work is vital. Read more

Al Gore Climate Reality Talks in West Sussex

Al Gore’s powerful Climate Reality presentation is available in West Sussex…… This March Carrie was invited to be trained by Al Gore former US Vice President, leading climate change scientists and climate change communicators in Manila, Philippines on a three day training programme. There were 700 other passionate environmental communicators from 33 different countries on this programme and there are over 10,000 Climate Reality Leaders now trained worldwide. Over the coming months Carrie Cort, winner of the BBC Surrey and Sussex Community Hero, Green Champion Award will share Al Gore’s Climate Reality presentation with the people of West Sussex.   Read more

Climate change and its effect on the poor

Some say “think global but act local” because the idea of acting local is much easier for people to embrace. But something recently happened in my life which made me question these words.

Following a recent visit to Manila, Philippines, for Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corp training programme and to the poorest community in Manila, this is what I believe: We need to ‘think global and act global,’ because wherever we are in the world, our actions –  good or bad – have a knock on effect which ripples around the globe. Read more

Sussex greening initiative goes global

PRESS RELEASE

Al Gore former US Vice President and Nobel Laureate invited West Sussex resident Carrie Cort to join him in the Philippines on his Climate Reality Leadership Corp training programme. Carrie winner of the BBC Surrey and Sussex Community Hero – Green Champion Award in November 2015 and initiator of the greening network Sussex Green Living attended this training event in Manila on 14 – 16th March. Read more

Summer half term green play

Horsham Circle of Life Festival 2016   

In and around Horsham: Saturday May 28 – Saturday June 4

Half term entertainment for teenagers and children

Wednesday June 1st starts 2 pm until 4 pm

Teenage Textile Creations – Upcycling Workshop

This workshop is a great opportunity for teenagers to exercise their imagination and creative skills whilst learning the art of textile upcycling. Read more

3 March – Happy World Wildlife Day!

On 20 December 2013, the UN General Assembly declared 3 March as World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.

This year the main focus will be the plight of elephants under the title “The Future of Elephants is in our Hands”.

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Horsham Circle of Life Festival

Programme of events

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

BBC Surrey & Sussex Community Hero

Listen to the BBC Surrey and Sussex Community Hero Green Champion interview and event proceedings in this blog…..Carrie Cort receiving the Green Champion Award. Unsung heroes from across the county were honoured on 30th November 2015 at the annual BBC Sussex Community Heroes at the Gatwick Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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Horsham Circle of Life Festival

Saturday May 28 to Saturday June 4, 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 (many of which are free of charge) is designed to include families and people of all ages within our multi-cultural society. Read more