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


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


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

The Rise of ‘Lowsumerism’

Can you feel that? There’s a change in the air. It’s only subtle but its effects are far reaching and will, more than likely, free us from the shackles of thoughtlessness and allow for a better, more sustainable, fairer and more advanced world. This is ‘Lowsumerism’, Read more

When did we become green?

When did we become green? Well we used to be green, then we lost sight of our great planet and swept away by consumerism. We used to grow lots of our own food, buy little, local and loose. Why are we now paying supermarkets for plastic packaging? Hopefully people are taking their own shopping bags now, rather than accepting or buying plastic bags from the supermarkets/shop keepers. Here is a short story to make you chuckle, written by an unknown author … Read more

True cost of Christmas

Beautiful second hand paper.

All our presents are wrapped with last years wrapping paper, stunning.

Christmas is a really exciting and fun time of year, however it is a horrendously wasteful time. We eat far too much food and spend vast sums of money, but we don’t have to indulge in such a wasteful celebration. This blog explains ways of reducing the amount of waste you create, ways to save money and shows some shocking statistics about the toll Christmas has on the environment.  Read more

Green Days for Schools 2016

Working towards an Eco School Award and need some help?

No time to plan green activities for your school or group?

Want to get involved in environmental awareness campaigns?

Would like more curriculum enrichment activities?

We can help! Carrie who leads these sessions is a trained WSCC Waste Prevention Advisor, trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader, RHS School Gardening trained and is an Eco School Assessor. She has won many awards for her inspirational green work, the latest award being the BBC Surrey and Sussex Community Hero Green Champion.

We have planned some themed age appropriate green days and workshops which we can bring to your school, college or group.
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Furniture make-over workshop

We are currently planning some one day workshops themed around the 3 Rs. Not however the 3 Rs that most people know, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle but OUR 3 Rs – Repair, Remake and Reuse.

The aim of these workshops is for people to learn or relearn practical skills  which have been lost in over the last 20 plus years, to have fun creatively reusing and ‘making- over’ personal belongings which might otherwise be thrown away. Read more

How you can help landfill families in the Philippines

Sussex Green Living is calling for local people to help landfill families in Manila, Philippines and it won’t cost you a penny. Read on to learn how….

Recycling. We know we have to do it and we are reminded regularly of the need to keep plastics, food and textiles out of our landfills. Of course, this is the right thing to do, it keeps greenhouse gas emissions down as well as reducing our consumption and energy usage. Read more

Winners of BBC Sussex Community Heroes Awards 2015

PRESS RELEASE:Winners announced in this year’s BBC Sussex Community Heroes Awards 2015

Unsung heroes from across the county were honoured last night (Monday 30th November) at the annual BBC Sussex Community Heroes Awards for 2015 at the Gatwick Crowne Plaza Hotel. Read more

Horsham Fairtrade Christmas Market

Come and join us this Saturday 28th November 10am – 4pm at the Horsham Fairtrade Christmas Market, St. John’s RC Church Hall in the centre of Horsham.  It is at the end of West Street (behind the Olive Branch pub) just off of Springfield Road.

Sussex Green Living’s Green Stand will be selling goods made by and sold on behalf of the Philippine Community Fund. There will be stalls of unusual Fairtrade products from all over the world including jewellery, toys, clothing, wood carvings, stationary and much more: ideal Christmas presents for all which support third world producers and their communities. An all-day cafe will serve teas, coffees and home-made cakes.

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What to Do With Your Old Mattress

Getting a new bed or mattress can be a relief for your back, but unless the delivery of your new mattress includes the removal of the old one, it can also cause a headache as you find yourself with an old mattress to dispose of. So, in order from very bad to very good, what are your options?



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Global Climate March Coming to Horsham

In a bid to raise awareness of climate and environmental issues facing the local area, local residents will be holding a peaceful, family-friendly rally through Horsham on 29th November 2015 as part of the global ‘Time To Act’ Climate March taking place on that day, in advance of the COP21 Climate Summit in Paris from 30th November to 11th December 2015. This summit aims to reach a legally binding and universally agreed commitment to tackling climate change and reducing harmful emissions and marches will take place across the world in what is billed as the world’s largest climate protest. Read more

Limiting waste in the festive season

With Christmas just around the corner, it seems like a good time to have a think about the ways in which we can all limit the waste that we create in this excessively consumerist season.

Whilst we don’t all want to turn into Ebenezer Scrooge, there are more than a few ways in which Read more

BBC Sussex & Surrey Community Heroes Awards

Finalist for Green Champion at BBC Sussex & Surrey Community Heroes Awards

We are really excited to announce that the founder of Sussex Green Living, Carrie Cort has been nominated by a number of people for the BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey Community Heroes Awards! She is a finalist for the Green Champion Award and is off to the awards ceremony on Monday 30th November 2015 with her husband, 8 year old son (himself a green warrior) and nominators.


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William Penn Christmas Fayre

Green Christmas presents

William Penn Primary School Christmas Fayre

Press release……On Thursday 12th November from 6:30pm until 8:30pm a feast of festive treats awaits at William Penn School’s Christmas Fayre in Coolham!  Experience an uplifting evening of unfettered shopping from our assortment of sparkling stalls to get you in the Christmas spirit at the UK’s only Quaker Primary School. 


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Food Waste – the big picture

Ok, hands up, who has ever thrown a banana skin in a bush after a picnic? Maybe chucked an apple core out of the window of your car whilst travelling down a quiet country road? I expect a few people have done this in the past. And why not? It’s biodegradable, right? Whilst this may horrify those who see it as littering, food waste is often considered ‘harmless’ to the environment, as it rots down and is eaten by detritivores or passing wildlife. At the worst it is considered unsightly or foul smelling for a short time. Read more

Recycling games for kids

Recycling is one of the most important actions you can take to help the environment and to preserve it, so that we can continue to live on a green and healthy planet instead of breathing in pollution and damaging the nature. And because of that, we should teach our children to recycle from a very young age, so when they grow up, they continue to recycle and continue to treat our environment better. Read more

Taking Steps to Make your Sussex Home Green

Over the years, an increasing number of us have become more environmentally aware and as a result more people are now keen to do their bit for the green cause. There are many ways in which you can achieve this goal and even small steps and changes can make a big difference when it comes to protecting the environment. The great thing about going green is that in many cases it not only helps the environment but can also save you money. Read more

Tours at Brighton Permaculture Trust

Come and learn about agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient through permaculture. This family friendly event offers a series of tours, at the Brighton Permaculture Trust, you can explore the Earthship Brighton, forest gardens, orchards, garden tours and much more, with expert guides.  Read more

Into the Trees family event, 05 & 06/09/15

Into the Trees is a new family event which will take you into the amazing world of trees, woods and forests and will open your eyes to the ways in which we can play, work, learn and explore amongst their leaves, branches and trunks.

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