Education

Sincerely inspirational assemblies, lessons and workshops for your school prepared and delivered by Carrie Cort, West Sussex County Council Waste Prevention Advisor, Guinness World Record holder and Climate Reality Leader (trained by Al Gore – An Inconvenient Truth and leading climate change scientists).

Less C02, less plastic, less waste and a lot more awesome!

Carrie, the founder of Sussex Green Living is able to visit your school, totally free of charge, as part of our “The Future We Want – LESS C02” programme. We are currently offering assemblies and lessons on the following topics:

  • Love Clothes and Planet
  • Energy Forever
  • Plastic Free Sea

Each of these sessions includes:

  • How the carbon cycle works
  • The atmosphere and ozone
  • Data analysis associated with climate change
  • C02 emissions and energy consumption

Innovative and inspirational solutions for a more awesome and sustainable way of living!

Love Clothes and Planet

Using an award-winning invention the ‘Go for Green Detector’, students work in teams to learn about clothes miles, Fairwear, organic, recycled materials, ethical and sustainable fabrics/brands. They will attempt to calculate how far a cotton t-shirt travels during its life and be inspired by unique upcycled clothes. Learn more about our award-winning invention here.

Energy Forever

Have fun, interact, investigate clean, renewable energy sources, how to reduce energy consumption, save money, save resources and save the planet. How small actions repeated by many people can change society. Discover how to live in the world without destroying it. Positive solutions for a better future.

Plastic Free Sea

Become explorers of our great oceans, experience life in another world, learn about the importance of the oceans and the effects of too much carbon and plastics in our great seas.  Play fun games to learn ways to reduce our plastics and help the planet. Or we offer an eco ocean art workshop as the practical activity, art that does not cost the Earth in any sense of the word. See lots of amazing examples here.

We offer 10, 20 or 30 minute assemblies and our lessons are normally one hour.  To book email cort@sussexgreenliving.co.uk requesting a booking form and stating your school or groups requirements, or call 07768 212833.

Other themes include:

  • The journey of ocean plastics
  • Become a scientist studying clothes and microfibres
  • Carbon footprinting of an Easter Egg
  • Global citizen/life skills lessons
  • Wildlife Eco Warriors
  • Recycling Eco Warriors
  • Great Green Inventors
  • Green Olympic Games
  • Inspirational Green Art

If you are looking for inspiring educational resources we have listed lots of our favourates on this page.

You are welcome to download our school brochure below. There are more sustainable solutions for schools which save money, raise money and reduce carbon emmisions can be seen lower on this page.

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We work in partnership with other organisations who can help your school raise money, save money and reduce your carbon emissions. These include:

Bags of Support textile recycling diverting clothes from landfill and incineration and raising money for your school. We work in partnership with West Sussex ethical multi-award winning Bags of Support, they pay 50p/kg for textiles (30% more than Phil the Bag and 20% more than Bags 2 School).  Their end beneficiaries are orphans in Uganda and Romanian. This links with our ‘Love Clothes and Planet’ assembly and lessons. Bags of Support is a West Sussex ethical textile recycling initiative. They reduce the volume of textiles sent to landfill, raise money for schools and provide financial support and clothing donations to orphanages in Uganda and Romania. To arrange for a textile collection contact info@bagsofsupport.co.uk, call 01403 710498 or 07917 797084.

Ashden LESS C02 energy efficiency programme which saves on average £2,650 and 10 tonnes of CO2 in your first year. The programme starts in September each year, it includes four workshops for school staff, typically the head, business manager and one session is aimed at embedding energy efficiency in the curriculum so ideally a teacher. The four workshops are spread throughout the academic year, 11-15 schools in one are are needed to make the programme viable*. This links well with our Energy Forever assembly and lessons.

*We are happy to present these sustainable solutions at locality heads meetings which helps to recruit schools and share these solutions.

Our programme promotes Education for Sustainable Development, STEAM and Sustainable Development Goals – Goal 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, Goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production, Goal 13 Climate Action, Goal 14 Life Below Water and Goal 15 Life on Land. Curriculum links – global citizenship, geography, English, science and life skills.

Teacher testimonial:

“Carrie Cort has run two morning workshops for Yr 3 and Yr 4 and one morning for Yr 5 and Yr 6, the workshop themes were ‘Dreaming of a Healthy Planet’, ‘The Future We Want’ and ‘Green Inventors’. Through a combination of engaging hands on activities, informative PowerPoints and videos, children have been introduced to Green issues that affect them. The workshops have really made the children reflect on the impact modern life has on the environment and the need to change behaviour to protect their future. They produced work, including a letter to their M.P., which gave them a chance to voice their concerns.”
Mrs Constable – Teacher of Yr 3 and Yr 4

Quotes from children attending the workshops:

“I learnt about an inventor who at 17 came up with the idea of an incredible ship which sucks plastic out of the sea, by 22 his idea was out there helping clear up the sea plastic. That really inspired me”

“I now know that people are making incredible new things out of rubbish, actually I now call it waste resources”.

“I did not realise that humans are using so many resources and that there is a limited supply, now I really understand why we must use less and recycle”.

“I loved inventing a wind powered car out of a Pringle tube, 4 CDs, 2 sticks, 1 straw and a balloon”.

Other testimonials can be read here.

Carrie is the founder of the Climate Reality Global Education Working Group.

Other climate change and environmental education sessions for schools and children’s groups can be seen here.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela
Former President Of South Africa

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