Sussex Green Living, is a young, energetic award-winning charity offering information, education, debate and practical ideas for an environmentally friendly lifestyle, reducing our negative impact on the natural world.

In May 2021 we adapted our education and took to the road with our Bright New Future Roadshow and Inspiration Eco-Station. Thanks to a TNL Together for the Planet award in 2022 we can offer this pop-up fun, adaptable and entertaining Roadshow FREE OF CHARGE. It is available for schools, colleges, churches, other faith groups, community groups and councils, either on a stand-alone basis or as part of a larger event.

Goals for the Bright New Future Roadshow & Inspiration Eco-Station Include:

  • Offer creative, fun, educational, practical demonstrations and advice
  • Use interactive performances which might include music, dance, drama, poetry and art
  • Promote discussion and increase understanding of the immense urgency of the Climate and Environmental Crisis
  • Inspire others to take action and share by word of mouth and example
  • Inspire changes to reduce carbon footprints, reduce waste and conserve nature
  • Encourage all ages to get involved in positive community action

The project is led by Carrie Cort

Carrie is CEO of Sussex Green Living. She trained with Al Gore with the Climate Reality Leadership Corp and is also a qualified WSCC Waste Prevention Advisor and an Eco Schools assessor.

What’s on Offer?

We could offer at a stand-alone roadshow or as part of a community event or our Inspiration Eco-Station on its own. Depending on the event and the space available, organisers will be able to choose from a ‘pick n mix’ of interactive performances and activities to accompany the static display of the Inspiration Eco-Station and the mobile School Woodland Theatre. When on site together they will be connected by a purpose-built waterproof shade sail, providing a covered and well-ventilated workshop or demonstration area.

Inspiration Eco-Station

A retro-fitted electric 1974 milk float, being designed with the help of volunteers, with adaptable and interchangeable information boards, advice and games:

  • Inspiring ideas to reduce carbon footprints
  • Grow your own with planting own take away vegetables, salads and herbs
  • Changing to clean renewable energy
  • Divesting money from fossil fuels
  • Eco home and garden
  • The milk debate
  • Conversations around food choices e.g. growing food, local, in season, eating less meat and dairy
  • Buying less stuff, focusing on a game exploring fast fashion, clothes miles and sustainable solutions
  • 6 Rs – Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Refill and Recycle conversations, talks and displays
  • Sign posting to local environmental groups and solutions
  • Inspiring vision of an exciting sustainable world and low carbon career opportunities

Mobile School Woodland Theatre

Clive Cobie Shows communities how they can plant a woodland theatre in their parish. The lorry is a mobile art gallery showing the evolution of Planet Earth with a woodland stage on Includes a mobile theatre of 25 small native trees in tubs showing the importance of biodiversity. Through the food chain games, poetry, performances and talks people learn how we can work with nature for a sustainable future.

Movingsounds Workshop

Keith Ellis and Nicola Peel’s Eco Gameshow Using a colourful wheel of eco fortune explore subjects which music, stories and games. We also play the great green inventor game with an antique bingo machine.

What Nature and Biomimicry Can Teach Us

Talks and activities about biomimicry by Nicola Peel, who has spent 20 years working in the Amazon immersed in deep nature, amazed at the sheer number of species encountered and what they have to teach us about materials, architecture, communication, design functions and so much more. Learning from nature how to live in harmony and replicate what works, helping us solve complex problems and share an exciting new world of possibilities.

Roadshow partners Movingsounds share their connected show which looks at the environmental issues we face and inspiring solutions. Produced in 2010! www.movingsounds.org

We hope that local schools will come and sing and dance at the Roadshow. How about learning the words to this song?

Our environmental dancer Catherine Sleeman’s dance choreography, filmed in lockdown, inspired by ‘The Lost Words’ by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris

Or this wonderful song ‘Be the change’, it includes the lyrics. Thanks to Emily Bardon Sing Up for letting us share this video.

Summertime bluebird to bring us hope, showing how dance can be used to tell a tale.

Carrie Cort CEO of Sussex Green Living and our environmental dancer Catherine Sleeman show how children can sing and dance for the planet

Watch as these kids show what makes organic farming the choice for the future in a surprising twist on a classic children’s song. Could you school plan and present at our Roadshow something similar?

Do you have a suggestion or could your school produce a video to go here?

Do you have a suggestion or could your school produce a video to go here?

Input from our Youth Eco Forum

Subject to location and availability:

  • Guided nature walks learning about woodland and possibly foraging
  • Creative writing about nature and climate change
  • How to inspire change through stories
  • Woodwork, arts and crafts etc.
  • Learn about an outdoor youth day the Youth Eco Forum are running here

Other Partners Maybe Able to Offer

  • Cooking, discussing, and eating sustainable food together exploring pros and cons of different options (organic, local, plant-based, zero waste…)
  • Environmental storytelling
  • Talks / presentations on environmental topics
  • Solar panel making workshops – we are planning holiday workshops learn more here
  • Wind turbine workshops – we are planning holiday workshops learn more here

We hope to find more groups and individuals with skills that we can use, and skill up some of our own volunteers to take part.

Sponsorship and Donations

Welcome from organisations and individuals to enable the launch of this exciting project in 2021. Please contact Carrie for more information about sponsorship including your logo on our Eco-Float.

Learn how you can support Sussex Green Living’s environmental charitable work through raising money for us, sometimes at no cost to yourself.

https://www.sussexgreenliving.co.uk/home/donate/

Learn more about:
Our outdoor education day and wind turbine and solar workshops here.

Our assemblies, lessons and workshops for schools here.

Feeling inspired to get involved?

We are always looking for volunteers, so get in touch or come and meet us and see how you can get involved! Join us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, or sign up to receive our latest news (it only takes two seconds to add your email address – simply click on black ‘Follow‘ tab on bottom right of this screen!). Feel free to also send us an email using our contact form, or come and say hello at our events like the Horsham Climate Cafe or the Horsham Repair Cafe!

Inspiring sustainable living in Sussex