Working with other Horsham based environmental, community and faith groups, we are really excited to have launched our latest initiative the Sussex Green Hub which includes the Horsham Repair Cafe. You can see photos from its official opening on 25th September in the gallery below.
When: Last Saturday every month 10-4 p.m.
Where: United Reformed Church, 45 Springfield Rd, Horsham RH12 1PT (near Wilko off West Street and the Lynd Cross pub and opposite St John the Evangelist) .
At Sussex Green Hub on the last Saturday of every month there will be a range of environmental services, solutions and advice, along with lots of friendly and welcoming volunteers who want to help you take small green steps to save money and the planet. Plus a community café where you can enjoy a drink and light refreshments.
The United Reformed Church, hosts of this monthly event will be offering drinks and light refreshments, supported by the Horsham Community Fridge.
The Horsham Repair Café volunteers will be on hand to help people learn how to repair household electrical and mechanical devices, computers, clothing, and other items. Please see the Horsham Repair Café page for more information and to book appointments for repairs (opens in new tab)
Horsham Community Fridge
Horsham Community Fridge offers excess food from local businesses, supermarkets and allotments, that would otherwise be wasted, and makes it available to everyone in the Community, learn all about it and come and taste some of the food in the cafe! https://www.facebook.com/horshamcommunityfridge/
Carbon clinic, clean energy and more!
Sussex Green Living are able to offer advice on lifestyle changes through our new carbon clinic. People are invited to attend this friendly, non judgmental clinic once, periodically or monthly to look at life style changes they can make to reduce help people, pocket and planet.
Chat to us about ways you can reduce energy use in the home or change to clean renewable energy generated from renewable sources – sun, wind, water (rivers, tides or wave power) and biofuels (usually gas released by rotting food and agricultural waste). Also learn about local ambition to generate clean energy through Community Energy Horsham.
Our Sussex Green Living volunteers will be available to talk about household recycling, what you can and can’t put in your council kerbside bins and lots of ideas as to how you can recycle more single use plastics through our TerraCycle recycling scheme and through the supermarkets who generate so much of the waste.
Transition Horsham will be present to talk about sustainable living with a particular focus on growing food and making our gardens more wildlife friendly. They have a community allotment and are always looking for more members of the public to join them. Learn about their Horsham District Council Community Climate grant funded SEED CIRCLE and much more. http://www.transitionhorsham.org.uk/
Horsham Eco Churches help churches and individuals respond as they care for God’s wonderful world.
We will be offering a cleaning product bottle refill service. Whatever you are looking to clean in your home (household or personal hygiene), we have a great eco range to choose from, and three main suppliers mean that we cover virtually all your household requirements in an eco friendly product! Bio D, Ecoleaf and Faith in Nature are all great environmentally sound products with the added benefit that they work brilliantly too.
This service was founded by the Horsham Quakers in 2013 with the aim of providing environmentally friendly products at affordable prices and reducing plastic bottle recycling in Horsham District. It became an integral part of the Horsham Repair Café and is now managed by Sussex Green Living and a team of wonderful volunteers.
We buy in bulk from Infinity Foods Cooperative and sell at trade price. Prices are normally well below commercial supermarket price. Learn more here.
We will be offering a book exchange, bring along any read books and exchange for another, or donate your book for someone else to enjoy.
What people say…
“In my role as Horsham District Councillor responsible for recycling and waste, it was a pleasure to meet everyone at the Sussex Green Hub and see first-hand all they are doing to make our world a cleaner, greener place. The Green Hub offers everyone the chance to pop in and learn something new, whether it’s deciding which wrappers are recyclable, or seeing the amazing skills of the people working in the repair cafe, it’s all there. My sincere thanks to everyone involved”.
Councillor Toni Bradnum, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Recycling & Waste
“Sussex Green Living are playing an important part in promoting sustainable living to residents of Horsham and across Sussex. They walk the walk by not only providing training but also facilitating practical initiatives like repair cafes and refill stations. It was great to meet the volunteers and hear their passion for fighting the climate crisis. We are very lucky to have such an organisation based locally and look forward to hearing what they are up to next.”
Councillor James Wright, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for the Environment & Rural Affairs