A message from Carrie Cort:
Saturday 11th April – Conversations about community sources of help and money-saving ideas! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/horsham-climate-cafe-pocket-planet-saving-ideas-for-community-tickets-101967483488
- Fiona Hamilton who runs Earth Kind, a plastic-free food refill service that pops up at our Horsham Repair Cafe, will talk to us all about frugal living and a zero-waste lifestyle. You can read and download Fiona’s handy money saving guide here
- I will talk about an educational eco-art competition titled ‘Clean up and create a bright new future’ which Sussex Green Living and the South Downs National Park are running – with an incredible 16 x £150 prizes on offer to be won! It is a great way for children and young people to use their imagination and creative thinking to visualise the world they deserve and can have. Learn more about the eco art competition here.
- We will also have conversations around art as a therapy to reawaken our ability to think positively about the future. Carrie would love to chat to some of the youth eco artists out there, so if that’s you, be sure to tune in! We will share ideas to support community now and going forwards.
Saturday 18th April – ‘Grow your own’ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/horsham-climate-cafe-pocket-planet-saving-ideas-for-community-tickets-101967920796
Our theme for this session is ‘grow your own’, with encouragement and advice for families taking advantage of having more time at home to plant in their gardens or on their window sills – let us help you create a cheaper and greener source of food! Let’s have some discussions around garden sharing, seed and plant swapping and food swapping in the growing season. We’ll also through in some chats about community sources of help and money-saving ideas!
Saturday 25th April – Ways community can support the community during the current health, economic and environmental crisis https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/horsham-climate-cafe-pocket-planet-saving-ideas-for-community-tickets-101968179570
How about furthering conversations around setting up a Horsham Local Exchange Trading Systems or Schemes (LETS)? A LETS scheme is a local community-based mutual aid networks in which people exchange all kinds of goods and services with one another, without the need for money, through which people swap services within the community on a money-free basis. Learn more here https://www.letslinkuk.net/.
Saturday 2nd May – Talk from Sussex Wildlife Trust President Tony Whitbread https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/copy-of-horsham-climate-cafe-pocket-planet-saving-ideas-for-community-tickets-101968669034
Get the chance to talk to Tony Whitbread, President of Sussex Wildlife Trust. Hear him give his two pence – As we humans radically change our lifestyles, are we giving the natural world a chance to recover? What has nature ever done for us? Learn how money really does grow on trees! As usual, we will also have conversations about community sources of help and ideas to save pocket and planet.
If you would like to discuss specific ideas contact HCC@SussexGreenLiving.co.uk. Learn about ideas which have been discussed and need developing here https://www.sussexgreenliving.co.uk/horsham-climate-cafe/#3
If you are unable to join us on Saturday please do read about this inspiring environmental art competition for 5-16 year olds living in Hampshire and Sussex, we are running in partnership with the South Downs National Park…..