- Horsham District Volunteer Awards 2022 – Catherine Sleeman won Young Volunteer of the Year for the Youth Eco Forum
- CPRE Sussex Countryside Award 2020 – Promoting Nature & the Countryside GOLD
- Climate Coalition Award in 2018 and 2019 – shortlisted
- Better Energy School Awards – Southern and Central Region Totally Scientific Category 2018
- South East Energy Efficiency Awards – Energy Efficiency Champion 2018
- West Sussex County Times Community Awards – won Friends of the Environment 2017
- P.E.A. (People, Environment & Achievement) – won Greenest Family Award 2017
- Business Green Leaders Awards – Shortlisted as NGO of the Year 2017
- WWF Earth Hour – shortlisted as their Community Hero 2017
- BBC Surrey & Sussex Community Hero – Green Champion 2015
- Southern Business – Highly Commended for the Going Green Award 2012
- Business Matters – won the Going Green Award in 2012 and 2013
What People Say About Us
Your school visit really inspired us to reinforce the 4 R’s message to pupils and parents with regards to clothing and we now regularly do second hand school uniform and where we do not charge, but offer opportunity to pass on good quality uniform that otherwise would have gone to recycling.
Thank you to the man that fixed my sewing machine, he was so kind and patient with my questions and went out of his way to explain what to do and how things worked. Your Repair Cafe is such a valuable resource and very appreciated especially during this very needy time.
Carrie is the real deal. She is deeply committed and backs up her passion with practical initiatives that touch lives.
With the help of Sussex Green Living, we have kickstarted ideas for a repair cafe, set up the TerraCycle recycling at our school.
The most successful public engagement initiative in our town over the last 10 years without doubt was the introduction of the TerraCycle recycling and the repair café, both of which Sussex Green Living helped us set up.
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.
Sussex Green Living was instrumental in setting up BilliGreen, a brand new eco group in Billingshurst by linking up two villagers with an interest in environmental issues. SGL has been really supportive in helping us set up our single use recycling hub by providing guidance, training, risk assessments and insurance cover. SGL continues to support BilliGreen by attending local events that raise our profile in the village and we are working together on some exciting new initiatives for the village and the wider area.
Your talk was an absolute triumph! Just thrilled with the subject you focused on and thank you for presenting it to us in such a matter of fact but positive style.
We had a talk by a local Green Councillor last night and so much of the older children’s discussions illustrated how they had been affected by the facts you shared with us. All the younger ones that I taught yesterday also said how moved they were and now eager to learn more. Brilliant job – bravo!
Sussex Green Living representative Carrie Cort came to our summer programme and beautifully enhanced the session. She provided excellent information on recycling, reusing items, and reducing waste to our families who attended the session. Her clear, child-friendly, and eco-friendly messaging was perfect for the mix of children and parents who attended.
Great models of all kinds were made from the ‘treasure’ we had previously labelled ‘junk’. The families who attended enjoyed the use of recycled materials and were responsive to all the new ideas that Carrie provided. It was an excellent day enjoyed by all.
Thank you so much for all your hard work and success with Green Club and also giving the opportunity for so many of our children to speak on the radio about the school special recycling fundraising scheme. It is a wonderful addition to their education, an enrichment to the School and also adding a very healthy responsibility to our children’s lives now and for the future.
The Cubs really enjoyed the session and were so engaged in your Climate Change activities. My two children came home telling their Daddy about all they had learnt! What you are doing is great, keep up the good work and thank you.
Carrie and Jill arrived at our scout hut with lots of interesting items including 2 recycled robots. The beavers were fascinated, especially with the robots from the moment they came in to the moment they left. Carrie gave the beavers lots of interesting information in a way which was very suitable for the ages of the children and then played a game which was excellent. The beavers remembered the evening and talked about it afterwards, many of them said it was their favourite evening. We are now planning a follow up evening where the children can make their own recycling collection box.
Carrie led a workshop for teachers on the links between waste and wildlife. She is an engaging and enthusiastic leader with a passion and knowledge of her subject that is infectious. She works equally well with both children and adults.
I met Carrie when I interviewed her a few years ago for Billingshurst’s magazine, Village Tweet. As a family we had previously tried various green initiatives which had petered out after a while, but I was really impressed by her passion and knowledge, and she also made me realise that one person can make a difference, even to a situation as critical as climate change. It made me wonder what I could do, which has resulted in me starting a green committee at the church where I work. This has resulted in many projects including the church switching to clean energy and is inspiring others to change the way they live. This ripple effect shows what one person can have. Thank you, Carrie, for being a great inspiration!
Carrie visited our school to help launch our Eco Arts Week. She delivered an assembly to pupils, staff and parents and followed this up with 2 workshops for our KS2 pupils.
Her enthusiasm and engaging manner had pupils, staff and parents fully engaged for the entire 30 minutes. Carrie has clearly worked hard thinking about the content of her presentation and how best to deliver it, it was fun, educational and had real impact on the audience; we all went away thinking about our own eco-footprint and changes we could make.
The workshops for pupils were also very worthwhile. Her props and interactive approach meant that pupils were engaged and learning. After the event pupils reflected on their new learning and how this would impact on them in their own lives. We now plan to set up an eco-schools group and may well call on her expertise again.
I cannot recommend Carrie highly enough, she is a real ambassador for change and will do doubt continue to have a impact on children in the schools she visits, as we all know our future is in their hands, we need to continue to educate them!
Carrie and the team from Sussex Green Living delivered a fantastic addition to our Playday in Haywards Heath by bringing along the recycling robot, plenty of activities, ideas and information for the all the families. The information on recycling, sustainability and the natural environment were invaluable to the successfulness of our day.
Carrie engaged all ages in the activities and with her volunteers and Mid Sussex District Council would use the organisation again in the future for similar work with young people.
Thank you for coming to our Beaver meeting last Friday. You pitched the session just right and the children loved the games and learnt lots about what to recycle. I am sure they will have taken home lots of ideas and told their parents where they were going wrong with their recycling!
Great talk on Recycling in West Sussex and inspirational upcycling last night and we were delighted at the turnout. You even trumped Ian Currie, the weatherman who is always good for a crowd!
I personally have known Carrie for over 2 years, admiring her dedication and diligence in executing her role, both as a Waste Prevention Advisor Volunteer, but also, in her passion for working with primary school children and developing their learning about the environment around them. Carrie is an excellent communicator and has much experience working with schools to improve their environmental awareness and helping to formulate action plans to achieve their ‘green’ goals.
Carrie started with an Energy Eco Warrior assembly to the whole school and was able to engage and enthuse children from aged 7 to 11. They were able to see the effects of our use of fossil fuels on the earth and on their futures as well as coming up with positive steps that they could take to make a small difference.
During the rest of her visit, Carrie led two workshops with our Year 5 and 6 pupils. Her presentation was varied and informative and allowed children time to think, discuss and learn about the environment and our impact on it. They were inspired to make a difference in their own lives. The children were also encouraged to make links with others by putting a message onto a re-used CD that would be shared at forthcoming events – they created some lovely messages and artwork.
Carrie was professional, engaging and definitely spread the green message to our children.