December Events

Horsham Christmas Market

Sunday 3rd December, The Carfax, Horsham, 10am-4pm

We will be out and about with our eco float in the Carfax as part of the Christmas Market. Join us as we share ideas for a less wasteful Christmas and offer for sale remade Christmas cards at £2.50 for a set of 6, along with Christmas crackers for life for a sustainable touch. Explore a variety of lovely gifts, including aprons, iPad bags, craft bags, washable makeup pad removers, and bunting – all skillfully handcrafted by our dedicated volunteers. Also, discover upcycled Christmas presents available for purchase, with proceeds supporting the Purple Community Fund.

We will also be joined by members of our Youth Eco Forum and invite anyone who’s 14-18 and who’s concerned about climate change and wants to do something about it, to come along and talk to us.

How Green is Your Christmas Dinner

Monday 4th December, via Zoom, 7-8.30pm

Book your free ticket at this South East Climate Alliance Knowledge Sharing Zoom event: “How Green is Your Christmas Dinner?” As the festive season approaches, SECA has gathered 5 expert speakers for an insightful discussion. This session will delve into the origins of our food and explore the advantages of embracing more sustainable forms of regenerative agriculture. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge about making your Christmas dinner not only delicious but also environmentally friendly. Save the date and be part of the conversation for a greener holiday season.

Book your place at the table here.

Billingshurst Christmas Fayre

Saturday 9th December, Billingshurst Community Centre, Roman Way, Billingshurst, RH14 9EW, 10am-3pm

Thanks to funds from Horsham District Council’s Community Climate Fund, we are excited to be a part of the festive and eco-friendly experience that is the Billingshurst Christmas Fayre with our partners, Billigreen. It will be a day filled with creatively upcycled pre-loved Christmas cards, beautiful eco-friendly gifts handmade by our talented volunteers, Christmas crackers for a sustainable celebration, and unique upcycled items sold on behalf of the Purple Community Fund.

We will be signposting people to their Billingshurst Sussex Green Living/TerraCycle recycling drop off and nearest repair cafes. We will be explaining the environmental benefits of bottle refills, selling personal hygiene and household cleaning product refill. Plus signposting to the Billingshurst refill locations at Arun Valley Pharmacy and Austens on Billingshurst High Street.

We can’t wait to see you all there!

Pulborough Pop-Up ‘Taster’ Repair Cafe

Saturday 9th December, Pulborough Village Hall, Swan View, Pulborough, RH20 2BF, 9am-12pm

We are thrilled to announce that thanks to a grant from Horsham District Council’s Community Climate Fund, we’re going to bring our pop-up ‘taster’ Repair Cafe to Pulborough.  Join us with any broken household items or clothes where our skilled volunteer repairers will have a go at repairing them. No need to book in advance – it’s first come, first served!

While our team works their magic, enjoy warming refreshments to ward off the chill. Plus, take the opportunity to chat with us about our initiatives and discover how you can get involved. Whether you’re interested in volunteering with us or supporting the establishment of a permanent repair cafe in Pulborough, we’d love to hear from you.

Event Sussex Green Hub

Sussex Green Hub

Saturday 30th December United Reformed Church, 45 Springfield Road, Horsham, RH12 1PT, 10am-1pm

  • 10am-11am – Horsham Community Fridge
  • 10am-1.00pm – Sussex Green Living bottle refill shop, recycling drop off & advice and Horsham Repair Cafe. Plus Horsham Eco Churches, Transition Horsham and Community Energy Horsham.  Book electrical, mechanical, textile and bike repairs HERE
  • PLUS Green Book Library, Horsham Cape of Good Hopes (community textile project) and Community Cafe offering tea, coffee and cakes.

At this, our final Sussex Green Hub of the year, we invite you to bring all your Christmas wrapping. We’ll share a myriad of creative ideas to give it a new purpose, such as crafting handmade cards or gift tags, covering school books, lining drawers or shelves, and engaging in papier-mâché projects. Plus, consider saving it for crafting homemade Christmas crackers next year! If the wrapping paper can’t find a second life, we’re here to assist you in recycling it responsibly.

Event Horsham Repair Cafe

Horsham Repair Cafe

Saturday 30th December, at Sussex Green Hub, United Reformed Church, 45 Springfield Road, Horsham, 10am-1pm

Last year we diverted over 300 products from landfill by repairing them.

Our expert volunteers can repair mechanical, electrical and textile repairs at our monthly Sussex Green Hub. Everything from irons and hoovers to bikes, toys, clocks and trousers.

To book a slot, please CLICK HERE.

January Events

Happiness Habits Course for a Resilient Mindset

Monday 8th January, Online, 9.30-11.30am

Action for Happiness is a collective movement dedicated to fostering a happier world by promoting a culture that values happiness and kindness. Morag Warrack and Susan Davies are jointly hosting a 6-week online course as part of the Action for Happiness initiative. The course will concentrate on strategies to cultivate a resilient mindset, drawing on scientific principles and expertise from universities worldwide.

Morag & Susan would be delighted to welcome you on board. Who wouldn’t benefit from a little more happiness in their lives?

The course kicks off in January, and you can secure your spot by registering here today.

Cost by donation. Rec £60 (=£10 per session)

Event Sussex Green Ideas

Sussex Green Ideas

Returning in January – date to be confirmed

Our monthly zoom event for like-minded people to share ideas, news, projects and conversation around green issues.

We discuss concerns and hopes about the climate and ecological crises, generate ideas about what action we can take individually and locally to make a difference.

Active participation is not necessary – attendees can enjoy a chat and join in, or listen to the conversation, entirely up to you.  Reserve your place and get the zoom link HERE