Life celebrations with your pocket & planet in mind

Naming ceremony in a garden

Saturday 4th July the Horsham Climate Cafe session will be focusing on life celebrations, and how to make them more pocket and planet-friendly. Christenings, weddings, anniversaries and funerals needn’t cost the Earth (in more than one way!). Presented by Jeanie Francis, a Billingshurst-based OneSpirit Interfaith minister/celebrant and ‘silverpreneur’ who over the last 25 years she has developed a passion for creating personal, environmentally friendly special occasions that celebrate milestones in life.

Whether you are planning a celebration of new life or loosing a loved one, with a little thinking ‘out-side the box’ (excuse the pun) a personal and unique occasion, honouring a specific religion, mixed religion or no religion can be planned.

This is what one couple said recently about their son’s baby naming ceremony: “With a deep love of nature but with no particular religious faith we felt unsure how to celebrate the arrival of our son, Adam. With Jean’s imaginative guidance we created a beautiful ceremony which took place in our cottage garden beneath the willow tree. Everyone wrote wishes for Adam on cotton flags and tied them to the willow tree. Jean suggested we ask special friends to be guardians to Adam for Male Youth, Wisdom, Creativity and Spirituality. A day full of truly wonderful memories thank you Jean”.

To listen to Jeanie’s talk, ask your own questions and share ideas register for this free event through Eventbrite

In addition to the once a month Horsham Climate Café, Sussex Green Living are running a Horsham Future Forum and Youth Eco Forum
Zoom virtual meeting every Tuesday 7-8pm. The aim of these meetings is to build back Horsham District better, fairer and greener, also to unite children and young people. All our events can be viewed and booked here

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Green funerals

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Notes to editors:

– During the lockdown, the Horsham Climate Café meetings have been taking place online via Zoom every Saturday at 2-3.30pm. As of 6 June they will return to a monthly event until face-to-face meetings can resume after the lockdown at the Quaker Meeting House on the first Saturday of every month.

– From 2 June, Sussex Green Living is hosting new weekly events, the Horsham Future Forum and the Youth Eco Forum, at 7-8pm on Tuesdays. More info:

These events are free to join and will also take place via Zoom until the end of the lockdown. Please click here to book:

Coffin made of willow better for the environment

Cardboard coffin is cheap and can be decorated by the family

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