The Kinder Living Home Show Online Event

The Kinder Living Home Show is normally an in person event, but this year the team are instead hosting a three day event online on the 5th, 6th & 7th March.

They have invited the businesses, charities and local organisations who normally showcase their products, services and activities at the live show and there will be advice, tips, videos to watch, things to download and some very special Zoom events you can join in. Check out their Facebook page for the full timetable of events:

You’ll need a ticket to join the Zoom sessions, which are free of charge, so check the tickets links on Eventbrite:


Green Books – Gardening to save the planet

For their second Green Books event, Greening Steyning have invited wildlife guru Dave Goulson to talk about his latest bestseller “The Garden Jungle or, Gardening to Save the Planet.”

The book is a wonderful introduction to the hundreds of small creatures with whom we live cheek-by-jowl and of the myriad ways that we can encourage them to thrive. Dave Goulson is great speaker, and has been described as “the kind of humorous, knowledgeable and bubblingly enthusiastic teacher anyone would want.”

It’s on Thursday 4th March from 7.30-8.30pm. You can either book a free ticket or choose to make a small donation (minimum £1) to cover costs and help support the work of Greening Steyning. Sign up via Eventbrite.

And in case you missed out on seeing Greening Steyning’s excellent Green Books with Charles Dowding on ‘No Dig Gardening’, it is now available to watch on YouTube:

Horsham Climate Café – Sat 6th March

On Sat 6th March at 2-3.30pm, the Horsham Climate Café will host an online talk about the Worthing & Adur Councils Climate Assembly.

The assembly culminated from Worthing & Adur Councils declaration of a climate emergency in July 2019, followed in March 2020 by the Zero 2030 conference c0-organised with Transition Town Worthing and Worthing Climate Action, and attended by about 300 local residents and representatives from local businesses, community and civic groups. This ground-breaking approach and event resulted in a GOLD Award at the CPRE Sussex Countryside Awards in 2020. Worthing & Adur Councils aim to achieve zero carbon energy use within the council estate by 2030 and within Adur and Worthing by 2050.

Council Officers, Amy Newnham & Chloe Clarke will be sharing their personal experiences as some of the key organisers of the Climate Assembly, the selection process, timescales, which speakers most impacted them and why, what the councils learnt and the final recommendations. Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite 

For more info on the Horsham Climate Café:

Sign Up For Transition Network’s What Next? Summit

The Transition Network’s What Next? Summit takes place on 3rd – 20th March and there are an amazing selection of events lined up.

The What Next? Summit will build community power across the UK by bringing together hundreds of community activists already making change happen, so together we can have a bigger impact.

Over the course of three weeks Transition Network will be hosting a wide range of events and workshops. From a blizzard of inspiring stories of change happening across the world, to inspiring speakers such as Kate Raworth, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan and Carne Ross helping us explore how the power of imagination can transform our current practice. And much, much more!

Find out more about what´s happening here:

Sign up to the Summit to explore and register for free events and workshops as they are announced, connect with people and start a conversation.

Online Eco Open Houses from Transition Town Lewes

This February, join Transition Town Lewes for three live online events where Lewes people open up their houses and show what they’ve done to make their homes warmer, more energy-efficient and less reliant on fossil fuels.

A great opportunity to ask questions, learn what does and doesn’t work – and how the costs and savings stack up.

The first event will focus on heating and will take place on Thursday 11th February at 6pm – 7pm.

For more info and to register for your free place visit:

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 22nd Feb to 7th March.

The Fairtrade Foundation need your help to put farmers’  voices at the heart of tackling the climate crisis and share the reality of their struggles. Our global trading system is balanced in favour of the powerful few. Trapped in this system, farmers already struggle to meet their immediate needs. More than ever, they need a fair price for their crops and their hard work.

Fairtrade works to raise the voices of farmers and workers and prioritise what they need to respond to the environmental crises unfolding in already vulnerable communities. This Fortnight, we are asking you to ‘Choose the World You Want’ and use your voice to tell others about the challenges that farmers face from climate change.

We will be hosting an online festival bringing together schools, universities, businesses, supporters, campaigners and farmers from across the world to choose the world they want.

See more here: 

Wildflower Trail

Green Tides has secured National Lottery funding to help develop a website (now under development) which will showcase all the local wonderful wildflower sites.

The aim is to encourage more and more people to get out there and enjoy our local greenspaces and even have a go at growing some wildflowers themselves!

So that they can develop content for the website and create the all important trail map, they have taken a standardised approach to gathering some information about these local spaces, some of which TTW maintains – this comes in the shape of a form that will be the submission to be part of the trail.

There’s a little FAQ about what’s going on and how people can help us at this stage. Please contact Chris to get any wildflower spaces listed on the trail map that he may not know about (we will list The Haven in Homefield Park), or send through any great pictures of wildflowers, meadows areas and pollinators. Email: [email protected]