Sussex Wildlife Trust: Environment Day

October 9, 2022 all-day
Shoreham Centre
Community Centre
2 Pond Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5WU
£12 (£6 for under 18s)


Jon Alexander book for Environment Day Sussex Wildlife Trust

Environment Day at the Shoreham Centre

A choice of guided walks in the morning (New Salts Farm: 9.30am & 11.30am and Steyning Downland Scheme: 9.30am) to showcase some community projects, followed by an afternoon summit of talks and round-table discussions (including Jon Alexander discussing his book “Citizens”). The key message is to change mindsets from being an exploiting Consumer to a contributing Citizen: that way we change everything in the way we approach life and our attitude and connection with the natural world.

Environment Day: Guided Walks – New Salts Farm 9.30am

Environment Day : Guided Walk – Steyning Downland Scheme 9:30am

Environment Day: Guided Walks – New Salts Farm 11.30am

The afternoon program described below has been postponed

How to engineer change and strengthen resilience.

Session 1: Citizens: Jon Alexander discusses his book with broadcaster Jane Mote. He argues the ‘Consumer Story’ that has dominated society for the last eight decades is in collapse, but the ‘Citizen Story’ is rising in every aspect of society. Read Jon’s book “Citizens“.

Session 2: Breakout groups: with examples of community action on:

  • Renewable energy
  • Regenerative agriculture
  • Urban greening
  • Forest Gardens and Forest Schools
  • Respecting Water
  • Sussex Green Living

Session 3: Going Zero: author Kate Hughes shares her story of an ordinary family’s journey to a zero-waste and sustainable lifestyle.

Session 4: Developing a New World View: – Tony Whitbread

Plenary Session: led by the President of Sussex Wildlife Trust.

5pm: Close of Environment Day

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