The Great Hurst Rethink – Continue the Conversation!


This page provides useful information brought up during the LIVE Debate that took place on Sunday 20th September via Zoom and YouTube. This Debate was presented as part of the Virtual Hurst Festival 2020.


To view a recording of the debate, click here to visit our YouTube channel.

Click the button below for all comments posted to YouTube during the live debate


Would you like to ‘Continue the Conversation’ and be involved in further discussions on the topics raised in the debate? Click the button below and fill out the online form. Information collected here will be used for further Eco activities/discussions within the local community.


See below for all the useful links – These suggestions are an amalgamation of those put forward by our panelists and made by the public, writing in the comments box on YouTube, in response to debate topics.


Other Talks, Debates and Activities for your calendar:

  • Green Homes Grant up to £5k talk – Tuesday 29th September 7-8pm. We are running a Horsham Future Forum (anyone can join us using Zoom free of charge, you do not have to live in Horsham) talk by Tom Bragg from Open Eco Homes and Cambridge Carbon Footprint  about the imminent government Green Homes Grant offers homeowners and landlords up to £5,000, to cover two-thirds of the cost of many home energy improvements. Tom will explain and discuss the details, making a plan and applying for a grant, which could help you make significant home energy improvements. Book a free ticket here:
  • Horsham Climate Cafe is on the first Saturday of every month 2-3.30pm using Zoom (we have people from all over the World joining us) to book a free ticket go to Forthcoming talks include: 3rd Oct talk – A New Story for Ourselves, Community and Humanity by Paul Hannam. 7th Nov talk – Should we stop flying by Anna Hughes, Director of Flight Free UK, will discuss with us the impact of aviation on the climate crisis. 5th Oct talk – Ben Cross from Crosslands Flower Nursery near Arundel will present to us ‘British Flowers Rock’, reducing your carbon footprint through the flowers you buy or do not buy!
  • South Downs National Park and Sussex Green Living ‘Clean Up and Create’ eco art competition for 5-16 year olds (through schools, children’s groups or individually from home) deadline 30th October 16 x £150 to be won. Sussex Green Living are offering free virtual environmental lessons using our video and Zoom to support this art competition in schools. Contact Carrie Cort on or 07768 212833 to find out more and book. 

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