Kinder Living and the power of the positive

Photo by Toby Phillips
This weekend (7 & 8 March) sees Horsham’s fifth Kinder Living Home Show, with more inspiration and advice for living a more sustainable life than ever before.
The show is run by a small and dedicated team of volunteers, on a ‘not-for-profit’ basis. Why do they do it? Show founder Jeanette Mercer explains:
“There are so many frightening messages and images about the environment – fires, floods, deforestation, melting ice, declining wildlife. It’s necessary, but it can become very depressing. It’s almost easier to ignore it and hope someone else will deal with it. But our individual actions really do matter, and feeling that you’re doing something – however little that is at first – is actually quite up-lifting. For most people, sustainable living is a journey of many small steps and it starts with taking a sensible look at how you live now. That’s what the Kinder Living Home Show is all about – helping people to figure out where they are now, and what they can do next.”
This year’s show will have a special display of electric vehicles by the Sussex EV car owner’s club, so people can talk to car owners about the reality of driving electric. There’s a focus on energy in the home – both saving it and generating it, plus avoiding food waste and plastic in the kitchen and personal products. Transition Horsham are bringing their seed swap, and lots of advice on sustainable gardening, and Horsham Repair Cafe will be popping up for the weekend offering repairs (see website to book).
It’s a family friendly environment and rumour has it that (to mark show’s 5th birthday) there will be the launch of an exciting competition for local young people!
The Kinder Living Home Show is on Saturday 7 March 10am – 4pm, and Sunday 8 March 10am – 3pm at County Hall North (Parkside), Horsham.
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