Just a quick notice to let you all know what is and isn’t happening this Sunday with this stormy seaside weather we are experiencing! You will be glad to know that this event is all undercover! The Green market place in the Stade Hall is still taking place. With lots of interesting items to browse and buy, and a place for a cup of tea and some cake! The workshop room in the Classroom on the Coast is still taking place. Here you can screenprint…Continue Reading “Big Green Fair – weather update”

The SOS team have been very busy putting together a nine-day programme of events for Sustainability on Sea (SOS) 2019. We are now well over 60 events include craft workshops, storytelling, films, activism, beach cleans, guided walks, bike rides, woodland skills, gardening, apple pressing, energy advice, permaculture, food sharing and much more! SOS coincides with the Global Climate Strike. From September 20-27 millions will walk out of workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers demanding an end to the age of fossil fuels. Aside from the key strike event on…Continue Reading “Special Transition Town Hastings Events”

The Big Green Fair, organised by Energise Sussex Coast and Transition Town Hastings, is set to be a fantastic end to this year’s Sustainability On Sea festival. The event takes the SOS festival theme ‘What We Can Do’ and showcases range of sustainable organisations, projects and actions that we can all take part in to live more sustainably. It offers a jam packed day of inspiration, fun and lots of free activities for children and adults. There is a green marketplace, our ‘What We Can…Continue Reading “The Big Green Fair event listings announced”

Sustainability On Sea has been achieved through the hard work and time of a committed team of volunteers. We need an additional 30 volunteers to make Car Free Day (22nd September) and the Big Green Fair (29th September) a BIG SUCCESS! Can you help? Volunteers will help set up and pack down the event, we need lots of stewards who will look after the different areas in the events. Volunteer slots are between 2 – 3 hours and all day volunteers will receive a free…Continue Reading “We need volunteers!”

Is your child thinking of applying for the junior photo competition? Why not join one of two, free photography workshops, as part of the Holiday Club at the Discovery Centre near Combe Valley Countryside Park? Workshops aimed at 4 – 14 year olds take place on August 22nd and 29th. To book a place call for your child call 07736 132925. Children must be accompanied by adults. Learn how to take a great photograph. Then enter the photography competition Love it or Leave it. (closing…Continue Reading “Free photography workshops for children this August”

A stretch of Hastings seafront from Warrior Square to the pier will be closed to traffic on Sunday 22nd September to mark World Car Free Day. The road will be turned into a pedestrianised community space with entertainment and activities devised to encourage local people to reimagine the town without the pollution, noise and stress of car traffic and promote sustainable transport alternatives.   Traffic will be diverted away from the seafront from ten o’clock in the morning until eight in the evening between Warrior…Continue Reading “Seafront road closure planned for Car Free Day”

Over the summer, Sustainability on Sea is holding a junior photography competition for the children of Hastings, St Leonards and the surrounding areas called, “Love it or Leave it”. We would like children to take a photo of what they love about their town and what they would like to leave, change or make better so that, during future festivals, the school element can be planned around what the children really want. The competition is free to enter and is open to all children between…Continue Reading “Junior photography competition for SOS”

World Car Free Day is celebrated across sthe globe on September 22, encouraging people to give up their cars for a day. With the help of the local council, we’ve secured a road closure between Warrior Square and the White Rock Theatre to celebrate the day and we are now full steam ahead with planning! If you’d like to get involved with the working group get in touch. Update July 18th: Please come along to the next planning meeting on Thursday 25 July at 10.00 am…Continue Reading “Road closure on the seafront for Car Free Day”

We are very pleased to announce a new funding award from the Chalk Cliff Trust. This will pay for a number of learning events to take place during the festival. Events include a day of activities for families and young children in Hollington Church Wood and a workshop for people with special needs using willow and recycled materials at Friary Gardens.

Thank you to the lovely people at Lush who have given £2,787 to support the activities of the Sustainability On Sea festival. The money will be used by the organisers to support the SOS events, the Big Green Fair, the beach sculpture and marketing costs. for inclusion: 20th July 2019 The time has come for businesses and local groups to get involved with our eco-friendly festival: Sustainability on Sea. The festival will take place between Saturday 21st-Sunday 29th September 2019, culminating in an all-day Big Green Fair with stall holders, information stands, talks, activities for children and entertainment. The theme this year will be “What we can do” showcasing the meaningful things we can all do to live more sustainably. Last year we had a whole mix of events…Continue Reading “Event registration open!”

We are really pleased to announce that the National Lottery Community Fund has awarded SOS 2019 with an Awards for All grant. Many thanks to the #NationalLottery for supporting SOS 2019. The fund will help us to include workshops, film shows, speaker talks in our programme and publicise the event to a wider audience. We want to involve as many people in the community as possible. Please get in touch if you are interested in participating.

We are looking for community groups, schools, colleges, businesses, faith groups, community centres etc to participate in SOS 2019. We want this year’s festival to reach more residents and so we are encouraging groups across the town to run their own sustainable events as part of the programme. You’ll get your event listed in our printed programme, on social media and on this website. We also want stall holders and activities for the Big green Fair on Sept 29th. Read more on our Get Involved…Continue Reading “Call out for participation in Sustainability on Sea Festival 2019”