About Us

Hurst Rethink is a group of volunteers who have come together to drive sustainable change in the villages of Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common.

We are an independent sub-group of HKD Transition. Membership is open to anyone or any organisation, living or located in Hurstpierpoint and the surrounding area, interested in helping us to achieve our aims of making our community more sustainable.

Members are encouraged to:

  • reduce their carbon footprint, with the help of the group 
  • pledge to reduce it via the West Sussex Carbon Pledge.
  • join one of our action groups to actively participate in our plans
  • volunteer to join in with any Hurst Rethink activities that they are interested in
  • encourage others to try and live more sustainably
  • lobby local and national government on environmental and community issues.

Links With Other Groups

We also maintain regular links with other local groups like Sustainable Henfield 2020, Greening Steyning, Fairer World Lindfield, Greener Cuckfield and Central Sussex Climate Network.

Our Group

Lucy Bennett – Chair & Biodiversity Group Leader

I live in Keymer with my husband and two boys. After a career making documentary and educational films I changed direction and now produce live and online events. I am interested in building connections between people and places and am a strong believer that small acts, when multiplied, can have great effect.

Contact: lucy@hurstrethink.org

Sonia Macdavitt – Treasurer & Green Energy Leader

I moved to Hurstpierpoint from Brighton in 2018 and I am a Project and Change Manager. I joined Hurst rethink because I felt overwhelmed about climate change and wanted to be part of something positive to help.

Contact: hurstrethink@gmail.com

Charlotte Wilson – Secretary & Green Consumer Group Leader

I moved to Hurstpierpoint in 2014 with my husband and twin daughters. My background is in digital marketing but after losing the majority of my work during the Coronavirus pandemic, I decided to focus my energy on trying to make the village more sustainable. I also helped found Hurst Organic Buyers – a group who sources organic, packaging free food for our village.

Contact: charlotte@hurstrethink.org

Committee Members

We have a committee of five members who meet once a month to progress our work and agree a set of actions:

  • Anna Carmichael
  • Bec Hanley
  • Georgina Judd
  • Kate Shanahan
  • Kirstin Gaymer

If you’d like to find out more about what we do or join us, please email us at hurstrethink@gmail.com

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