Save the date: BRAG AGM on 22nd November

TUESDAY, 22nd NOVEMBER 2016, 7:00 pm
 Brickfield Community Centre, Brickfield Close,

Please join us at the 17th Brentford Recycling Action Group (BRAG) Annual General Meeting. It will be held on Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, at 7.00pm at the Brickfield Community Centre, Brickfield Close, Brentford, TW8 8JN, which is the base for Hounslow Community FoodBox, Brentford (just behind Majestic Wine, 2-10 London Road). Continue reading

Abundance London Apple Day

Abundance London will be celebrating its sixth annual Apple Day this Saturday, 1 October, with fruit-related activities including big apple press, smoothie bike and crafts, plus the sale of chutneys and preserves.

Join in the fun at St Michael and All Angels Church, Bath Road, Chiswick W4, from 12 to 4pm.

About Abundance: Abundance is a project to harvest the seasonal glut of local fruit (including apples, pears, plums, quinces, cherries and grapes). It consists of a team of volunteers who have been harvesting city fruit, distributing it, making jams and preserves, and selling the surplus to local restaurants and shops on a non-profit basis, with the money going back into the project or to local charitable organisations.

Save the date: Public meeting on healthy eating, food waste on 20 September in Ealing

Want to find out more about healthy eating, reducing food waste and improving sustainability? Then come to Ealing Friends of the Earth‘s public meeting on Tuesday, 20 September 2016, at the Vine Room in St. John’s church in West Ealing. The meeting will run from 7pm to 9pm.

Speakers will include Kierra Box, from Friends of the Earth’s food campaign; Roger St Paul of West London Waste; and Jules Tennick, post-graduate in food safety and control. Recycled/ reclaimed food will be served with refreshments on the day.

Venue: St John’s Church, Mattock Lane, West Ealing W13 9LA
How to get there:
By bus:
– E2 and E3: stop on Northfield Avenue, a 2-minute walk from the church
– 207 and 427: stop on Uxbridge Road in West Ealing, a 5-minute walk
By train: West Ealing, a 10-minute walk
By Tube: South Ealing (Piccadilly Line), a 20-minute walk

Hope to see you there.

Cultivate London launches Salopian Kitchen Garden on 10 September

Join Cultivate London as it officially launches its Salopian Kitchen Garden at 689 London Road, Isleworth TW7 4ES, on Saturday, 10 September, from 1pm to 4pm.

Check out the wonderful garden and explore this lovely new place in Hounslow. Also on offer will be pizza from the cob oven, chickens from Hen Corner, Beekeeper Thomas with his hives, art activities for kids (e.g. clay insects, painting), gardening activities and plant sales. You can also learn about volunteer and training opportunities available on site.

Join BRAG at the Brentford Festival this Sunday

If you’re heading to the Brentford Festival this Sunday, 4 September, be sure to drop by the BRAG stall and meet us in person. And while you’re at it, check out some of the other charities and local businesses that will be present, and enjoy some fine food and entertainment.

The festival will be held in Blondin Park in Ealing and runs from noon to 6pm. Admission is free.

See you there!

Getting to Blondin Park:
Access: Boston Manor and Windmill Road
Transport: Tube: Boston Manor (Piccadilly line) Northfields (Piccadilly line), Bus: E8, E3

Surfers Against Sewage mounts campaign to reduce plastic waste

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) has launched a campaign, called Message in a Bottle, to encourage the introduction of deposit-return systems for single-use plastic bottles in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The campaign aims to educate the public, and via a survey and social media actions, show public support for the system, under which a small deposit of between 10–20p would be added to the purchase price of drinks containers.

Consumers would be provided with opportunities to easily reclaim their deposit when they dispose of the product at collection points. Continue reading

Our Future London – Emerging Economies and Green Business Seminar

London Sustainability Exchange (LSx), in collaboration with Siemens, is holding a series of “provocation seminars” on Mayor Sadiq Khan’s first six months in office. The second seminar, “Our Future London – Emerging Economies and Green Business Seminar”, will take place Thursday, 8 September, from 6pm to 8.30pm in the Royal Victoria Docks area of Docklands (see bottom of article for venue details). Continue reading