At a time of unprecedented increases in fly tipping and litter, Hounslow Council is finding it challenging to meet its commitment to making the borough cleaner and greener.
It has therefore organised a workshop on street cleaning this coming Thursday, 25 October (full details below), to seek views and input on people’s experiences and expectations both with council services and through its partner, Hounslow Highways, with the aim of improving the look and feel of the borough. Continue reading
Help brighten St. Paul’s Recreation Ground in Brentford by planting spring bulbs on Sunday, 28 October. Planting of the 2,000 bulbs purchased for the site will start at 10.30am – come for an hour, or stay the whole day. Please bring boots, a trowel and a flask. Any questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venue: St. Paul’s Recreation Ground, Albany Road Brentford TW8 0PL
Date: Sunday, 28 October 2018
Time: 10.30am onwards
The next Ealing Green Drinks, on Thursday, 25 October, will be devoted to climate change, with a discussion on the theme ‘Heading for Extinction & What to Do About It’.
Co-hosts of the event are the Ealing Green Party, Ealing Friends of the Earth, Extinction Rebellion and OPEN Ealing; the venue is the Orchard Café, 5 Singapore Road, West Ealing, London W13 0EP. Continue reading
The Mayor of London is giving away 24,000 free tree saplings as part of a scheme with the Woodland Trust and the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. If you’d like to take part in the ballot to plant two of these saplings in your own garden, please apply here.
The scheme is also giving away packs of 50 trees for community planting. Air Quality Brentford has two of these so are hoping to plant the 100 saplings in Brentford (locations tbc) on the weekend of 1-2 December. More information to follow.
The groundbreaking documentary A Plastic Ocean will be shown at the One Over the Ait pub at Kew Bridge this Sunday, 10 September, from 3pm to 4.45pm. Places are limited; to secure your place, register for the screening here.
The screening is part of the Plastic Ocean Festival, which has been showcasing a series of events from April to September 2017 in London incorporating film screenings of A Plastic Ocean, marine and riverine clean-ups, stand up paddleboarding, and educational talks by scientists and the team. Continue reading
Environmental charity Hubbub has launched the first of a series of campaigns to help reduce the amount of litter going into the UK’s waterways.
According to Hubbub, 300 tonnes of rubbish is cleared from the Thames each year. Typical city rubbish – small pieces of litter such as travel tickets, food wrappers, disposable crockery and cigarette butts – are a particular problem. Continue reading
Green Screen will be hosting a showing of the film Sense & Sustainability on Sunday, 12 March 2017, at 5.15pm at Ham Library community space, Ham Street, Richmond TW10 7HR.
The film’s producers, Michael and Amanda Connolly, will present the film, and there will be a group discussion and Q&A afterwards. Continue reading
Clean for the Queen is a campaign to clear up Britain in time for Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday, which will be officially celebrated in June 2016.
When the Queen came to the throne, litter was not the problem that it is today. Food packaging, plastic bottles, takeaway meals and cigarette butts have all contributed to a growing menace that affects our wildlife, streets, countryside and sense of pride. Continue reading
The call is out for Londoners of all ages and experience, to get involved in the Big Dig Day on Saturday 21st March 2015. The day will see thousands of Londoners and many more people across the country don their wellies and get stuck in at a local food growing garden.
The Big Dig Day is the flagship community event of Capital Growth London’s network of over 2 000 food growing gardens located on roofs, in parks and tucked away in hidden corners between houses, by canals and on urban farms. In its fourth year the Big Dig is also run nationally and has helped recruit over 10 000 volunteers to take part in community gardening in the UK. Continue reading
The Woodland Trust has 4,500 tree packs to give away this autumn to school and community groups. Packs are available in quantities of 30, 105 or 420 trees.
The closing date for autumn applications is 3 September.