A recent Guardian article addressed a number of common questions about energy saving, such as ‘Is it cheaper to have a bath or a shower?’ and ‘Am I wasting energy by leaving my phone charger plugged in?’
For the answer to these and other questions, check out the full article here.
Paper face masks and other paper PPE should NOT be put in your recycling containers: they should be discarded in a closed bin. For information on putting on, using and taking off a mask, please click on this link from the World Health Organization.
If you’re interested in doing some gardening or growing during the lockdown, check out this post by our friends at Air Quality Brentford (AQB) on local and online suppliers: https://airqualitybrentford.wordpress.com/2020/04/08/a-little-time-to-makebrentfordgreener/
And check out these graphs posted by AQB on changes in air quality in Brentford during the coronavirus pandemic: https://airqualitybrentford.wordpress.com/2020/04/08/air-quality-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
This spring, Keep Britain Tidy will be holding the country’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign, for the second year running.
Building on the success of last year, Hounslow Council will again be supporting Keep Britain Tidy’s national Great British Spring Clean campaign #GBSpringClean. Continue reading
Two smartphone apps have made it easier to find places to refill your portable water bottle while on the go.
To find your nearest refill point, download the Refill app, or click on this link, which asks you to input your mobile number to receive the link for the Tap app.
Hounslow Council wants to create a borough where residents feel proud to live and work and which is clean, green and sustainable. In June 2019 the borough council declared a climate emergency. This committed the council to develop a climate emergency action plan by December 2019, setting out how the council will work towards becoming carbon neutral, and ultimately zero carbon, as soon as possible. Continue reading
Want to help keep Brentford clean and hang out with your councillor at the same time? Then join Councillor Guy Lambert for a volunteer litter pick at 10am on Sunday, 21 July.
The event will start at St Pauls’ Recreation Ground — entrance by St. Paul’s CoE Primary School, at the bendy bit of St Paul’s/Lateward Roads. It will cover the park and surrounding footpaths, then Albany Rd to Ealing Rd.
Litter pickers and green Hounslow Highways bags will be provided.
Bus: E2, 267, 237, 235
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