Hounslow Borough Calls for Environment Champions

The council is calling on residents who are sick of litter, fly-tipping and graffiti blighting their local community, to help with them to clean up the borough’s streets.

A new Environment Champions scheme is being introduced to help improve the cleanliness of local streets and encourage communities to work with the council to tackle rubbish as quickly as possible.

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Eco Village

I (Ruk) spent many happy days and evenings at the Eco Village situated by Kew Bridge, enjoying good company, food and music.

It featured sustainability, blooming flowers and vegetables, various art and building projects. Recycling, re-use and reduce were also an ethos and the chance to chill out without any who, what, why and where.

One felt in an oasis – away from the noise and hubbub of the commercial world.

Good old back to basic living.

Its closure was a great loss to me. The site has now been enveloped by a multi-storey block of flats and the ground floor houses a Sainsbury.

You can read more about the Eco Village at Wikipedia (and have a look at the links) and here’s the Kew Bridge Eco Village blog.

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King’s Cross Skip Garden

Paul started up his own gardening business and took on a project to produce gardens in skips on a small piece piece of derelict land between St Pancras and Kings Cross station. Ruk was assigned to make a mobile to fly on the site made from plastic bags and a bamboo stick. Many educational school parties come to visit. This site will eventually disappear when the land is developed.

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Thames21 River clean up

Supermarket trolley

Supermarket trolley

Thames 21 regularly hold clean up days along the Thames foreshore.

This spectacular sequence of photos shows the mammoth amount of effort volunteers put in, as well as the organising team, to clear up the phenomenal amount of rubbish.

To find out dates of further clean ups visit Thames21

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