Help Thames 21 clean up the river in Hammersmith on 3 April

Join Thames21, in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), on Tuesday, 3 April, in cleaning up the Thames in Hammersmith. The event will last from 11.45am to 2.30pm.

Volunteers will clean up a section of the Thames foreshore in Hammersmith to remove the litter that accumulates from the tidal motion of the river. Continue reading

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Calling all green-fingered residents: Air Quality Brentford needs you at Brentford station

Air Quality Brentford is doing another planting project north of Brentford Station on Sunday, 25 March, at 11am (remember clocks will have gone forward one hour). The group has been given some large containers to plant in to and will be building on the bulb planting project on the slope. If you are able to help, it would be great to see you.

Sunday, 4th February: Ealing Transition presents ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’

Ealing Transition will host a showing of ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’ next Sunday, 4th February.

A decade after ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, this follow-up shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Cameras follow former US Vice President Al Gore as he travels the world training climate champions and influencing international climate policy.

The showing of ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ will be followed by discussion and refreshments. The event will be held at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Ealing, W5 5RH. Entry is free but donations to help cover costs are welcome.

Orchard Road turns out to beautify Brentford station area

Community spirit is alive and well on Orchard Road in Brentford. On Sunday, 3 December, residents, many of them accompanied by children, turned out in force to plant 1,000 spring bulbs on the slope at the railway-station end of the road, near the King’s Arms pub. They also planted flowers in raised beds outside the railway station and on the eastbound platform. The pièce de résistance of the planting project was a small tree with lights on a timer. It will be lit for six hours every day in the Christmas period. Continue reading

GrowthBusters, Hooked on Growth to be screened at Ham Library on 17 September

Green Screen, a nonpolitical film group open to all, is screening GrowthBusters, Hooked on Growth on 17 September, at Ham Library. The documentary tackles serious issues with good humour, challenging the status quo and exploring how we can become a sustainable civilisation so that our children can survive and thrive. Among other things, the film asks why a strong economy is more important to us than a survivable planet, and why population conversations are so difficult to have. Continue reading

‘A Plastic Ocean’ to be screened this Sunday at TideFest

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

Join BRAG at the Brentford Festival

BRAG will once again have a stand at the Brentford Festival in Ealing’s Blondin Park on Sunday, 3 September, and we hope you’ll drop by to say hello.  This popular event, which launched in 2005, is free to enter and is a community engagement day for the whole family, with more than 90 stalls and 15 catering units. See you there!

Where: Blondin Park, 40 Blondin Ave, Ealing, London W5 4UL
When: 3 September, 12:00 – 18:00