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

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

Screening of ‘Plastic Planet’ in Ham on 24 March

Green Screen will host a screening of ‘Plastic Planet’ on 24 March at 7.15pm at the Ham Library community space.

The film, by Austrian film director and writer Werner Boote, presents Boote’s personal view of plastic and how it has found its way into every facet of our daily lives. He takes us on a journey around the globe, showing that plastics have become a threat for both environment and human health.

Doors open at 7pm, and film starts at 7.15pm at the Ham Library community space, Ham Street, Richmond TW10 7JG.

Entrance is free, but there is a suggest donation of £ 3 to cover costs. Light refreshments will be on offer.

To get to the library, take bus 371 from Kingston or Richmond to Ashburnham Rd.
Or take the 65 bus to Ham Common and walk down Ham Street towards Ham Library, a journey of about 5-10 minutes.


Let’s swish again … at Hounslow Library

Bored of what’s hanging in your closet? Then gather up those garments lurking at the back of your wardrobe and bring them to Hounslow Library on Saturday, 12 March, for the Hounslow Library Swish (clothing exchange).
Bring up to 10 items of clothing you no longer want to swap. Clothes must be clean and in good condition.
Drop-off is from 11am to 12 noon, when you’ll receive a token for each item of clothing you bring.
The Swish opens at 12.30pm, and then it’s time to shop. Browse the rails and use your tokens to take away a fabulous new outfit (one garment per token).
To find out more about swishing, visit the Get Swishing website.

Those details again:
Venue: Hounslow Library
Date:   Saturday, 12 March 2016
Time:  Clothing drop-off: 11am-12pm
Swish: 12.30pm-2pm
Admission: Free

Clean for the Queen

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