Greener Borough – Addressing the Climate Emergency workshop on 8 October

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

BRAG at Festival for the Environment

BRAG, Friends of the Earth and Disability Network Hounslow will be some of the groups taking part in the Festival for the Environment in Brentford on Saturday, 17 August 2019, from 11am to 4pm.

The festival will be held in Market Place, Brentford TW8 8FJ.

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Litter pick with Councillor Lambert on 21 July

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.

Directions

Rail: Brentford.
Bus: E2, 267, 237, 235

Ham Green Screen presents ‘Racing Extinction’

The UN’s recent report about global biodiversity revealed that 1 million species are at risk of extinction. Come to the upcoming screening of “Racing Extinction” on 9 June to find out more about this pressing issue and what can be done about it.

About the film:

We are in the midst of the 6th mass extinction. In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet.

Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. The international wildlife trade creates bogus markets at the expense of creatures that have survived on this planet for millions of years. And the other surrounds us, hiding in plain sight — a world that the oil and gas companies don’t want the rest of us to see.

Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we know it. From the Academy Award Winning Filmmakers of The Cove.

Click to watch the trailer.

Run-time is 90 minutes, after which everyone is welcome to stay for a discussion about the topics raised in the films. As always, entry is free. Donations are welcome to help cover costs. Tea and coffee provided. 

When:
9 June 2019. Doors open at 6.45pm, film starts at 7.00pm.
Where:
Ham Library Annexe (community space), Ham Street, Richmond TW10 7HR.
Cost:
Free entry, but suggested donations of £3 are welcome to cover costs.
How to get here:
To get here take bus 371 from Kingston or Richmond to Ashburnham Rd.
Or 65 to Ham Common and walk Ham Street towards Ham Library (approx. 5-10 min.)

Ham Green Screen: Living the Change. Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future

Ham Green Screen will show the film Living the Change on Sunday, 10 March, at 5:30pm at Ham Library (details below).

The film explores solutions to the global crises we face through inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.

Directors Jordan Osmond and Antoinette Wilson have brought together stories from their travels around New Zealand, along with interviews with experts able to explain how we come to be where we are today. From forest gardens to composting toilets, community supported agriculture to timebanking, Living the Change offers ways we can rethink our approach to how we live.

Each and every one of us has the power to create change. Living the Change sets out to inspire us to do just that by showing some of the ideas and initiatives out there. The film aims to generate discussion about how each of us views the future and our part in it.

Click to watch the trailer.

Run-time is 85 minutes, and the film will be followed by a discussion. Tea and coffee are provided.

Details

 When: 10 March 2019. Doors open at 5:15pm, film starts at 5:30pm.

Where: Ham Library Annexe (Community Space), Ham Street, Ham, Richmond upon Thames (west London), TW10 7HR.

Cost: Free entry, but suggested donations of £3 are welcome to cover costs.

How to get there: Bus 371 from Kingston or Richmond to Ashburnham Rd, or bus 65 to Ham Common and walk down Ham Street towards Ham Library for 5-10 minutes.

See also the Green Screen Facebook page.

 

Sustainable Threads: Festival for Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Threads’ Festival of Sustainable Fashion will be held on Saturday, 24 November, from 11am to 4pm at Hackney House in east London.

The event, funded by the North London Waste Authority, is a celebration of fashion, creativity and recyclability. On offer will be a repair cafe and The Big Swish Clothes Swap hosted by Betsy’s Closet Swap Shop. There will also be a Sustainable Threads panel discussion on the ground floor, plus entertainment, refreshments and eco stalls promoting how we can make a difference to our environment. Continue reading

Have you say on street cleaning in Hounslow this Thursday

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