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
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
The next Ealing Green Drinks, on Thursday, 25 October, will be devoted to climate change, with a discussion on the theme ‘Heading for Extinction & What to Do About It’.
Co-hosts of the event are the Ealing Green Party, Ealing Friends of the Earth, Extinction Rebellion and OPEN Ealing; the venue is the Orchard Café, 5 Singapore Road, West Ealing, London W13 0EP. Continue reading
Air Quality Brentford invites you to its first AGM on Monday, 22 October, at 7.30pm, at the Griffin pub in Brentford. It will be an informal gathering, with a short summary of what AQB has been up to, followed by a drink. If you are interested, respond to firstname.lastname@example.org with “YES, I’ll attend the AGM” in the subject line.
Date: Monday, 22 October 2018
Place: The Griffin, Brook Road South, Brentford TW8 0NP
Join staff and trustees of Cultivate London on Thursday, 1 November, from 5.30pm to 7pm, for its annual celebration, with a light supper using produce grown on its sites across London.
The event will be held at Wasps FC, Twyford Avenue Sports Ground, Acton W3 9QA and will be preceded by Cultivate London’s AGM at 5pm. From 5.45pm to 6.30pm there will be an informal talk, updating friends and sharing news, followed by questions and feedback.
If you can come, please book a free ticket by clicking on this link to help the organisers plan the catering.
Cultivate London is an urban farm and social enterprise based at multiple derelict sites in West London. It trains unemployed young people in landscaping and horticulture, and works to engage our community in food growing.
The organisation aims to have a long term impact on the lives of young people and change the way Londoners think about their fresh produce and where it comes from.
Chris Packham and other wildlife-lovers are gathering in central London on, Saturday, 22 September, for a one-hour walk for wildlife. It’s a family-friendly event, and all are welcome.
10am: Meet at Reformers Tree, Hyde Park
12 noon: Infotainment
1pm: Walk: Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly, St James, Pall Mall, Cockspur St, Whitehall
2pm: Finish at Richmond Terrace
The event aims to bring together people who love wildlife, in order to create a unified, stronger and louder voice for making the changes so urgently needed to preserve and protect our wildlife. For further information, please visit:
The annual Brentford and Tidefest Festivals will take place on Sunday, 2 September.
The Brentford Festival began in 2005 and has grown into a major community event in West London, with visitors numbers rising from 3,000 to more than 10,000. The festival takes place in Ealing’s Blondin Park, and runs from 12pm to 6pm. Come along to enjoy live music, food, classic vehicle displays and local craft stalls. See website for details. Continue reading
Brentford Recycling Action Group (BRAG) joined Ealing Friends of the Earth (EFoE) at Brentford Market on 29 July to host an anti-plastic-pollution stall at the Festival of Waste organised by local mental-health charity The Cathja Project.
A plastic-bedecked octopus, created by EFoE for a previous event, caused a sensation, and we succeeded in collecting two and a half pages of signatures for Friends of the Earth’s petition asking for urgent government action to reduce manufacturers’ and retailers’ production of plastic waste. Continue reading
The idea is to bring together groups and individuals who can create something from waste; share how waste can be viewed as useful; repair and recycle, upcycle, educate, enlighten and engage. BRAG will be there, and we hope to see you there too.