London Rivers Week will take place again this year, from 23 June to 1 July. The theme is Valuing Water, and the launch event will be held on Sunday, 24 June, at Ladywell Fields in Lewisham from 12pm to 3pm.
Alongside a series of guided walks, there’s also the opportunity to join film screenings, eel monitoring, clean-ups, river restoration, a dragonfly walk, kayaking, invasive species removal, fish surveys and much more. Continue reading
Mental-health charity Friends of Cathja will host a restart party this Sunday, 1 July, at its shop on 129-130 High Street, Brentford TW8 8EW. Please bring small items of electrical/electronic equipment that are faulty, or not working properly, and our knowledgeable volunteers will see if they can fix them. Further information about the Restart Project can be found at https://therestartproject.org/RestartParty/ .
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
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.
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.
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
Please join us at the 18th Brentford Recycling Action Group (BRAG) Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 21st November 2017. It will be held 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
Do you have any small electrical or electronic devices that need mending? Do you have the necessary skills to help people repair them? Brentford Recycling Action Group invite you to their first Restart Party, held with the support of West London Waste Authority. Continue reading
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
BRAG members turned out in force for the Brentford Festival in Blondin Park on 3 September. The BRAG stand was devoted to plastic waste pollution, with display boards (see below) showing the devastating effects of waste plastic, especially in the oceans, rivers and seas, and how it affects wildlife.