One Free Load of Waste Each Year

From 8 June, Hounslow residents will be able to bring one van load of bulky household waste per calendar year free of charge for disposal at Space Waye, the borough’s reuse and recycling centre.

Up until June, residents had to pay for the collection of bulky waste or were charged when they brought it themselves to Space Waye. Continue reading

Advertisements

Green Screen Film Club, Ham

Ham United Group are launching a monthly film screening at Ham Library new community annexe. This will be called Green Screen and will focus on environmental and innovative films.

The free launch is a screening of Plastic Shores on Wednesday 29 January at 7pm, refreshments available (free). This is a thought provoking film on what happens to plastic when thrown away. Continue reading

Another chance to see Grasp the Nettle

STRIKE! magazine are sponsoring 2 nights of Grasp The Nettle on the big screen in London. The 2nd & 3rd of September we will be screening the film at the Whirled Cinema in Camberwell.

The event is free/ donation to get in but if you have a minute you might want to register at Eventbrite HERE as there are limited seats. If you would like to help promote these screenings that would be great, you could share the flyer or invite people to the Facebook event page

Grasp the Nettle is the story of the eco village by Kew Bridge.

graspthenettle

Use a Cargo Bike for your Business

Brentford Bikes is an initiative to promote the use of cargo bikes in Brentford and this summer we have three bikes available (provided by The National Cycling Charity) to be used by anyone in Brentford for FREE!

These bikes are perfect for transporting goods and can be a great way to start a new or expand your business.

Brentford Bikes Orientation workshop with London Green Cycles is on Friday 2nd August 4-6pm at The Butts

Please come along to hear more about the project, explore how using a bike could help your enterprise and learn to cycle one.

Booking is essential as places are limited: suzanne@the-decorators.net

Brentford Bikes is a social enterprise working with independent retail, the arts and cycling partners:
The National Cycling Charity, www.ctc.org.uk
London Bike Hub, http://www.londonbikehub.com/London
Green Cycles, http://www.londongreencycles.co.uk/
Sue Ball http://www.maap.org.uk/
The Decorators http://www.the-decorators.net

Free Energy Saving Workshops

Energise Barnet & LVSC FREE energy saving workshops

FREE AWARENESS WORKSHOPS
Save and make energy and money
Reduce your and your members’ energy bills
BECOME A COMMUNITY ENERGY LEADER

Are you a community organisation or charity? Own your building or a tenant? Want to increase your income? Create a new service? If so, LVSC and Energise Barnet will be delivering three FREE workshops; details below.

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:
·         Reduce energy bills and generate your own energy
·         Create a new income stream
·         Identify and refer residents in fuel poverty
·         Learn about Government ‘green’ incentives
·         Become leaders in helping London’s transition to a low carbon city.

The workshop you attend will help your organisation improve its energy efficiency and become a behaviour change leader in your community. It will focus on potential actions that you and your members can take to reduce energy bills and their carbon footprint. And, organisations can also sign up to a FREE Eco-audit delivered by City Bridge Trust (subject to owning their building and meeting other eligibility criteria).

Register early to avoid disappointment!
Due to limited places we can only accept one member from each organisation.
25th June 2-5pm in Barnet – Register Here
1st July 2-5pm in Hillingdon – Register Here
8th July 2-5pm in Ealing – Register Here

Any queries or questions contact luke@energisebarnet.org.uk or 020 8492 3364

‘The optimum handling of 1 Tonne of Waste’

The London Borough of Richmond in association with Inovenergy and The Resource Forum invite you to

‘The optimum handling of 1 Tonne of Waste’

A free Debate & Networking Event on Tuesday 10th July from 10:00 to 11:30 at The Salon, York House next to 44 York Street, Twickenham TW1 3BZ

The Inovenergy 1 Tonne Roadshow is a series of focused, practical, networking events and presentations by leading experts designed to draw out and resolve key issues relevant to practitioners in all sectors working to deliver London’s waste infrastructure and services.

Continue reading

Free Compost Awareness Day

Celebrate Compost Awareness Week and give your garden a green boost by picking up some FREE compost at the London Borough of Hounslow’s compost giveaway day on Saturday 12 May 2012.

Come along and pick up your FREE compost at Hounslow Heath Nature Reserve car park in Frampton Road, Hounslow, TW4 5RB from 10am-2pm.

Please bring a shovel and some containers, bags, boxes or whatever you can find to carry your compost home in.

There will be a maximum of 4 bags per visit or at Hounslow’s discretion.

Compost helps to improve soil structure and has everything plants need to help them grow. It is also good for the environment.

On the day you will also be able to:
• Find out more about home composting
• Make biodegradable newspaper plantpots for your seedlings
• Bring the children along and meet Composting Claire
• See a display wormery in action and find out more about vermicomposting.

For further information about the day please email:
recycling@hounslow.gov.uk