BRAG had a stall at Brentford market at the end of October, sharing a table with the Brentford Works, and had a very successful morning. We gave out about 100 of our cotton shopping bags and sold jars of home-made jams and marmalades for the Marie Curie cancer charity. BRAG committee members Catharine, Douglas, Hugh, Rukmini, Wendy and Virginia were all in attendance, promoting the fewer-plastic bags message alongside the free cotton bags, which are also available at Brentford Works. Check out the BRAG Flickr page for more photos of this and previous events: https://www.flickr.com/groups/brag/pool
Brentford’s first May Fayre at St Paul’s Recreation Ground
On Saturday, 31st July 2004, BRAG attended the Funday that was part of the ‘Soul in the City’ programme for London. The BRAG stall, with the theme ‘Believe in Recycling’, was well attended, with great interest shown in both the composter and a working wormery. The Vicars of St. Faith’s and St. Paul’s were shown the private life of composter tiger worms and survived the experience.
Diana Leap’s ‘Art from Rubbish’ project, running in tandem with the BRAG stall, enabled many children (young and old) to make things from ‘waste’ articles.
The BRAG team enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere at the Woodlands Estate Funday on 11th July 2004. The ‘traditional’ village fete style enabled BRAG team members time to discuss in detail people’s concerns about recycling in Hounslow. Certainly many questions were asked about recycling plastics. The BRAG team kept cool with helpings of special Welsh ice-cream supplied by Hugh – delicious
On 5th June 2004 we made a huge success with our ‘Stand up for recycling’ event outside Somerfield, where we spread the recycling message to our target audience and increased out membership by ten. Special thanks to Hugh, who so unashamedly managed to part people from their money, and April, for passing out the badges and pencils with such style.
This event was a part of London Sustainability Weeks 2004, which was organised by a number of London-wide organisations and went on for two weeks. Theme days were used to focus the public’s attention on a variety of action for sustainability currently taking place.
Our stall canopy at the Green Day festival came in very useful as a sun shade, as the weather was very hot. Much adult interest was shown in our product life-cycle display “From Shop to Landfill” and the ways we suggest to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We added more names to the Council list of households wanting composers.
But, as usual, the star of our display (for both children and adults) was the Wormery. Hands were wetted so that close-up comparisons could be made between garden ‘lob’ worms and composting ‘tiger’ worms.
Our thanks to Christine Dowling from the Genesis project for our invitation.