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  • Sunday 17th May

    Extraordinary human feats – an inspiration for tackling climate change? Whilst not the most compelling environmental story of the time – I wanted to blog about the space walks being undertaken at the moment by two astronauts 350 miles above the Earth, repairing the Hubble Telescope. It’s an extraordinary feat Read more [...]

  • Energise Tooting free trainings

    The Energise Tooting team would like to thank all the participants to the trainings and is looking forward to follow up and support them in their work as Sustainability Champions. For any queries and for further support and advice, please contact Giulia at or at 07923377989.

  • Thursday 14th May

    Out with the analog … it’s now about being “Smart” There was a fairly hefty announcement today. The government have pledged to introduce smart meters to all homes by the end of 2020. That will cover roughly 26 million electric and 22 million gas meters in the UK. For those Read more [...]

  • Welcome to Climate Camp…..

    On 14 May, the London group of Climate Camp is organizing an introductory even t for those who want to find out more about Climate Camp and direct action. There will be speakers from across the climate movement, from the campaign against Heathrow expansion, and from the fair pay struggles Read more [...]

  • Energise Tooting free trainings

    On the 5th of May Energise Tooting offered local residents a free training on “Engaging and communicating on climate change”. This session helped people to understand the key issues around climate change and plan how they will get people engaged with these issues. The main ones covered are: • Climate Read more [...]

  • Wandle Trust River Clean-Up

    It’s that time again – waders on and old clothes at the ready, a bunch of volunteers are heading down to the Earlsfield end of the river Wandle this Sunday. The river sadly sees so much rubbish tossed into it over time that without the help of the Trust and Read more [...]

  • Seed Planted

    In response to an article I saw on the Guardian online site, I got in contact with Food Up Front, an urban food-growing network that (through a team of volunteer of street reps) encourages and supports people to grow food in whatever space they have available, especially unused space like Read more [...]

  • Tuesday 5th May

    Free gardening material from the Chelsea Flower Show Here’s a quick note to say that if you run a community garden or green space and are looking for building materials then the RHS Chelsea Flower Show/LCRN Reuse Scheme can help. They will be handling large amounts of gardening material for Read more [...]

  • Thursday 30th April

    Last Saturday was Project Dirt’s big event at Vauxhall City Farm to celebrate one whole year of existence in cyberspace. We decided to make it a volunteering event and where better than one of London’s City Farms which offer so much to local residents and schoolchildren in the form of Read more [...]

  • Infuence national policy on home energy

    The government knows that it has to work through community groups to reduce emissions from existing houses but they don’t have any idea how to do it. Their current consultation on Heat and Energy Saving focuses a lot on the power of local communities to deliver change. Brixton Transition Town Read more [...]

  • Transition Town Brixton Local Currency

    If you live in or around Brixton, look out for the Brixton Pound (B£) which is going to be launched in September 2009 by Transition Town Brixton (TTB). The local currency will work with Brixton’s businesses to help maintain the diversity and resilience required for a strong local economy. People Read more [...]

  • Today’s Independent on Sunday

    Hi all. Just had delivery of my first batch of compost and containers for a couple of new members locally – so many thanks. Also take a look at today’s Independent on Sunday Newspaper – it includes a ‘Grow your own’ booklet with some helpful tips along with a feature Read more [...]

  • Giant’s Footstep Family Festival

    Giant’s Footstep Family Festival Programme Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May Whether you’re coming for the day or the whole weekend, the Giant’s Footstep Family Festival has something to satisfy everyone’s eco curiosity. Saturday 2 May The Community Climate Change Challenge. Take your first Big Green Footstep at SEAD’s fun-for-all-the-family Read more [...]

  • Friday 17th April

    Brighton’s Wood Recycling Project This Saturday a bunch of people will be heading down to the seaside to visit the Brighton and Hove Wood Recycling Project to see how it’s done and find out how to set up similar projects in their own areas. The project was set up 10 Read more [...]

  • Easter Sunday – 12th April

    Shipping – an ecological storm brewing •••? HAPPY EASTER everyone. On the day that we’re running around streets and gardens looking for chocolate eggs, there’s talk of a low emission zone. This time it’s a maritime zone – incorporating the Channel, North and Baltic Seas. Why the sudden move? A Read more [...]

  • Mobile Allotment

    The latest project from Avant Gardening is the Mobile Allotment. Artist, Lisa Cheung, will be working with the community on Woolwich Common to create the mobile allotment – a hub for creativity and gardening

  • Greenies Greenhouse

    Greenies Greenhouse was an after-school project based in Clapham. We worked with a group of pupils from Clapham Manor Primary School who devised their own green super-heroes who could tackle environmental crime. The young people created their superheroes; made comic storyboards and posed for superhero photographs. They worked with film-maker Read more [...]

  • Monday 20th April

    Antartic ice breaks off••• Over the past week, a huge ice cap in the Antarctic known as the Wilkins Ice Shelf, the size of Jamaica, collapsed into the sea. You’ll see from the video excerpt that scientists are finding this ‘very interesting’ – a classic response, just as if you Read more [...]

  • Project Dirt’s 1st Birthday Party 25th April

    Project Dirt’s First Birthday Party On 25th April, we are holding a volunteering event at Vauxhall City Farm to celebrate the fact that Project Dirt has been going for a year! It’ll be a fantastic day full of gardening, painting, tree trimming and looking after the animals. There’ll be a Read more [...]

  • Wednesday 8th April

    A Green Car Revolution … lurking in the budget? All eyes will be on the budget later this month. The UK economy is on a downward spiral, people are out of jobs, protesting is back on the agenda and the green guys aren’t happy. Will this bit of news change Read more [...]

  • Friday 3rd April

    Britain’s new Low Carbon economy Recent reports and government sessions have focussed on the move to a Low Carbon Britain. Government is aiming high and even Peter Mandelson said that Low Carbon is not a sector of an economy – it is an economy and a global market. New figures Read more [...]

  • Wednesday 1st April

    The Climate Camp 12.30 Swoop It worked! “A good turnout” according to a dedicated twitterer; people poured in from all corners as they synchronised their watches to get to the Climate Camp at 12.30 down at Bishopsgate. And what a gorgeous day for it too. So far the protesters have Read more [...]

  • Elephant and Castle, Unregenerated

    The Elephant and Castle Regeneration has come to a standstill, partly because of no money, and possibly because of some seriously bad planning. Elephant and Castle is very much a focal point in Southwark, and I believe that whatever happens with it, will affect everyone in Southwark, from Camberwell to Read more [...]

  • Monday 30th March

    Linking up London Workshop On 2nd April (this Thursday), London 21 is holding it’s Annual General Meeting. London 21 Sustainability Network promotes, supports and networks community-based initiatives for a greener and more sustainable Greater London. Linking up London Part of the London 21 meeting will be a workshop ‘Linking up Read more [...]

  • Thursday 26th March

    It’s the big turn off ••• for the right reasons The WWF is promoting its Earth Hour event this Saturday at 8.30pm. It’s a time when people, businesses and councils turn off their lights for an hour to raise awareness of climate change. The WWF want to reach 1 billion Read more [...]

  • Monday 23rd March

    Protesting – the dawn of a new era •••? There’s lots of chat about the G20 (1st and 2nd April) and the protests being organised in London (especially around the Excel arena – where it’s being held). Protests are hugely important parts of being a democracy in my mind. If Read more [...]

  • Our tyre wall progresses!

    We are building this rammed earth, tyre retained wall (note all materials saved from landfill!) to keep train noise out of our otherwise peaceful site! It looks a bit crude at the moment (although not as bad as I had thought), but we won’t stop here. The inside will be Read more [...]

  • we20 and Project Dirt

    Hi All I was alerted to Project Dirt as I’m part of a new initiative called we20. we20 enables anyone to have their own G20 meetings to develop plans for the future. These plans may address a local, national or global problem or address individual behaviour change. we20 are encouraging Read more [...]

  • PD presentation in Woking

    Did a presentation today on innovative ideas in London for the Woking ‘Our World’ sustainability conference. lots of interest in PD and some dieas on how this might work in smaller places than London. Presenting on Monday on ‘creative instruments for behaviour change’ (PD again!) at the European Civil Society Read more [...]

  • Hilary’s blog on sustainability

    Hallo everyone, glad to join your online community. Just to say, I do have a blog, and I write quite a bit about sustainability; you may like to add comments and observations. It would be good to get the eco ‘conversation’ between London and Liverpool going… You’re very welcome to Read more [...]

  • Friday 13th March

    The Age of Stupid: final trailer Feb 2009 from Age of Stupid on Vimeo. The Age of Stupid screening this Sunday A quick heads up that The Age of Stupid is having it’s premiere across 62 cinemas this Sunday 15th. Our very own Mark of Project Dirt is going to Read more [...]

  • Wednesday 18th March

    Administrator’s meeting Last Tuesday evening, the great and good administrators of our current projects turned up to Mark’s flat for some dodgy sandwiches, a glass of wine and a really inspiring talk from the lads. I think we can all safely say that it was a roaring success and above Read more [...]

  • I Am Just A Child But I Know…

    From: Collage Foundation – Interview with Severn Cullis-Suzuki “When I was young I formed ECO, the Environmental Children’s Organization, because of an experience I had in the Amazon where I witnessed this incredible world and saw that it was being burned. I thought, “Someone has to do something about this!” Read more [...]

  • Monday 9th February

    The government goes for grass “routes” activity Defra has just published a report on the Environmental Action Fund (EAF). The fund’s aim was to support community action groups and environmental projects. It looks into how each project used the money and checks out the outcome and benefits of the fund. Read more [...]

  • A Farm for the Future

    I’ve just watched the programme called “A Farm for the Future” and came away very inspired by what I had seen, but also with quite a few questions. The programme has fuelled my growing interests… Do forest gardens work in urban settings? Just how much could we grow in a Read more [...]

  • Two questions

    I was provoked to ask two questions from this website: 1) Are climate change and global warming debates really about the economics of energy? It came as bit of surprise to find that General Electric (GE) – the world’s largest supplier of electricity, is one of the main supporters Read more [...]

  • Tuesday 3rd March

    HELP – We need your support, ideas and thoughts by FRIDAY 6TH MARCH Late last year Nick managed to rattle off a submission to the SDC (Sustainable Development Commission) – to apply to their Breakthroughs of the 21st Century initiative. Lo and behold, Nick’s academic synopsis interlaced with moments of Read more [...]

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