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http://www.repowering.org.uk/

 Repowering London is a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in facilitating the co-production of community-owned renewable energy projects. We are a constituted community organisation with a…Continue

Started Oct 3, 2013

New Furnish Re-use Shop

The new Furnish Re-use Shop has opened in the W12 shopping centre, Shepherd’s Bush. Located on the ground floor it is particularly accessible and hosts a vast range of stock; from cookers to washing…Continue

Started Mar 22, 2013

I Made This workshops
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I Made This, the enterprise project ABi has been running to harness the creativity and entrepreneurial flair of Brent residents, has been extremely successful across the borough. Over 110 young…Continue

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Brent Dance Month will be back in July 2013.

 The call out for expressions of interest in Brent Dance Month 2013 is now open.  Should you wish to participate you can download an Expression of Interest form via the link below.  The closing date…Continue

Started Jan 31, 2013

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Tips for Christmas at Brent

December 23, 2013 from 6pm to 7pm
 For leftover food recipes go to www.lovefoodhatewaste.com. Please don’t drain fat down the sink. Allow the fat to cool down and pour it into a plastic container or bottle and recycle it. After Christmas, why not take your Christmas cards to your local M&S, where they will be recycled in support of the…See More
Dec 23, 2013
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Love Food, Hate Waste workshop at library, civic centre

December 11, 2013 from 6pm to 7pm
Make that yummy festive food last even longer! If you do find yourself with extras, freeze the tasty leftovers as home made ready meals for the new-year, saving you time and money. At the end of this session, you will Understand Love Food Hate Waste tips and adviceUnderstand what to do with the food you can’t eat – recycling, compostingUnderstand the significance of food waste, its causes and consequencesHave an awareness of what steps food manufacturers, suppliers and retailers are taking to…See More
Dec 4, 2013
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HOW TO FEED A FAMILY FOR £5 at library, Wembley

December 9, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm
Join us for a tasty authors talk and demonstrations on screen, to show you just how you can feed your family for £5! The book encourages other non-cooks to be confident in the kitchen and make up their own recipes. Books from author Bernadine Lawrence will be on sale for only £5!FREESee More
Dec 4, 2013
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Love Food, Hate Waste workshop by West London Waste at library, civic centre

December 11, 2013 from 6pm to 7pm
Make that yummy festive food last even longer! If you do find yourself with extras, freeze the tasty leftovers as home made ready meals for the new-year, saving you time and money. At the end of this session, you will Understand Love Food Hate Waste tips and adviceUnderstand what to do with the food you can’t eat – recycling, compostingUnderstand the significance of food waste, its causes and consequencesHave an awareness of what steps food manufacturers, suppliers and retailers are taking to…See More
Dec 2, 2013
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Love Food, Hate Waste workshop by West London Waste at library, civic centre

December 11, 2013 from 6pm to 7pm
Make that yummy festive food last even longer! If you do find yourself with extras, freeze the tasty leftovers as home made ready meals for the new-year, saving you time and money. At the end of this session, you will Understand Love Food Hate Waste tips and adviceUnderstand what to do with the food you can’t eat – recycling, compostingUnderstand the significance of food waste, its causes and consequencesHave an awareness of what steps food manufacturers, suppliers and retailers are taking to…See More
Dec 2, 2013
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BSF Autumn Fair at Brent Civic Centre

November 13, 2013 from 12pm to 3pm
The Brent Sustainability Forum is hosting is autumn fair at the new civic centre. Members are showcasing their work plus you will have a chance to go on a guided tour of the centre which is the UK’s greenest public building. The fair will be on the Bridge, which is on the same level as the Melting Pot restaurant.  Come and enjoy. Stalls include:Barn Hill Conservation Group .Brent Sustainable TransportLSX, Energise BrentEnergy SolutionsCreate Space ArtMeat Free MondayBrent Fairtrade…See More
Nov 12, 2013
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Nov 12, 2013
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Capital Growth Networking Event at Nearest Station: Ladbroke Grove

November 28, 2013 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Capital Growth will be hosting a networking event on Thursday 28 November from 6 to 8.30pm. I would really appreciate if you can circulate the blurb below to any relevant contactsMany ThanksCapital Growth Networking Event- Grow more food in 2014Thursday 28 November 2013 from 6pm to 8.30pmLighthouse West London, 111-117 Lancaster Road, W11 1QT Join us for a great evening where you will learn how to grow more food for 2014. This networking event is open to anyone growing food in London wanting to…See More
Nov 11, 2013
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Nov 6, 2013
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Conference tickets from GovToday at The Brewery

December 10, 2013 all day
 LIMITED NUMBER OF FULLY FUNDED(NO COST) DELEGATE PLACES FOR PUBLIC AND THIRD SECTOR MEMBERS OF SUSTAINABLE BRENTGovtoday and Securing the Future are delighted to be hosting the 5th Annual National Sustainable Communities Conference, ‘Delivering a sustainable local future’, in association with Alliance. The conference will be held on Tuesday 10th December at the Brewery, The City of London.One year on from the launch of the UK’s first ever heat strategy, the Government laid out on 26th March…See More
Oct 29, 2013
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Oct 26, 2013
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Energise Brent at all of brent

October 25, 2013 from 6pm to 7pm
A new project by London Sustainability Exchange, Energise Brent aims to help communities who are fuel poor or vulnerable to extreme weather. They are looking for community groups to deliver fun activities around energy, waste and water, using their existing members, networks and events.They welcome all types of community groups, from mother and baby groups, youth clubs, religious centres and local volunteering services to get involved. Practical and financial support are available - between…See More
Oct 25, 2013
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Join the Big London Energy Switch! at na

October 21, 2013 from 6pm to 7pm
Worried about looming winter fuel bills? Join the Big London Energy Switch! Registration has opened again for Brent’s residents to join the Big London Energy Switch.  Households who sign up to the collective energy switching scheme by 18 November could dramatically reduce the fuel bills they will be facing again this winter. The switching scheme brings as many residents together as possible into one ‘auction’ at which energy companies bid for business by offering the best available prices.…See More
Oct 21, 2013
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Autumn Community Day at Malorees Infant School

October 12, 2013 from 10am to 3pm
Malorees OrchardAutumn Community DaySaturday October 12th10am – 3pmEntrance via Malorees Infant School /Christchurch Ave NW6 7PB Orchard Activities for young & old –den building, fairy doors & lots of digging!Delicious Homemade Refreshments available or bring a picnicEnjoy the delights of Freshly Pressed Apples –All thanks to the good people of Transition Kensal to Kilburn & the Willesden Harvesters x Please remember that your children must be supervised by a responsible adult at…See More
Oct 10, 2013
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Autumn Community Day at Malorees Infant School

October 12, 2013 from 10am to 3pm
Malorees OrchardAutumn Community DaySaturday October 12th10am – 3pmEntrance via Malorees Infant School /Christchurch Ave NW6 7PB Orchard Activities for young & old –den building, fairy doors & lots of digging!Delicious Homemade Refreshments available or bring a picnicEnjoy the delights of Freshly Pressed Apples –All thanks to the good people of Transition Kensal to Kilburn & the Willesden Harvesters x Please remember that your children must be supervised by a responsible adult at…See More
Oct 10, 2013
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Kilburn tube station gardening at Kilburn tube station

October 6, 2013 from 11am to 12:30pm
We are the self-appointed guardians of a small oasis on London's transport network. We'd love for it to survive yet another year, to spread the love and the flowers and the herbs to all the commuters who pass by every day.Please come help us tidy up the tube station planters and prepare it for wintering over.See More
Oct 4, 2013

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London Re-use Network for furniture

Furniture Re-use – London Re-use Network With Brent Council having completed its move to the new Brent Civic Centre, and the end of their appointment process for furniture re-use, a lot of their surplus furniture is now available at the London Reuse Network.

Visit their website at www.londonreuse.com Or call their hotline 020 3142 8506 – open 8:30am-5pm Mon-Fri. They’ll be happy to hear from anyone interested as they’re trying to find a new…

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Posted on September 9, 2013 at 8:10

Fairtrade Borough - Again !

We are proud to announce that Brent Council’s status as a Fairtrade Borough has been successfully renewed for another two years with the following very positive feedback from the Fairtrade Foundation:

“Congratulations! We really enjoyed reading your application and finding out what you’ve been up to – it was great to hear of your plans for the future!”

A celebratory event of the Fairtrade Network will be held in mid July at Brent’s new Civic Centre. Exact details will be…

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Posted on June 13, 2013 at 9:32

Love Food Hate Waste when going out

When you eat food out do you ever find you’ve got some left on your plate and think ‘what a waste’?

It’s estimated that more than 600,000 tonnes of food waste is thrown away each year in the UK hospitality and food service industry. That’s restaurants, pubs, hotels, cafes, staff restaurants etc.

And it is a waste because most of this food goes to landfill where it generates harmful methane gas.

Some of the food is kitchen waste, but there’s also plate waste – food we pay…

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Posted on June 12, 2013 at 9:00

2 Degrees tell us the French will turn off lights at night - would that work for Brent?

The French government has confirmed that it will force shops and commercial properties to switch off their lights at night in a bid to save energy and cut light pollution.

Paris, the city of lights... until July 1st.

The new measures, which were introduced by France’s minister for ecology, sustainable development and energy Delphine Batho, will come into force on July 1st this year.

The ban applies to both interior lighting and the external…

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Posted on February 5, 2013 at 14:02

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At 15:45 on November 7, 2012, Vicky D'souza said…

Hello Marion,

Been meaning to do this but finally got round to going the Sustainable Brent site. 

The site looks goods and full of useful info! Vicky

 
 
 

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Tree planting at St Davids Close Playing Field

November 22, 2014 from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Join Thames21 for some tree planting near the Brent River at Wembley. We will be planting trees to fill in gaps in hedgerow fence along the river and to help discourage flytipping on this site. Meet point at carpark of Wembley Church of Christ, Barnhill Road, HA9 9BSThames21 will provide tools and equipment. All are welcome and join us for some refreshments afterwards.See More
Nov 10
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Nishma Shah commented on Earth Matters's blog post Eat Healthy Food and Save Money
"Nishma of Shambhu's will be doing a cookery demonstration on Hearty oil-free and sugar-free African fusion meals at the Grand Hall in Olympia on 14th April 2014 ww.naturalproducts.co.uk/the-natural-food-kitchen This will blow the myth that…"
Apr 3
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Vegan Pavilion at the Natural Products Show (Cookery Demonstration), Mon 14th April 2014 at Grand Hall, Olympia

April 14, 2014 from 12pm to 12:45pm
Hearty oil-free and sugar-free African fusion mealsSee More
Apr 3

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