engaging Brent in the creation of better, greener places to live and work
In 1956 an employee of Tsuruoka Co-op in Yamagata district northern Japan invited co-op members to her home and explained how members could use the co-operatives self-service shop to collectively order and buy daily necessities - centred on food items - at favourable prices.
The idea took hold…
Added by Earth Matters on December 5, 2013 at 12:51 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Marion Hofmann on September 9, 2013 at 8:10 — No Comments
Energy Solutions have just uploaded a range of Energy Advice leaflets which can be downloaded by clicking these links and printed out, covering all the following subjects:Continue
Added by DAVID ROSE on June 28, 2013 at 9:12 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Marion Hofmann on June 13, 2013 at 9:32 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Marion Hofmann on June 12, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments
See this link about introducing more ambitious future European GHG targets:
Added by Neil on June 4, 2013 at 14:05 — No Comments
The size and scale of a new housing development in our neighbouring Barnet borough is a threat to the natural environment in a special part of Brent. Please review and comment on the planning application (see link below) so we can help ensure the West Hendon Housing re-development does not adversely affect the Natural environment and our enjoyment of a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Brent.
Follow this link: http://ning.it/10NCdHl to…Continue
Added by Earth Matters on April 29, 2013 at 9:56 — No Comments
BBC article on progress of planned introduction of Marine Protected Zones in the sea around the UK
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Brent Council's new public website launched yesterday. The website has been completely redesigned, making it more user friendly and more accurate. The Going Green webpages are more relevant, with up to date information and documents covering the Green Charter, climate change, Fairtrade, low carbon projects, the Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre, and of course BSF. You can even sign the Climate Change Pledge here.…Continue
Added by Neil on February 28, 2013 at 17:05 — No Comments
Thought this was an interesting article posted on the BBC website. It is about how using DNA analysis can improve the data scientists have on local populations of individual animal species. Having good records of species' populations is essential for effective conservation work, it says.
Added by Neil on February 13, 2013 at 16:07 — No Comments
Brent and Energy Solutions' Greener Brent are helping to kick start the Government’s new Green Deal energy saving programme by offering 300 free energy assessments worth over £150 each, to residents, private tenants, landlords and business owners in the borough.
The assessments will result in a report which will enable you to get a quote for a financial plan from a registered Green Deal Provider.
The plan is a way of paying for energy saving measures over time, out of the…Continue
Added by DAVID ROSE on February 12, 2013 at 13:53 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Marion Hofmann on February 5, 2013 at 14:02 — No Comments
The Library Lab is a community co-working space in Willesden Green, set up by Architecture 00:/ in partnership with Brent Council. The space is aimed at accelerating local entrepreneurship in the Brent community by offering workshops, lectures, and co-working space. We now offer very affordable space for hire, ideal for groups of 2-10 for meetings or 30-50 for larger events.
It's the aim of the Library Lab to reduce our need for…Continue
Added by Marion Hofmann on January 23, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments
TheraPaws have a free project that is targeting older Londoners. With ‘Therapaws’
The Mayhew visits elderly care homes, residential homes and community day centres
with our dogs, cats and rabbits to stimulate and interact with the residents and service
users, many of whom are living with conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and
depression. For more information, please visit;…
Added by Marion Hofmann on January 23, 2013 at 15:47 — No Comments
Team members at the Wilkinson store on High Road, Wembley, are offering a helping hand to community groups and charities in the area who need extra support with local projects.
Whether the project benefits young people, families or the elderly, Wilkinsons is appealing to anyone who is passionate about their local community to get involved and apply for a donation.
People living within the Wembley area will be able to apply to the store for a monetary…Continue
Added by Marion Hofmann on January 23, 2013 at 15:24 — No Comments
There has been an increasing amount of research on the health benefits of green spaces such as parks and nature reserves, but we know far less about how the wildlife within these habitats contributes towards well-being benefits.
Take wild birds for example says PhD student Natalie Clark from the University of Reading, who is leading the study: “Most of us say we enjoy seeing wild birds in our local environments every day, be that the friendly robin visiting our garden each Christmas…Continue
Added by Marion Hofmann on January 18, 2013 at 13:05 — No Comments
Consultants appointed to deliver the Strategic Cycling Study
WestTrans is a transport partnership of the six West London boroughs of Ealing, Brent, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow.
As part of its commitment to improving transport and travel within the sub-region, the WestTrans Partnership recently commissioned GlobalSKM and Gehl Architects to undertake a scoping study that:
1. defines the current position of cycling within the West London (WL) sub region…
Added by Marion Hofmann on January 11, 2013 at 15:17 — No Comments
The estimated equivalent of 69 Wembley football pitches or 124 acres of disused land in London now brimming with fruit and veg
The Mayor of London today announced that the ambitious target to deliver 2012 Capital Growth spaces has been reached, following a four-year scheme to turn disused plots of land into community spaces abundant with fruit and veg. Nearly 100,000 green fingered Londoners have rolled up their sleeves to deliver this leafy Olympic legacy.
Added by Marion Hofmann on December 14, 2012 at 15:20 — No Comments
I visited St Georges’ School Sudbury Hill, they have a Fenced off nature trail in a parcel of land between the school grounds and The Clementine Church Hospital. The plot is a few acres in size and already has a log path, I understand the area was once maintained, in the last 10 or 20 years it has naturally been allowed to grow wild. There are numerous trees and much of the area has an ivy covering.
The school have not been able to make use of the nature trial as they have…Continue
Added by Francis henry on December 5, 2012 at 11:24 — No Comments