Local residents can find out about how to live more sustainably and reduce their impact on the environment at a green living event next month.
Taking place at Walpole Park, Ealing on Saturday, 6 May from 10am until 2pm, the event will be packed with useful recycling and composting information and woodworking and carving demonstrations. It will also include a compost give away, seed and plant swaps, and children’s green crafts including weaving with dogwood.
The compost giveaway will begin at 8 am – two hours before the main Green Living Day event – and residents may take up to two loads of compost until noon, after which it will be unlimited. This is in order to ensure that everyone gets a fair opportunity to collect compost.
Representatives from the Friends of Pitzhanger Manor House & Gallery and Walpole Park; Transition Town, Ealing and Northfields allotments will also be on hand to talk to residents about their work in the local community.
Dr Bike will be running a session where local people can get help and advice on all things cycling, as well as a free basic service for their bike.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for environment, transport and leisure said: “I encourage local residents to come down to wonderful Walpole Park next month for Green Living Day. The event will include fun activities for the family and provide really useful information on helping our environment through the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle.
“We will always fully support residents to recycle as much as possible and since the launch of the council’s alternate weekly collection service last year, we have seen recycling rates rise six percentage points. We are meeting our ambitious target of recycling more than 50 per cent of household waste a year ahead of schedule, at a time where rates are falling nationally and across London.”