As Zero Waste Week (www.zerowasteweek.co.uk) comes to an end it seems a good time to talk about some of our initiatives at KEC for the months ahead regarding waste & recycling. In particular, we want to talk about plastic, and we want to hear what you have to say! For many of us, David Attenborough’s […]
We hope our new regular Carnival Club will really catch on and adding to the diversity, vibrancy and colour of Kingston’s annual carnival. Please come along, bringing ideas and materials. Who knows the club coould well contribute to other local events such as New Malden Fortnight and Parade.
This week we celebrate National volunteers week. How can you give something back to the community? Have you thought about volunteering at KEC? We welcome new volunteers. Get in touch directly or through Go Kingston @KingstonVA FollowingFollowing @KingstonVA
Don’t miss the Permaculture Intro course at KEC on 12th and 13th May with Liz Darley and Steve “Pag” Pagett. Cost £90, Concessions available. email email@example.com or phone 020 8942 5251 for more details and booking.
The Fossil Free London meeting on 28th April was organised by a consortium of committed and energetic people willing to make a difference. At the end we all had to make a pledge of the next thing to do, so this was mine. The organisers have been inspired by Naomi Klein and the LEAP manifesto. […]
Compassionate Neighbours is free, community-led support for people nearing the end of life through age or illness, or who are lonely or socially isolated. They are looking for volunteers to help 1 or 2 hours a week visiting people living with serious, long-term or terminal illness. It is run by Princess Alice hospice and for […]
For Earth Day we teamed up with the Mindfulness foundation and wrote a letter to several local businesses: Dear Retailer Earth Day Theme of Ending Plastic Pollution At a local joint meeting last Thursday in New Malden KT3 5BL, we focused on the 22 April Earth Day theme of Ending Plastic Pollution. Whilst, we fully […]
Further to the previous post, here is a plastics detox mindmap.
It has been widely reported that a new enzyme has been discovered that could be used to break down plastics. Scientists have improved a naturally occurring enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics. PET, the strong plastic commonly used in bottles, takes hundreds of years to break down in the environment. […]
Care homes and nursing homes don’t always get a good press. But today I visited Brook House, New Malden. Here was a home that was beautifully arranged and where the care and kindness to all the residents was clear to see. We did a simple task together, sowing sunflower seeds in pots. Each resident has […]