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 […]
Calling all poets, Who may not know it, Or those who strive at home, Poorly understood or alone. Fear not friends, Tis not the end, Make some time, To share some rhymes, At Kingston’s first Poetry night. Black and white, Rich or poor, Come together, To create some more, And turn your darkness, Into light. […]
We are very excited about Sally Duffell joining us on April 12th at 645 to tell us about how we can have a natural menopause without nasty symptoms or pharmaceutical drugs. Sally has done extensive research into how growing and eating sprouted foods is a really simple and very cost effective way to ease symptoms […]
Come along to the Hogsmill Community Garden on Saturday 17th March for a seed-swap between 12 and 4 p.m. Create your own haven for bees, butterflies and insects by growing plants for pollinators. Celebrate the start of Spring! Home-made soup provided! Bring along seeds to swap or choose from ours!
A few years ago it was all the rage to work out your carbon footprint and show how many planets it would take to support you in your Western lifestyle. Now there are industries who have to pay carbon taxes and therefore are putting a price on carbon. I believe the carbon tax was set […]