This week is London Sustainability Week, celebrating the actions of local people working to make sustainable development a reality in their communities. There are opportunities to win a computer, learn about worm composting and more...
Events taking place in SE1 include:
Donate your old mobile phones during London Sustainability Week to the fones4safety scheme (launched earlier this year at Tate Modern and backed by T-Mobile), which reconfigures old mobiles into personal safety alarms for victims of crime and harassment. Phones received between 1 and 7 June will be entered into a prize draw for a refurbished Pentium II computer.
Send you phones to CRISP, FREEPOST LON15948 LONDON SE17 1BR with your name and contact details and a reference to London Sustainability Week. The prize draw will take place on Saturday 7 June at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre. The winner will be notified by post. Contact CRISP for more details on 020 7740 6533
To mark the World Environment Day local residents are invited to join a free workshop about how to successfully compost kitchen & garden waste at home or in the community. We will give a short introduction about why composting our organic waste is good for the environment, demonstrate how to set up a compost bin, and provide information about how to convert kitchen and garden waste successfully into ?black gold? (compost). All participants will enter a prize draw and can win a 330l home compost bin. Children are welcome.
The event is also part of the celebration for the successful revival of Mint Street Park organised by BOST, which runs from 4pm to 7pm and includes Brazilian music from Sambura, children's activities, refreshments and information. Everyone who attends will be invited to plant a mint plant.
Local residents are invited to join a workshop about worm composting. The event includes an introduction into worm composting and practical demonstrations about how to start and maintain your own wormery. The organisers will also distribute free wormeries to interested residents and schools based in SE1 and SE11 as part of the community vermicomposting initiative.
The initiative is funded by the Cross River Partnership and has been developed in partnership with St. Mungo's, an organisation assisting people in London. The wormeries are produced at St. Mungo's carpenter workshop; thereby providing training and employment opportunities for homeless people.