IMPROVING PARKS - HELPING WILDLIFE - ATTACKING PLASTIC POLLUTION - FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE - MOBILISING LOCAL VOLUNTEERS  

THIS YEAR, WITH YOUR HELP, WE HAVE:

Helped keep our rivers and parks clear of plastic pollution

Helped keep our rivers and parks clear of plastic pollution

Launched an action plan to protect local wildlife and green spaces

Launched an action plan to protect local wildlife and green spaces

Supported 130 local groups to find volunteers, fundraise, run events and more!

Supported 130 local groups to find volunteers, fundraise, run events and more!

Helped 70 households to save around £15K in energy costs & 42,000kg of CO2

Helped 70 households to save around £15K in energy costs & 42,000kg of CO2

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OUR WORK FOCUSES ON THREE MAIN AREAS

  • ENGAGING LOCAL COMMUNITIES WITH THEIR ENVIRONMENT
    We support local voluntary organisations and initiatives, e.g. friends of parks groups, 2 Minute Litter Picks etc., which protect and enhance local green spaces
  • Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
    We work with schools, nonprofits, community centres and households to help them to save energy, money and reduce emissions. We also work on air quality & promote recycling and building community resilience
  • BIODIVERSITY – SPECIES & HABITAT PROTECTION
    We facilitate the preservation of local biodiversity, and promote the conservation and improvement of the natural environment

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  • Strategic Alliance

    South West London Environment Network (SWLEN) and the Environment Trust (ET) are entering a strategic alliance.

  • Climate Strike 2019

    Employees of the South West London Environment Network will be joining the Climate Strike on Friday 20th September in solidarity with millions of others worldwide to call for climate justice and an end to fossil fuel dependence. As a charity that exists to conserve and protect the environment through engaging and empowering grassroots communities to […]

  • A Food Waste Hero in Teddington: Sophie

    Hi! My name is Sophie and I’m a 31 year old Registered Veterinary Nurse and mama to an amazing 18 month old little boy and I also volunteer as a Food Waste Hero for Olio one day a week. I collect surplus food that would otherwise go to waste from one of the local Cavan […]

  • From Our Summer Intern 2019, Caroline Skiles

    Hi, all! My name is Caroline and this summer I joined the SWLEN team as the Communications Intern! I am a rising fourth year student at the University of Virginia. Coincidentally it is not too far from Richmond Virginia, in the States, so it was fitting that I worked in the London Borough of Richmond.   […]

  • Richmond’s greatest event against plastic and litter

    The primary objectives of Get On Board 2019 event, organised by Be Richmond, were to highlight the problems with plastic pollution in our waterways while creating a great community event involving residents, businesses, workers and charities both on the water and on the towpath. SWLEN organised the litter pick, representing local charities including The Poppy […]

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