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The Tidal Stretch...

In December 2012 SWLEN helped local not-for-profit organisation Ham Hydro Community Interest Company to organise The Tidal Stretch a sponsored walk from the Thames Barrier to Teddington Lock.  Ham Hydro team members and friends walked the 31 miles from the Thames Barrier to Teddington Lock on Saturday 1stDecember. SWLEN staff and volunteers acted as stewards. SWLEN set […]

Tour of Beverly...

Richmond Biodiversity Partnership (RBP) Tour of the Beverly Brook Restoration Project with Julia Balfour, Friday 4th December 2015.   Representatives from 10 different environmental organisations came on this tour specially organised for the RBP, including Historic Royal Palaces, The Conservation Volunteers, Friends of the River Crane Environment, Friends of Barnes Common, the Environment Trust, Glendale’s Nature’s […]

Richmond Fairtrade Fair

Not all trade is fair. Farmers and workers who produce what is marketed do not always receive an appropriate share of the benefits of trade. FAIRTRADE is an independent organisation that seeks to change that. It is an alternative to conventional trade that is based on the agreement between producers and consumers, where farmers in […]

Trip to Tower...

On Friday 18th March 2016, SWLEN organised a tour to Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in Mile End, East London for Friends groups from Richmond Borough. The trip was an initiative to see the work of another very successful and well established group managing a large green space in East London with similar circumstances to many […]

Make your business circular!

‘Take, make, dispose’, is the mode of production that most products and businesses operate under in our economy. The inputs to the majority of the things we sell and consume worldwide are designed to be used only once, and more often than not, the product we then buy is only used once as well. This […]

Nesta event: Digital...

#Nesta #RethinkingParks  Digital Technology in Parks and Open Spaces: Busting Myths and Exploring Opportunities An account of the symposium event on July 30th at Nesta, London by SWLEN’s Community Project Manager, Sue Palmer. “The potential of digital technology for parks, open spaces and heritage sites is hotly debated. In the right circumstances digital technology can help […]