Working towards a wildlife-friendly, zero-waste, greener Kingston - and world -

one step at a time.

 

 Roadside wild flowers 

   

 Kingston park 

                                

OUR VISION is of a greener, zero-waste Kingston, and an end to our throw-away life-styles, leading the way to a zero-waste, more wildlife-friendly UK and world.

 

OUR MISSION is to work with others towards that, one step at a time.

 

On local green spaces and wildlife, the first steps would be protecting and conserving what we have, and recognising the value of making space for nature and cultivating pollinator-friendly plants. See our "Living Landscapes" and Kingston Green Spaces Forum sections. 

 

On waste, we have begun to achieve the first steps: taking our own bags whenever we go shopping and plastic-bag-free shops. Next steps would move us closer to a zero-wast society - with more recycling, less throwaway packaging and fewer disposable (non-recyclable) cups and plastic bottles...We hate waste of other kinds too so we campaign and work towards less litter, more re-use and upcycling of materials, more use of unused growing spaces in Kingston...

 
 
bags in river thames 

 

Typical plastic litter in the Thames

 

 

  

 

Damage to ocean wildlife

 

Litter bin by the river 

 

Typical plastic litter around Kingston

 

bag in fence

 

Typical plastic litter around Kingston

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED GREEN CHAMPION, GREEN GUARDIAN AWARDS 2009: Greener Kingston co-ordinator Marilyn Mason won a Highly Commended certificate and an apple tree at the Green Guardian awards ceremony at the Rose Theatre in January 2010. Photo here.

COMMENDED GREEN PROJECT, GREEN GUARDIAN AWARDS 2008:
As Towards a Plastic-Bag-Free Kingston (our previous name), we were commended in the 2008 Green Guardian Awards.  

UNLTD AWARD, 2008: We had an award and other support from UnLtd to help us start up and enable the printing of awareness-raising resources.

AFFILIATIONS: Greener Kingston is a member of Kingston Environment Foruma Friend of
Transition Town Kingston and affiliated to Greener Upon Thames, the London anti-plastic-bag campaign that began in the neighbouring borough of Richmond. Sign up for occasional updates from Greener upon Thames here and see the latest newsletter here

 

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