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. This website is currently mainly a library of useful resources for groups we work with.

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 also our "Living Landscapes" section. 

On waste, we have begun to achieve the first steps: taking our own bags whenever we go shopping,  a few plastic-bag-free shops and a ntaional 5p charge for bags. 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 founder and 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 supporter of
Transition Town Kingston and Kingston Biodiversity Network, and is affiliated to Greener Upon Thames, the London anti-plastic-bag campaign that began in the neighbouring borough of Richmond. We also support Save the World Club. 
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