If you are a member-organisation of KEF (or would like to be)  please click "Request Membership" above.

 

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Kingston Environment Forum (KEF) is a network of local environmental organisations covering a wide range of blue and green issues in Kingston. We hope to influence and assist Kingston Council and others to promote environmental sustainability in Kingston upon Thames. KEF began life as Kingston's Eco-Footprint Working Group, developed into Kingston Environment Group and a member of Kingston Strategic Partnership, and changed its name in 2014 to Kingston Environment Forum to reflect its role more accurately.

KEF includes a range of local groups (charities, not-for-profit groups and groups of volunteers - see Useful Links for a list of member-groups) with an interest in environmental issues and activities in the Borough. Find out more in KEF Terms of Reference, Sept 2018 and our Revised Terms of Reference, Feb 2019Our main aim is to influence Council plans and to advise and assist on the implementation of the first theme in the Kingston Plan: "A sustainable Kingston: protecting and enhancing the environment for us and for future generations", with its objectives of tackling climate change, reducing our ecological footprint, ensuring sustainable development and transport in Kingston, and protecting and improving the quality of our local environment.

Currently we don't host or hold meetings and only attend meetings as KEF when invited and relevant to our work, though our member-groups continue to be available to advise the Council and others on a range of environmental matters and this website exists to share occasional news and a useful collection of resources. There is no need to join this website if you have local environmental concerns or questions - we suggest you go to our Facebook page or consult one of our member groups. You can contact the KEF coordinator via this email.

Member-groups and other local environmental organisations who'd like to share their news, activities and events with an interested readership are invited to sign up as contributors to the monthly e-newsletter, Kingston Environment News via this form. You will then get a request for news and a reminder every month.

To find out more, join in discussions, see what's going on in Kingston:

Sign up for the monthly Kingston Environment News here.

 See KEF updates and discussions on our Facebook page

 

 

 

  

 

Latest news

Kingston’s  Citizens’ Assembly first met for two days early in November 2019 to consider the widespread problem of local air pollution and come up with possible solutions... 

KEF has been participating in the Council's Covid Recovery Taskforce and its Volunteering and Mental Health and Wellbeing subgroups. 

Clean air campaign group Mums for Lungs has co-ordinated a nationwide alliance of organisations to call on the Government for a stronger Environment Bill. Over 100 groups, including KEF, have written to the Government, urging them to act on their claims of being world leaders on the environment and calling for the inclusion of World Health Organisation air quality guidelines to be enshrined in the Environment Bill.

Please respond to Kingston’s Air Quality Action Plan consultation before 17/1/21