Great things are happening in London...

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Choked Up is a new campaign by black and brown teens sick of breathing toxic air from their streets. Join the fight for a clean air law.

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Millions of disposable nappies go to landfill every year, and take hundreds of years to break down. Real Nappies for London make the washable option a no-brainer.

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Giki...Drivy...Olio...Forest... Time Out recommends 8 apps to help you live your best (green) London life.

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Pedal Me is a pedal-powered passenger and cargo service, covering all of London. They can transport families, fridges, furniture - anything. 

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School Streets exclude traffic from outside schools at drop-off and pick-up times. Should your school get one?  

Parklets are where car parking spaces are used instead for greenery, seating and play: they're popping up in London streets and we love them!

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London Car Free Day champions a traffic free city centre and active travel. It supports communities wanting to have their own car free days. 

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The Work and Play Scrapstore in Tooting is a treasure trove of waste materials and objects which members can use for non-commercial projects. 

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Abundance is a Chiswick charity that harvests surplus fruit, plants orchards, trees and hedgerows, reconnecting people with nature.

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TerraCycle are a company offering a range of programmes to help you or your workplace to recycle hard-to-recycle waste.

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Mums for Lungs campaign for cleaner air in London. Active on social media, they produce great flyers for School Streets and against engine idling.

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Talking of idling...here's Idling Action London: a campaign to educate drivers out of this vile habit. On the website, you'll find an Idling Action Toolkit.

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The charity ECOactive delivers fun, interactive workshops on living sustainably (e.g. creating a community garden) for children and adults alike.

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Why buy a rarely-used tool or gadget, when you could borrow it? The Library of Things is in South London. Could you start one in H&F?

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London Schools Eco Network is a student-led group raising awareness of environmental issues in their school communities and beyond.

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ShareWaste connects you with neighbours who compost.

Swap your kitchen scraps for compost - and get to know your neighbours.

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Street Trees for Living, an award-winning charity in Lewisham, enables residents to plant and maintain trees in their streets.

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Roots and Shoots provides vocational training to young people; its Kennington site is a green, biodiverse space for schools and the community.

 

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Car sharing is fast replacing car ownership, especially in cities. Here's a guide from CoMoUK to car clubs and peer-to-peer car sharing schemes.

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The London Cycling Campaign has 11,000 members; it lobbies for better conditions for cyclists in London. Each borough - inc. LBHF - has its own group.

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What If Lambeth is a similar project to Imagine2030 (great minds, eh?), gathering residents' ideas for a 'green, fair and delicious' Lambeth

No Waste Jose (see what they did there?) is a new business delivering zero waste refills of everything from olive oil to washing up liquid.

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North Kensington Community Energy has installed solar panels on schools, community centres, and, most recently, the Westway Sports Centre.