Become a Food Waste Champion!

January 24, 2013

freezerportion5If you are a Lambeth resident you can help to pass on Love Food Hate Waste tips and advice to others.

Volunteers will receive full training and our local Volunteer Co-ordinator will be on hand to offer support and advice along the way.

Once you are trained, you’ll be able to take part in a range of activities:

  • Run a Love Food Hate Waste week at work
  • Encourage others to join the network of Food Waste Champions
  • Organise for a few friends or colleagues to get together so you can pass on Love Food Hate Waste tips and advice
  • Ask local parenting groups, allotment groups and food groups if they’d like a talk from you
  • Provide support to us when we are running events
  • Get together a group to take the food waste challenge

It’s a great opportunity to help as many people as possible across London waste less food, save money and help the environment.

For lots of further information about the role please visit the Food Waste Champion page on the Love Food Hate Waste website or email lfhw@glv.org.uk.


Help us to tackle junk mail

July 20, 2012

Junk mail posted through letterbox If you’re fed up of coming home to a doormat covered in takeaway menus, leaflets and business cards, you might be just the person we’re looking for!

We need Lambeth residents to help us to tackle the junk mail problem in Lambeth.

What will I have to do?

  1. We’ll provide you with a ‘No Junk Mail’ sticker for you to clearly display on your letterbox. Our new Junk Mail sticker is carefully worded to discourage the posting of menus, sales flyers and business cards. We’ll then ask you to keep a diary of the junk mail you receive over a two week period.
  1. Once the two weeks are over, we’ll ask you to provide us with information on the amount of junk mail you have received and the details of the businesses or organisations that have ignored the No Junk Mail sticker.
  1. We’ll then contact them to request that in future, they respect the wishes of those householders displaying a No Junk Mail sticker.

If you would like to participate or find out more, please contact Waste Development Officer, Catherine Bourke on cbourke2@lambeth.gov.uk before Friday 10th August.

If you would like to find out more about tackling junk mail, visit our 10 easy steps web page.

If you would like to receive one of the new No Junk Mail stickers for your letterbox, please email environmentlambeth@lambeth.gov.uk with your name and address.


Team Tackles Thames Trash

April 3, 2012

Last Friday staff from Macmillan Cancer Support made the most of the sunshineThe lovely folk from Macmillian Cancer Support during their lunch hour. But rather than sitting back and soaking it up, they traded their lunch for litter picking on the Albert Embankment.

Twelve volunteers, with support from Lambeth, put on their gloves and shifted through debris the Thames tide had left behind. From broken china to drift wood, they cleared the lot! A big thank you to all those who took part and made a real visual improvement to their local environment.

If you and your colleagues or friends would like to do something similar, contact Richard 020 7926 3088.