Hounslow Council is seeking local residents to join its Environmental Champions project. Volunteers will get involved in clean-up and conversation campaigns.
Published: Monday, 9th May 2022
Not all heroes wear capes.
Some of them carry litter pickers and wear gardening gloves.
And if you care passionately about your local environment and love getting ‘hands-on’ to make a difference, then Hounslow Council’s Environmental Champions scheme could be your calling.
Environmental Champions are residents from all parts of the borough who take an active role in tackling Hounslow’s environmental priorities.
The project started just before the pandemic and now boasts a network of more than 140 volunteers.
These community-minded champs regularly take part in organised cleanups and other environmental events.
The Council wants to continue to grow the number of Environmental Champions in the borough and support them in planning and organising their own events.
The type of activities the champions undertake include:
Helping wildlife flourish by identifying sites for wildflower planting.
Adopting and caring for trees in their neighbourhoods.
Organising community events such as cleanups.
Attending training sessions and environmental workshops.
Volunteers are provided with the equipment to take part in activities - litter bags, gloves, hi-viz vest and more. They also get the chance to join regular meetings and share their knowledge with like-minded people, Council officers and experts.
To find out more about Hounslow Council’s Environmental Champions scheme and sign up, click here.