Hounslow Council wants to empower communities to make a difference by establishing the Environmental Champions Scheme bringing residents together to tackle the borough’s environmental priorities.
Published: Thursday, 12th March 2020
From Thursday 12 March 2020, as part of Cleaner Greener Hounslow campaign, Hounslow Council are launching a programme of community volunteering to support residents from all parts of the borough in helping to make Hounslow a cleaner and greener place to live.
There has been a marked increase in community action in recent times and an appetite to do more which the council is keen to support in every way it can.
Environmental Champions will receive training and equipment and be fully supported in promoting the many community projects they organise. Some of the suggested activities that they could progress and develop are:
- Helping wildlife flourish by identifying sites for wildflower planting
- Planting and caring for local trees
- Organising community events – play streets, street parties and clean-ups
- Beautifying streets – getting together with neighbours to ensure streets look their best
Younger residents are also welcome to get involved as we are inviting under 18s to take part as Eco-Agents. Young people participating on this scheme will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Councillor Guy Lambert, Cabinet Member for Highways, Recycling and Trading Companies at Hounslow Council said:
“The Environmental Champions Scheme builds on the principle that we all want Hounslow to be a place where people take pride and work together to achieve a cleaner, greener borough.
“Hounslow already has an active volunteer network who contribute to improving the local environment and the Environmental Champions Scheme aims to further build on this foundation by providing a platform for others to become active in their area.”
For more information and to sign up, please visit: www.hounslow.gov.uk/EnvironmentalChampions