London Climate Action Week: Veolia invites locals to come up with environmental projects they will fund

Staff Reporter (01 July, 2019) Environment Community

There are to be two sessions one being from 2:30pm to 4:30pm; the second being from 5pm to 7pm.

30522Gung Ho beach clean-up on Southbank. Photo provided by Veolia.

Veolia is inviting Southwark residents  who have a bright idea on how to make a difference for the environment to attend an event this Wednesday (July 3) at it’s recycling facility to get their project funded, writes Hillary Chaisson

Attendees can pitch their ideas and receive advice on how their project could be awarded funding and turned into reality.

On the 3rd of July, during London Climate Action week, residents from across London are being  invited to gather at Veolia’s Southwark recycling facility on the Old Kent Road  to see what happens to their recycling after it is collected and discuss their ideas to help solve climate change.

There are to be two sessions one being from 2:30pm to 4:30pm; the second being from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

As part of the free event, Veolia will help project creators to shape their ideas, and provide advice on securing funding through its Recycling Fund for Communities.

Veolia’s Recycling Fund for Communities is used to support London’s grassroots projects aimed at protecting the environment.

Over the past year almost £8,000 were awarded to ten Southwark projects that tackled environmental issues. An estimated 9,000 litres of Veolia’s peat-free Pro Grow compost, made from recycled food and garden waste, was donated to four community projects.

Rachel Jay, Communications Manager for Veolia in London said: “Through our fund we aim to find Londoners who are passionate about protecting their local environment and empower them to make their ideas happen. We’ve seen over 60 projects come to life through our donations of cash, volunteers, equipment, and materials. Londoners are demanding to be a part of the shift to reverse climate change, and with our funding they can.”

In addition to taking away new ideas for their projects, all attendees will be offered a climate change tool-kit which will include reusable goodies, plant seeds and Veolia’s peat-free Pro Grow soil improver.

Anyone seeking funding for projects that protect the environment is eligible to attend the event.

Places are limited, for more information, and to sign up visit https://recyclingfundlaunch2019.eventbrite.co.uk

Those who can’t make the event are still able to apply for funding online via our website www.veolia.co.uk/london/recyclingfund

Veolia’s Southwark Recycling Centre is located at 43 Devon Street., London SE1514AL.

 

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