Greener and Cleaner works to normalise a greener, more sustainable way of life for residents of south east London. Together, we aim to make a measurable difference to our environment.
To fight climate change, we need to cut our carbon footprint in half by 2030, and in half again by 2040. These might seem unimaginable or unquantifiable numbers if you’re at the start of your climate journey, but Greener and Cleaner is here to help you break this down and find manageable actions that suit you, your family and your household.
We provide education about the benefits of the personal measures you can take, which will reduce the carbon footprint of your household and your local community.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
We advocate the benefits of reducing our individual carbon footprints, especially in The Hub in The Glades shopping centre, Bromley: a community-powered space where you can seek advice and encouragement, participate in workshops and more.
Central to our ethos are the principles of reduce, reuse, recycle.
Above all we need to reduce our consumption; we need to think more about what we can reuse; and we need to improve what can be recycled and what we actually recycle. There are many simple actions you can take to get greener, and we’re here to help you find what works best for you. We are a no-judgement zone.
We are here to help you. Our goal is to help everyone work towards creating a greener and more sustainable local community. We’re a group of proactive and friendly people sharing information and resources to reduce our environmental impact at home, at work, and in our wider communities.
We have strong links with our local communities and will help you build yours too.
We also promote the development and protection of habitats required to support and encourage biodiversity, and carry out air quality improvement activity to benefit residents most at risk.
To continue connecting and engaging with people in a meaningful way, we need to better understand attitudes, experiences and viewpoints; know what stops people from taking action; and learn what drives them to make and embed change in their lives.
With endorsement and support from Dr Richard Carmichael (Imperial College London), Dr Kris De Meyer (UCL), Professor Colin Strong (IPSOS) and funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) we’re undertaking ground-breaking research to do just that.
Our research will increase diversity and inclusion in climate change, as well as encouraging active engagement and open discussions for systemic change. It will identify the best way to talk about climate change and produce meaningful action in all different communities and demographics across the UK.
You can be at the forefront of this change as we’re looking for funders for stage two. Contact us to discuss in more detail.
Small changes have a big impact
Powered by a passionate and ambitious team of changemakers, determined to leave the world in a better place for future generations, our team is a mix of a large number of volunteers and a small number of paid staff. You can meet our Senior Leadership Team and Trustees here. We’re all enthusiastic about living greener and cleaner, reducing our own carbon footprints and helping you to do the same.
We are all in this together and at different stages of trying to be greener and cleaner, so please use the information on this site and in our Facebook group to help you make some real changes. We bring members together through community projects, workshops and events. Above all, we’re a charity and rely on donations to keep our work going. You can get involved with our activities and you can get greener too.