Recycle for Lewisham

A blog written for residents of Lewisham

Be a champion in your community!

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We are looking for Lewisham residents who are interested in becoming ‘street champions’ and help their neighbours to create a cleaner and greener street to live in.

Can you be a Street Champion?

What does it involve?

Speaking to people who live in your street to make them aware of what they can do to make a difference to their environment. You will be delivering leaflets asking people to sign a pledge to make a small change to the way they get rid of their waste, use their gas, electricity or water, how they get to work or to think about growing their own food.

Do I need experience?

No experience is needed. We are looking for adults of all ages and backgrounds who are keen to help to change their local environment.

Will I have to give lots of time?

We will ask you to commit to one informal training session held in January 2012. After that, you can spend as much time as you want but it can be as little as an hour a week.

What will I get from it?

We will provide one informal training session which will raise your awareness about the latest initiatives in Lewisham for sustainable energy, recycling, community gardens scheme, composting and waste minimisation. We will provide all the leaflets and information needed to promote this.

We will provide on going advice and support from two named officers from the council.

We will award a prize to the residents who manage to get the most ‘pledges’ from their neighbours and community.

By becoming a street champion you have an opportunity to gain experience of waste issues, of raising awareness and promoting in your community.

How do I get involved?

Email Beth.sowden@lewisham.gov.uk or Kate.parkinson@lewisham.gov.uk or call them on 020 8314 2245. It would be helpful if you can let us know that you are interested by Friday 13th January 2012.

You will need to commit to attending one of the training sessions which will be held in Ladywell on Friday January 20th between 11am and 1pm or Tuesday 24th January between 7- 8.30pm. Refreshments will be provided and we may also be able to reimburse travel costs to this event.

Please contact us if you have any questions and want to find out more!

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