Book a place for the Lichen Identification Walkshop – 12 Sept 2017, part of Wandle Fortnight

Carrying out a lichen survey is a fun and engaging activity to explore and understand more about your local area. It is suitable for all age groups, including families.

Lichens are formed from a symbiotic relationship between fungus and algae, and grow everywhere! There are many different types of lichens and some are sensitive to levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) in the air, therefore acting as bio-indicators of pollution levels.

London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) will run this event and will also bring their Particulate Matter monitor and take readings with that along the way.  It will begin and end with short presentations and discussions about pollution.

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This event is part of Wandle Fortnight, with a host of events running from 9 to 24 September 2017.

Rough timings for the walkshop are as follows:

18:00 Meet up at the bandstand in Wandle Park

18:10 Brief introduction to pollution and lichens

18:30 Walking around to find lichen. The walk will start in Wandle Park and head towards Croydon town centre in order to spot lichen and to gauge differing levels of pollution.

19:15 Arrive back at Bandstand and discuss results

19:30 Close

BOOK A PLACE HERE!

Please be aware that this walkshop will involve walking towards Croydon town centre.

Anyone under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Your booking details for this event will be shared with LSx.

 

Got a question?  Get in touch!

 

Public meeting on tackling air pollution in Croydon – Wednesday 12 April 2017

Please join us for this public meeting focussing on tackling air pollution in Croydon, in association with London Sustainability Exchange.

The meeting will be held in the hall to the rear of:

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk
Croydon
CR0 1UA

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

Please book a free place to attend.

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London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) is running a project supporting community groups to measure air pollution across London and are looking for groups in Croydon who might be interested in understanding and tackling the challenge in their area.

Through the project, LSx will support community groups to measure pollution in their area and make action plans to bring about change. There is no charge for involvement in the project.

Why not come along, meet others, find out more about the project and how to get involved?

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More information on the project can be found here: Cleaner Air 4 Communities.

There will also be local information on display and copies to take away.

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Our meetings are open to all and are strictly apolitical.

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Doors open at 7pm, when tea and coffee will be available and you’ll have the chance to meet others attending.

The meeting will start at 7.20pm with brief notices.

We will aim to finish by 9pm. If possible, we’ll endeavour to finish slightly earlier to allow people to chat after the meeting and for clearing away.

Booking:

Please book a free place on Eventbrite here: http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/

This helps us to cater for numbers and ensures that the meeting is not delayed.

If you prefer you can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com and we can book for you.

Download a copy of the flyer to share here:  Flyer – Tackling air pollution – April 2017

or a simpler version, here:  flyer Croydon – April 2017

Getting there:
There is no general parking available at this venue, but it is in a central location with good transport links.

We may be able to cater for blue badge holders, so please get in touch well ahead of the event if this applies to you.

The hall is to the rear of the Church, accessed through the gate in the fencing to the left of the main Church entrance.

You can also join our mailing list to get an invitation to our events and occasional updates via email by emailing CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com with your name and Add me in the subject line.

Clean Air for Communities project – Croydon groups sought

London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) is running a project supporting community groups to measure air pollution across London and are looking for groups in Croydon who might be interested in understanding and tackling the challenge in their area.

Through this project, LSx offers to support community groups to measure pollution in their area and make action plans to bring about change. There is no charge for involvement in the project.

More information on the project can be found here: Cleaner Air 4 Communities.

To take part in the project, please complete this short registration form https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CA4C_LSX

 

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Spring pollution meet is being held on the evening of Tuesday 14 March 2017 at 84 Long Lane, London, SE1 4AU

Click here for details.

The Spring meet will allow people from different boroughs to network and share ideas and also refine some of these ideas into a joint letter of asks.

The idea of mentoring is also being considered due to the number of people wanting to get involved in pollution monitoring and LSx is keen to facilitate this.

New groups will have the opportunity to be trained prior to the meet (17.30).

Please RSVP!  Contact Hannah on H.Gardiner@lsx.org.uk

 

Local event hosted by CCC
Would you like to meet up in Croydon to get a group together to receive training, carry out monitoring and pool ideas?

CCC have agreed to host a meeting with LSx if there is sufficient interest.

If you are interested, please email us on CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com