Second Green Coffee Morning

Making Wimbledon More Sustainable

Another Green Coffee morning will be taking place in Wimbledon on Tuesday January 4, giving the chance to discuss how to make the area more sustainable.

Local environmental group, Transition Town Wimbledon, have organised the coffee morning at the Piaf restaurant in Wimbledon Hill Road from 9.30am-11am on Tuesday January 4.

It follows their first Green Coffee morning on December 7, when ideas discussed included a Riverford box lunch event, ideas for a community garden, getting businesses more involved and exchanging skills through the Wandle LETS (local exchange trading scheme).

Organiser Joyce Pountain said: "By popular demand, we will be collecting things that are difficult to recycle locally. So bring along broken jewellery and single earrings, batteries, plastic milk bottle caps, and aluminium foil. There was talk of setting up a jewellery recycling/repairing session. Also, a fruit pressing event is planned for September and ideas are sought for this."

Transition Town Wimbledon was formed after local people got together in 2009 to discuss how the area could become more sustainable.

Transition Towns started in Totnes, Devon. in 2006 when a group of local people got together to make their town more resilient and better able to cope with rising energy prices and climate change. There are now hundreds of Transition towns and villages across the UK and thousands more initiatives starting the process of Transition.

December 31, 2010