South West London Environment Network (or SWLEN)
We are a charity helping people and organisations who protect and enhance the environment. We work in the London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames, Kingston upon Thames and Hounslow.
We help environmental groups to start, operate, find volunteers, raise funds, get insured, share good practices and collaborate. Many of these groups help to manage parks or open spaces.
If you need help with an environmental project see our Supporting environmental groups and Help for a group pages or email us. We are currently working with residents around Sheen Common and Orleans Riverside, Twickenham.
To find out about local environmental groups, see Looking for a group? or see our map of groups and projects in Richmond upon Thames.
Runs community based projects to promote energy and waste reduction using the "Street Champions" approach. Read about our successes at Ham and Petersham Street Champions and Mortlake Block Champions and our recent energy projects partnering the White House Community Centre in Hampton, the Sunray and Egmont Residents' Association in Tolworth and Smart Communities in North Kingston.
Provides an Environmental Audit Service for homes, community groups, charities and schools to help reduce energy, water and waste costs.
- Runs the Smart Communities project, formerly managed by Kingston University.
- Supports food growing projects.
Chairs and acts as the Secretariat of Richmond Biodiversity Partnership.
Promotes sustainability such as explaining the advantages of composting, recycling and waste reduction.
Many of the Upcoming events below seek volunteers and are run by environmental groups in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.