Welcome to

South West London Environment Network

  

A charity helping people and organisations who protect and enhance the environment. We work in the London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames, Hounslow and Kingston upon Thames.

We help environmental groups to start, operate, find volunteers, raise funds, get insured, share good practices and collaborate. Many of these groups manage or 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. 

To find out about local environmental groups, see Looking for a group? or see our map of groups and projects in Richmond upon Thames.

For voluntary work see Looking to volunteer? or email us.

 

SWLEN also: 

  • Runs community based projects to promote energy and waste reduction using the "Street Champions" approach. Read about our recent successes at Ham and Petersham Street Champions and Mortlake Block Champions
  • Provides a free Environmental Audit Service for community groups, charities and schools to help reduce energy, water and waste costs.
  • Runs several projects promoting energy saving by partnering local communities. Our partners in these projects are:     
    • White House Community Centre, Hampton, Duke Street Church, Richmond, Sunray and Egmont Residents Association, Tolworth, Smart Communites, North Kingston.  
  • Supports food growing projects.
  • 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.

 

Upcoming events

TCV Conservation Workday

Wednesday 23 April 2014

TCV, The Conservation Volunteers, is a national conservation charity with a local office in Twickenham. They run practical conservation work days every Wednesday and Thursday, as well as occasional...

Gardening at Orleans House, Twickenham

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Join the volunteer gardeners at Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham to help look after the gardens and woodland. Led by an experienced gardener.  Meets most Wednesdays unless the weather is very...

Nature's Gym - Conservation Volunteer Session

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Nature’s Gym is a project that offers opportunities for you to improve your fitness by taking part in practical nature conservation activities in local nature reserves and parks....

TCV Conservation Workday

Thursday 24 April 2014

TCV, The Conservation Volunteers, is a national conservation charity with a local office in Twickenham. They run practical conservation work days every Wednesday and Thursday, as well as occasional...

Nature's Gym - Conservation Volunteer Session

Thursday 24 April 2014

Nature’s Gym is a project that offers opportunities for you to improve your fitness by taking part in practical nature conservation activities in local nature reserves and parks....

Friends of Barnes Common - Dawn Chorus Bird Walk

Sunday 27 April 2014

Dawn Chorus Bird Walk on Sunday 27th April led by Adrian Podmore.

Walking the common with Adrian is always a treat - he has a wonderful eye  and keen ear, and I am sure that starting at this...

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