Friday 18th October: special Kingston showing of the film "Trashed", with Zac Goldsmith MP and actor Jeremy Irons
Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith hosted a well attended special screening of this award winning documentary, a fascinating insight into the global waste problem, at Tiffin Boys' School, Kingston. The film's narrator Jeremy Irons came along to take questions from the audience after the screening, alongside Sue Kinsey from the Marine Conservation Society and Zac Goldsmith.
Greener upon Thames raised funds for GUT and the MCS by serving drinks to the audience of 300+ and taking donations. More information on the film: http://www.trashedfilm.com/
Monday 26th March, 7.30pm - 9.30pm: First UK Film Screening of Plastic Shores, Richmond
Following its sell-out Premiere at the United Nations in Brussels, Greener upon Thames presented the film Plastic Shores, followed by a Q & A with the Director, Ed Scott-Clarke and Guest speaker Roz Savage, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.
Venue Oliver's Wholefood Store in Kew Village, 5 Station Approach, TW9 3QB - an evening of film, Q&A, light refreshments and exclusive shopping in Oliver’s award-winning organic store.
Saturday 24th March, 12.30pm - 2.30pm: Waterstones in Richmond. The Greener team was in Waterstones. for a "Come along and meet the team, find out what you can do to get involved with the campaign to dramatically reduce plastic waste" event.
"Plastic, where do you think it goes?" - three public events with environmentalist and local MP Zac Goldmith and short films. See press release for more information about the evening events, and below: Thursday 4th, 7.30 - 9.00pm, American International University, Richmond: with Roz Savage, writer, environmental campaigner, and first woman to row solo across the Pacific. Friday 5th, 1.00pm, Duke Street Church, Richmond - a daytime event for local primary schools, with "Sea Shepherd" Mark Sanders-Barwick. Thursday 11th, 7.00 - 9.00pm, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road campus (Room 1001 on the
ground floor of the John Galsworthy Building): with Roz Savage, writer, environmental campaigner,
and first woman to row solo across the Pacific.
Saturday 30th, 10.30am- 4.00pm: Kingston Library celebrated UN Year of Biodiversity and Greener Kingston will be there with other local environmental groups. The day included informal talks, displays, competitions and activities for all the family, on sustainable gardening; insect habitats; encouraging wildlife into your garden; local birds; forest gardening; urban bee keeping; monitoring small mammals; info on wildlife walks; heritage seeds; the Great Pacific Garbage Patch…
Tuesday 21st: Kingston University Freshers' Green Fayre - Greener Kingston gave away Greener Upon Thames bags and badges to students and collected signatures on the GUT petition
Saturday 11th: Plastic-Bag-Free Day - 11.00am - 3.30pm - Greener Kingston gave away cloth and Greener Upon Thames bags, and collected signatures on the GUT petition outside All Saints Church in Kingston Market Place.
Over the summer months
Greener Upon Thames was out and about distributing our long-life bags to shops that support our campaign and at local summer fairs, including Richmond, Ham, and the Cambridge Road Estate Fun Day.
Monday 5th, Kingston Guildhall, 4.00 - 6.00pm: Kingston environmental groups met Kingston councillors. Greener Kingston was there with a display in the Guildhall for the rest of the week.
April 17th: Transition Town Kingston's big launch party. Greener Kingston is there making bags out of T-shirts with young guests, and two Kingston University drama students help children create puppets out of plastic bags.
March 20th, 21st: ArtGym in Kingston. Two Kingston University drama students bring their community plastic bag project to the marquee, creating puppets out of plastic bags.
January 25th: Green Guardian Awards at Rose Theatre, Kingston. Greener Kingston's Marilyn Mason is a higlhy commended Green Champion, and Greener Upon Thames is there giving away bags and badges. Pictures here.
January 21st: Greener Upon Thames celebration at Bingham Hotel, Richmond - launching our new mini-video and bags and badges. Pictures here.
September 12th: National Plastic-Bag-Free Day. Greener Kew and Greener Kingston are out in Richmond and Kingston persuading shoppers to give up their plastic bags. Pictures here.