CLEANER GREENER WANSTEAD
HELP MAKE WANSTEAD
CLEANER & GREENER
CLEANER GREENER WANSTEAD is a new initiative encouraging residents, businesses, organisations and the Council to take simple steps to help address climate change, pollution and loss of biodiversity.
The world is facing unprecedented environmental challenges – from rising temperatures, to air and plastics pollution, to the mass extinction of insects, birds and animals. According to a report from the United Nations, we have around a decade to reverse the growth in greenhouse gases or face runaway climate change.
Here in Wanstead, our children are growing up breathing filthy air. We’re producing vast amounts of waste, which has to be shipped abroad to be processed. We're gradually losing the leafy green streets that make Wanstead special, as well as protecting us against rising city temperatures and helping nature to thrive on our doorsteps.
It doesn’t have to be like this. As a community we can have a big impact on the environment by making small changes together. So why not join in by taking steps to help to address climate change, pollution and loss of biodiversity, and together we can create a CLEANER GREENER WANSTEAD.
5 PRIORITIES FOR A CLEANER GREENER WANSTEAD
IT'S EASY TO GET INVOLVED
Whether you're an individual, run a business or are part of a local organisation in Wanstead, just consider the environmental effect of what you do now, then pledge to make simple changes that will have a positive impact. Find ideas and useful links to get you started.
to cut back on fossil fuels and improve air quality
MORE PLANTS & TREES
to give wildlife a helping hand and suck up carbon
LESS PLASTIC, WASTE & LITTER
which is blighting Wanstead and overwhelming the planet
SUSTAINABLE HOMES & PREMISES
through energy efficiency and features like green roofs, solar panels and less paving
LIVING LOWER IMPACT LIVES
treading more lightly on the environment through what we choose to buy and do
If you're a local school, business or other organisation who's interested in getting involved in the campaign, please get in touch. We'd love to find out what you're doing and share it with the community. Contact us at:
FIND OUT MORE
CLEANER GREENER WANSTEAD was established by a group of residents and is supported by our Redbridge Councillors and local groups. We hope to encourage residents, businesses, organisations and the Council to prioritise environmental considerations in the decisions and choices they make. Our website includes ideas and useful links to additional resources. Our Facebook and Instagram groups are places for the community to share news and tips for living locally in a more sustainable way. Over the coming months and years, CLEANER GREENER WANSTEAD volunteers will be reaching out to local businesses, schools and other organisations to encourage them to get involved. We will also be promoting the work being done locally to address climate change, pollution and loss of biodiversity, so that people across Wanstead are aware what’s going on and inspired to join in.