Green Coffee

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If you want to help make Wimbledon a healthier, happier and more sustainable place, this is the place to get together, have a chat and share ideas. At the first two Green Coffees in December and January, there were people from groups across the borough, like Merton Cycling Campaign, Sustainable Merton, Wandle LETS, southlondon.biz, Transition Town Wimbledon, Merton Tree Wardens, Merton Freegle, Apostles Residents’ Association, Wimbledon Park Residents’ Association, Holy Trinity Green Group, Hillside Safer Neighbourhoods, the WP Wandle Group.

There were some great ideas, like holding a Riverford box lunch event, community gardening, getting businesses more involved, exchanging skills, what to do with stolen bicycles and planting a fruiting hedge.

Also, we are 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 are plans to set up a jewellery recycling/repairing session. Also, a fruit pressing event is planned for September and ideas are sought for this.

Green Coffee is held on the first Tuesday of the month. It is from 9.30-11 in the morning and we sit up the back of Le Piaf, which is opposite the Library on Wimbledon Hill Road. The next one is on Tuesday 1st February and the one after is Tuesday March 1st. You don't have to belong to any group to join in - you just have to be interested. Everyone is welcome.

At 9.30 – 11am on the first Tues of each month
We’ll be at the 40 The Hill (used to be called Piaf), opposite the library from 9.30-11 in the morning. Fairtrade coffee is now available

At previous Green Coffees, we’ve had some great discussions and ideas for projects – like community gardening, jam-making, a rug making group. We hear what’s happening with Green Churches, the Merton Cycling Campaign, Abundance Wimbledon, the Wimbledon Food Bank, the Living Green Centre and lots more.

All sorts of people come along – some people are from community groups or already involved in environmental projects, others just come along to catch up on the news.

Green Coffee is a regular event, held on the first Tuesday of the month (except for June, when it will be on the 12th, due to the Jubilee holiday). You don’t have to belong to any group to join in – you just have to be interested in what’s happening. Everyone is welcome.

P.S. If you can’t make it to Green Coffee, then why not come along to Green Drinks on the second Wednesday of each month at the Prince of Wales pub, Morden Road (opposite the Big Yellow Storage), from 8 til late – see http://www.sustainablemerton.org/.

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