January Climate News from Lambeth

Lambeth Climate News

January 2023

rezina energy savings

New year, new hope for the future!

We've seen record temperatures across Europe this winter and the energy crisis is biting harder. We know the climate crisis is already here, but the future can be brighter and better if we take action now.

It's a new year and a chance to set goals to improve the health and wellbeing of ourselves, our communities and our planet.

Scroll through this month's articles to make an impact locally...

Free energy savings kits for Lambeth residents

energy savings kits

We're offering free energy saving kits to thousands of homes to help tackle fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions.

The kits contain:

  • LED lightbulbs
  • Draft excluders
  • Radiator reflector panels
  • Energy savings tips and installation advice

If you are struggling to pay your energy bills, you can collect a kit from one of Lambeth's Libraries and participating Warm Spaces.

Free energy savings kits 

Let's reimagine our car parking spaces!


Did you know that kerbside space in Lambeth is equivalent to 194 football pitches?

94% of this space is taken up by motor vehicles, yet Lambeth has one of the lowest car ownership rates in London.

Our new Kerbside Strategy aims to reclaim 25% of kerbside space for active travel, socialising, business activity and climate resilience measures.

Learn more about Lambeth's Kerbside Strategy

Want a community composting site for your estate?


We've partnered with Incredible Edible Lambeth to build community composting sites, tailored to each participating estate. 

If you're interested in learning composting skills and transforming your food waste into compost for your community gardens or your own outdoor space, you can sign your estate up today!

Sign your estate up here

Reduce, reuse and recycle more this year

buy nothing new

Start 2023 with less consumption, and more reusing and recycling!

  • Get involved in Buy Nothing Month - reducing clutter in our homes can make us happier, our homes more pleasant, and save us money
  • Do a clear-out and recycle your small electricals and old clothing at Oval Farmer's Market on Sat 21 January

Share one of our Twitter posts to encourage others to get involved.

Get your bike checked and fixed for free this February

dr bike

We're hosting 12 free Dr Bike sessions across the borough from February.

Experienced mechanics will check everything on your bike from your wheels to saddles. They will make minor adjustments on site and advise on costs and getting support from a local bike shop for bigger jobs.

For a full list of events see our events page.

Peer mentoring in community energy opportunity

peer mentoring

If you're part of a community group in London, Community Energy London (CEL) are offering free expert advice in generating renewable energy in neighbourhoods ("community energy") through peer mentoring.

Find out more about the scheme on the CEL website or email Jess at officer@comunityenergy.london.

Learn a new, sustainable skill this year

bike maintenance

Cycle Confident are running bike maintenance classes between now and March 2023.

The courses are suitable for anyone wanting to learn how to keep a bike in good working order. Learn how to fix a puncture, adjust brakes, index gears, and more.

Secure your place today!

Free gardener training in South London

gardener training

Walworth Garden have spaces available on their Gardener Training for Lambeth and Southwark residents who are unemployed or on a low income.

The training is part-time in the day, evenings or weekends and you'll earn an industry-recogised diploma. 

Know anyone who might be interested? Share the opportunity with them for a new start this year.

Immersive experience to build a better future launched this month!

strategy room

We've been working with tech team Fast Familiar to develop an immersive experience where residents hear from actors from the future and discuss different policy options to tackle climate change.

Everyone taking part will help us understand the best options to take forward in Lambeth - as well as getting a £20 voucher for your time.

Our first session at St Paul's Church was a real hit. We're hosting more across the borough in partnership with the Healthy Living Platform, KCL and the Start-up Recovery School. Get in touch with sustainability@lambeth.gov.uk if you're interested in taking part.

Tree planting opportunity in Streatham

willow planting

What better way to get in touch with nature this year than tree planting?

Streatham Common Co-operative (SCOOP) and Lambeth Parks have partnered to build a new willow woodland on Streatham Common, supporting wildlife and capturing rain water.

Join the group on Saturday 4 February, 12pm-3.30pm with warm clothes and strong boots to take part. All ages welcome!

Keep an eye out for updates on the day on social media.

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