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Lambeth Climate & Transport News

April 2023

Lambeth bee roads

Scroll through our April edition of Lambeth Climate & Transport News to take part in the local movement to improve our climate and environment. Learn a new skill, try a new recipe or even get your hands dirty and plant seeds with your neighbours.

Your Streets, Your Way


Get creative, reimagine your streets and have the chance to win up to £750!

In partnership with We Made That we're launching our Your Streets Your Way street design competition. Everyone who lives, works or travels through the borough can submit an idea to transform one of ten streets into spaces to connect with neighbours and explore by walking, wheeling or cycling. 

Apply today

TONIGHT: Good vibes and fresh perspectives

Peckham levels events

Air pollution impacts everyone in Lambeth, but more economically disadvantaged and people from Black, Asian and Minority ethnic backgrounds are most affected.

The Live + Breathe campaign is raising awareness of this injustice and inspiring action across Lambeth and Southwark creatively and loudly!

Join the campaign for an evening full of music, performances and conversation at Peckham Levels tonight, Wednesday 19 April from 7pm.

Sign up to the event

Happy Earth Day 🌏

brockwell oak

It's Earth Day this Saturday. The theme is investing in the planet but what does this look like? Imperial College's Grantham Institute suggests:

  • Making your voice heard with decision-makers
  • Shopping local, second-hand and with ethical suppliers
  • Eating more plant-based meals
  • Travelling by foot, wheels or public transport
  • Making home energy savings
  • Protecting and connecting with nature 

In Lambeth, families are invited to join Father Nature at Max Roach Park to plant a lavender meadow from 9am to 12pm.

FREE sustainable food workshop for schools

Eating better

Did you know that just 11% of primary school aged children are getting their recommended daily amount of fruit and veg (Food Foundation)?

School communities are invited to join Lambeth’s Future Fit Schools Network’s next workshop on Monday 24 April 5pm to 6pm – ‘Eating Better for People and Planet’. Meet experts from ProVeg, Incredible Edible Lambeth and VegSoc to support your school to make positive change.

Sign up here

Energy efficiency grant closing soon


A Sustainable Warmth grant could make your home warmer, more comfortable and cheaper to heat with a range of upgrades including solar PV, double glazing, insulation, efficient appliances and more.

Funding is available for homeowners and private tenants who live in a home with a low energy (EPC) rating and have a household income of less than £30,000 a year, or unemployed and receive an income, health or disability benefit.

Apply by 1 May

Support Lambeth Bee Roads this No Mow May

Lambeth bee roads

Lambeth Bee Roads is working with local community groups to enhance roadside land for biodiversity, planting wildflowers and hedges. We’ve seeded flower-rich verges around Agnes Riley Gardens and on Weir Estate, as well as in Myatts Field and Tulse Hill.

Wildflower meadows provide important food sources for pollinators and long grass is vital habit for butterfly and moth caterpillars, birds and small mammals. We are taking part in No Mow May - reduced mowing of these wilder verges will help to reduce carbon emissions and noise pollution, while providing a boost to wildlife.  

Get in touch to take part

Can your startup help clean up our air?

breathable citites

Each year in Lambeth, air pollution kills over 100 residents. Our Air Quality Action Plan sets out our strategy for reducing air pollution to World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended levels.

The Breathable Cities Accelerator will help early-stage startups get investment and scale their businesses.

Apply now to become investment-ready and contribute to a cleaner, healthier future for all.

Apply to Breathable Cities

Create, connect, inspire with Art4Space

Art4Space's Creativity, Sustainability and Wellbeing programme runs over 10 weeks on Fridays 2pm - 4pm at the studio in Stockwell (SW4 6QU). The course starts on on12 May and finishes on 14 July 2023.

All those attending can gain three qualifications including: Creative Remedies (Arts Award), Community Champions (NOCN Green Sustainability qualification) and Creative Enterprise (NOCN personal planning qualification).

Pizza and travel expenses (£5 per person) provided.

Apply here

Veganuary a bit much? Try going more veggie this May!

vegetarian week

Our global food system is responsible for around 1/3 of all greenhouse gas emissions. So what we eat really matters. It doesn’t mean we have to change everything, or stop eating the things we enjoy. 

Swapping out meat for legumes, pulses and vegetables can make a big difference to the our wallets, health and the environment. Why not take part in National Vegetarian Week (15 to 19 May)? Check out the recipes by famous veggie chefs, and sign up to a commitment that suits you.

Visit VegSoc

Swap until you drop!


The clothing and textiles industry now accounts for more greenhouse gas emissions than international aviation and shipping combined. So, dressing retro and repairing clothes couldn't be more stylish! 

Save money, meet your neighbours and declutter your winter wardrobe with Get Rid of and Donate. Come along to their swap and recycle day next week!

Details: Friday 28 April, 11am to 2pm at Brixton Library, SW2 1JQ

Eat better, save money and help the planet

Eat Like a Londoner

London wastes 1.4m tonnes of food each year, accounting for 10% of the city's emissions. So, let's switch it up.

We already have the solutions - Lambeth has been recognised for leadership on food growing, healthy diets and tackling food poverty in Sustain's Good Food for All Londoners report.

The Eat Like a Londoner platform makes sustainable food more accessible, affordable and delicious. Visit the website for tips, hacks and recipes to get you started.

Eat Like a Londoner

We're growing wild in Brockwell Park


To keep Brockwell Park flourishing with plants, insects, and wildlife, we’re going to plant more trees, create a bigger and better wildflower meadow and make improvements to the lake.

By creating wildlife havens, we will increase the parks biodiversity, and make it more environmentally friendly. To carry out the works, we successfully bid for almost £37,000 grant funding from the Mayor of London.

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