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FREE Family Green Activities Afternoon - Saturday 15th or 22nd June 2024, 3.00pm to 5.30pm

01 June 2024

As part of our People Powered Places funded project we are launching our FREE Family Green Activities Afternoons.

Local Green Street and Boleyn adult residents and families - join us for a fun-filled FREE afternoon of family-friendly sustainability activities:

  • Climate Craft Kids* - Create your own personalised, upcycled fashion textiles using printing blocks and freehand art

  • FREE Home energy-saving and food-growing advice

  • FREE Green cleaning product and affordable DIY recipe samples

  • FREE Food and wildflower seed starter packs

  • FREE Non-toxic green toiletry samples.

*All children will need to be accompanied by a legal/guardian or their nominated adult at all times of attendance.


FREE Cooking Tasty Recipes to Reduce Food Waste - Friday 14th or 21st June 2024, 4.00pm to 8.30pm

01 June 2024

As part of our People Powered Places funded project we are launching our FREE Cooking Tasty Recipes to Reduce Food Waste

We will cook and share delicious recipes together, made from fresh, healthy food, using food waste reduction pointers.

Local Green St & Boleyn adult residents interested in cooking sustainably - Join us to learn how to reduce food waste and make your food budget stretch further with useful tips & tricks. 

  • Learn delicious new recipes limiting food waste

  • Discover how to save money

  • Taste surprising and delicious recipes cooked during the session

  • Get an info sheet on where you can find further information

  • Receive advice on how you can eat and cook more sustainably.


FREE Fashion Upcycling and Repair Short course - starts 13th April

March 16, 2024

As part of our People Powered Places funded project we are launching our FREE Fashion Upcycling and Hand-mending course comencing on 13th April 2024.

This part-time 10-week course only has 15 spaces on a 'first-come first-served' basis, so you really need to visit our eventbrite page, check the dates of the sessions (mostly Saturday afternoons with a few Friday evenings) and then register your place for FREE!


You can view the PDF flyer of this course
and share with your friends and family here.

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Planting the Food Forest - Day 1

March 9, 2024

After all the wet weather from the site preparation days, we had good weather for our first planting day. Throughout the day we welcomed over 20 volunteers to help start the planting of the Food Forest. 
After the health and safety briefing, we ran through how we were transferring the scaled planting plan to the membrane-covered area and how to plant the different varieties.

You can view the planting plan portfolio here:

CYC-PPP-Food_Forest_Planting_Plan [PDF, 1.3MB]

Everyone seemed to enjoy the day and those who hadn't planted before got a real kick out of seeing the fruits of their labour.  By 5pm, when the community centre was closing, around half of all the plants had been bedded in and a good day's work had been accomplished.

Thank you to all those who volunteered to join in and make the day possible - good work everyone!

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Food Forest - Site Preparation Day

March 2, 2024

After strimming the site in the days beforehand, we had a successful site preparation day with over 15 volunteers turning up to help clear the site of brambles and litter. Everyone powered through despite rain and the increasingly muddy conditions.
One high point of the day was winning the battle with a very stubborn old tree root that was growing under the concrete fence between the community centre and the school next door.

Eventually we were ready to install the biodegradable weed membrane using biodegradable pegs. This will ensure that the new plants coming in for the food forest can get established without being taken over and smothered by weeds and grasses.

A big thank you to all who turned up to help - a really good community effort!


Success! Our People Powered Project funding has been voted in!

December 14, 2023

After some great work by group members: Celia, Dirk, Jyotsna, Anitha, George, Mikey and Stewart our project proposal has been voted in and has secured the £20,000 funding to run a varied programme of sustainability fashion and living courses and to create Newham's first food forest with a gravity-fed watering system!

In the new year we will start organising the first steps to deliver this project and will post updates here and also on the Co-create platform here:

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Co-create People, Powered, Places project proposal

September 10, 2023

ClimateYouChange has submitted a proposal to Newham Council's People Powered Places to fund a £20,000 project in 2024. The project aims to run Sustainable fashion and living workshops and also create Newham's first food forest at the front of Katherine Road Community Centre. 

You can view the proposal and vote by following this link:

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Let's Grow! Brampton Park

June 12, 2021

Members from ClimateYouChange have been contributing to the Brampton Park community meetings that started in October 2020, as part of the community engagement programme run by East Ham Community Neighbourhood Team. 

The aim is to create a community garden and growing space that makes use of unused land in the park.  Our group have been helping to highlight the positive environmental and educational benefits this project can bring.

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Greenway tree planting proposal

May 07, 2021

ClimateYouChange submitted a proposal to Thames Water via Stephens Timms MP for a new tree planting project along the Greenway in East Ham, Newham UK.

We have already sourced the trees from charitable sources and are just waiting for Thames Water to respond to our proposal and see the positive community, climate change and PR benefits

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