Edmonton Green celebrated major improvements to the waste management and recycling initiatives at the Centre by hosting fun, eco-themed family events for the public to enjoy over the Easter school holidays.
From Monday 10th – Saturday 15th April, local residents were entertained with a variety of FREE activities in the pop-up Edmonton Green Garden, near Market Square.
The week-long event began with the unveiling of an amazing ‘eco-pledge wall’. The pledge wall encouraged shoppers to sign their name as a promise to make ‘greener’ life choices such as; always carrying a reusable bag and to use public transport or walk whenever possible. The Centre gave away over 1,000 free re-usable Edmonton Green branded shopper bags, to help residents of Enfield achieve their pledged goals.
Carbon Neutral Waste Management Company, B&M Waste Services, handed out freebies and spoke about what happens to waste, how waste is diverted from landfill and why it’s so important to put waste in the correct bin. Families were also led on a hunt to find hidden recycling symbols in shop windows for the chance to win an amazing kids eco hamper. The lucky winner, eight-year-old Sebastian Nowanski was delighted to receive the prize which included the best eco- themed products available from retailers at the Centre, from a bug hotel to a grow your own pizza toppings kit!
On Tuesday 11th April, children refashioned recycled egg boxes into plant pots at the FREE craft workshop. Children could customise their plant pots with glitter, feathers and other materials before planting water cress to nurture at home. Cycle Enfield were also part of the day, providing top TLC tips to shoppers for their broken bikes as well as handing out numerous free bike repair kits and keyrings.
On Wednesday 12th April, Local Energy Advice Programme (LEAP) in partnership with Enfield Council and Groundwork London advised visitors on how to save energy in their homes and reduce the cost of their bills. A LEAP representative gave helpful examples of the energy saving measures which they install for free in eligible households.
On Thursday 13th April, the amazing Flower Power Walking Hedges roamed the Centre at intervals throughout the day, spreading eco love and happiness. And rounding off the week, on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th April, children stepped inside a giant seedpod for a special storytelling session.
Edmonton Green has taken important steps to improving waste management on site, with the hope of achieving 0% waste to landfill. The ‘Edmonton Green is going GREEN’ campaign aims to highlight the importance of being environmentally responsible among the local community, through exciting, entertaining activities.
Centre Manager, Adrian Gillings commented “The team at Edmonton Green had an exceptional week of eco, education fun for the whole family, as well as raising important awareness of the importance of recycling and waste management.”