Neighbourhoods

Creating cleaner, greener spaces 

3 things you can do today

  1. Re-route one journey. Pick a car journey you take regularly and try walking, cycling or taking public transport instead.
  2. Meet your neighbours. Discover something good going on near you and get involved. You'll share your skills, meet someone new and help create stronger a community. This is a good place to start.
  3. Plant something. Trees and plants are great for making our neighbourhoods more inviting, and they clean the air too. Silver birch trees are particularly good for reducing pollution levels. NASA did a study into great ways to clean the air and revealed English ivy, philodendrons, spider plants and golden pothos are great options for growing at home.

Go a bit further - run your own campaign.

Do something today

Blog

  • What a difference #OurEdinburgh makes

    In 2016 the Neat Streets litter prevention campaign took to the streets of Edinburgh to explore whether it could be as effective in Scotland as it was when piloted in London. The results are now in. Read more

  • Join the Square Mile Challenge

    We're on the hunt for business within the Square Mile of London to join the Square Mile Challenge and help prevent the 7 million cups that are thrown away in the UK every day. Read more

  • Help us create 'the street that shared'

    We're looking for a UK street to take part in 'the street that shared'; a radical social experiment that will help households cut bills, build stronger connections with neighbours and reduce environmental impact. Read more

  • Giving coffee cups #1MoreShot

    This summer the celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall launched a highly publicised campaign announcing that 99% of the 2.5 billion coffee cups used in the UK each year are either dumped or burnt, with less than 1% being recycled even when put in the recycling bin. How dis industry respond? Read more