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

  • Can community action cut fly-tipping?

    For the past year Hubbub has partnered with Oldham Council exploring whether community action can cut fly-tipping. We worked in five streets to gain a greater understanding of the causes of fly-tipping and to explore solutions. Results have been mixed. Read more

  • What can the war on plastic learn from disposable coffee cups?

    Since Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s TV announcement that less than 1% of cups were recycled a considerable amount has changed. There is much that can be learned from this as the government embarks on its war on plastic. Read more

  • Why has Hubbub bought a horsebox?

    Last year we trialled the 'Trashconverter' van to tackle litter in the Forest of Dean. From this pilot, we learnt that using a van had its drawbacks, so this year the Trashconverter is back, as a horsebox. Read more

  • Your guide to switching to a reusable coffee cup

    Every day 7 million disposable coffee cups are thrown away across the UK. Switching to a re-usable cup is an easy way to cut waste with a few pointers - here's your guide too making a smooth switch. Read more