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ECO-PILOT: Kings Langley litter picking enthusiast promotes environmental group

 Published on: 25th December 2023   |   By: Annabel Stock   |   Category: Uncategorized

A not-for-profit co-operative has partnered with Three Rivers District Council to launch grassroots environmental groups, with a pilot in Abbots Langley.

Sarah Burgess is a Kings Langley resident who launched the charity Just1bag in a bid to encourage people to grab their litter pickers and help the environment. So far, more than 4,200 people from 45 different countries have joined in and collected more than 60,000 bags of litter. In recognition of her efforts, Sarah made it to the finals of BBC Three Counties Radio’s Green Awards back in September.

Now Sarah, who works for the not-for-profit co-operative Grand Union Community Energy, is encouraging locals to get involved in their new programme, Transition Streets. The scheme encourages and facilitates community meet-ups which help residents cut their household bills and carbon footprint, thereby saving them money whilst helping the planet.

Under the initiative, a small group of neighbours meet in each other’s homes to complete workshops on a variety of topics, including energy, travel, water, food and resources.

The pilot session will be launched later this month in Abbots Langley and will aim to nurture local community and neighbour relationships.

Sarah believes that since many people are feeling the pinch during the cost-of-living crisis, these sessions will be highly beneficial.

Sarah added: “I have two children, so I have to do something to protect the planet for them.”

To find out more, visit their website.

Photo Credit: Just1bag2020

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1 Comment

  1. Miklos Bansaghi December 25th, 2023, 9:18 pm

    Thanks a lot for doing this!

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