Environmental Volunteering Matthew Watts  9 th  March 2009
Environmental Volunteering
Volunteering in East London   <ul><li>Some of the most deprived communities in UK  </li></ul><ul><li>Higher levels of litt...
Local Environment Programme   <ul><li>Vision:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ for communities surrounding the Olympic Park to sec...
Our Plans   <ul><li>Raise profile of existing initiatives  </li></ul><ul><li>Assist community led action  </li></ul><ul><l...
Existing Initiatives <ul><li>Greening the Greenway </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancement of London’s waterways </li></ul><ul><li>P...
Community Led Initiatives   <ul><li>Creation of Community Fund </li></ul><ul><li>£20K for small scale local initiatives  <...
Future Plans <ul><li>Continued support of locally led projects </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of new initiatives </li></ul><ul...
Milestones  Programme Launch Community Fund Opens  Volunteers Consultation Completed Review & Plan Next Steps  19 th  Marc...
Contact Details   <ul><li>Matthew Watts </li></ul><ul><li>Manager, Local Environment Programme </li></ul><ul><li>[email_ad...
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  1. 1. Environmental Volunteering Matthew Watts 9 th March 2009
  2. 2. Environmental Volunteering
  3. 3. Volunteering in East London <ul><li>Some of the most deprived communities in UK </li></ul><ul><li>Higher levels of litter, vandalism, graffiti etc </li></ul><ul><li>Issues with access to nature </li></ul><ul><li>People concerned with local issues </li></ul>
  4. 4. Local Environment Programme <ul><li>Vision: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ for communities surrounding the Olympic Park to secure lasting environmental benefits by exploiting the catalytic effect of the Games’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two outcomes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved environmental quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase environmental awareness, capacity and skills of local community </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Our Plans <ul><li>Raise profile of existing initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Assist community led action </li></ul><ul><li>Working with our Partners </li></ul>
  6. 6. Existing Initiatives <ul><li>Greening the Greenway </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancement of London’s waterways </li></ul><ul><li>Protection of the Lee Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Green Gyms </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing deficiency of trees in parts of east London </li></ul>
  7. 7. Community Led Initiatives <ul><li>Creation of Community Fund </li></ul><ul><li>£20K for small scale local initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Signposting to existing community resources e.g. toolkits, other sources of funding etc </li></ul>
  8. 8. Future Plans <ul><li>Continued support of locally led projects </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of new initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Employment opportunities </li></ul>
  9. 9. Milestones Programme Launch Community Fund Opens Volunteers Consultation Completed Review & Plan Next Steps 19 th March April 2009 June 2009 Summer 2009
  10. 10. Contact Details <ul><li>Matthew Watts </li></ul><ul><li>Manager, Local Environment Programme </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.london2012.com </li></ul>

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