London Mayor Volunteers Staff for Environmental Projects

London Mayor Boris Johnson unveiled his commitment to the environment by encouraging his staff and advisors to volunteer themselves with approved environmental groups.

The mayor of London Boris Johnson doesn’t just want the people of London to go green and help their environment but wants to “walk the talk” by encouraging his staff and advisors to get out and about and volunteer to get involved with an approved list of organisations and lead by example.

The Mayor of London, said: ‘Today I am announcing my intention to roll up my sleeves, and commit to spend some of my time volunteering to help ‘clean and green’ London in the same way I am strongly encouraging City Hall staff to do so.

This is more than just “lip service” towards environmental concerns and will also help his team fully understand what charities and volunteer groups are up against. The list of organisations that Mr Johnston recommends his staff and advisors get involve with include:

  •  the Environment Trust
  • the London Wildlife Trust
  • the National Trust
  • Dogs Trust
  • Trees for Cities
  • Blue Cross – pet charity
  • British Trust Conservation Volunteers
  • Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers
  • Enfield Conservation Volunteers
  • Lea Valley Park Volunteers
  • Epping Forest Conservation
  • Spitalfields City Farm
  • the Trust for Urban Ecology

And this is just for starters if it all works well. Jon Aldenton, Chief Executive of the Environment Trust, said: ‘We welcome all types of active citizenship so today’s announcement by the Mayor is great news. It’s good to hear the Trust’s efforts will be aided by this push for even more volunteers. We have a wide range of exciting, hands-on activities for Londoners to get involved with such as planting native wild flowers through projects such as ‘East End Flowers’, which is helping to brighten and enhance this area of London.’

We wish London well with this plan. this!

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