There are many ways in which we can all get involved and contribute to making our local communities more sustainable.
Cleaner and Greener Community Group
The Cleaner and Greener Group is a voluntary network of residents and environmental groups who meet to take action, learn and discuss environmental and sustainable development issues which affect everyone in the borough.
We are now working towards Fairtrade status. The purpose of becoming a Fairtrade town or borough is to contribute to the Fairtrade Foundation's aim of tackling poverty by enabling disadvantaged producers from poor countries to receive a better deal, through encouraging support for the Fairtrade Mark throughout the United Kingdom.
Secondary school awards
We develop and run a secondary schools award on environmental issues every year.
We run a weekly recycling scheme as well as a range of other recycling services, such as composting bins and green waste collections. Dedicated web pages on recycling will provide you with information on all these services.
London Wildlife Trust Volunteer Group helps manage the green spaces in Barking and Dagenham and residents who enjoying working outdoors can join.
Parks and nature reserves
The borough is fortunate to have a wide range of parks, open spaces and nature reserves to explore and enjoy. We also have locally protected species and habitats.
The borough has 14 allotment sites where residents can rent an allotment and grow their own fruit and vegetables as well as meet fellow gardening enthusiasts. Not to mention improve their health!
Residents and visitors alike can also enjoy the borough's river courses and canals.