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The graduation ceremony for C- Change volunteers will take place at the El Vergel restaurant on Wednesday 9th May 2012. We would like to say thank you to our partner Groundwork for hosting the buffet dinner.
A film made by Brent Youth Volunteers as part of the C-Change programme and Pavilion being built in Brent River Park will be played. This has been organised with our partners Groundwork London and the London Borough of Brent.
Minibuses will pick up from school at 5pm and return to school at 9pm.
The restaurant is located at 132 Webber Street, London SE1 0QL
The volunteers were very impressed with their visit to Deutsch bank on the 11th April. The funders for our Climate Change Youth Ambassadors project put on an excellent event to celebrate our work over the past year. It was great to meet other volunteers involved in projects across London, hear about what Deutsch bank and Johnson Control executives (other funders) are doing about sustainability, both on a professional and personal level. The lunch was superb and all the executives were very friendly and helpful with career advice.
Gillian de Soyres, Community Manager, Groundwork London, said:
“Groundwork London is grateful to the Brent Youth Volunteers and Oakington Manor Primary School for their commitment to this renewable energy project. The young volunteers have been engaged in a transnational climate change project which has been a positive experience for all involved allowing the sharing of experiences across the partnership. We are committed to working with communities to deliver successful projects such as the Climate Pavilion to improve the environment, mitigate climate change and make positive changes to green spaces”
The structure was built with mild steel which rusts easily when exposed to air and moisture. The pavilion is permeable to allow for effective drainage when the park experiences flooding and has a sustainable urban drainage system showing how land can be adapted to cope with climate change.
The Climate Pavilion is part of the Brent River Park Project, a partnership project between Brent Council, the Environment Agency and Groundwork London that oversees the restoration of the River Brent running through Tokyngton Park, St Raphael’s Estate and the Wembley Industrial Estate. The borough is named after the River Brent.
The Friends of Brent River Park was set up in 2003 to keep the local community involved after the river park had been developed. The group acts as custodians of the park, promotes it as a valuable and enjoyable community green space, and ensures the river park and wildlife which depend on it are protected and respected.The new pavilion: