Our Tower Hamlets


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plastic recycling
plastic recycling joined Our Tower Hamlets3 weeks ago

My name is Bogusha and together with my friend Sharif we are setting up a plastic recycling business which main ethos are to recycle plastic, help the environment and create new objects out of waste, like home decor or furniture. We are following the preciousplastic.com scheme and we are building the machines (shredder, extrusion, injection and compression) at our own expenses. However the process is quite expensive and we are struggling with finalising it and we'd love to get help from you, in exchange we would be happy to use our knowledge and hands-on experience to educate other people, in schools for example, and encourage them to recycle more; we also would like to engage the community to give us their plastic waste instead of throwing it in the bin where only a small percentage gets recycled by setting some collection points. I am an industrial design graduate with green design focus and my friend is an engineer and handyman.

3 projects started fundraising!1 month ago
Shoreditch Dog House
Shoreditch Dog House joined Our Tower Hamlets1 month ago

We give dog owners the unique opportunity to bring their dog to work with them by prioritising FLEXIBILITY of our services and adapting to their needs as owners. So if they have a 1hr meeting, or want to go to the gym or even have arranged to meet friends for a drink in a bar that doesn’t allow pets, then we are here to help. While they are with us, our trained staff will “socialise” dogs with other dogs and give them the best care on offer so that the owner always knows that their best friend is benefiting from their stay at the House. We employ local unemployed people, who will be given full training in Animal Welfare, Dog training, day to day running and management of a business. They will be supervised and trained up to run the centre when they are ready. We are teaming up with local dog rescue charity All Dogs Matter where they will collaborate with us on a launch and other future events to promote rescuing and saving dogs lives in East London and surrounding areas.

Community Garden based in a GP surgery
Community Garden based in a GP surgery joined Our Tower Hamlets1 month ago

I have been working at the surgery for around 8 months and discovered an unused garden space. The surgery agreed to let me turn it into a garden for patients and staff but they had no budget for it so we tried to do it for free. Since February this year Hackney City Farm have been giving us a member of staff (Rita) for free to come and help myself and some patient volunteers to turn the weed filled patch into a beautiful garden, and we have managed (mostly) to do the whole thing with reclaimed, recycled or donated things. We have now cleared the whole place of weeds, created beds, planted many flowers, herbs and vegetables and created a compost system. We have several volunteers who have a range of physical and mental health issues and the garden has been really helpful for people who regularly attend the GP surgery, want to improve their wellbeing but lack the confidence to go to a community project they don't know. We are bring the community feeling into the surgery instead!

Choose Love Mural E1
Choose Love Mural E1 joined Our Tower Hamlets1 month ago

Iranian artist and refugee, Majid Adin, will paint a giant, colourful Choose Love mural on Hanbury street to create a powerful, unifying message for Refugee Week in the heart of Tower Hamlets. Help Refugees is a grassroots humanitarian movement. We fund over 80 projects across Europe and the Middle East. Our message to the world is Choose Love. This will be the central theme of the piece. Majid is one of Help Refugees' ambassadors. An incredibly talented artist, he won a competition to create the official music video for Elton John's Rocketman. We believe in celebrating our shared humanity in creative, positive ways to foster acceptance, integration and community. With this project we will do just this, working with children from local schools as well as local refugees and asylum seekers.

1 projects joined Our Tower Hamlets3 months ago


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