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NEWS IN BRIEF: Eco information from across the borough
4:08pm Wednesday 6th April 2011 in Bexley
Thames Innovation Centre in Veridion Park off Yarnton Way, Thamesmead, is hosting a series of free events in conjunction with Middlesex University, to help businesses reduce costs and their carbon footprint, by adopting more environmentally economical processes. Call the centre on 020 8320 1000.
East Wickham Conservation Volunteers were set up to look after East Wickham Open Space off Wickham Street in Welling. The group undertakes a variety of tasks, from planting spring bulbs and creating roosting areas for bats, to creating new pathways and encouragement for children to become involved. To find out more go to eastwickham.org.uk
Animal charity the RSPB has joined forces with the Crop Protection Association to produce guidance leaflets for gardeners on the safe use and disposal of garden chemicals. The leaflets are available at garden centres and other outlets or can be downloaded from cropprotection.org.uk
Another 90 new hybrid buses will hit London’s streets this year, bring the number in the Transport for London fleet to more than 220. The buses, which pump out less particulate matter and nitrogen pollution than traditional diesel double deckers are being deployed in some of central London's air quality hotspots
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