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Ideally, we should be able to do everything we need to (not just shopping, but also services and entertainment) in our own neighbourhood I believe.
There’s something about handling plants and earth that makes you feel quite connected to the planet and others.
As Jane Durney, the lavender project’s treasurer and eco-dating organiser, put it afterwards: 'Having a shared activity takes the pressure off chatting to strangers and wearing clothes suitable for outdoor work means that people are more relaxed.' She set up the Carshalton Lavender eco-dating event after attending environmental volunteering charity BTCV eco-dating event held last February in York.
We visited everything from Montezumas ethical chocolate shop and the Allen & Overy building (which boasts the world’s largest solar array and an impressive green roof) to the floating garden barges near Tower Bridge and the COIN Street community nearby (which houses 1,000 people in affordable co-operative housing and benefits local people through its neighbourhood centre and campaigns to protect the river front from overdevelopment).
Since then I have signed up to their newsletter and attended their Speed Presentation evenings, where they bring together leading lights on the green scene.