We have confirmed our 10 participants for tomorrow’s workshop, can’t wait to get started on the map! We had a massive response and will be doing another session on April 23rd so everyone can take part. More to come soon.
Yes, we haven’t been active in a while on this forum. But we are still commited offline, planning for some great things. These great things are connected to our digital presence. We will keep you posted on what is happening, so keep your calenders ready.
If you want to engage in conversations around greening/public space/creative urban interventions - come to This Is Not A Gateway (http://thisisnotagateway.squarespace.com/). It is a three day festival, starting tomorrow (22nd of October) with 80 different activities creating dialogue about the city. We are represented on Sunday, 24th of October, we are having a soap box, 5 min pitch, with five other participants from 10:30 - 11:30 at the Match Stick Hall. It would be lovely to have people there to critique and comment on Urban Green Line in order to bring us to the next level.
We’re meeting up tonight/8pm at Juno in Shoreditch (134-135 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JE) for some drinks.
Come and bring some friends.
See you there!
Join Urban Green Line this Saturday night for some drinks at Juno on Shoreditch High Street. Come and bring some friends along to celebrate Urban Green Line at London Design Festival 2010 and active greening in London.
It’s the perfect event for you to find out more information on Urban Green Line. Not in London? Check out www.urbangreenline.org for the latest activities and how you can get involved in your city.
We hope to see you there!
Urban Green Line @Juno, 134 Shoreditch High Street, London, United Kingdom
This Saturday Urban Green Line goes global!
Friends and Greenliners from all over the world will add to the Urban Green Line by being part of the Global Green Guerilla Day.
This day is simply about greening your local communities. And this is how you get started:
1. Find a grey spot in need of greening.
2. Plant a plant or throw a seedbomb (this link shows you how to make a seedbomb).
3. Add a green line on the street, i.e. with green chalk.
4. Send a photo of the spot (and of yourself if you want) as well as the location to email@example.com - we will then add it to the map!
Photo: Urban Green Line added at southeast corner of Leonard & Paul Street in London by Alex&Mikkel on Sept. 23, 2010
Just follow these 4 simple steps and add to the Urban Green Line and a greener city. You can grab your friends, neighbor, lover(s), roomate, kids, parents, latest crush over on Saturday and garden!
Don’t forget to tag your contribution to the Urban Green Line, take some before and after shots and send it over to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another great day with the Urban Green Line at the London Design Festival passed by. Thanks to Gus for showing us the Hackney City Farm with its amazing approach integrating educational and social aspects of greening, gardening, and farming. Another inspirational addition was Sam, who introduced us to farm:shop - a new and innovative urban farming concept.
We are excited to see more of these great projects that contribute to making London a greener and more sustainable place to live in!
At our very first official urban intervention during the London Design Festival we cleaned 60 square meters of rubbish, filled 18 bags with cans, bottles, plastic and waste, planted 98 flowers, herbs and plants, gave away 200 seedbombs and – with the help and support of countless passersby and Greenliners - transformed the area by the canal into a beautiful Urban Green Line.
It was an amazing day! Thanks to everyone who cleaned, planted, passed by, admired and helped let the Urban Green Line grow. Please come back to watch your seedbombs burst and your flowers grow and join us at our future events!
The Urban Green Line team is excited to be part of this year’s London Design Festival. Come join us at our first activity on Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Broadway Market and Regents Canal, E8 (click here for map). We’ll be greening alongside the canal and would love for you and your friends to come out and add to London’s Urban Green Line. The event is open to all and we will be kicking it off at 11AM right around the corner from Lock 7 bike shop, where we’ll be in a space that needs a bit of greening help. Look out for the refurbished UGL bike, as we’ll be supplying you the tools and plants for the day. Hope to see you there!
Urban Green Line have some events line up for London Design Festival 2010 hoping to make London a little bit greener.
Date a Vacant Lot
For those who want to take action
The Urban Green Line will kick off London Design Festival with cleaning up and greening up the Regents Canal walkway around Broadway Market. This is a community event where we invite all passers by, neighbours and friends of a greener London to participate. We provide the tools, seeds and plants.
Date: Sept 18th, 11 - 2pm Location: Broadway Market
For those who want to be inspired by greeners
A walking tour to bring awareness to urban greening interventions. On Sunday September 19, Urban Green Line will host a walking workshop on sustainability in East London. We start from Columbia Road flower market at the intersection of Shipton st and Columbia Rd st at 2pm and end at London Fields at 3.30 pm.
We will make stops at a market, an urban farm, a guerilla gardening intervention and hear from a local sustainable business. The walk and short talks will take about an hour, while the final half hour will be an open discussion among all participants around sustainability, self-organisation and how urban interventions can make the world greener. We hope you will join the walk and contribute to the conversation around innovation and sustainability.
Date: Sunday, Sept 19th, 2 - 3.30pm Location: Columbia Road, London Fields
As a green trail running through the city, the Urban Green Line connects communities to green spaces and sustainable organisations — encouraging walking, co-creation and guerrilla gardening along the way. The main visual element is a moss trail “painted” on the ground, highlighting green space or a greening activity. Depending on the area, the line can also be a grass line, a painted line or a chalk line. This line can be put down anywhere, by anyone, at any season. As both a symbol and a guidance system, the Urban Green Line creates a strong visual and environmental impact.
The Urban Green Line will be supported by a website where people can tag green spaces on a virtual map and share information on living a green lifestyle.
Online and off, this network connects and mobilises people, organisations and businesses for a greener, healthier and more sustainable future together. Users walk the line, explore the line with their families and garden along the line whenever they can. Parents, gardeners, cyclists, organic shoppers, walkers, tourists and many more can all enjoy this free offer however they want.
The Urban Green Line received seed funding by winning the Audi Design Foundation’s ‘Sustain our Nation’ Award for London in February 2010.