5 July 2004
6- 9.30 pm - Friends House, Euston
This event is organised by the community network London 21 and
is aimed at community groups, members and workers. All travel
expenses will be paid and the evening will start with food and
6.00 Vegetarian meal and Refreshments
6.30 SELEDA - A community project that truly embodies Sustainable
6.45 Sustainable Development and London's Communities
7.05 The National Context: The Taking it On Consultation
Environment and Social Justice
Changing Behaviour on Environmental Issues
Sustainable Consumption, Production and Use of Natural Resources
8.10 Tea Break
8.20 Workshops on Helping Communities to Help Themselves
9.00 Plenary and Close
Displays will include funding information for community groups
on sustainable development.
The South-East London Economic Development Agency (SELEDA)
is an unusual non-profit development agency that runs a Community
Time Bank (the Deptford and New Cross Time Bank), a Food Co-operative,
community allotments and a young peoples programme Community
Credit Union. Maria Drury will present the project and show
how it delivers sustainable development in practice.
The event will be facilitated by Doug Gleave of CEA (Community
Taking It On: The consultation by the UK Government,
Scottish Executive, Welsh Assembly Government and the Northern
Ireland Administration seeks your views and ideas on what
should be UK sustainable development strategy, and what we
and others need to do to meet the challenges we face. The
consultation was launched on 21st April 2004.
Sustainable development is about making economic, social and
environmental progress in such a way that we achieve development
that meets the needs of the present without compromising the
ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Action
is needed by all to make further progress. See www.sustainable-development.gov.uk/taking-it-on/index.htm
for more details.
The event is part of the community-based London response that
the community network London 21 is putting together for the
national consultation. We will identify local good practice
for sustainable development, the issues and obstacles faced
by local practice and recommendations for regional and national
guidelines to create better conditions for community-based
initiatives for sustainable development.
Friends House is at 173 Euston Road, directly
opposite Euston station and is easily accessible by most forms
By train: Euston station is just across the road. King's Cross
and St Pancras stations are a ten-minute walk away.
By tube, the nearest stations are Euston and Euston Square,
which are on the Northern, Victoria, Metropolitan, Circle
and Hammersmith & City lines.
Buses 10, 18, 30, 73 and 205 pass the door whilst 59, 68,
91, 168, and 253 stop nearby.
21 Sustainability Network:
The event is organised by London 21 Sustainability Network.
London 21 promotes, supports and networks community-based
action for sustainability in Greater London. See
The event is free of charge and travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Booking is essential, as places are limited, please contact
Vinciane on 0207 359 8228 or firstname.lastname@example.org