I have some mixed feelings about this place. On the positive it's all very bright and attractive, with interactive displays and lots of leaflets and posters. On the negative side, I guess I'm missing the 'community' and 'low tech' feel you'd get in an old green centre. The little community cafes you got with a notice board with all sorts of weird and wonderful events and services advertised, along with swaps etc
This is very much a council office. Complete with a reception and tables to have a meeting with an 'advisor'. I think they do a fair amount of talking to people planning building work as far as I can make out. I wonder how much power the interactive displays are using! Some advisors I talked to didn't know that a year ago (that I know about), Islington didn't collect recycling direct from people living on it's estates. Which suggests they are maybe new to the whole green thing
Anyway, it is a great resource, and top marks to Islington for trying. I still say it would be much improved by a madly chaotic public notice board for anything vaguely green. Yep, they do advertise a web based swapping service and some events. But it seems to be those able to print posh posters and flyers. Another plus is that they have got some fun events over Christmas, though I have a feeling that Green Santa will only be giving presents to the kids
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