Boris Johnson helped clear up a river as he kick started a new drive to celebrate and encourage volunteering in the capital.
An educational facility that will help train the next generation of green builders in Wales will practice what it preaches thanks to a raft of environmental measures.
Time was when the only reward you were likely to receive for recycling was a warm glow of pride at doing your bit for the environment - but all that may have changed if you happen to live in Maidenhead.
While the green building agenda has been dominated so far by carbon footprints and energy efficiency, water is set to become a much greater issue over the next five years.
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