The Duck Pond Collective shop has now been open since April 2nd and it’s just fantastic. In the last 6 weeks we have created the most incredible community space – consisting of three parts.
1. The retail incubator – a pop up shop of locally, ethically and sustainably made products, paying a small fee and commission on anything they sell – all profit going back into the Sustainable Ruislip project.
2. The environmental education zone – a place to engage, discuss, and find meaningful changes at home and at work to benefit our planet.
3. The Workshop Area – a meeting and workshop space open to all – with low cost workshops and our calendar gaining momentum every day!
The response has been amazing. It’s emotional to discuss the scary state the world is in, but our wonderful team of people, most of whom didn’t know each other in February have all bonded and developed and the creativity is just outstanding.
Please take a look at our Insta feed for a picture diary..
Please pop into the shop if you’re local. We have so much to tell you. Our government are the first in the world to declare a climate emergency, which is terrifying, but positive that we are now working to slow it down… (can someone tell Trump?)
Part of our vision is to acquire funding to enable us to build a wall of packaging free products – a refill store, eliminating more waste. Recycling isn’t an option – the only option now is to not create the waste in the first place. In the Atlantic sea there is a gyre slowly spinning, it’s packed with plastic and is growing every day and it’s TWICE THE SIZE OF FRANCE.
To move forward we need your views and words of encouragement, so that we can show this to potential investors, If you can take a moment to:
Give us feedback, engage, spread the word – everything you do can make a difference.
We will then run on with it, fly the flag for Ruislip and keep this opportunity alive
Our Warmest (sustainable) Wishes
Alicia, Ali, Caron, Damon, Donna, Fran, Karen, Linda, Lucy & Samantha