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Sewer garden launched to celebrate Thames protection

Words by Abi Scaife

A hidden subterranean garden has been revealed in London’s sewers.

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Loo Gardens is a magical subterranean installation within the Thames Tideway Tunnel. The tunnel is also known as London’s ‘super sewer’, created to symbolise the healthier future of the River Thames. 

The incredible garden installation reflects the positive environmental impact the super sewer will have on London. 

2RA18JP A general view at the unveiling of the underground garden in the Thames Tideway Tunnel in south London. The underground botanical garden, created within the tunnel which is over 50 feet underneath London, marks the next phase of works in the tunnel and celebrates the incredible environmental impact it will have on London and the wider Thames ecosystem, diverting millions of tonnes of raw sewage away from the river. Picture date: Thursday June 29, 2023.

Why is it here?

It’s celebrating the Thames Tideway Tunnel, by Tideway, which starting next year will be helping to prevent millions of tonnes of raw sewage from entering the Thames River every year - better for the people of London and it’s wildlife!

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

WaterAid. WaterAid is working to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. Find out more here.

Charity: Water. This is a global nonprofit organisation on a mission to end the water crisis by bringing clean and safe water and sanitation programs to all. Learn more here. This charity was founded by Gary White & Matt Damon working to bring water and sanitation to the world., and to make it safe, accessible, and cost-effective. Support them here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Clean Water and Sanitation.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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