An eco-friendly carnival which promotes a low-energy future for Tooting has been shortlisted in the Best Event category in the national Climate Week celebration.

The Tooting Trashcatchers Carnival, which took place last summer, aimed to encourage recycling by using rubbish to create costumes and vehicles for a street parade.

Climate Week is a nation-wide event that offers an annual renewal of environmental supporters’ ambition to combat climate change - and has the support of dignatories such as the Prime Minister.

Lucy Neal, co-chairwoman of Transition Town Tooting, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Climate Week Best Event award.

“The Trashcatchers Carnival was an inspirational project that enabled us to re-imagine our relationship with our earth.

“We want to dedicate this to every single Trashcatchers Carnavalista and to the whole community of Tooting.”