The ambassadors visited the William Paton Community Garden, where they were met by local residents who have driven a group to transform a plot of land in the middle of a housing estate.
Tom Buchanan, one of the residents who helped to drive the William Paton Community Garden, explained: ‘We found all sorts, from handguns, to fridges...people were using it as a dumping ground.’
Elsewhere, the visitors saw a ‘sustainability themed lesson’ at Rokeby School – a member of the Get Set network – where the children created a London scene out of scraps of rubbish, encouraging them to think about how materials can be reused.
Kevin McCloud said: 'There is fantastic potential for the energy and excellence of the Olympic Park, to penetrate and spark all kinds of projects and renewal in the local boroughs and that is already happening.'
The London 2012 sustainability ambassadors are a group of leading figures in the UK’s business and environmental sectors who are helping to help to bring to people’s attention the importance of sustainability at the Games.
The group consists of environmentalist and writer Jonathon Porritt (who chairs the group), TV presenter Kevin McCloud, business woman and entrepreneur Deborah Meaden, campaigner and author Eugenie Harvey, author and environmentalist Saci Lloyd and co-founder of the Eden Project Tim Smit.
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