Click here for threats and opportunities from IPCC call to aim for 1.5˚C NOW!
The Green GB Week is between 15th-19th Oct – events listed here
The Green GB + NI Week is a week of events (across England), arranged by the Government, with “announcements and media activity to promote the opportunities from clean growth and raise awareness of how businesses and the public can contribute to tackling climate change.” There are a series of events, ranging from small scale and local to global, including the official launch of the European Launch of IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C (invitation only). They have been arranged by local environmental groups, climate change experts, scientists and global businesses, including well respected organisations and people.
Highgate people are encouraged to attend, with details from here.
If there is a chance to question Government ministers about their actions, whilst climate change damage is getting more and more dangerous here is a table of frequent claims and rebuttals aimed at providing chapter and verse to challenge any suspect statements. Click here for Green GB week 2018 rebuttal table pdf.
To support the Fair4Solar campaign to get the Government to Uturn on its plan to stop supporting renewables download the #Fair4Solar Campaign Pack, go to the campaign page to sign the petition and tweet the message #Fair4Solar.
The Muswell Hill Sustainability Group has an exciting programme of autumn events see here
Tuesday 9th October 7.30pm – Woodstove Wisdom Evening Find out how to run a wood stove cleanly and efficiently. Hosted by a MHSG member. Please email email@example.com to book your place.
Monday 15th October, 7.30pm – Hot Tips for Warm Homes Find out how to run your home to save energy and money this winter. Energy-saving products for sale. Muswell Hill Methodist Church, 10 Pages Lane. N10 1PP. Tea and biscuits provided.
Sunday 4th November – Green Open Homes (Day 1) Visits to local energy-efficient homes – hear first-hand from householders how to make your home more energy-efficient. For details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday 10th November – Green Open Homes (Day 2) A second day of visits – see details above.
Tuesday 13th November 7.30pm Woodstove Wisdom Evening Repeat event – please see details for Tuesday 9th October above.
Monday 19th November, 7.30pm Speaker Meeting: “Global Politics of Sustainable Energy – Markets, Diplomacy and Super Powers” Neil Hurst, Senior Policy Fellow for Energy & Mitigation at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College, London. Muswell Hill Methodist Church 10 Pages Lane. N10 1PP. Tea and biscuits provided.
Save the date for the Highgate Society’s
ABC of EVs – Electric Vehicles – the way forward?
on 15th Nov 2018 7pm at 10a South Grove N6 6BS
Will electric vehicles be better for Air Quality? Will they help reduce carbon emissions?
There are so many questions in peoples minds, and the Highgate Society has Sian Berry (co-leader of the Green Party), Joe Baker (Low Carbon Officer for Haringey) and James Lamond of the EVExperience Centre in Milton Keynes ready to answer them.
An electric car will be outside for inspection and there will be refreshments and a chance to discuss all the issues about this great change to transport fuel.
Series of cafe events to watch ‘Demain‘ and talk about different topics
1st Food – was on Mon 30th Nov at The Grafton, Kentish Town
2nd: Energy – was on Tues 9th Jan at The Vine, Kentish Town
FOR THE ENERGY CAFE POSTER SET click Domestic energy reduction Switch to Green electricity and gas Electric cars - part of the Grid London Energy is Changing UK Energy is Changing Moving your money from fossil fuel to clean energy Paris Agreement - Good News and Bad News Lobby for Laws to reduce Greenhouse Gases
Click here for Energy Efficiency Grants from Camden Council
The Energy session encouraged people to do what they can to reduce energy use and be part of the move from fossil fuel energy to renewable energy.
3rd: Transport was on 29th Jan 2018 at The Grafton, Kentish Town.
4th: New Economy was on Mon 23rd April at The Grafton, Kentish Town. Frances Northrup of the New Economics Foundation talked about a more participatory local politics and bottom up democracy.
5th: Education was on Mon 21st May 2018 at The Grafton Kentish Town. It explored what Education was for, how we eductae for active citizenship and who decides on the curriculum.
Ongoing: Free Electric Vehicle trials
Wood Green businesses and residents can trial an electric vehicle (for free) for up to one week. To find out more or to book a trial contact us on 020 8489 3489 or email NOF@haringey.gov.uk And check as these may be open to people in other parts of Haringey too.
You can currently choose from:
- Nissan Leaf – car (external link)
- Peugeot Partner Electric – van (external link)
- Citroen Berlingo Electric – van (external link)
Drivers will need to hold a full driving licence and adhere to insurance requirements.
Trials are subject to vehicle availability. See below for event produced specifically for local businesses. For more information visit http://www.haringey.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel/travel/neighbourhoods-future-wood-green
STOP PRESS on charging points in Islington.
“Fast chargers on St John’s and Giesbach Road are now installed along with a rapid charger on Pemberton Gardens (a rapid charger can give an 80% boost in just 30mins compared to a couple of hours using a fast charger) – one of the first of its kind in the borough. ” See Going Green in Pooterland for more details.
Shell have installed one of its first forecourt rapid charging points in its Holloway petrol station. According to Air Quality news “Shell has been collaborating with Transport for London (TfL) to introduce the charging points, in line with the London Mayor’s drive for a Zero Emission capital by 2050.”
ENLARGING THE EDMONTON ENERGY FROM WASTE PLANT:Why so large and how will it affect recycling in North London ?- 12th July 2017
The meeting discussed:
- the rationale for such a massive increase in capacity at the plant
- the effect will this have on recycling rates
- alternative waste technologies that could cut emissions and increase reycling
When: Mon 17th July 2017
Electric Vehicles – A Realistic Alternative? Hosted by the Muswell Hill Sustainability Group.
Source: Greenwatt Sustainable Solutions
Sydney Charles of Transition Highgate spoke on progress at national, London-wide and Haringey levels in supporting a transition to electric vehicles.
Friedbert Meinert, product designer, spoke from first-hand experience of owning a Nissan Leaf and Heisenberg state-of-the-art electric bike.
Gillian Cox of Haringey attended. She announced the Neighbourhoods of the Future web site at http://www.haringey.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel/travel/neighbourhoods-future-wood-green. This explains Haringey initiatives, such as options for trialling electric vehicles and getting free reviews for businesses.
Project Dirt has a full list of events coming up. See here for details.
Leonardo Dicaprio’s film is truly scary – not in the usual horror film way, but because it truly captures the devastation already being wreaked on our world. Leonardo sets the scene with the allegory of Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights, where mankind is originally innocent, then enjoys earthly delights and then suffers in a hell – featuring a part with an uncanny resemblance to the Satantic Mills.
For those who want to hear about the devastating effects of climate change already, the causes, real solutions and fightback by figures including The Pope, Ban Ki Moon, Elon Musk and ordinary people, this is a must see.
Before the Flood was released by National Geographic – not for the cinema route but for home downloads. You can go to your Sky or Virgin download menu and search for ‘Before the Flood’ to view it for free. It can be viewed in sections – outlined below . More