Green Open Homes 2019
When: from Sun 3rd October and Sat 9th Oct
Where: Homes around Muswell Hill. See https://mhsgroup.org/greenopenhomes/
Tickets from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom–london/green-open-homes/
Muswell Hill Sustainability Group runs Character – Comfort – Low Carbon events. These feature free tours of local green homes to inspire your next home improvement project.
Go to the mhsg link to choose from homes of different periods and with different low carbon technologies to be inspired.
Waste Not Want Not
When: Wednesday 13th Nov 2019
Where: Highgate Society 10a South Grove, N6 6BS
First come first served tickets from Event Brite.
Our speakers will focus on food, fashion and plastic and what Highgate people can do to protect our environment.
Speakers will be:
there will be refreshments with discretionary payment
and the panel will answer your questions
Highgate Society Programme
|4 October 2019||Cyber Security – Coffee and Computers –|
|10 October 2019||From Crouch Hall to Gin Lane – a History of Gin – by Ruth Hazledine. Book through Event Brite|
|22 October 2019||First Aid Session|
|31 October 2019||Halloween – open house at 10A|
|13 November 2019||Sustainable Living – Waste not Want Not. Book through Event Brite|
|21 November 2019 (daytime)||Recycling visit to Bywaters Lee Valley|
For further details see the Highgate Society front page.
For some recent Events click here.
As a new set of MEPs take their seats in the EU Parliament it is timely to be aware of how the EU works to co-ordinate climate breakdown action across the 28 member states, Many of the changes that should be made to address the increase in global carbon intensity also address the pollution of our air, water and land.
Whether the UK remains in the EU or leaves soon, the makeup of the Parliament will affect the speed (or not) of addressing climate breakdown. “With their tally of MEPs surging to 70 from 51 in the last parliament, the Greens group will have roughly the same clout in the 751-seat assembly as the far-right populists led by Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini – and a much better chance of using it. ” is a hopeful message in the Guardian May 28th.
‘The EU‘ is one of a set of Transition Highgate pages reviewing the pledges and actions of the Paris agreement. It has sections on aviation, power, buildings, agriculture, waste and transport.
Environment and climate change is an EU resource page.
Since Extinction Rebellion burst onto the International stage members of Transition Highgate have leapt to its banner and are supporting the aims of demanding that politicians take emergency action to minimise climate damage as soon as possible.
On 30th January members listened to the talk by Millie Guest with slides illustrating the grave and imminent danger we are in and the means that Extinction Rebellion is taking to spread knowledge amongst the people and policitians. Millie also talked about her role in planning the UK school children’s Fridays for Future strikes.
On 13th April, the Muswell Hill Sustainability Group held a ‘Die in’ for Extinction Rebellion.
representing ‘WHEN HOPE DIES’. It was followed by ‘ACTION BEGINS’ public meeting where the Haringey Low Carbon officer gave a talk on how Haringey will bring forward its Zero by 2050 programme to adapt to the Climate Emergency that Haringey Council has declared. Click Joe Baker Climate Ext April 19.
This was during the build up to Extinction Rebellion’s International Rebellion Week. In London rebels took over Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge, Parliament Square and Marble Arch from the 15th April – causing inconvenience to motorists and triggering ineffectual arrests.
sums up the scene at the Marble Arch camp on the Saturday, where Sue captured the ill boding figure looming over us. Sydney recorded the moment at Oxford Circus on the Saturday when Police surrounded the iconic Pink Boat, ready to haul it away amidst mourning later that day.
To support Extinction Rebellion
Show the Extinction Rebellion video/slideshow to friends, neighbours and communities who can choose how they can rebel against the “5% chance that temperature rises above 5˚C, by 2050 which could cause human extinction.”
Support Extinction Rebellion and join with members across the world for International Rebellion Week starting 15th April 2019.
Learn about the importance of the ‘Paris pledges‘ and demand that the UK stops subsidising fossil fuels immediately, prioritises all means of decarbonisation above short term pressures and offers the most ambitious pledges possible to the UN Climate Summit on 23rd Sept 2019.
Bloomberg’s carbon clock has a constant countdown towards the catastrophic 450pmm concentration of CO2 and CO2 equivalent in our atmosphere. MCC shows the ‘carbon budget’ and time left to avoid global heating of 2˚C, with a much shorter time by clicking 1.5˚C scenario button.
The world’s leading climate scientists, in a special report for the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), have warned that there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C. Meanwhile the Governments of the World arrive at the 2018 Conference of the Parties COP24 in Katowice, amidst praise of coal and failure to agree ambitious actions – Guardian Dec 2018.