Monthly Mailout

If you would like future events to be included in these monthly emails, please email Joyce at joyce.rosser13@gmail.com

APRIL 2021
Due to the Covid lockdown all meetings are online. Some gardening projects are
starting up (with booking for limited spaces, etc.).
Let us know of any meetings or events you are involved in.
Best wishes,
Joyce
Convenor, Sustainable Haringey Network
https://sustainableharingey.org.uk
020 8347 7684

MEETINGS

Monday 12 April 7pm – 9pm

London Mayoral Environmental Debate

Friends of the Earth have organised this jointly with some Greenpeace activists and
Wildlife & Countryside Link. The debate, chaired by presenter & environmentalist
Julia Bradbury, will allow Mayoral candidates to forward their policies on nature and
climate to London’s voters.
More information and how to sign up, can be found on the website.
https://www.wcl.org.uk/mayoral-environment-debate.asp
If you want cleaner air, thriving parks, more abundant wildlife and new footpaths and
cycle ways, this is your chance to ask the next Mayor for them.

Wednesday 14th April 7pm – 8.30pm

Online Climate Hustings for the Enfield & Haringey
constituency of the GLA elections.

We have confirmed these candidates will take part: Labour’s Joanne McCartney,
LibDem Dawn Barnes, and Green Party Jarelle Francis (these three have also all
signed up to the climate pledge to make it a top priority after the election). The
Conservative candidate Lee David-Sanders has now confirmed that he will be there.
The event will be chaired by Gerry Robinson, formerly headteacher of Woodside
High School, now head of the Haringey Learning Partnership.
People can register here
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/enfield-and-haringey-london-assembly-climate-
hustings-tickets-146760605923

More information from
Quentin Given, Co-ordinator, Tottenham & Wood Green Friends of the Earth
07946 535656
@twgfoe
https://friendsoftheearth.uk/groups/tottenhamwoodgreen

Tuesday, 20th April, 7pm – 8.15pm

Green jobs: what are they and what could they mean for Haringey?

We all know only too well how desperately we need to rebuild our economy to fight climate change, joblessness and rampant inequality. “What are green jobs, and what could they mean for Haringey?” is an online event that will feature a panel of Haringey business people, unions, and green jobs experts discussing how we can tackle the twin crises of joblessness and climate breakdown by creating a just transition to a decarbonised economy. We have confirmed speakers from The Ubele Initiative, Friends of the Earth, National Education Union and the North London Chamber of Commerce.
We’d love to have you join us to share your views in this critical conversation.

GARDENING PROJECTS

Haringey has lots of practical gardening projects. We have listed a few of these below.

Active Friends groups in most Haringey parks

http://haringeyfriendsofparks.org.uk/

Stonebridge Lock Coalition

Frances Dismore, Chair Stonebridge Lock Coalition
07751400076
Facebook: fb.me/StonebridgeLock
Twitter: @StonebridgeLock

The Conservation Volunteers

TCV Haringey run a range of practical activities in nature reserves, parks and
woodlands across the borough every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. New
volunteers are welcome, no previous experience necessary. For further details, see
www.tcv.org.uk/haringey or contact Mat at m.pendergast@tcv.org.uk

GrowN22

Projects such as Westw
ww.GrowN22.com
#GrowN22

NEWS ITEMS

Haringey Climate Forum website

For information on what Haringey Council is doing to meet climate targets see
https://haringeyclimateforum.org/

Waste Strategy for a Climate Emergency

There was recently an online meeting organised by Islington North Environment
Forum with three main speakers: Nicky Gavron, Georgia Elliott-Smith and
Rembrandt Koppelaar. All three were brilliant. If you get the opportunity to hear any
of them make sure you do.
Some relevant websites:
https://relondon.gov.uk/ ReLondon is the new name for the London Waste and
Recycling Board
This XR Zero Waste resource describes our predicament very clearly and offers excellent steps that can be taken to grow a circular economy and a truly renewable society.
https://www.xrzerowaste.uk/

Overseas health aid Petition

Let’s encourage the government to review its cut to overseas health aid: the climate crisis is a global health crisis, and we need all the research we can get. This petition is from a group of UK scientists:
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/580046

Greening the Mountview Reservoir

Sustainable Haringey is involved in discussions about creating a wildflower meadow
on Mountview reservoir in Stroud Green.
For information contact
joyce.rosser13@gmail.com

Greening the Sinai Desert

Important Guardian article
” In China, scientists have turned vast swathes of arid land into a lush oasis. Now a team of maverick engineers want to do the same to the Sinai ”
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/20/our-biggest-challenge-lack-
of-imagination-the-scientists-turning-the-desert-green

Sunday 11th April 11am – 4pm

Tottenham Green Market

The market will run every second Sunday of each month. Outdoor market with
diverse street food, organic produce, artisanal baked goods & local beers.
https://www.tottenhamgreenmarket.co.uk/