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We are in the process of arranging some more visits to the Edmonton Eco Park which is owned by North London Waste but renamed “London Energy” (luckily they haven’t changed the name of the Eco Park). Their new website is worth a look https://londonenergyltd.com/ (and also the Youtube “Discover London Energy”).
We are still trying to get a visit to the Biffa Materials Recovery Facility (also in Edmonton). When we last visited the Murf we saw the massive bales of plastics ready to be shipped to China (on the ships returning empty after unloading all their goods in the UK). Not sure what is going to happen now that China says it doesn’t want to take our plastics.
John Sauven of Greenpeace speaks to Muswell Hill Sustainable Group
In December John Sauven, Executive Director of Greenpeace, gave a wide-ranging talk about the impact of Greenpeace’s work over the last twenty years. He highlighted in particular campaigns where Greenpeace has shone a light on the supply chains of companies like MacDonalds, who were feeding chickens and cows with soya harvested from land that was previously Amazon rainforest, or the wide-spread use of paper from trees in protected forests. He talked about the Blue Planet effect – 100 million people in China and 17 million people in the UK have watched the programme. He believes that with popular backing to significantly reduce waste, and the excess use of plastics in particular, there may be real concrete action by supermarkets and others. He emphasised the importance of local campaigning and consumer power and gave us lots of inspiration for future campaigns.
Sustainable Haringey Convenor
Forthcoming 2018 events
Wednesday 10th January 7-9pm
Haringey Climate Forum
Hear Councillor Natan Doron on how Haringey is responding to the Zero 50 report.
This should provide us with many opportunities to support and lobby the Council – and other bodies – into the future.
Civic Centre, Wood Green.
Saturday 16th January 12 noon – 4pm
Meadow Orchard tree-care day part 2
Learn how to prune berry bushes and continue with caring for our fruit-trees in our community orchard in Park Road (behind the Health Centre).
Wednesday 10th January 7.30 for 8pm.
The Influence of Effluence:Tottenham Sewage Works & Markfield Beam Engine
A presentation by Ken Brereton. United Reform Church Hall, corner Ferme Park Rd and Weston Park, N8. Organised by Hornsey Historical Society.
Thursday 11th January 7.30pm
Tottenham & Wood Green Friends of the Earth Monthly Meeting
In the Phoenix Millennium Centre
386 West Green Road.