Monthly Mailout

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

 

May 2021

Due to the Covid lockdown all meetings are online. Gardening projects are taking place (sometimes with booking for limited spaces).
Let us know of any campaigns, meetings and events that you are involved in.
Best wishes,
Joyce
Convenor, Sustainable Haringey Network
https://sustainableharingey.wordpress.com/
020 8347 7684

MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Saturday 1st May

XR Rebellion of One

https://extinctionrebellion.uk/act-now/campaigns/rebellion-of-one/

Thursday 6th May

Mayor of London and London Assembly Elections

www.londonelects.org.uk

Monday 17th May 7pm

Haringey’s new Biodiversity Action Plan in an age of Ecological Emergency

Haringey’s is drafting a new Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) and a Trees and Woodlands Plan. Our speakers will explore these issues:

•         Cllr Kirsten Hearn: introduction to Haringey’s BAP
•         Matthew Frith London Wildlife Trust: what should an ambitious BAP look like?
•         Annabel Foskett, Nature Conservation Officer Haringey Council – what will Haringey’s BAP include?
•         Sally Haywill: Lordship Recreation Ground, good practice by a community groups, including orchard and on mixed grassland
Chair: Quentin Given, Haringey Climate Forum

Organised by Haringey Climate Forum
To join the meeting e-mail info@haringeyclimateforum.org – we will send you the meeting link – and let us know if you’d like to be added to the Forum’s mailing list.

30th May

Antwerp Arms birthday party

The Antwerp Arms is London’s first community owned pub, this will be it’s 6th birthday party.
https://www.antwerparms.co.uk/

GARDENING PROJECTS

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

Friends of Parks

There are 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

NEWS ITEMS

Haringey Climate Forum website

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

National Rail – destroying green corridors

There has been a lot of local discussion about Network Rail cutting down trees along their lines http://chng.it/kgntc6TV4H
This coincided with a campaign to save the remaining trees around the bridges on the Parkland Walk http://chng.it/LnrmZPFL

Haringey Green New Deal

In April Haringey Green New Deal held an online meeting on Green Jobs in Haringey. The You Tube recording of the event is here
https://actionnetwork.org/groups/green-new-deal-haringey-hub

Jury acquits XR protestors despite ‘no defence in law’

Waste Strategy for a Climate Emergency

In March there was 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. Here is the link for the presentations  
https://vimeo.com/529736353 

Message from Mums for Lungs to celebrate forthcoming ULEZ

We are hopefully only 6 months away from the ULEZ being expanded to the North and South circulars. This feels like a milestone and we think it is worth celebrating. It also comes at a critical moment in London’s political life – 10 days ahead of Mayoral elections, where 3 of the leading candidates support it (Sadiq Khan – LAB, Sian Berry – GREEN, Luisa Porritt – LIB DEM) but the current runner-up Shaun Bailey (CON) does not. We know it must be extended come October, to protect the health of Londoners as a first step to cleaning up the air. Show your love for the ULEZ by tweeting about it this Sunday, using the hashtag #WeLoveULEZ #Mayor4CleanAir and tagging @SadiqKhan, @SianBerry, @LuisaPorritt, @shaunbaileyUK, @mumsforlungs. Add your own selfie, pic of a tree or your kid, and your own message if you’d like to. If that is all too much hassle – send a pic of yourself/kid/whatever to mumsforlungs@gmail.com with a quote about why you want the ULEZ extended in October and we will do the rest for you.

Living Streets Manifesto for Walking 2021

https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/get-involved/local-groups/haringey

Invitation to make short films for ‘No Cop-Out at COP 26!’

A small group of us are making a series of very short films which we hope to link with others into a longer production as part of the wider campaign to hold world governments to account at the COP26 meeting in Glasgow this year and to press the UK government to turn its vague targets into a transformative strategy. The films focus on either positive ways in which communities are tackling the climate crisis (eg in local rewilding or food growing initiatives, or in local renewal energy installations), or negative things that make our task all the more difficult (eg the proliferation of SUVs on our streets, the failure to offer incentives to insulate homes, the continuing investment in roads and motorways).
We have made some short experimental rushes, but we would love other people and groups to get involved in contributing short videos of their own.  We are working with a young film-maker who is keep to support our project and are aiming to connect with other groups nationally, but it would be great if other local groups could also get involved.
If you are interested, please contact Alan Morton at alan.morton123@gmail.com

MAYORAL DEBATE SUNDAY 25th  2.20 BBC1 – AND SOME IMPORTANT PETITIONS RELATED TO THE ELECTIONS

 You probably know that the 4 main candidates for mayor will be on BBC1 tomorrow at 2.20. I think at the start they will mention a specific hashtag, which we can use to tweet about various ways in which the candidates’ commitments are inadequate.  The candidates will know that a lot of people will be reading our comments.

If you missed our debate on Wednesday, you can watch it at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b01K9lyNMGs&t=46s

Please sign the petition to cancel Silvertown Tunnel, and ask your friends. This has become a very hot issue, so each signature is vital:
https://www.change.org/p/the-london-mayoral-office-stop-the-silvertown-tunnel

If you have not already, please support the London Cycling Campaign email to the candidates, which mentions most of the key issues in a very effective way:
https://www.lcc.org.uk/campaigns/email-the-candidates/

Please also support the Asthma UK email to the candidates:

https://www.blf.org.uk/take-action/clean-air/london

Another one! Please sign the petition asking the insurance giant Munich Re to stop covertly insuring coal companies, and instead follow the good example of Swiss Re:
https://actions.sumofus.org/a/munich-re-stop-insuring-disaster-1?sp_ref=709867007.99.217275.t.668426.2&referring_akid=88297.18191129.KZ1O-z&referring_source=fwd&source=tw


Finally for today, you may like to join in Mums for Lungs’ action outlined below

Tim Root
Co-ordinator, Muswell Hill & Hornsey Friends of the Earth
07726 793265




From: Mums for Lungs <mumsforlungs@gmail.com>
Date: Thursday, 22 April 2021
Subject: Show your support for the ULEZ expansion on Sunday
To: Mums for Lungs <mumsforlungs@gmail.com>
Dear clean air groups!

I hope you are well and we invite your warmly to join us on a tiny pro-ULEZ campaign this Sunday on social media.

On Sunday (25 April) we are hopefully only 6 months away from the ULEZ being expanded to the North and South circulars. This feels like a milestone and we think it is worth celebrating. It also comes at a critical moment in London’s political life – 10 days ahead of Mayoral elections, where 3 of the leading candidates support it (Sadiq Khan – LAB, Sian Berry – GREEN, Luisa Porritt – LIB DEM) but the current runner-up Shaun Bailey (CON) does not.

We know it must be extended come October, to protect the health of Londoners as a first step to cleaning up the air. Show your love for the ULEZ by tweeting about it this Sunday, using the hashtag #WeLoveULEZ #Mayor4CleanAir and tagging @SadiqKhan, @SianBerry, @LuisaPorritt, @shaunbaileyUK, @mumsforlungs. Add your own selfie, pic of a tree or your kid, and your own message if you’d like to. If that is all too much hassle – send a pic of yourself/kid/whatever to mumsforlungs@gmail.com with a quote about why you want the ULEZ extended in October and we will do the rest for you.

Thank you,
Jemima and the gang at Mums for Lungs

P.S: Please share this email with other campaigners too (I am only sending this message to very few people because I am SO TIRED and my 4-year-old is still awake! ARGH)
AND you can schedule a post right now too, so you don’t forget

😉