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Monthly Mailout June 2022

If you would like future events to be included in these monthly emails, please email Joyce at joyce.rosser13@gmail.com
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Please see below information about forthcoming online and face to face meetings, as well as local news items. Keep us informed of meetings and events you are involved with.
Joyce
Convenor, Sustainable Haringey Network
https://sustainableharingey.wordpress.com/


MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Sunday 29th May 10am-2pm

The Big Green Fair

Discover local and sustainable businesses, eco-friendly products and services.
Hornsey Parish Church, Cranley Gardens, N10 3AH
Organised by Muswell Hill Sustainability Group https://mhsgroup.org/
 
3rd – 6th June

Platinum Jubilee Holiday

Likely to be lots of local community events – try to make them green!

Friday 3rd June ~ 12.30

Antwerp Arms 7th Birthday and Opening of Garden

“The AA” is a community owned pub in Tottenham
https://www.antwerparms.co.uk/

Saturday 4th June 1pm-6pm

People Need Parks Community Festival

Lordship Rec, N17

Activities for all ages, sports and performances, info and food stalls
Organised by Haringey Council in collaboration with community organisations
For more info:
get.active@haringey.gov.uk
www.haringey.gov.uk/people-need-parks
Download the full list of events over the
summer

Sunday 25th June to Sunday 3rd July

London Climate Action Week

https://www.londonclimateactionweek.org/

Saturday 25th June

Community Day to launch London Climate Action Week

Lordship Rec, N17
Sustainable Haringey will have a stall

Sunday 26th June 1.30pm – 4pm

Climate Conversations

Althea McNish Inspired corner garden, Bruce Castle Museum, N17
www.brucecastle.org

Monday 27th June – Saturday 2nd July
More London Climate Action Week events
For information please contact info@4u2newsmag.com

NEWS ITEMS

Peat still on sale in Haringey!

Big retailers in Haringey are still selling garden compost containing peat, a Friends of the Earth survey revealed. Peat is a great carbon-sink but digging it up releases the carbon and adds to climate change. According to The Wildlife Trust, average annual UK peat sales would fill 29,000 large shipping containers and could release up to 850,000 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide. Peat bogs are also a great wildlife habitat for birds, butterflies, dragonflies and plants.

The government has finally agreed to ban sales of peat-containing compost from the beginning of 2024, and some responsible retailers have already stopped selling it, offering peat-free alternatives instead. But some are still selling it, putting short-term profit before the planet.

Worst of the bunch was Wilkos at Tottenham Hale which was selling two kinds of compost with 40% and 70% peat content, and offering no peat-free alternative. Next was Homebase at Green Lanes which was selling varieties with 51% and 100% peat, but at least offered an alternative; and Alexandra Park Garden Centre which sold varieties with 35, 45 and 60% as well as a variety of peat-free brands. B&Q has largely withdrawn peat-based products and has lots of alternatives but was spotted selling John Innes No3 compost with 50% peat.
As far as we could see Tesco, Asda, and Sunshine Garden Centre only sold peat-free brands, but we welcome reports from the public on any peat products they see in the borough.

Local Friends of the Earth activist Pamela Harling said “Retailers have had many years of warning that digging up peat is as bad as cutting rainforests, but have dragged their heels on phasing it out. We congratulate those stores that only offer peat-free alternatives. We call on the others to stop selling this destructive product now, for peat’s (and the planet’s) sake.”

Community Carbon Fund 2022-2025

These are the six community projects which were awarded funding to reduce carbon and empower the community across Haringey over the next 2 years:  
Collage Arts’ ‘Wood Greening: Championing Carbon Cutting’ project in Noel Park will be installing double glazing and LED lighting in their community space.  
The ‘Community-Powered Solutions’ project from Tottenham Green-based Edible London will replace their diesel delivery van with an electric equivalent to support the redirection and reduction of food waste.  

  • A ‘Tottenham Repair Café’ will be set up by Haringey Fixers to support the circular economy and upcycling in the area.  
  • In Tottenham Hale, Living Under One Sun’s (LUOS) ‘LoCaL3’ project will assess the feasibility of low-carbon living and support the uptake of community-led innovations in low carbon, low-impact food and energy production and cargo bike delivery.  
  • The Lordship Hub will install new LED lighting and solar panels on their community building, as well as hold monthly surgeries on reducing emissions, and identifying and nurturing local ‘Carbon Champions’.   
  • An LED lighting initiative at the Turkish Cypriot Community Association (TCCA) in Harringay is aimed at reducing energy use in their building.  

The fund come from ‘developer contributions’ that developers in the borough must pay to meet certain sustainability standards in new buildings as part of their planning permissions, which ensures that new buildings in Haringey provide positive benefits for local residents and the environment.  


Haringey Climate Forum

For information on what Haringey Council is doing to meet climate targets see https.//haringeyclimateforum.org/ You can visit the Council’s Going Green pages to read Haringey’s Climate Change Action Plan to get to a net zero carbon borough by 2041


Future Transport London

(previously London Group of Campaign for Better Transport)
Latest newsletter has important articles on TfL Finances, Road User Charging,etc.
See website https://www.futuretransportlondon.org/

Crop Drop

 “SUSTAINABLE TIP TO SUPPORT LOCAL, SEASONAL AND ORGANIC VEG Get more of your veg from us! Use the code SUPPORTLOCAL to get 30% off your first month’s standard or large bag of veg – open to new and current Crop Droppers. These bags more often get the ultralocal produce from Wolves Lane, Forty Hall Farm and Microfarm N15. As well as the exclusive seasonal delight such as asparagus.” Call: 07432 588 734  Web: http://www.cropdrop.co.uk
Tweet: @cropdrop  Email:  veg@cropdrop.co.uk

ENVIRONMENTAL/GARDENING PROJECTS  

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

Friends of Parks
There are active Friends groups in most Haringey parks
https://www.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

Wolves Lane Centre
Wolves Lane Centre continue their popular plant sales from 11 to 3 every Sunday. Edibles, garden plants, indoor plants all available. There is delicious hot vegan food on sale for lunch (eat in or takeaway), sometimes seasonal organic fruit grown on site, and you can visit the historic palm house and the cactus house. 
Also a click and collect system for plant purchases; see https://www.woodsandgreens.co.uk/,
email wolveslaneshop@gmail.com, tel. 07803246000
For other Wolves Lane events and calls/opportunities for volunteers please see http://www.wolveslane.org.

Edible Landscapes London ~ ELL
We are open as usual for volunteers and visitors and plant giveaways to community projects every Tuesday and Sunday 10-2.
Interested in Bees??? We share the site with Finsbury Park Bee House.
Contact them for more info – http://www.finsburyparkbeehouse.wordpress.com
Come and say HI!