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Convenor, Sustainable Haringey Network
020 8347 7684
DATES OF MEETINGS AND EVENTS
Saturday 10th July 5.30pm-8.30pm
Muswell Hill Sustainability Group AGM and Social
At the Meadow Orchard, Park Road, N8
Sunday 11th July 11am-4pm
Tottenham Green Market
Lots of local enterprises and community groups have stalls.
Monday 12th July to Sunday 18th July
N10 Traders for the Earth Week
Muswell Business and Muswell Hill Sustainability Group are planning an exciting
N10 Traders for the Earth Week. The coronavirus pandemic has showed us the
value of our local high streets and we are very lucky to have such a great range of
shops on our doorstep. Shopping locally reduces car miles, improving local air
pollution and congestion. And local shops are generally less likely to use plastic, and
many are welcoming reusable cups once again.
Volunteers from Muswell Hill Sustainability Group have started talking to local businesses to find out about their sustainability practices, and we’re uncovering some really positive stories!
During our N10 Traders for the Earth week, we will be sharing these stories on social media, and on Saturday 17th July we’ll have a stall outside Planet Organic to promote local shopping and talk about wider sustainability issues. It will be the first stall that we’ve run since August last year – and we’re looking forward to it!
23rd July to 1st August
LOVE PARKS WEEK
All who love parks are urged to help organise events and activities to celebrate
during this week!
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
Stonebridge Lock Coalition
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 email@example.com
Wolves Lane plant sales
INFORMATION AND NEWS
Transport Action Network’s legal challenge to the government’s plan to waste £27 billion on new roads
On 29 June the High Court heard an application to cancel the government’s £27 billion road building programme. Transport Action Network brought the application, pointing out that the roads programme would increase emissions and breach the UK’s commitments under the Paris agreement. Three of us from Haringey, plus the three Green London assembly members, were among the group who demonstrated outside the High Court against the planned new roads. These include the Lower Thames Crossing from Kent to Essex. The High Court will give its judgement fairly soon. Our government should follow the example of the Welsh government, which has frozen new road building to help reduce climate breakdown. Transport Action Network’s crowd funding page has more information:
Muswell Hill & Hornsey Friends of the Earth
Haringey Climate Forum website
For information on what Haringey Council is doing to meet climate targets see
Cllr Mike Hakata the new lead on environment Haringey Council talks about tackling the climate emergency in Ham&High
It is an enormous honour and privilege to serve Haringey residents at a time of unprecedented challenges and change, even more so to be given the responsibility of overseeing our environmental and climate commitments.
In 2019 the council declared a Climate Emergency with the bold and necessary ambition of becoming a net-zero borough by 2041. This statement of intent must be matched by action. In order to hit the target we must over-reach in our ambitions. In the first few weeks of taking on the role we announced our new Community Carbon Fund (going live later this year) whereby local groups can submit proposals for carbon reduction projects.
We have also announced our first net-zero council house development. We must ensure that all our developments follow this precedent as well as demanding stringent directions in our local plan for private developers to do the same. We will begin retrofitting our existing council homes and are exploring the rollout of a distributed energy network, producing sustainable energy locally.
By the end of this year, we will have 26 school streets (from just one last year) as part of our Streets for People project.
We are rolling out three large low-traffic neighbourhoods following a trailblazing engagement and co-design process.