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MEETINGS AND EVENTS
 

Friday 1st April

Rebellion the documentary

A compelling behind-the-scenes documentary about the founding of Extinction Rebellion and its summer of mass protests in 2019
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/c/rebels-cause

Saturday 9th April 10am Hyde Park

Extinction Rebellion call on everyone to take action and demand an end to fossil fuel economy.

https://extinctionrebellion.uk/next-uk-rebellion/

Tuesday 12th April 7pm-8.30pm

Haringey Council elections – quiz the parties
– Online Environmental hustings for local elections

Elections for Haringey Council are taking place on Thursday 5 May.
You will have an opportunity to quiz the local parties on their environment and climate commitments at an online hustings event. This is a key way to show candidates the support for making climate change and the environment a top priority.
Organised by Friends of the Earth, with support from Sustainable Haringey, Haringey Cycling Campaign, and Haringey Living Streets.
So far Labour, Liberal Democrats and Green Party have confirmed their participation, the Conservatives have also been invited.
Register via this Zoom Meeting link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87041215332?pwd=QmRtdDFrSFpiUWZyQnVsRGgzRnJBdz09
Meeting ID: 870 4121 5332; Passcode: 935209
Quentin Given, Co-ordinator, Tottenham & Wood Green Friends of the Earth
07946 535656 @FoE_TWG
https://friendsoftheearth.uk/groups/tottenhamwoodgreen

Saturday 23rd April

Stop the British Museum signing a new BP deal

By siding with BP, the British Museum is on the wrong side of history.

There can be no new oil. There can be no more delay. There can be no more BP sponsorship at the British Museum.

We can’t let the museum sign a new deal with an oil giant in the middle of a climate crisis. The world’s scientists have issued their ‘bleakest warning yet’ of the impacts of unchecked carbon emissions. BP has been raking in record profits from rising energy prices while millions struggle with rising bills. We’re in the middle of a huge debate about the role of oil and gas in funding and stoking war and conflict. If the museum signs a new BP sponsorship deal, that would send the worst possible signal to the world about the role of fossil fuels in society right now.

Join us on April 23rd to stop the museum’s Director from backing death, destruction and climate breakdown by renewing the BP sponsorship. Please message us here or email info@bp-or-not-bp.org ASAP if you might want to join, as we’ll need to book enough (free) museum slots for everyone to attend.
https://bp-or-not-bp.org/2022/03/21/join-us-on-saturday-april-23rd-to-stop-the-british-museum-signing-a-new-bp-deal/
Haringey Clean Air  haringeycleanairgroup@gmail.com


NEWS ITEMS

Chestnuts Park Rainscape Masterplan

Large areas of Chestnuts Park are currently unusable during the winter and in wet weather due to drainage issues. This project aims to create new wetlands and swales to help with this, which will also help tackle flooding downstream. The project will also improve access to the park, add ‘play on the way’ features and new wildlife habitats. Plans will be co-designed with the local community.

This is part of a larger initiative from the Mayor London’s office to help improve green spaces across London and safeguard the capital from the impacts of climate change.
The Mayor of London, has awarded £4 million from the Green and Resilient Spaces Fund to projects.
Six large scale projects have received a combined £3.44 million in Mayor of London grant funding. These projects will bring benefits to areas more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and will strengthen climate resilience, increase biodiversity, improve access to green space, build green skills and promote health and wellbeing.
https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/mayoral/4m-fund-to-safeguard-london-from-climate-change

Haringey Climate Forum

For information on what Haringey Council is doing to meet climate targets
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

Haringey Community Carbon Fund Announcement

The Council has announced that the Haringey Community Carbon Fund will be supporting six local organisations’ community projects this year. These projects will reduce carbon emissions and empower the Haringey community, with full details available here: https://www.haringey.gov.uk/environment-and-waste/going-green/community-carbon-fund

These 6 community projects will 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.

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

Tree Planting days

Want to be part of greening Finsbury Park, help increase biodiversity and connect with others in the community?
Come and join the fun!
Saturday 19th March 10-1 and Saturday 26th March 10-1
Meet at the main café by the lake in Finsbury Park. Bring gloves
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!

Plus: Enfield is looking for volunteers to plant trees in March
 https://www.thames21.org.uk/natural-flood-management/trees