We’re looking forward to Midsummer Muswell, a party to celebrate Muswell Hill’s new square opposite St James’ Church. There will be loads of music and dance, and good food and MHSG will be running a stall. Drop by and say hello and maybe win a prize or two!
On Thursday 23rd April we will be holding a Climate Change hustings with the parliamentary candidates for the Hornsey and Wood Green constituency. 2015 is a key year for global climate action, with governments meeting in Paris later this year to agree a deal on global emissions. The UK’s voice in these negotiations will be … Continue Reading
We had another successful 21st Century Homes event hosted at Alexandra Park School. We had several new exhibitors this year, and 1-2-1 advice surgeries which proved popular. The open homes visits were very well attended and hopefully provided great inspiration for visitors’ own green home projects! A real joint effort by lots of MHSG members.
Booking is now open for our next 21st Century Homes event – Comfort Character Low Carbon, taking place at Alexandra Park School on 21st March 12.30 – 5.00pm, with open homes on 22nd March. Listen to the experts, visit over 20 stalls and find out about the Smart Homes scheme offering up to £6000 for … Continue Reading
SmartHomes advice line 020 7527 4736 (open Monday to Friday, 9am- 7pm) The SmartHomes scheme is offering a grant (no repayment required) of up to £6000 for energy efficiency upgrades to your home – exactly the kinds of upgrades we’ve been encouraging to make your home more comfortable and kinder on the environment. This scheme is available … Continue Reading
Mike Berners-Lee and Duncan Clark’s book “The Burning Question” is worth reading – a frank, measured account of where we are with climate change and what we can do now. According to the authors, and many other mainstream climate commentators, it is increasingly unlikely that we will keep to the 2 degree limit in global temperatures. … Continue Reading
On 19th November 2014, Ed Davey MP, Minister for Energy and Climate Change came to Muswell Hill, to a public meeting arranged by Lynne Featherstone MP. Below is a summary of the talk and questions that followed. Based on notes by Cara Jenkinson, with gaps, I’m sure! Renewables We now have more offshore wind than … Continue Reading
Several Muswell Hill Sustainability Group members were involved in the Muswell Hill Geisterfest – a ghost festival that took place on 31st October. The festival was all about bringing local traders and the community together, and there was support from so many of the shops on the Broadway. Sustainability is about valuing what we have … Continue Reading
A new home energy efficiency guide does the legwork for Muswell Hill householders to bring their home up to 21st Century standards of energy efficiency – whilst increasing comfort , reducing running costs, cutting carbon and maintaining character. The Muswell Hill Sustainability Group’s Homeowner Pack contains 60 pages of up-to-date information about insulation, draughtproofing, renewable … Continue Reading
Groups campaigning for sustainability are often frustrated by how little happens and how slow change is. However the UK has made some real progress in terms of energy saving and renewable energy, albeit from a low base. We now produce 15% of our electricity from renewable sources – this is double what it was in … Continue Reading