The campaign against plastic bags was one of the first that Muswell Hill Sustainability Group ran, back in 2009 – take a look at our photo to see some familiar faces! On 5th October the new plastic bag charge comes in – 5p per bag. In Wales where a bag charge was introduced in 2011, usage of … Continue Reading
Professor Michael Jacobs, visiting professor at UCL and LSE and an expert on climate and energy policy, gave a talk on this vital topic on Monday 13 July, at a meeting organised by the Muswell Hill Sustainability Group. Prof. Jacobs is at present advising the French Government on preparations for the Climate Change summit in … Continue Reading
Midsummer Muswell, a festival to name the new square outside Planet Organic was a fantastic success. Deanna Bogdanovich and the Muswellites pulled another organisational tour de force again! Muswell Hill Sustainability Group had a very professional looking stall and talked to lots of people about our activities, forthcoming events and the Haringey Divestment petition. You … Continue Reading
On 17th June, around 100 climate campaigners from Hornsey and Wood Green descended on Westminster to meet with our new MP, Catherine West. It was all part of the Speak Up mass lobby of parliament organised by the Climate Coalition. Lots of Muswell Hill Sustainability Group members came along. We lobbied Catherine West on local, … Continue Reading
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