September 2011

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Full house at our Boilers/Insulation event!

We had a full house at our information evening on boilers and insulation last week.  The packed agenda included the scary stuff about rising bills and rising global temperatures, then we had Dermot Barnes from Ecodomus talk about the ins and outs of new boilers and the different types of insulation.  We talked about our … Continue Reading

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WE HELP THE METHODISTS GO SOLAR

Crowds flocked to the Methodist Garden Party on Saturday afternoon, 25 June 2011 where our 39 solar panels were on public display for the first time.  All the traditional elements in a Garden Party were there, including cream teas and a brass band; and Alan Morton took the mic to tell a respectful audience how … Continue Reading

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Compost giveaway

Remember all that green and food waste you put out for the Little Green men to collect? Well, it’s been processed in the Edmonton Eco Park and is now being returned to the community as compost by courtesy of the Council, the Warner Estates Residents Association and the Muswell Hill Sustainability Group. So roll up … Continue Reading

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Sustainable Food and Farming

The complex food systems of modern life have a massive impact on the health of the planet as well as our individual health and the health of communities around the globe.  In the UK the food we eat accounts for around a fifth of our total green-house gas emissions and the majority of this is … Continue Reading

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Electric bikes in the Low Carbon Zone

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We had a sustainable transport evening at CUFOS on 14 June 2011 and the star attraction was the Spencer-Ivy electric bike that was displayed by its inventor Va Hua, who lives in Colney Hatch Lane. This is, in appearance, a conventional bike, not to be confused with the modish Boris Bike, and handles as such. … Continue Reading

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Low Carbon Buying Group extended to new boilers

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The Low Carbon Buying Group has been extended to cover new boilers. Boilers account for around 60% of the carbon emissions in a gas heated home.  Their efficiency is rated on a scale A to G.  If your boiler was fitted over 15 years ago then it could be a G-rated boiler, which is very … Continue Reading

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Back to Schools

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In the UK, schools account for over 50% of carbon emissions by local authorities. So for our 40:20 campaign here in Haringey, the Council wants schools to cut their carbon emissions by 50% by 2015 – a very ambitious target. Schools have big budgets for energy – £100k a year for a secondary school, and … Continue Reading

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