After Paris – prospects for action on climate change here and abroad

I’ve been involved with local sustainability for over 6 years, chairing MHSG for the last four.  After participating in a number of projects to make our local area more sustainable, I decided to do an MSc in the Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment at UCL, which I started last September. The course … Continue Reading


Is there a future for community energy groups?

Last night myself and fellow MHSG member Norman Beddington attended a meeting of London’s Community Energy groups. Representatives from 20 community groups from across London gathered to discuss prospects for the future of community energy at a time of unprecedented retreat in ambition on renewable energy and energy efficiency by central government. The packed meeting … Continue Reading

Fossil Fuels

Tell Haringey to stop investing in fossil fuels

Last month Fossil Fuel UK published figures showing that UK councils are investing £14 billion of their pension funds in companies causing dangerous climate change. Haringey Council is investing over £66 million. Haringey climate groups, including MHSG are calling on Haringey Council to divest their pension funds from coal and tar sands – two of the most dirty … Continue Reading


Muswell Hill says no to plastic bags

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

Michael Jacobs

Michael Jacobs on Paris 2015


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

Stall Laila

Midsummer Muswell


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

Lobby CW CJ

Climate Coalition Lobby


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

Midsummer Muswell

Looking forward to Midsummer Muswell


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!

General Election

Climate change hustings with H & WG candidates


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

21st C Homes Exhibition Hall

Booking now open for 21st Century Homes event


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

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