15/16 September – Channing School A first for Highgate, Muswell Hill and surrounding areas. If you are planning to get the builders in, are installing a new kitchen or bathroom, need to treat draughty windows, wonder how to lower your energy bills, are unsure of changes permitted in a conservation area, think you might want to add … Continue Reading
The sun shone on our stall on Muswell Hill Broadway on Saturday where we collected 350 signatures from Muswell Hill shoppers, dismayed at the levels of packaging still used in our supermarkets and food outlets. We’re now up to 530 and counting. If you didn’t see us, you can still sign online now!
Our first stall was a great success despite the torrential rain shower! We got 175 signatures on our petition to cut excess packaging by supermarkets and restaurant chains. The plan is to take this to local supermarket and restaurant managers as well as forwarding to our local MP Lynne Featherstone. We’ll be at O’Neills on Muswell Hill … Continue Reading
Irritated by triple wrapped foods and toys? Multi-compartmented plastic trays that weigh more than the food in them, masquerading under descriptions such as ‘lunchbox’ or ‘snack pack’? Huge cardboard boxes for small items from Amazon? The carbon footprint of unnecessary packaging is still a huge issue and although recycling rates are better than they were … Continue Reading
At the Hillfield Park Diamond Jubilee celebrations MHSG member Monique Stone introduced an enterprising blindfold game, Pin the Bee on the Flower, by which she raised awareness of the plight of the honey-bee (hurrah) and a lot of £ for charity (hurrah, hurrah). MHSG member Anne Morris proved very good at it, left-handed too.
The challenging and complicated issue of the future of Pinkham Way is being handled expertly by the Pinkham Way Alliance, PWA. Over the last two years their thoroughness has brought to light serious irregularities on the part of our council and the North London Waste Authority. The next step needs as many names supporting their … Continue Reading
Muswell Hill Sustainability Group supports fair pricing for gas and electricity. Please sign the petition at http://www.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/big-six-energy-petition#petition to put the pressure on the Big 6 to reduce their prices. The Big 6 currently produce only 8% of their energy from renewable sources. If you want to switch to a supplier using a much bigger proportion of … Continue Reading
One of the projects we’re very excited about is our work with schools in Haringey. We completed energy audits for 6 schools to allow them to apply for Haringey zero-cost loan funding, and we’re hoping that the improvement works, including low-efficiency lighting, pipe lagging, TRVs and better boiler controls will take place during the school … Continue Reading
Community Energy – what next? Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss community energy possibilities with experts! Professor Yvonne Rydin Environment Institute, UCL Maya de Souza Green Party Councillor, Camden Thursday 10th May 8.00pm Muswell Hill Methodist Church, 28 Pages Lane, Muswell Hill, London N10 1PP All Welcome Professor Rydin will outline the results of a … Continue Reading
Thanks to all who came along on 1st May to our event co-hosted by Highgate Society, Transition Highgate and Hican. Full house – we’ll book a bigger venue next time!