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. … [Read more...]
Low carbon zone nears completion
Muswell Hill Traders gave us an exciting Green Day on 31 March 2012. Up and down the Broadway there were musicians, go-go dancers, conjurors and jugglers. And rickshaws did the rounds, carrying customers round the shops to buy discounted green merchandise. Tucked away in the Crocodile Café was a Green Grotto where the MHSG had a busy stall and the LCZ volunteers displayed … [Read more...]
Low carbon awards for Alan and Kate
There was prize giving in the Green Grotto on 31 March 2012 and inevitably Alan Morton, our Prime Mover of the Low Carbon Zone and other sustainability projects in Muswell Hill, was up for an Oscar. He outlined MHSG’s plans for extending our 100 homes project into other neighbourhoods (Bounds Green, the Harringay Ladder, Crouch End) and for assisting schools in Tottenham to … [Read more...]
Recycle those bins!
MHSG member Ruth Edwards is an expert on recycling. But she was baffled by the surplus of green bins, made redundant by the Council’s introduction of green wheelies. It was unclear whether a plastic bin was suitable for co-mingled recycling and anyway she didn’t want to part with an old friend. Suddenly she had an Archimedes moment: use it to grow this year’s crop of … [Read more...]
Are FiTs no longer fit for purpose ?
You could be forgiven for being confused by the present proposals around the flagship scheme to support decentralised, small scale renewable energy systems. After all, if the “Greenest Government Ever” is unclear about it, how are we supposed to know what is going on ? Well, without standing on my soapbox for too long, let me try to unravel some of the uncertainty, put … [Read more...]
Heading for the last round-up
At last the Zone Ranger has found a low carbon vehicle, for getting about town. He has rounded up a whole herd and is driving them up to Muswell Hill Broadway for Saturday 31 March 2012. This is when the shops in N10 are going green and putting on festive entertainment and offering specially discounted merchandise. These cycle-powered rickshaws will help you do the rounds. … [Read more...]