Environment & Sustainability

Great Big Green Week 2022 starts on Saturday. As last year, Enfield Climate Action Forum (EnCAF) is organising events throughout the week - though rather fewer than last year, where there were so many events that people found it difficult to choose between them!

The Love Your Planet competition, launching this month in Enfield primary and secondary schools, invites schoolchildren to create a poster or short video on the subject of climate change.

Read the full article and forum comments

The London Borough of Enfield has teamed up with Real Nappies for London to promote reusable nappies as an alternative to single-use nappies. If you are a parent with a baby under 18 months, or a parent-to-be, currently living in Enfield you are eligible to apply for a free £54.15 voucher to buy reusable nappies or contribute to a washable nappy laundry service. The incentive is to help you save money and reduce single-use nappy waste being thrown away in the borough

Extinction Rebellion Enfield are inviting you and lots of your neighbours to a talk about the climate crisis and what we can do about it. This is our chance to be a part of something big - and there's a role for everyone.

The environmental charity Possible is inviting supporters to contact their local council and ask them to investigate the feasibility of using the ambient heat present in parks to heat buildings. They quote the example of Hackney Council, which is installing heat pumps in open spaces in Stoke Newington to heat a visitor centre and leisure centre.

There's no other way to describe it. At a time when heatwaves are making the presence of trees in our city more important than ever, by chopping down 11 trees, nearly 40 years old, outside McDonalds adjacent to Harringay Green Lanes station, and then laying down plastic 'grass', the owner of the restaurant is guilty of environmental vandalism or hooliganism.

Read the full article and forum comments

Extending the Ultra Low Emissions Zone to the whole of London will improve the health of half a million people with asthma, it will help prevent up to 4,000 premature deaths each year caused by breathing toxic air, and it will help tackle the looming climate crisis. The deadline for responding to TfL's consultation is 29th July. Using Possible's online form you can respond in three minutes.

Enfield Over 50s Forum has issued advice for older people on surviving the temperatures that we will be experiencing this week, while Green MP Caroline Lucas comments on the "delusional" behaviour of the candidates to be next prime minister who are proposing reducing efforts to stave off disastrous climate change. "Has the sun," she asks, "blinded their eyes to the climate science?"

Calling out around the UK, are you ready for a brand new challenge? Summer's here and the time is right for Going Car Free - a month of climate-friendly travel.

On Thursday 23rd June campaigners from the Stop the Edmonton Incinerator Now coalition will be protesting outside the annual general meeting of the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) in opposition to its decision to build a new waste incinerator in Edmonton. The latest anti-incinerator demonstration follows the news that, following intervention by Chingford MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith, communities secretary Michael Gove has ordered a review of whether the £1.2billion project represents 'best value'.

Read the full article and forum comments