Subject tag: Environmental Protection

17 October 2018

As part of their long-running fight to protect a nature conservation site from industrial development, the Pinkham Way Alliance have this week called for all supporters to fill the public gallery at a meeting on Thursday evening.

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11 October 2018

In this Enfield Voices webinar Francis Sealey interviews Adam McGibbon about the Divest Enfield campaign.

09 October 2018

Members of environmental campaign group Divest Enfield are celebrating the fact that all three Enfield MPs have now thrown their weight behind fossil fuel divestment campaigns. Divest Enfield is calling on Enfield Council to follow the parliamentarians' example and stop investing in fossil fuel companies.

18 September 2018

Following the announcement that Islington Council is to divest from investments in fossil fuel companies, climate change campaigners in our borough are urging Enfield Council to follow suit.

11 September 2018

There are many reasons to regret the fact that so many children these days are driven to school instead of walking or making their own way by public transport. Among the problems are lack of sufficient exercise, congestion and road danger caused by build-ups of cars near school gates, and exposure to toxic fumes, which recent research has found is actually more of a problem inside a car than outside.

06 August 2018

The Mayor of London is inviting groups to apply for Community Green Space Grants

01 August 2018

Bambos Charalambous MP has signed a letter to the prime minister urging her to commit to bringing the UK's greenhouse gas emissions down to 'net zero' before 2050.

31 July 2018

This year August 1st is Earth Overshoot Day, the date when we (all of humanity) have used more from the rest of nature than our planet can renew in the entire year. This date moves about three days earlier each year as our consumption, population and emissions increase. We are currently living as if we had 1.7 Earths, a 70% overshoot.

23 April 2018

The My Liveable London campaign has moved into a new phase - asking everyone who supports its aims to email all candidates standing in their ward urging them to respond positively to the campaign's challenge to local politicians. Help make a city where everyone can walk and cycle safely and happily. Imagine a truly Liveable London. A city where: It’s enjoyable to walk and cycle your local trips You can breathe fresh air on streets free from congestion Children can safely.......

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10 April 2018

In the run up to the council elections on 3rd May two organisations that campaign for a fresh approach to London's streets have come together to set out a challenge for party leaders in each of London's 32 boroughs. London Living Streets, who seek better streets for pedestrians, are combining forces with the London Cycle Campaign, who, unsurprisingly, would like pleasanter and safer conditions for people riding bikes in London. They are calling their joint campaign My Liveable London and they want boroughs to create more "low traffic neighbourhoods".

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01 April 2018

A guest article by James Cracknell, written in response to Sadiq Khan's call for all London local authorities to divest their pension funds from fossil fuel companies When it comes to environmental problems, shifts in attitude can happen incredibly quickly. Diesel was once heralded by car companies as a 'green' alternative fuel to petrol and drivers for years were conned into buying vehicles that ran on it. Evidence now shows this was a huge mistake – and politicians have been fast to.......

13 February 2018

The Mayor of London's consultation about measures to reduce levels of toxic air pollution originating from petrol and diesel vehicles ends on 28th February.  If you, like me, think that the proposals won't provide adequate protection for people living outside the North and South Circular Roads - and will be even more injurious to the health of people living along those roads - you need to respond to the online consultation before that date. The proposals are explained on the following page.......

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06 January 2018

This article by James Cracknell was originally published on 17 December 2017 on the ENTWO website. Two years ago this month I cycled from London to Paris with a group of climate activists. We were travelling to the United Nations’ COP21 climate talks, raising awareness of the importance of the talks along the way. On the Champs-Élysées we joined with tens of thousands of others – including many who had cycled from around Europe as we did – to demand the strongest.......

13 November 2017

The vineyard says that London Sparkling Brut is perfect for Christmas drinking, but will also develop well with ageingForty Hall Vineyard has launched London Sparkling Brut 2015 - the first time a sparkling wine from the organic vineyard in Enfield has been made widely available. The 2014 vintage was declared best organic sparkling wine at the Soil Association's Best of Organic Market awards. London Sparkling Brut is made in the traditional method from the three classic champagne.......

11 October 2017

New research reveals that every Londoner in the capital lives in an area exceeding World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the most dangerous toxic particulates known as PM2.5. The research, based on the latest updated London Atmospheric Emissions Inventory, also shows that 7.9 million Londoners – nearly 95 per cent of the capital’s population – live in areas of London that exceed the guidelines by 50 per cent or more. PM2.5 are small toxic air particles which are.......

03 October 2017

Firs Farm Wetlands has won a Living Waterways Awards in the 2017 competition, which is run by the Canal & River Trust, the national charity which has the task of protecting more than 2000 miles of waterways in England and Wales. Firs Farm, located on the borders of Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill and Edmonton, was winner of the Contribution to the Natural Environment category.  The judges commented that "The highly integrated nature of this scheme, involving very active partners and.......

22 September 2017

If you’re planning to refurnish a room the right piece might just be there waiting for you at the Barnet Furniture Centre. This valuable local asset is at the top of Colney Hatch Lane in Friern Barnet (4 Queens Parade Close, N11 3FY – tel 020 8361 6802) and should be much better known.

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19 September 2017

Enfield joins a global push towards a car-free day World Car Free Day takes place on 22 September Enfield schools, students and staff commit to leaving cars at home TfL’s STARS project is also supporting the initiative across London Families across Enfield are being asked to leave their cars at home and find alternative ways of getting into school in celebration of World Car Free Day (22 September). World Car Free Day also coincides with Transport for London’s.......

01 September 2017

The charity Thames 21 is recruiting volunteers to work in small teams to use computer modelling to help clean up three tributaries of the River Lea - the Pymmes Brook and Salmons Brook on our side of the Lea and the Ching Brook on the east side. Love the Lea – Community Modelling Communities to shape water quality solutions Thames21 has begun a new initiative which aims to involve local communities in setting out future plans for their rivers. Using community modelling, Thames21.......

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30 August 2017

In line with his support for Make London a National Park City, the Mayor of London is setting up a Greener City Fund to provide money for local groups to plant trees and improve green spaces.  Groups have until 29 September to apply for Tree Planting Grants and until 20 October to apply for Community Green Spaces Grants. Greener City Fund Mayor Sadiq Khan’s new £9 million fund to create and improve green spaces and encourage more tree planting in London. The Mayor wants.......