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Sustainability

London Assembly Enfield & Haringey constituency climate hustings

10 April 2024

Quentin Given from Friends of the Earth reports on this week's climate hustings, held in Wood Green, to which four of the candidates for the post of Assembly Member for Enfield & Haringey were invited.

Show some love for the Wolves Lane Centre

19 March 2024

Wolves Lane Centre isn't in Palmers Green, but it's not far away. This remarkable community and environmental project is raising money for improvements and expansion of its food growing and educational capacity - and you can have your donation doubled.

Interested in environmentally sustainable fashion?

12 March 2024

Enfield Climate Action Forum members are looking to set up an 'Eco Fashion' working group to research ways of reducing the impact of the clothes we buy on climate change and other environmental issues. To find out more you can join a webinar (online meeting) at 7pm on Wednesday 20th March.

Two concerned schoolgirls call on supermarkets to reduce plastic packaging

13 February 2024

'Two concerned schoolgirls' with a Palmers Green connection are behind a petition calling on supermarkets to stop packaging fruit and vegetables in single-use plastic.

New report says London and UK 'underprepared' for climate change impacts like flooding and extreme heat

17 January 2024

An interim report published by the London Climate Resilience Review confirms that London and the UK are 'underprepared' for major climate impacts, including severe flooding, extreme heat and wildfires, with a 'lethal risk' to the most vulnerable communities. The review makes urgent and strategic recommendations for UK Government and London.

A flavour of the Palmers Green community hub discussions

17 December 2023

While we await the full report on the discussions that took place at Palmers Green's first community hub, held last month, Francis Sealey from Enfield Climate Action Forum (EnCAF) has released several short YouTube videos that give a flavour of what the afternoon was all about.

Environment Agency funding work to improve water quality in Broomfield Park

29 November 2023

The Environment Agency has agreed to commission an ecologist to carry out an environmental audit and recommend an enhancement strategy aimed at increasing biodiversity and water quality in Broomfield Park. Next spring FoBP volunteers will start testing water quality in all the watercourses and carry out new planting to help improve water quality and provide natural food for birds and other wildlife.

Putting our heads together to work towards a better future

22 November 2023

More than 100 people from PG and nearby came together last Saturday to spend the afternoon discussing their common challenges and ways of meeting them at the first Palmers Green Local Community Hub.

The PG local community hub: tackling challenges together

01 November 2023

The agenda has been published for the Palmers Green local community hub on 18th November. It will provide an opportunity for local people to discuss a range of topics - a place where those who attend have a voice and feel free to tell us how we can improve our locality and the lives of people there.

A new Banbury Reservoir Park? The campaign gathers momentum

08 September 2023

The campaign for a large new park to be created using currently unloved land surrounding the Banbury Reservoir is gathering pace. In addition to an ongoing survey seeking people's ideas, a 'community hub' meeting has been organised for Thursday 28th September.

Addressing local people's concerns through 'community hubs'

02 September 2023

Francis Sealey, chair of Enfield Climate Action Forum (EnCAF), explains the background to the first Palmers Green 'Local Community Hub' - an afternoon and evening event in November bringing communities together to discuss the things that concern them, such as air pollution, social isolation, food insecurity and other issues both big and small.

Hurry to the Hinterlands for a day of fun and learning

24 August 2023

Today, between 10am and 8pm, there will be fun for the whole family in the borough's 'hinterlands' - along the Lea Navigation towpath. Explore an area that was once an important part of London's industry and a transport artery. It's still both of these to an extent, but it's also taken on a vital role in providing a cooling and calming strip bisecting the capital's ever hotter 'heat island'. All free, courtesy of the Canal and Rivers Trust and Enfield Climate Action Forum.

Incinerator campaigners condemn waste authority survey as 'disingenuous box-ticking'

23 August 2023

Environmental campaigners say that a survey of north London residents, designed to find out their views about managing waste in seven boroughs, is a 'box-ticking exercise' that fails to mention and ignores the negative economic and environmental consequences of building a large new incinerator in Edmonton. They accuse the waste authority of using flawed data to justify the project and instead call for advanced pre-sorting of waste to greatly reduce the need for incineration.

Read the full article and forum comments

A new park for Enfield: What would you like to see?

30 July 2023

A large new park surrounding a reservoir in the east of the borough is being suggested. Apart from lots of green space and clean air, what else could there be in the Banbury Reservoir Park? Let the proposers have your ideas by filling in a five-minute survey.

Want to help take local climate action? A chance to improve your climate literacy

04 July 2023

Local environmentalist groups are running two online workshops designed to enable participants to deploy a climate model to be used in support of local climate action.

Further information and more time to comment on proposed PG to Pymmes active travel route

07 June 2023

Enfield Council's Journeys & Places team has published more information and extended the deadline for submitting comments on its proposals for the Old Park Road to Pymmes Park Walking and Cyling Route. The new deadline is midnight on Sunday 18th June. An online event will be held on Wednesday 14 June at 6pm.

Read the full article and forum comments

A family-friendly ride exploring eastern Enfield's bike lanes and the Albany Park wetlands

19 April 2023

A fully marshalled community bike ride on 30th April will be a chance to explore cycle lanes in eastern Enfield and the new wetlands in Albany Park - and an opportunity to try out an e-bike for free! And if you live in PG you can join a feeder ride outside the Fox to get you to the start of the main ride in Edmonton.

The Big One: 100,000 people holding politicians to account over the climate

06 April 2023

Jason Chrysostomou tells Enfield Climate Action Forum about The Big One - a four-day demonstration in central London (21 to 24 April) aimed at Parliament. Organised by Extinction Rebellion, but without emphasizing rebellion and disruption. No need to glue yourself to the road or do anything that might get you arrested.

'Humanity is living on thin ice': The time for action is now!

23 March 2023

I make no excuse for featuring a story which isn't 'local' to Palmers Green, to London or even to the UK. Because it is of course local to every spot on Earth where people live. Short films, one by David Attenborough, stress the urgency of drastic action.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2023

22 February 2023

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 27th February to 12th March. In Enfield, the annual campaign will be launched by the Mayor, Cllr Doris Jiagge, at the Co-op Food Store in Lancaster Road, where there will be a raffle held in support of several charities. So what is Fairtrade? Bill Linton explains.

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