Subject tag: Sustainability

01 February 2023

Enfield Council is consulting about proposals for a sustainable urban drainage scheme (SUDS) involving creation of 'rain gardens' along both sides of Green Lanes just south of the junction with the North Circular Road.

11 January 2023

Parking controls can play an important role in encouraging more sustainable modes of transport. A new report commissioned by the Centre for London makes the case for a more strategic approach to managing parking and the kerbside, and for reallocating street space to uses that Londoners value.

06 January 2023

A recent council sustainable drainage project has reduced chronic flooding around a housing estate in Enfield, made the surroundings pleasanter and created a more people-friendly environment.

14 December 2022

Christmas is a time when our consumption and waste reach a peak, driven by expectations. But this year a lot more of us are looking to save money and energy, to enjoy the festivities with more care for the environment.

30 November 2022

Enfield Council has launched a review of its Climate Action Plan, which it adopted in July 2020. It has published a progress report and an emissions review, both for the period 2021/22. A new round of public engagement started this week and continues until 8th January, using both face-to-face events and online surveys

21 September 2022

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.

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06 September 2022

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

31 August 2022

Eagle-eyed readers who've gone past or into our local station since Monday will have noticed new signage over the door: 'Palmers Green' has become Palmer's with an apostrophe Green. Go down the stairs and onto the platform and more changes will be revealed, many incoporating the distinctive orange logo of the American company Palmer's, whose skincare products are mainly based on cocoa butter or coconut oil. So what's this all about? Will it make the train service run more smoothly?

24 August 2022

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.

12 August 2022

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.

10 August 2022

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.

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21 July 2022

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.

13 July 2022

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?"

06 July 2022

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.

22 June 2022

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'.

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22 June 2022

Friday is the start of London Climate Action Week 2022. A total of 162 events will be held, some in-person, others online, covering pretty much every aspect of the campaign to take action to reduce human-induced climate change and adapt to those effects of climate change that we can no longer prevent.

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14 June 2022

Join the crowdfunding campaign and help set up an innovative family cycling hub and library.

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31 May 2022

E-scooters could play a role in ensuring a green and sustainable future for London, helping people to use private cars less. Yet many worry about their use, fearing an increase in accidents and reduction in physical activity.

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27 May 2022

Enfield Climate Action Forum will be running a competition for primary and secondary school pupils during this year's Big Green Week. To help promote the competition students from Middlesex Uni will be filming examples of best practice in teaching climate change subjects. They're seeking help in identifying suitable schools to do the filming.

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18 May 2022

As we transition towards electric vehicles that don't incur fuel duty, the Treasury faces a revenue loss of £30bn each year. Given the unpopularity of fuel duty, a report by Scott Corfe of the Social Market Foundation explores the case for introducing a nationwide road pricing system in the UK, setting out a model that is fairer than fuel duty, replaces lost tax revenue, and reduces the burden on low-income households.

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