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  • susan640 11:44 am on February 23, 2015 Permalink | Reply

    Next Climate March in London will be on Saturday 7 March 

    The next climate march is on Saturday 7 March. Highgate Transition are assembling a group to go on this, and are meeting at the Kingsway exit of the Holborn Tube station at 1pm, and I am going to join them. Others from the Archway Eco Group will be very welcome, so please put the date in your diaries – and in any case, please go on this march!

    The details of the march are here:

  • susan640 1:47 pm on January 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply

    21st Century Homes 

    Have got onto this embarrassingly late, but would like to alert everyone to the existence of This is an initiative based in Highgate, Muswell Hill, and surrounding areas (which includes Archway) to help householders make their homes energy efficient. If you register via their website you will be kept up to date with news and events in the area, and by joining the committed community you can contribute your own knowledge to others as well as learning from other people’s experiences.

  • susan640 11:37 pm on November 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Ed Davey Energy Climate Change   


    Come and ask Ed what the coalition has done on both these issues!

    Wednesday 19th November 7pm

    Talk by Ed Davey MP, Energy & Climate Change Secretary

    Birchwood Centre, 171 Fortis Green Road, N10 3BG

    Muswell Hill Sustainability Group

  • susan640 12:20 pm on November 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Harington Scheme, Highgate Bowl   

    Land in Highgate Bowl formerly used by Highgate Garden Centre saved from being developed into three luxury homes by Planning Decision 

    Good News about the former Highgate Garden Centre site: the Planning Inspector has turned down BVI located property developer’s plans for three luxury pads. This will give local community groups a chance to save the land for public activities, hopefully converting it into a “London version of the Eden Project”. Please see Islington Tribune report below.

    NB BVI refers to the British Virgin Islands, so there would have been no chance of any tax on profits from the enterprise going to the UK exchequer.

  • susan640 9:36 pm on November 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: climate change and media John Vidal, Guardian   

    Climate Change and the Media event locally 

    An interesting free event with distinguished climate guests, happening almost in the Pooterland area:

    Anne Karpf in discussion with John Vidal, James Painter and Sally Weintrobe in an event organised by the Centre for Research into Media, Identity and Culture (MiC)

    Anne Karpf is Reader at London Metropolitan University and a freelance journalist; John Vidal is Chief Environment correspondent of The Guardian; James Painter, of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in Oxford is author of ‘Climate Change and the Media’; and Sally Weintrobe is a psychoanalyst and editor of ‘Engaging with Climate Change’.

    When: Tuesday 18th November 2014 (6 – 8 pm)

    Where: London Metropolitan University, (opp. Holloway tube)
    Followed by a reception. Free, but needs to be booked

    Go to:

  • Kate Calvert 4:52 pm on October 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Decentralised Energy Networks – a Query from PlanArchway 

    A quick Google reveals that the Bunhill CHP system in the south of Islington caters to 700 homes and two leisure centres, and that a decentralised energy network needs to serve uses in addition to housing in order to even out peaks in demand.

    In Archway we have some large development sites coming up, plus the hospital and the leisure centre. The questions are: how many residential units are needed to make a viable scheme, and broadly speaking how are the set up costs calculated?

    • susan640 8:56 pm on October 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I suggest that you contact someone in what used to be the Council’s Energy Department. You might want to ask one of your Councillors to ask the officers.

  • susan640 11:58 am on October 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Apple Day, Gillespie Park   


    The Friends of Gillespie Park and Islington Council’s Ecology Centre staff are organising an ‘Apple Day’ on 19th October between 12noon and 4pm to celebrate British apples. The event will take place in and
    around the Ecology Centre with lots of apple related activities, stalls, music, a raffle with lovely prizes and tours of the park. There will be an apple juicer, apple tasting and a display of heritage apples from Brogdale (home of the national fruit collection). Bring your home-grown apples for juicing or just to show everybody how lovely they are. Don’t forget a container to take your juice home in.

    Children will be well catered for with apple dipping, the longest peel and all the usual fun. Food will be available throughout the day from the Sunday Cafe in the eco centre.

    Apple Day will end with a grand auction of any heritage apples left over from the event.

    The full address is: Islington Ecology Centre, Gillespie Park Local Nature Reserve, 191 Drayton Park London N5 1PH

    Tel: 020 7527 4374 just behind Arsenal Station and next to Arsenal Stadium.

    For further information please contact Pat on 0207 609 5093 or email:

  • susan640 8:38 am on October 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply


    As part of European-wide campaign to stop TTIP local people will be supporting 38 Degrees’ day of action. Meeting here shortly:

    Highbury Barn Tavern
    Sat 11th Oct 2014, 11:00am

    Followed by protest at Parliament Square at 2pm.

  • susan640 8:51 am on September 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: TTIP Big Tobacco   

    This is my latest tweet, and it would be really nice if some of you were to follow me as I only have 3 followers!

    Sue Lees ‏@SueLees5

    ProposedTTIP/ISDS agreement EU/US will scupper Labour Party idea for windfall tax on Tobacco Company profits – they will sue UK gov for loss

  • susan640 2:31 pm on September 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Tweet David Cameron for effort at this week’s world climate talks 

    Following the climate march yesterday and worldwide climate effort, The Climate Coalition have asked people to tweet David Cameron as follows:

    On Twitter:
    Please tweet .@David_Cameron with hashtag #fortheloveof and also #climatemarch. You could say for example:

    .@David_Cameron #fortheloveof [insert what you love], please show ambition & leadership. Pledge bold action to tackle climate change. #climatemarch

    I am slowly learning how to send tweets, and have sent this one out to my 3 followers – but my son Davie has 38 followers and he has retweeted it to his friends!

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