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Subject tag: Environmental Protection

Exploring the course of the Salmons Brook

The Pymmes Brookers will be exploring parts of the Salmons Brook on Saturday 2nd March

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15 January 2019

Learn how to Save a Crust

Up to 24 million slices of bread are wasted every day in UK, contributing to £800 worth of food being thrown away by the average household in UK every year. North London Waste Authority has commissioned Keep Britain Tidy to hold some free events across north London to help residents avoid bread waste and save money.

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14 January 2019

Air pollution: What's the problem and what can we do about it?

The air pollution that we breathe every day is largely invisible, but is killing us. How did it get this bad, and how can we stop it? Dr Gary Fuller, an air pollution scientist in the Environmental Research Group at King’s College London, explores the history and affects of air pollution, how we can all make a difference and why he's written his new book: The Invisible Killer: The Rising Global Threat of Air Pollution and How We Can Fight Back. Listen to a podcast with Dr Fuller.

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03 January 2019

Petition calls for more action to reduce pollution going into London's rivers

The charity London Waterkeeper has launched an online petition calling on the Environment Agency and Ofwat to instruct Thames Water to double its planned efforts to reduce the number of polluting outfalls into streams and rivers.

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31 December 2018

Avoiding climate catastrophe: Never too small to make a difference

The Mayor of London has published a plan for zero carbon London. We can start working towards it today.

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19 December 2018

What's with all these wetlands and rain gardens?

A new video provides a very clear explanation of how creating wetlands, deculverting streams and other forms of natural flood management work.

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16 December 2018

Pymmes BrookERS

Pymmes BrookERS (short for ‘Pymmes Brook Restorers’) are a group of Londoners who want to make the Pymmes and Salmons Brooks more lovely!

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25 November 2018

Sign a petition to protect a local nature conservation site

Sign a petition to protect a local nature conservation site from industrial development

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31 October 2018

Call to action to protect a local nature conservation site

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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17 October 2018

The Divest Enfield campaign explained

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

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11 October 2018

Enfield MPs set an example on fossil fuel divestment

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.

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09 October 2018

Enfield campaigners take heart from decision by Islington to divest from fossil fuels

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.

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18 September 2018

Want to walk to school but have concerns?

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.

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11 September 2018

Applications are now open for round two of the Community Green Space Grants

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

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06 August 2018

MP joins with local activists in urging climate change action

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.

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01 August 2018

1st August is Earth Overshoot Day

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.

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31 July 2018

My Liveable London gets personal

The organisers of the My Liveable London campaign are asking supporters to email local political party leaders in their borough

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23 April 2018

Joining forces to challenge local politicians to create My Liveable London

In the runup 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, whose main priority is pedestrians, are combining forces with the London Cycle Campaign, who, unsurprisintly, would like pleasanter and safer conditions for people riding bikes in London. They are calling their joint campaign My Liveable London.

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10 April 2018

With the Mayor on our side, divestment is inevitable

Divest Enfield is calling on Enfield Council to ditch the £60million it has invested in fossil fuels via its pension fund. Now, with the Mayor of London on our side, we will be emailing candidates for the forthcoming local elections on 3rd May to demand they sign the divestment pledge.

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01 April 2018

Tell the Mayor: We want clean air too!

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.

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13 February 2018