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Subject tag: Environmental Protection

03 June 2019

Local fossil fuels campaigners say that an announcement made by the pensions minister today is an indication that Enfield Council is failing to keep up with the national trend which sees investors moving funds away from fuels that are contributing to the climate crisis. In a press release issued on Monday Divest Enfield say that the government announcement 'puts Enfield on the wrong side of history'.

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22 May 2019

There was a big turnout of volunteers to help plant the new Broomfield Wetlands on a sunny Tuesday morning this week.

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16 May 2019

London schools, hospitals, tube stations are all at serious risk as global temperatures continue to rise - reveals a startling new report from Caroline Russell AM. It calls for dramatic Mayoral action to protect Londoners.

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01 May 2019

A new report by Centre for London, Green Light: Next Generation Road User Charging for a Healthier, More Liveable, London, calls for London to move towards an innovative new road user charging scheme which charges drivers on a per-mile basis. Costs would vary by vehicle emissions, local levels of congestion and pollution and availability of public transport alternatives – and prices would be set before the journey begins.

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27 April 2019

Living, Breathing, London is a film about the effects of air pollution created by Ross Field of Videoblogg Productions

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27 March 2019

The Pinkham Way Alliance is urging people to sign online in support of its response to the draft North London Waste Plan (NLWP). Their submission calls for removal of the Pinkham Way nature conservation site (close to the Enfield/Barnet/Haringey borough boundaries) from a list of potential sites for new waste processing facilities.

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03 March 2019

Ahead of the next strike by schoolchildren, scheduled for 15th March, the Global Coordination Group of the Youth-led Climate Strike has published an open letter in the Guardian newspaper.

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21 February 2019

Enfield RoadWatch, a group which campaigns against housebuilding on Green Belt land, has issued a reminder that the deadline for responding to the draft Enfield Local Plan is approaching - responses must be received by 5pm on Thursday 28th February.

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01 February 2019

A programme in the PBS documentary series Sinking Cities looks at London's history of serious flooding, the (temporary) solution provided by the Thames Barrier and the growing threats posed by extreme weather events and rising sea levels, both of these being consequences of human-induced climate change. Schemes covered by the programme include Firs Farm Wetlands and the Houndsden Gutter in Grange Park

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30 January 2019

A motion calling on Enfield Council to take steps to help tackle the global climate emergency is on the agenda for tonight's meeting of the full council. If approved tonight, the motion tabled by Councillor Vicki Pite will add Enfield's name to those of a growing list of councils which have passed climate emergency motions in response to the dire warnings contained in a recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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15 January 2019

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

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14 January 2019

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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03 January 2019

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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31 December 2018

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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19 December 2018

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

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16 December 2018

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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25 November 2018

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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31 October 2018

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

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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.

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