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Environmental Issues

Extinction Rebellion campaigners from five boroughs have announced plans for a North London Uprising on 7th and 8th September. Rebellion groups from Haringey, Islington, Camden, Enfield and Barnet will be occupying streets and running events in and around Turnpike Lane, Downhills Park, Harringay Green Lanes and Manor House.

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Readers will be aware that Enfield Council no longer allows plastic bags in its recycling wheelie bins (with blue lids), but may not know that many kinds of plastic bags, including carrier bags, can be recycled at Morrisons in Palmers Green and Sainsburys in Green Lanes, Winchmore Hill.

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Enfield Council is to join a growing list of local authorities across the UK which have made formal declarations of a Climate Emergency.  The declaration, set to be endorsed by the full council on 10th July, commits the council to becoming carbon-neutral by 2030, to stop investing in fossil fuel companies, and to maximise use of environmentally friendly products.

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The Enfield branch of the climate emergency direct action campaign Extinction Rebellion is launching a public awareness campaign throughout the borough and challenging Enfield Council to follow the lead of other local authorities and declare a Climate Emergency. There will be a public meeting on 29th June and a demonstration outside the Council meeting on 10th July, plus street stalls providing information in Palmers Green, Enfield and Edmonton.

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

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