environment

The Big Energy Bill rip offIt’s summer…

But are you still paying off your winter fuel bills?

Are you dreading the coming winter?

For all Haringey residents, whether you’re struggling with rip-off fuel bills, having difficulties heating your home in the winter or are passionate about the issue and would like to support, come along to…

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Meet at 12 noon outside Boots, Wood Green High Road (next to Shopping City), N22

Come and join us - don't sit in the cold alone!

We will be calling on all shops, pubs and public buildings to welcome those who wish to get warm.

Please bring flasks of tea, nibbles, folding chairs, board games, placards etc...

* No more deaths from hypothermia * Reduce fuel bills now - no to cut-offs * Insulate all homes effectively * Reclaim public space * Expose energy companies' profit scandal  * Yes to renewable energy - phase out fossil fuel energy production to prevent climate catastrophe

Fuel Poverty ActionFuel poverty should be seen as a public scandal, not as a private problem. One in four families in the UK is shivering, out of sight, behind closed doors. There were a shocking 25,700 additional UK deaths last winter compared with other seasons. Yet the 'Big Six' energy corporations are making massive profits. The government and energy companies may want to keep it this way, but we say this can't go on.

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Reel News film night flyer

Haringey Solidarity Group

On the occasion of Haringey Sustainability Month

~ Presents ~

A Reel News Film-Screening

Social / Info-Night / Fundraiser

Films – Green Activist Speakers - Discussions – Vegetarian Food – Drinks

Sunday 12th June 6 PM – 9 PM


@ Giuseppe Conlon House (London Catholic Worker church) 49 Mattison Road, London N4 1BG (off Green Lanes)

How do we get green issues back into the Social Struggle?

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BP Protest in Tottenham HaleHSG organised a protest against giant corporation BP on Saturday 26 June outside Tottenham Hale BP Garage as part of Haringey Sustainability Month. The aim was to draw attention to the many climate crimes BP is responsible for, all in the name of profit, show solidarity with workers exploited by the corporation and encourage people to build collective and local alternatives to the climate crisis.

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Residents call for effective global action at the coming Copenhagen summit in response to the threat of climate change
 
Campaigners in North London are mobilising for the national demonstration on December 5th, followed by a Low Carbon/Sustainability Fortnight of local events here during the summit

Public meeting calls for a transition to a fair and sustainable society
 
On Tuesday November 24th the Sustainable Haringey network and the national Campaign against Climate Change held a successful public meeting in Wood Green Library. 50 residents attended to see a film: 'Countdown To Copenhagen' (newly made by Haringey-based documentary team, Reel News), to hear speakers, and to take part in discussion and debate to mark the United Nations Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen from December 7th -18th.
 
The meeting launched the local publicity for the national 'Climate Action Now' demonstration in Central London on December 5th, and the Haringey Carbon Reduction and Sustainability Fortnight of green events from Dec 4th-20th. Participants also took away over 10,000 flyers to help kick off some of the mass door-to-door and workplace leafleting planned throughout Haringey to publicise those events.
 
Quentin Given, representing Sustainable Haringey, explained that 'the Sustainable Haringey network had been launched only two years ago in this very room, and has achieved an enormous amount in that short time through a wide range of activities and constant publicity efforts. Such local grass-roots networks are a key part of an emerging and growing global movement for sustainability and climate justice.' 

He said that local action 'demonstrates to the public that positive changes can be made affecting our everyday surroundings and lives', for example home energy efficiency measures, greater local food production, and more sustainable transport use. 'Showing that there is mass local support for such measures has helped to convince the Council to recently adopt strong carbon reduction t argets - many other Councils are now following suit'. He was greatly heartened by a Haringey Schools Climate Summit earlier in the week where young people took part in discussions and debate 'showing a great deal of concern and maturity over the issues and a determination to see real changes'. 

Finally, he called for residents to 'join in the national demonstration and the events during the coming sustainability fortnight, and to keep up the pressure not just during the Copenhagen summit but also in the coming months and years.'
 
For more information about the events in the Sustainability Fortnight, see the events calendar or visit the Sustainable Haringey website