October 2012 Blog Posts (6)

The Haringey Carbon Commission Report - A Sustainable New Economy

This is a welcome new report from Haringey's Carbon Commission.

It shows how there need be no conflict between action on climate change, action on inequality, and economic prosperity. The report promotes the growth of green industry and innovative enterprise models in the borough to ensure relevant job opportunities are created locally and so that the benefits of the 'economic prize' are shared more equitably and address the unacceptable levels of inequality within the…


Added by Michael Calderbank on October 31, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

People's Kitchen's 2nd Birthday

Peoples Kitchen 2nd Birthday

Hello all you lovely people,

On Sunday People's Kitchen will be celebrating their 2nd Birthday at Passing Clouds, Please come down and support the project, enjoy some food, good company, talks and music.…


Added by Nicky Spear on October 25, 2012 at 17:09 — No Comments

Air Pollution artwork by Houses of Parliament on until this Sunday 28th October


Video Projection times: 6.30pm-12.00

Dates: 9th-28th October

Location and best view: Westminster Bridge, SE1 7HY.

A major new artwork by artist Dryden Goodwin is being projected from the roof of St Thomas’ Hospital, London every evening until 28th October as a large scale outdoor video projection, shown above, exploring how air sustains us but also corrupts and damages our young.

Dryden Goodwin has created a series of expressive… Continue

Added by Alice sharp on October 22, 2012 at 16:22 — No Comments

Made In Hackney - Local Food Kitchen 2012 program of Sunday afternoon workshops

We're a new project concerned with educating, promoting and celebrating all aspects of local food. Our core activities include running pay-by-donation Sunday afternoon workshops which are open to all and six week courses (Seed To Plate; Harvest To Jar; Forage To Fork, Making To Sell) which we deliver to community groups such as young carers, low income families, and minority groups.

Below is our 2012 program of Sunday afternoon workshops. Places are very limited so drop us a line to…


Added by Michael Calderbank on October 18, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Capital Growth Autumn 2012 Funding Round for Food-growing

Capital Growth's 11th funding round is now open until Monday 29 October (5pm). Grants of up to £350 are available for capital costs to community groups in London that want to start a community food-growing space. Priority will be given to applications for materials that assist with the following aims:

- increasing the amount of food grown on site or making the site more sustainable;

- helping the community group grow food to sell;

- helping the community group to start a new…


Added by Marie Murray on October 11, 2012 at 23:09 — No Comments

Eco renovation of an older house

During Open House weekend I visited 74 Amhurst Road, which the owner has extensively renovated with the environment in mind.  Wall insulation, loft insulation, solar PV, efficient lighting, double-glazing, boiler heat recovery, water harvesting, and use of recycled materials are among the many features.  

With the owner's kind permission here is a guide to the…


Added by James Diamond on October 4, 2012 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

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