Sunday, 30 May 2010

Report of Sustainable Haringey Coordination Meeting - 18th May 2010

Note: Next Meeting, Tuesday 15th June - will be an open meeting as part of Sustainability Month.

1. Introductions:
Jo Foster, Pamela Harling, Anna Konarska, Dave Morris, Wendy Keenan Apologies: Chris Barker, Anne Gray, Gemma Harris, Jo Homan, Gillian Livingstone, Joel Minot, Joyce Rosser, Richard Minutes of the last meeting: agreed.

2. Spring Gathering: Wolves Lane was a nice venue for this event, although the meeting was not that well attended. ACTION: Dave to finish notes for this.

3. Brief reports of events:

- Green on the Screen
showed films on soils and permaculture 5th and 12th May. Next film will be 2 June.
- Pamela went to the London low carbon communities meeting held on Monday 17 May, and an Eco-Teams training day on 24th April.

4. Local Groups news:

Priory Park Fun Run on 16 May
SH had a stall with Transition Crouch End. First outing for SH gazebo (which is now with Gillian and Richard).
SusTottenham is focussing on the skills share day 20 June. Planning meetings Thursdays, Tottenham Chances.
Transition Finsbury Park is pushing ahead with leasing land at Finsbury Park for a tree nursery. Meeting held in Finsbury Park café 8th May
Ward’s Corner coalition Six members went to a symposium on using new technologies for mapping spaces (Open Sailing).

5. SH Working group reports.

Growing in Haringey
Jo is putting together an events calendar. Food Group and Transition Crouch End in response to Hornsey Town Hall plans (current display in Hornsey library) proposing radical "meanwhile" use of surrounding land for temporary growing sites, sustainable planting by residents and trial of weekly Saturday real farmers' market in the forecourt, as INTERIM use. A weekly Food Group get together is proposed on Fridays in Jai Krishna, Turnpike Lane.
Waste Group visit to EcoPark on 21 April.
Council liaison meeting held 17 May - report form Quentin.

6. Events coming up:

19 May
London food Link meeting and Transition Highbury Green Drinks Pamela going.
May 21 FoE Food campaign launch Railway Fields, 7.30pm
May 22nd
- compost give away in Finsbury Park.
- Growing in Haringey meeting, Brunel Walk 2pm.
- Ally Pally open day leaflets for Muswell Hill Sustainability Group stall ACTION Pamela.
27th May
Public services coordination meeting at the Big Green bookshop.
June Sustainability Month - events leaflet almost ready for printing. Final details to Dave.
12 June Green Fair 12 to 5pm Duckett’s Common. Planning meeting on 20 May - who attending? ACTION: Anna to do volunteer rota. Jo to book three stalls next to each other. Pamela to get publicity material from groups (with Wendy) and set up SH stall. Wendy to get Anna added to activists e-mail list.
13 June
visit to Church Farm, Stevenage (associated with Farming Renaissance)
19 June still waiting to hear if SH has a stall at Tottenham Festival (booking sent).
Summer Gathering: Sunday 25th July at Railway Fields. To be coordinated by Anna and the Food Group. It was suggested that Julie Brown from Growing Communities might be invited to speak.

7. Other key events:

- Apple Day will be 16th October.
- 10th October will be 10:10:10 day of action.
- Lordship Rec Festival 11 September.
- Eco-Homes weekend 12/13 June.

Next Meeting Tuesday 15th June - will be an open meeting as part of Sustainability Month.

Monday, 24 May 2010

June is Haringey Sustainability Month

Sustainable Haringey

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June is Haringey Sustainability Month
- packed with exciting, informative, relevant, useful, empowering and fun-tastic green community activities throughout all corners of the borough!

This year's annual Haringey Sustainability Month, co-ordinated by the Sustainable Haringey network, promises to be the most extensive programme of local green events and widespread publicity ever held in the borough. Throughout the whole month, local residents and community groups, environmental organisations and the Council have organised dozens of events in all corners of Haringey including film shows, festivals, nature walks and talks, practical seminars and workshops, skills sharing, information stalls, social events, bike rides and Dr Bike, visits to eco-homes and plant growing sites, games, meetings, protests, foraging trips, and healthy eating! These events will promote the positive green policies and practices our society urgently needs to adopt to deal with mounting environmental concerns and climate change. Tens of thousands of leaflets are being distributed to publicise the activities.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

June Events Sustainable Haringey

Wed 2nd June - 7pm: Green on the Screen
- 'Agro Rebel' film show about permaculture farming. + Food / discussion. @ Moors Bar, 57 Park Rd, N8 8SY Local/organic/delicious food and courageous conversations. Organised by Positive Earth

Thurs 3rd June - 7pm-10.30pm: "Collapse"

- A film about overcoming society's dependency on limited oil supplies @ Green Lens Studios, 4a Atterbury Road N4 1SF Organised by Green Lens Studios

Fri 4th June - 7pm-9pm: 'Breathing Buildings' workshop on creating microclimates for planting
- using waste heat from buildings @ Green Lens Studios, 4a Atterbury Road N4 1SF Organised by Green Lens Studios

Sat 5th June - 11am-5pm: Springwatch Biodiversity Festival

- Stalls, food, displays, walks, talks and much more@ Alexandra Palace Park (Western side). Organised by LBH and BBC.

Sat 5th June - 2pm: Learn about trees and tree preservation orders

- Starts at Chestnuts Park Community Centre. Walk & talk - an informal social event. All welcome. Organised by Tree Trust for Haringey

Sun 6th June - 10-4pm: Meadow Orchard Project

- Interactive community design workshop using permaculture principles and tools. Behind Hornsey Central Health Centre (through car park), 151 Park Road N8 8JD Organised by the Meadow Orchard Project

Tues 8th to Thurs 10th June: Green Roadshow/stall in Shopping City

- Organised by LBH Environmental Resources Team

Wed 9th June - 6.45pm: Sustainable Community Celebration!

- Stationers Park, N8 (Lower part, entrances from Mayfield or Denton Rd). How do we sustain ourselves to build community? Bring a picnic, stories, songs, poems, instuments etc, anything that inspires and sustains you to share with others. Further Info contact Andy on 07940 291 779. Indoor venue being secured as a 'fallback' in case of rain... Organised by Transition Crouch End

Fri 11th June: Schools day at Green Fair

- @ Ducketts Common. Schools will be bringing classes for a visit. Organised by LBH

Sat 12th June -12noon-5pm: Haringey Green Fair

- @ Ducketts Common. At Ducketts Common. 40 stalls, 5 zones - transport, childrens, biodiversity, waste & recycling inc give-and-take area; and low carbon zone with carbon gym... and small stage with brief speakers and film clips. Parade from Wood Green tube 11.30am; solar stage with acts inc Aswad. Ents and refreshments will carry on 5-7pm and segue into World Cup match at 7.30pm, UK’s only biodiesel-powered outdoor world cup screening! Brochure will be carbon-offset with N10ergy. Organised by LBH and others.

Sun 13th June - 10am: Family Bike Ride around some Haringey parks

- Children and parents especially welcome.Meet 10am in Finsbury Park (by the cafe in the park). The ride will go through Finsbury Park, Chestnuts Park, Downhills Park, Lordship Rec, Alexandra Palace, and Parkland Walk. Suitable for children on bike seats or trailers, and older ones on their own bikes, but they do need to have a little bit of road sense as there will be some road riding on quiet roads. We'll probably be cycling around 10 miles (or you can drop out on the way) and there will be plenty of playground and café stops during the route. Info: Organised by Haringey Cycling Campaign + Green Lens Studios

Sun 13th June - 12noon-4pm: Markfield Park festival to celebrate recent improvements there.

- @ Markfield Park, N15 Organised by LBH and Friends of Markfield Pk

Sat / Sun 12th-13th June: Class Wargames computer-mediated gaming
- @ HTTP Gallery: from June for more details. Creating participatory spaces for collective play. The rival teams will be acting our class war strategies, playing each other using physical game sets in their home cities while connected the Net. Six teams worldwide are involved: London, England (HTTP), Nottingham, England (Nottingham Contemporary), Vienna, Austria (Erotic Union), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Descentro), Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA (Black Mirror Studio), Berlin, Germany (Bootlab).

Sat/Sun 12th/13th June - ‘Open Weekend Showcases Eco-Renovation in North London’
- As part of the Eco House Weekend, eleven Victorian and Edwardian houses and flats providing examples of good practice in eco-renovation and located in the boroughs of Camden, Haringey, Islington and Hackney will open their doors to the public. All have made substantial progress in cutting their carbon emissions through a variety of measures such as installing new heating systems, fitting double glazing or repairing existing windows, insulating lofts etc. Eco House Weekend is designed to appeal to both house-owners and interested professionals such as architects, surveyors and designers. The houses will be open for varying periods on Saturday 12th June and Sunday 13th June - for details and booking see: £10.00 for entrance to all 11 properties will be charged (£20.00 for professionals), and ticketing is on-line and in advance only. The event is organised by VICTERI, an energy efficiency consultancy specialising in the renovation of Victorian and Edwardian terrace houses.

Tues 15th June - 6.30pm: Sustainable Haringey open meeting

- For all who wish to get actively involved in the borough-wide network co-ordinating Haringey Sustainability Month! Over a thousand residents and 50 community organisations have already affiliated. @ Big Green Bookshop, Brampton Park Road, N8. Organised by SH network

Wed 16th June - 7pm-9pm: Build Your Own Bike

- @ Green Lens Studios, 4a Atterbury Road N4 1SF Organised by Green Lens Studios

Sat 19th June: Tottenham Festival - visit the green and community stalls / activities

- Music, displays, dance, stalls, marquees, food etc. @ Bruce Castle Park, N17 Organised by Tottenham Festival Committee.

Sat 19th June - 11am-1pm: No to nuclear waste trains through Haringey!
- Protest / stall by Harringay Station, Green Lanes, N4 Trains carrying highly radioactive nuclear waste pass through Haringey each week on the Barking to Gospel Oak line. The building of new nuclear power stations will greatly increase this toxic waste. The Nuclear Trains Action Group will have a stall to publicise and protest against these dangerous transports and unsustainable nuclear power. For more background information see Contact: Organised by Nuclear Trains Action Group

Sat 19th June - 5pm onwards: Meadow Orchard Project

- Summer solstice celebration and presentation of the new community design for the site. Behind Hornsey Central Health Centre, 151 Park Road N8 8JD Organised by Meadow Orchard Project

Sun 20th June - 11am-9pm: Mid-summer Skills Share celebration.

- Crafts, knowledge, food, games, discussions, Dr Bike, music and performance, poetry... and much more. 11-1pm: Food, kids stuff 1-2.30pm: Lunch together. 2.30-7pm: Workshops and discussions. 7-9/10pm: Perfomances. @ Tottenham Chances, 399 Tottenham High Rd, N17 Organised by Sustottenham .....
And....... at 10am: Local foraging and harvesting together! Meet in Tottenham Hale, then on to the Skill Share at Tottenham Chances to share our bounty. Meet 10am, bottom of Mill Mead Rd off Ferry Lane [on 230 & W4 bus route and near Tottenham Hale Tube] Organised by Urban Harvest

Sun 20th June - 2pm: Hillfield Street Party, Olympics and EcoSculpture competition.

- @ Hillfield Park N10. Neighbouring residents welcome. Organised by Hillfield St James Residents Association

Mon 21st - Fri 25th June - 4pm-7pm: Dr Bike in some Haringey parks

- Free bike repairs daily, 4-7pm, in various locations during national bike week. Locations to be confirmed. Organised by Council's transport team.

Fri 25th and Sat 26th June - 12.30-3pm: Tottenham Food Coop and Community Cafe

- Fresh, organic and fairtrade products for sale + delicious/inexpensive meals cooked by local residents @ Broadwater Farm community centre, 1 Adams Road, N17 Organised by Tottenham Food Co-op and Back 2 Earth

Sat 26th June - 1pm: Protest against BP for their crimes against the environment (climate change, oil spills etc).
- @ Tottenham Hale BP Garage, Hale Rd N17 Organised by Haringey Solidarity Group

Sun 27th June - 12-4pm: Summer Celebration of Growing in Haringey
- visit some key food and plant growing sites Info: Organised by Sustainable Haringey members

Wed 30th June - 7pm-10pm: There was a forest (photo exhibition)

- @ Green Lens Studios, 4a Atterbury Road N4 1SF Organised by Green Lens Studios

Events remaining in May 2010

Sunday 23rd May

FoTM Permaculture community garden

Waterside Centre at Watermead Way, London N17

Bus 192

Wednesday 26th May


Community Gardening course

Living Under One Sun

East Hale Allotments, Mill Mead Road N17

Friday 28th May


Tottenham Food Coop sales at Broadwater Farm Community Centre

Alongside Community Cafe – inexpensive dishes cooked by local people. BWFC is in Adams Road, N17

New customers and volunteers welcome. Box scheme coming soon

Contact tottenhamfoodcoop[ATSIGN)

Friday 28th May


Tottenham Food Coop sales at Broadwater Farm Community Centre

Alongside Community Café

Friday 28th May


Broadwater Farm Community Centre

Community Cafe – inexpensive dishes cooked by local people

Friday 28th May


Jai Shri Krishna

10 Turnpike Lane

Weekly sustainable food networking

Saturday 29th May


Tottenham Food Coop sales at Broadwater Farm Community Centre

Alongside Community Café

Saturday 29th May


Broadwater Farm Community Centre

Community Cafe – inexpensive dishes cooked by local people

Sat 29th May - 11am: Meadow Orchard Project Ecological survey presentation by London Wildlife Trust of the unique habitat, trees, plants and animal life at the Meadow Orchard. Followed by continuation of our community design plus preparing our first beds and borders. Behind Hornsey Central Health Centre (through car park), 151 Park Road N8 8JD

Sunday 30th May

FoTM Permaculture Community Garden

Waterside Centre at Watermead Way, London N17

Bus 192

Sunday 30th May


Elderflower day

Somewhere on Tottenham Marshes (LUOS or Stonebridge Lock)

Meet to pick elderflowers. Share recipes for cordial and Elderflower champagne, elderflower fritters and such.