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Destiny Dolphin stars at Midsummer Muswell 

29 Jun 18

Our plastics campaign dolphin, fast becoming a familiar sight in Muswell Hill, now has a name – Destiny.

Pointless Plastics talk 

7 Jun 18

  Pointless Plastics Speaker meeting – Monday 18 th June, 8pm With Dr Paula Owen, Green Gumption   As part of MHSG’s plastics campaign, we’re delighted to welcome Dr Paula Owen from Green Gumption to talk on the #pointlessplastics campaign …

Take our plastics pledge and win a Chilly bottle! 

7 May 18

MHSG’s call to give up single-use plastics like cups, bottles and bags has won support from Saturday shoppers on Muswell Hill Broadway.

Acting on plastic waste 

20 Apr 18

This summer MHSG is campaigning to persuade local people and businesses to cut use of single-use plastics.

Local elections May 2018 

31 Mar 18

Local elections take place in Haringey on 3rd May 2018.

Our thermal imaging group has been out and about 

24 Feb 18

MHSG’s Thermal Imaging Group has been out and about surveying local homes to detect heat leaks.

Enough electricity for 113,000 cups of tea! 

4 Feb 18

In November 2017, en10ergy – the community energy society set up by MHSG in 2009, installed over 200 solar panels on the roof of Woodside High School in Wood Green.

Greenpeace’s John Sauven inspires 

29 Dec 17

On 11th December we were fortunate to be joined at our xmas party by John Sauven, Executive Director of Greenpeace who happens to live locally.

Very Merry Muswell stall wrap-up 

20 Dec 17

MHSG’s stall at the ever-popular Very Merry Muswell event on 9th December proved a great opportunity to talk about the Group’s local work for sustainability.

Our xmas social 

16 Dec 17

We were lucky to be joined by John Sauven at Greenpeace for our xmas social.

Come and meet us at Very Merry Muswell 9th December 

30 Nov 17

We’re looking forward to Saturday 9th, when we’ll be setting up stall again at the wonderful Very Merry Muswell event on St James Square (by Planet Organic) in Muswell Hill from 12-5pm.

The Future of the Oceans 

12 Nov 17

Speaker meeting – Tuesday 14 November at 7.30pm with Steve Simpson Associate Professor in Marine Biology Global Change,  University of Exeter Enthralled by David Attenborough’s ‘Blue Planet II’ ? Come to this free illustrated talk from a …

Green Open Homes 2017 

7 Oct 17

Want to make your home warmer and cheaper to run?  Here’s help with cosying up for the colder months ahead.

Woodstove Wisdom evening, Tuesday 10th October 

21 Sep 17

Fancy cosy evenings warmed by renewable biomass? Already a woodstove owner but not sure you’re getting the best out of it? Come along to MHSG member Stewart McIlroy’s home in Grosvenor Road, N10 on Tuesday 10th October to find out more.

Highgate Wood Heritage Community Day 

24 Aug 17

Sunday 3rd September, 11am-4pm Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill Road N10 3JN (Onslow Gate entrance opposite Onslow Gardens) MHSG will be holding a stall at  Highgate  Wood’s free family event on Sunday 3rd September.

Electric vehicles – a realistic alternative? Talk 17th July 

6 Jul 17

Electric vehicles are all over the news, with sales sky-rocketing in the last couple of years.

Woodside solar share offer now fully subscribed 

10 Jun 17

Great news – our solar offer to put panels on roofs at Woodside High School in Wood Green is now fully subscribed.

New solar scheme 

23 Mar 17

En10ergy Limited was set up by Muswell Hill Sustainability seven years ago.

London and the environment: Nicky Gavron AM talks to MHSG 

12 Jan 17

On 11 th January 2017, Muswell Hill Sustainability Group welcomed Nicky Gavron, AM who has been an assembly member since 2000, has served as deputy mayor twice and has been influential in climate change policy for London.

Our new thermal imaging project 

21 Nov 16

We’ve just started a pilot thermal imaging project for homes on Springcroft Avenue, off Fortis Green.

Woodstove Wisdom – information evening 

2 Nov 16

Fancy cosy evenings warmed by renewable biomass?  Already a woodstove owner but not sure you’re getting the best out of it?  Come along to MHSG member Stewart McIlroy’s home in Grosvenor Road, N10 on Monday 7th November to find out more.

Talk 17 October – How smart are smart meters? 

23 Sep 16

Over the next 5 years around 50 million smart meters will be rolled out across the UK, replacing the ‘dumb’ meters that have been in homes for years.

MHSG’s 2016 AGM 

7 Jul 16

MHSG held it’s AGM on 6th July 2016.

Looking forward to Midsummer Muswell! 25th June 

7 Jun 16

Visit MHSG’s stall at the second year of this fantastic fundraiser for local charities WAVE (We’re All Valued Equally) charity and the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy.

21st Century Homes – Green Open Homes 

20 Apr 16

Seeing is believing – on Saturday 14th May and Sunday 22 nd May we’re offering free tours of local energy-efficient homes to see and hear how it’s done.

Successful Hot Tips for Warm Homes Event 

4 Mar 16

We had a very successful, well attended “Hot Tips for Warm Homes Event” on the 29th of February.

Booking now open for Hot Tips for Warm Homes 

16 Feb 16

On 29th February we’re running a free information evening to help you to take low or no cost measures to cut your bills and keep your home cosier.

After Paris – prospects for action on climate change here and abroad 

10 Jan 16

I’ve been involved with local sustainability for over 6 years, chairing MHSG for the last four.

Is there a future for community energy groups? 

13 Nov 15

Last night myself and fellow MHSG member Norman Beddington attended a meeting of London’s Community Energy groups.

Tell Haringey to stop investing in fossil fuels 

19 Oct 15

Last month Fossil Fuel UK  published figures showing that UK councils are investing £14 billion of their pension funds in companies causing dangerous climate change.

Muswell Hill says no to plastic bags 

28 Sep 15

The campaign against plastic bags was one of the first that Muswell Hill Sustainability Group ran, back in 2009 – take a look at our photo to see some familiar faces! On 5th October the new plastic bag charge comes in – 5p per bag.

Michael Jacobs on Paris 2015 

2 Aug 15

Professor Michael Jacobs, visiting professor at UCL and LSE and an expert on climate and energy policy, gave a talk on this vital topic on Monday 13 July, at a meeting organised by the Muswell Hill Sustainability Group.

Midsummer Muswell 

5 Jul 15

Midsummer Muswell, a festival to name the new square outside Planet Organic was a fantastic success.

Looking forward to Midsummer Muswell 

26 May 15

We’re looking forward to Midsummer Muswell, a party to celebrate Muswell Hill’s new square opposite St James’ Church.

Climate change hustings with H & WG candidates 

6 Apr 15

On Thursday 23rd April we will be holding a Climate Change hustings with the parliamentary candidates for the Hornsey and Wood Green constituency.

Another successful 21st Century Homes event 

29 Mar 15

We had another successful 21st Century Homes event hosted at Alexandra Park School.

Booking now open for 21st Century Homes event 

24 Feb 15

Booking is now open for our next 21st Century Homes event – Comfort Character Low Carbon, taking place at Alexandra Park School on 21st March 12.30 – 5.00pm, with open homes on 22nd March.

Smart homes – get your application in! 

3 Feb 15

URGENT – APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TO CLOSE SOON! The SmartHomes scheme is offering a grant (no repayment required) of up to £6000 for energy efficiency upgrades to your home – exactly the kinds of upgrades we’ve been encouraging to make your …

Climate Change in 2015 

8 Jan 15

Mike Berners-Lee and Duncan Clark’s book “The Burning Question” is worth reading – a frank, measured account of where we are with climate change and what we can do now.

Ed Davey MP in Muswell Hill 

25 Nov 14

On 19th November 2014, Ed Davey MP, Minister for Energy and Climate Change came to Muswell Hill, to a public meeting arranged by Lynne Featherstone MP.

Fantastic Muswell Hill Geisterfest 

3 Nov 14

Several Muswell Hill Sustainability Group members were involved in the Muswell Hill Geisterfest – a ghost festival that took place on 31st October.

Our new Homeowner Pack 

21 Oct 14

A new home energy efficiency guide does the legwork for Muswell Hill householders to bring their home up to 21 st Century standards of energy efficiency – whilst increasing comfort , reducing running costs, cutting carbon and maintaining …

Some good news on sustainability 

21 Jul 14

Groups campaigning for sustainability are often frustrated by how little happens and how slow change is.

Wrinkled veg and half-eaten humous 

10 Jul 14

Emma Barnett from Love Food Hate Waste came to talk to us on 7th July.

Wood Fuel BBQ 

22 Jun 14

MHSG’s Wood Fuel Group had a Summer BBQ on 22nd June.

A great success! 

20 Mar 14

Our 21st Century Homes Character Comfort Low Carbon event was a great success with around 140 visitors.

21st Century Homes 15th/16th March 

4 Mar 14

The banner is up outside the venue! Counting down to the weekend of 15/16 March when we are running another 21st Century Homes – Character Comfort Low Carbon event, this time at the Moravian Church in Hornsey .

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