Islington blogger crowdfunding £1,200 towards project to tackle climate crisis

Woman in a high vis jacket leaning on a fence with a bike.

Nicola Baird, writer/founder of Islington Faces. - Credit: Kimi Gill for Islington Faces

An Islington writer is crowdfunding to start a project where neighbours can share their ideas on how to tackle the climate crisis.

Nicola Baird, founder of Islington Faces Blog and a Gazette columnist, is hoping to set up a new initiative called Everyone Has An Energy Story.

READ MORE: Nicola Baird on how to create a better world

Residents will be interviewed about their understanding of reaching carbon-zero, with the hope of connecting them to local energy “experts” who can offer advice on practical energy-saving steps.

Islington Faces will receive £1,000 from Marks & Spencer (M&S) Energy - a service that provides 100 per cent renewably-sourced electricity to its customers - if it can raise £1,200 between November 23 and December 21.

The crowdfunder raised £412 in its first week, with the project due to commence in 2021.

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Islington Council last year declared a climate emergency and pledged to reach net-zero carbon by 2030.

View Nicola's fundraiser at

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