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CLIMATE EMERGENCY

Campaigners climbed up trees to stop a council contractor cutting them down this morning.

A new energy centre using heat from Northern Line Tube tunnels can now provide warmth and hot water to 1,350 Islington homes.

The climate emergency dominated proceedings at a full council meeting where the budget for 2020/2021 was passed on Thursday last week.

A people’s assembly was held at the town hall last night to discuss how best to tackle the climate emergency.

Plans for a low carbon smart energy grid that could deliver heat and power to an estimated 33,000 residents and 70 businesses in Islington were announced on February 18.

New data suggests air quality at Islington schools improved between 2016 and 2018 – but three still breached Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) limits.

Demand from 13,000 weekly customers in Islington justifies plans to build a controversial delivery and refuelling depot next door to an Archway primary school, an embattled online supermarket has claimed.

Islington’ sole opposition councillor says it’s “bizarre” that shoes and textiles recycled in the borough are shipped to Germany to be processed.

Parents could boycott online supermarket Ocado over its plans to create a delivery hub serving high-polluting diesel vehicles near a school in Archway.

A gala night saw the businesses and organisations doing the most to protect the environment celebrated at the inaugural Camden and Islington Sustainability Awards.

Climate campaigners trying to thwart plans to build a £650m incinerator to burn all of north London’s waste have failed in their High Court appeal against the plans.

The supplier of Islington’s not-for-profit Angelic Energy has been bailed out to the tune of £9.5million.

Recycling rates at one of the North London Waste Authority’s two plants are amongst the worst in the country – meaning a fifth of the waste sent there is burnt rather than recycled.

Vania, 26, is a freelance videographer who also does visual effects on feature films, lives in Archway and has been involved with XR Islington for two months.

Islington has the untapped heat to produce an “innovative” network of energy efficient power stations that tackle fuel poverty, says the council’s environment and transport chief.

Apologies to anyone who thinks the Gazette looks ill this week.

The parents of a newborn baby already fear they will struggle to find him a nursery, school or play area without dangerous or even illegal levels of toxic air pollution.

Campaigners warn Islington Council won’t achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 unless it dramatically revises its targets for reducing private car ownership in the borough.

Architects will meet next week to draw up plans on how to drastically cut the built environment’s carbon footprint.

Miranda Irwin is a founding member of Extinction Rebellion’s local families group. She told Lucas Cumiskey how she wants it to be a space where kids don’t feel worried about the future, but empowered

Jeremy Corbyn this week told the Gazette climate change is a social justice issue and a “green new deal” will financially as well as environmentally benefit people in Islington.

Two coffee addicts who were “revolted” at the amount of takeaway cups being binned on a daily basis have come up with a loan scheme – and are trialing it in Exmouth Market cafes.

There was an increase in the number of cyclists killed or seriously injured on Islington’s roads between 2014 and 2018, new data shows, prompting calls for cars to be banned in the borough.

Animal Rebellion (AR) peacefully occupied Smithfield Meat Market in opposition to the animal killing industry on Monday – and only their police liaison officer was arrested.

Children subjected to “frightening” levels of pollution at a Holloway nursery will soon breath cleaner air.

Readers can learn to build solar panels from scratch at an event in Finsbury Park on Saturday, October 12.

I once received an email from a reader complaining that their local council was spending money on cycle infrastructure at a time when two people had very recently been murdered, and asking whether that cash shouldn’t have gone into addressing violence and knife crime instead.

Hundreds of schoolchildren inspired by activist Greta Thunberg gathered today outside Islington town hall for the global climate strike.

Jeremy Corbyn showed solidarity with environmental protestors outside Islington Town Hall today – and thanked them for making the climate emergency a mainstream issue.

The Gazette and its sister papers will be out and about on Friday (September 20) to cover the global climate strike, and we’d love to see you there.

We know the weather has been weird this summer and we know it’s because our planet is warming up, writes Nicola Baird, Islington Green.

Eco campaigners rallied against an Upper Street venue’s “dreadful decision” to host the World Aviation Festival.

People can now give feedback on Islington’s “bold vision” for transport in the borough over the next 20 years.

Campaigners are fighting to block what will be one of the biggest incinerators in Europe from being built in north London. They tell Emma Bartholomew it will lock us into decades of low recycling rates, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions

Extinction Rebellion’s Rebel Street Party took Islington by storm – with protesters staging a “death sleep” outside the Shell garage in Upper Street.

Islington Council last night declared a climate emergency and pledged to work towards making the borough net zero carbon by 2030.

Councillors are expected to declare a “climate emergency” and commit to achieving net-zero carbon emissions in Islington by 2030 when they convene next week.

Government hopes to plant a million more trees by 2022, writes Nicola Baird, Islington Green.

“If people don’t want advancements for cycling and walking, the reality is they need to wake up.”

Far more than a green polemic, this Frankenstein of a play is a glorious absurdist blend of stand-up, drama, dance/disco radio and mime.

As I write this, Extinction Rebellion’s protests in central London have entered their second week. More than 1,000 people have been arrested and a few dozen have been charged with low-level crimes.

“Jeremy Corbyn – we need you to help us in this global fight and be a hero,” said child eco-campaigners gathered outside his Islington North consituency office yesterday.

I joined Cycle Islington’s 12km bike around Islington the other Saturday, writes Nicola Baird, Islington Green.

An Archway campaigner who was arrested while protesting against climate change has dismissed the campaigners who chained themselves to Jeremy Corbyn’s garden gate as “baffling” and off-message.

School children protested against climate change outside Islington Town Hall before joining protesters at Parliament on Friday.

Hundreds of Islington students demonstrated against climate change today as they marched through Highbury Fields to make their voices heard.

Eco-activists are urging Islington Council to declare a climate emergency and commit to slashing the borough’s greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2030.

The Islington children who walked out of school on Friday to demand tougher action on climate change did us all proud.

Parents and children made their voices heard about climate change as they joined a climate change protest in Islington.

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