The trees are coming home !

Exciting project update on Islington’s Forest for Change ! After their initial spell at Somerset House, our 200 trees are being cared for in a nursery in Watford, returning to their ‘forever’ homes in Islington in the autumn. For more info, go to the Islington Clean Air Parents site https://islingtoncleanairparents.wordpress.com/campaigns. Donate to the crowdfunder https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/islington-forest-for-changeContinue reading “The trees are coming home !”

Volunteer vegetable gardener needed!

Transition Highbury runs a small fruit and veg plot in the garden of Christ Church, Highbury. They have some willing hands but lack the expertise and organisational skills to realise the full potential of this lovely local garden. Can you take charge and advise us what to do? A warm welcome and a share ofContinue reading “Volunteer vegetable gardener needed!”

200 trees are coming to Islington !

Islington Clean Air Parents have secured 200 trees from the London Design Biennale at Somerset House. This is an inspiring project, supported by the council; the trees will come to live in our empty treepits and other grey spaces which could support a tree. It’s so exciting to see trees being planted and not beingContinue reading “200 trees are coming to Islington !”

Webinar to inspire – 13 May: micro-greening our urban grey

Come and be inspired about what you can do to green your local environment right here right now; four speakers will share what they’re doing here in Islington and you will leave buzzing with positivity. STOP PRESS 11 May: we have five speakers, with a most welcome late entry to update us on some excitingContinue reading “Webinar to inspire – 13 May: micro-greening our urban grey”

Islington in Bloom !

Find a local treepit in need of tlc, pretty up your windowboxes, plant your garden with bee and insect friendly flowers, grow a herb garden, get the children involved …. lots of opportunities to enter the local ‘In Bloom’ competition run by Islington Council. It runs until 4 July and is on-line so you needContinue reading “Islington in Bloom !”

Greening our urban environment – webinar

We’re just pulling together the final speakers for a fab webinar ….. five people who are involved in local projects to make our grey environment green; more details to be announced in the next week. If you are looking for inspiration on what you can do on your own doorstep then keep an eye outContinue reading “Greening our urban environment – webinar”

Have you half an hour to help a student ?

Your help please for a Geography and urban planning student. She’s currently working on her dissertation on cycling as a sustainable transport mode. Her research is looking into the barriers to cycling as a sustainable transport mode within Islington for different social groups.  How can you help ? Give an interview lasting half an hourContinue reading “Have you half an hour to help a student ?”

Health and wellbeing – let’s get active !

The webinar with speakers Cllr Rowena Champion and Dr William Bird on 24 February was fascinating; we all somehow knew that active travel was good for us but the medical science by Intelligent Health, Dr Bird’s company, was so compelling. Fingers crossed that Beat the Streets might be implemented in Islington later this year; theContinue reading “Health and wellbeing – let’s get active !”

Fab opportunity Nature Conservation Apprenticeship

Islington Council’s Nature Conservation Team is currently recruiting for an apprentice. This consists of a two year opportunity to build on your interest in nature and your desire to work outdoors whilst working towards a Level 2 Country Worker qualification. You will work to help manage and maintain the borough’s three nature reserves and IslingtonContinue reading “Fab opportunity Nature Conservation Apprenticeship”

Health and wellbeing – let’s get active !

Our next webinar is on Wednesday 24 February at 2000 when our speakers will be Cllr Rowena Champion, Transport & Environment lead at Islington Council and Dr William Bird the founder of Intelligent Health. They will discuss how People Friendly Streets (Low Traffic Neighbourhoods) enable more active travel to support physical and mental wellbeing toContinue reading “Health and wellbeing – let’s get active !”