Sustainability

CORE OBJECTIVE

“To make Highgate green and sustainable”

Why it matters

Sustainability is fundamental to everything we want to achieve for Highgate. These important issues were integrated throughout the Plan but we are keen that they become the focus for future initiatives.

What we’re doing

There are also many local organisations actively working on issues including solar panels, recycling, community planting and electric vehicles.

Highgate Environmental Network (HEN)

We support and are part of an eco/sustainability network of organisations and projects in Highgate. Other members include: LUX, Highgate Society Sustainable Living group, Lauderdale House, Transition Highgate and Omved Gardens, and other groups have been invited to join.

Build Back Better Highgate campaign

There is a growing movement of people calling on the government to “build back better” as the world recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. They want a new deal that puts communities – not profits – first so that life is safer and fairer for everybody.

During the Highgate Festival 2020, we facilitated a virtual launch event for Build Back Better Highgate. Speakers discussed the social, economic and environmental foundations of Build Back Better movement, with an emphasis on looking forward at how society can be restructured for the benefit of all.

SUSTAINABILITY POSTS

Saving Queens Wood’s ancient oaks

Saving Queens Wood’s ancient oaks

A strange encampment has been spotted in Highgate, not travellers, not hippies, but SHIFT, Stop Home Insurers Felling Trees. They are trying to protect four oak trees on the edge of Queen's Wood. The Insurance Company, AXA, insists that cracking is a house and...

Highgate Festival 2020

Highgate Festival 2020

20 – 28thJune The Highgate Festival returns for its 3rdyear from 20 – 28thJune, kicking off with the wonderful Fair in the Square. Events get going the next day with a focus on bringing the history of Highgate to life with walks, projects - including the...

Planet A – an eco-action plan for Highgate

Planet A – an eco-action plan for Highgate

Highgate Conservation Area Advisory Committee (HCAAC) was set up under the terms of the legislation creating Conservation Areas, the 1967 Civic Amenities Act. Local authorities were given powers to establish them to operate in individual Conservation Areas. Under the...

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