Together greener: homes and the environment

  • 27
  • Oct

The energy we use to heat our homes and how we use the ground around them are key areas of focus in reducing carbon emissions. One day of the climate festival has been dedicated to inspiring residents and organisations to consider greener forms of energy, increasing biodiversity and growing food on our doorsteps.


Retrofitting council homes (council-run event)
27 October
10–11am
Online event – Book your place – retrofitting council homes

Find out what Islington Council is doing to retrofit existing council homes with more environmentally-friendly energy sources.


Local food growing (community-run event)
27 October
10am–12pm
Octopus Community Plant Nursery, Tufnell Park Estate, N7

What can you do to get the best out of your food-growing efforts? Find out in this event from Octopus Community Plant Nursery.

No booking necessary – just come along


Tour Bunhill 2 Energy Centre (council-run event)
27 October
10am, 11am, 2pm & 3pm
262-264 City Road, EC1V 2AB

Bunhill 2 is a revolutionary energy centre which takes waste heat from the London Underground and uses it to heat homes, schools and a leisure centre. Bunhill 2 is rarely open to the public and places are limited, so take the opportunity to tour this award-winning project while you can!

Book your place – Tour Bunhill tours


Permaculture workshop (community-run event)
27 October
2–4pm
Highbury Quadrant, Meadow and Wildlife Nature Garden, N5

Join us at the Meadow and Wildlife Nature Garden at Highbury quadrant to see permaculture principles in action. Get ideas for improving your garden or unloved green spaces in your area and find out how green spaces can function to benefit both people and wildlife, while increasing biodiversity.

No booking necessary – just come along.


Soil health and container growing (community-run event)
27 October
2–4pm
Octopus Community Plant Nursery, Tufnell Park Estate, N7

A discussion-based practical exploration of the relationship between soil health and food growing. We will also look at how local composting is a vital part of creating a circular economy.

No booking necessary – just come along.


Net zero carbon council homes (council-run event)
27 October
4–5.30pm

New council homes are vital to address the nation-wide housing crisis. This event will show how Islington Council is designing net zero carbon homes.

Book your place – Net zero council homes


Energy efficient measures for residential properties in Islington (council-run event)
27 October
6–7.30pm
 

If you’ve ever considered installing solar panels on your home, this is the event for you! But there are other ways to generate energy in a greener way or be more efficient with the energy you do use. Come along to find out what you can do. 

Book your place – energy efficient measures

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