LBHF has declared a climate & ecological emergency. 

Like many other UK councils, it has pledged to be net zero carbon by 2030.

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Greetings from Hammersmith 2030

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Greetings from Hammersmith 2030

News - Autumn 2022

LBHF council is seeking applications for Climate Action Microgrants of up to £500 for small community projects. They are seeking ideas that ‘make the borough greener or teach people about the environment, or about repair and re-use, or a few other things, including ideas we haven’t thought of.’ So get inspired, fill out the form – and let a hundred flowers bloom!

Secondly, arriving imminently in Acton’s Factory Quarter, is an exciting new community project called The Village. It ‘aims to build a blueprint for an equal, sustainable, and regenerative way of living under one roof’. Why not go to the Village’s launch this Saturday 10th September? Check out its website here for more details.

On Sunday 11th September – our friends at W6 Safe Cycling Families and the Hammersmith & Fulham Cycling Campaign are hosting a fun, bubble-themed bike ride along the lovely C9 cycle lane and King Street (closed to traffic for the day, yay!). Details in the splendid flyer (props to Leo Murray) below: 

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Sunday 25th September, not one but two fine things:

 

1. Popup Parklet Day: you’re invited – by the Parklet Campaign – to create a popup parklet in your street. Just seize an empty parking space (or two) and fill it with something – anything – more interesting and delightful than a car. Then send a picture to the Parklet Campaign. There’s a competitive element too – with prizes awarded by judges from the V&A for fun and creativity – and last year we had a winner in Hammersmith & Fulham. Details of last year’s Popup Parklet Day (then called People Parking Day) can be found here.

2. From 13.00 to 17.00, at the Livat shopping centre (formerly Kings Mall) in King Street W6, there’s an Electronic Repair Party, hosted by the most excellent folk, the West Central London Fixers. So if you have a broken electronic device, don’t chuck it out! Book a time slot at the Repair Party and take it down there!

On a different tack entirely, for those of you interested in possible technological futures of food, I recently stumbled across this interesting 2-part blog from the White City-based Food Tech consultants, Forward Fooding:

The FoodTech Innovation 'blind spots' of the last decade - Going beyond the Hype - Part 1

Finally, some of us are looking into starting a Hammersmith & Fulham community energy project - along the lines of what our friends at the North Kensington Community Energy have done. We’ll be looking for big roofs (non-domestic), south or southwest-facing ideally, with an area as big as a tennis court on it, for the panels to go. All suggestions welcome! And do let us know if you might be interested in getting involved with this project in the future: we’d love to hear from you.

some recent local events

reducing car miles?At the end of 2021 we held a people's assembly in White City , listening to a panel of experts followed by a Q&A and a discussion leading to some conclusions about the best ways of achieving this. We were joined by:  Caroline Pidgeon (Chair of the Transport Committee at the Greater London Authority), Ian Mudway (a professor at Imperial College), Ruth Fitzharris from Mums For Lungs, Casey Abaraonye from Hammersmith & Fulham Cyclists, and Leo Murray from the climate change campaign group, Possible.

You can read the report here, we are now planning further meetings in different locations in the borough. If you'd like any information please get in touch - imagine2030lbhf@gmail.earth.

Wandsworth Bridge Road Spring Fayre for the first time in living memory the road was closed to traffic and we all had the opportunity to shop with dozens of fantastic stalls, food from around the world and a packed line-up on stage with singers, comedians, musicians a jazz band ... and more. There was a fascinating exhibition of Fulham – past and future. and Imagine2030 was there having great conversations with people. More info on the Wandsworth Bridge Road Association here

Could Wandsworth Bridge Road look like this? why not?

We have the imagination .... so what's stopping us?

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Fulham Palace Green Meet A fantastic day out where we had the opportunity to browse the stalls in the green market and discover eco-friendly options from small businesses. Listening to keynote speakers discuss current topics on all things green in the talks tent. Exploring nature and sustainability through tours and demonstrations. More info on Fulham Palace here

Could Eel Brook Common look like this? why not?

We have the imagination .... so what's stopping us?

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greetings from Fulham 2030

Fulham Climate Hub We were delighted to be able to support the first Climate Hub meeting in Fulham. This initiative from a local resident and supported by the LBHF Council was really well attended with over 40 local residents coming to join in a discussion about what Climate Change might mean for them and what kinds of things they could do in response. The plan is to make this a regular thing with meetings once a month. Discussions on food, travel, energy efficiency, pollution all to come. 

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We reported last month that LBHF had published its H&F 2030: Climate and Ecological Strategy. The borough has been named top council in London for its plan - lets see if they deliver on it.

 

What that means in practice is  a wide range of initiatives led by the Climate Change Unit - you can see all the details on their website.  Some exciting things including a Library of things where you can borrow tools, a map of the borough highlighting H&Fs repair shops, a scheme to make it cheaper and easier to get solar panels, and many more things. The Council is committed to reducing emissions to zero by 2030, and not just from Council activities - all emissions across the borough. We look forward to seeing that become a reality for all of us.

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So, what could it be like in LBHF? clean air, less congestion, more greenery

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Over the last year we've been asking people what they imagine and have now updated these cards.

If you have other dreams why not share them with us -

Send to us at: imagine2030lbhf@gmail.earth.

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