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Camden Air Quality Sensor Network Launches 30 June

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

The public launch of the ‘Camden Sensor Network’, a hyper-local air quality monitoring network comprising of 227 sensors located throughout the borough will take place on 30th June. AirScape have been working with Camden Council and the Camden Clean Air Initiative to create this innovative...



Calculate your carbon footprint – 2022 carbon conversion factors released

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

Carbon conversion factors for 2022 have been released by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Find the highlights below. The methodology for determining carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) remains the same year on year except where changes are outlined.

Electricity

As...



Funding available for secondary schools

News, Schools – Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

The Mayor of London and key partners (including Let’s Go Zero 2030 and Bloomberg, supported by the London Schools Climate Summit) will shortly be announcing this year’s Climate Kick-Start, to take place in autumn 2022.

This year’s programme is designed to empower young people to help tackle...



Acting for Cleaner Air: event held in Somers Town

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

Clean Air Day saw the Somers Town Future Neighbourhoods team and partners showcase how we can individually and collectively help clean the air we breathe in Camden and protect our health, with an ‘Acting for cleaner air’ event in the heart of Somers Town.

The event featured Camden Council’s...



Sustainers Fest: Camden’s future changemakers

Businesses, News, Schools – Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Sustainers Fest, which welcomed over 70 students from 7 Camden secondary schools, took place at Samsung KX, on 24 May. Urban Partners and Google sponsored the climate action-packed afternoon event where students were encouraged to think critically about the climate crisis and how they could bring...



Celebrating Climate Action Case Study: The Story Garden

Case studies and blog posts – Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Global Generation are an Educational charity, which works together with local children and young people, businesses, residents and families in to create healthy, integrated and environmentally responsible communities. The Story Garden project:

  • Connects people of all ages to nature in the middle...


Event: Acting for cleaner air 16 June 2pm-5pm

Events, News – Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Join Camden Council and the Somers Town Future Neighbourhood 2030 team this Clean Air Day as we share a range of initiatives that could help you play your part in improving the quality of the air we breathe! Find out how you can protect yourself from air pollution while out and about and at home,...



Event: What does a Future Neighbourhood look like? 29 June

Events – Monday, May 30th, 2022

On Wednesday 29th of June Future Neighbourhoods is hosting an event in Somers Town between 18.00-19.30

Somers Town is one of only two areas of London to be awarded Future Neighbourhoods status by the Mayor of London. By 2030, it aims to be a sustainable neighbourhood that is more resilient to...



Get involved! National Clean Air Day 16 June

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Monday, May 30th, 2022

Thursday 16th June is National Clean Air Day (NCAD) – the UK’s largest air pollution campaign.  It brings together schools, communities, businesses, and the health sector to improve public understanding of air pollution and its adverse effects.  

Air pollution is the biggest environmental...



Defra extends consultation on new Environmental Targets

News – Monday, May 30th, 2022

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has extended the deadline for responses to its public consultation about plans for new environmental targets under the Environment Act 2021. The new deadline is Monday 27 June.

The targets are intended to respond to the science and the...



Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund opens 15 June

News – Friday, May 27th, 2022

Salix Finance have announced a new round of Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund. A total of £14m is being made available to help public sector organisations access the services required to develop new or update existing heat decarbonisation plans for their buildings.

The Application Portal for...



Government funding awarded to upgrade public buildings in Camden

News – Friday, May 27th, 2022

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced that £553m in government funding has been awarded to 160 public sector organisations in England to upgrade public buildings with affordable, low carbon heating and energy efficiency measures. Funded through Phase 3a of the...



Event: Sustainable Supply Chain – Delivery Logger and Warp It showcase 16 June

Events – Thursday, May 19th, 2022
Join the Knowledge Quarter on 16 June for the launch of two free sustainability apps and initiatives to drive the circular economy and reduce emissions.

About this event

The Knowledge Quarter is taking climate action by launching two new pilot initiatives with its members and the...



Join the Camden Clean Air Cycle Ride 12 June

News – Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Organised by the Camden Clean Air Initiative, the Camden Clean Air Cycle Ride will take place on Sunday 12 June with staggered departures from 10:00 until 12:00. The new and improved route takes in Swain’s Lane, Hampstead Heath, Primrose Hill, Regent’s Park, Fitzrovia, Tottenham Court Road,...



In the Air: Exhibition at Wellcome Collection from 19 May

News – Friday, April 29th, 2022

Welcome Collection will have an exhibition from 19 May to 16 October. In the Air explores our relationship with the air around us. Moving freely across borders and through bodies, air is both vital to our existence and a threat to our health.

The exhibition explores the relationship between the...



Celebrating Climate Action Case Study: Energy Garden

Case studies and blog posts – Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Energy Garden is a Community Benefit Society that supports communities to install and maintain gardens on railway stations across London. Community-owned renewable energy generates revenue to fund the gardens and education programmes.

Since 2015, Energy Garden has secured funding to negotiate...



IPCC report released: Climate Change 2022 – Mitigation of climate change

News – Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III released a report on 4th April 2022 as part of the sixth assessment. The Working Group III report is the third instalment of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), which will be completed this year.

The Working Group III...



Call for businesses: Support for a school green lab needed

Businesses, News – Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Could you support a disadvantaged Camden students to engage in greening and suitability though play? Think and Do are looking for supporters to help a Camden primary school to establish an inspiring green space for creative play based learning linked to the curriculum

Brecknock Primary are...



Climate Change Levy change from 1 April 2022

News – Thursday, March 31st, 2022
Electricity

The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is an environmental tax imposed by the government on taxable commodities as a cost signal to reduce carbon emissions.

Businesses that pay the standard rate of VAT (20%) are charged CCL on their energy bills, although there are exceptions. Businesses that meet the...



Celebrating Climate Action Case Study: Refugee Community Kitchen 

Case studies and blog posts – Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Refugee community kitchen was set up in response to the refugee crisis in Northern France in 2015 and they are still there today serving 2000 meals. They have now served over 3.5 million meals all prepared by amazing teams of volunteers.

It fast became evident that food being donated to Calais was...



Fund opens for green heating projects

News – Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Applications are open for the Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF). GHNF is a three-year, £288m capital grant fund providing support to organisations in the public, private, and third sectors in England.

The GHNF builds on the progress and development made by the Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP)...



Call for businesses: support required for local schools to recycle

Businesses, News – Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Could you support a school in Camden to recycle more and waste less?!

Waste is one of the Schools Climate Charter commitments, but some schools do not have recycling bins in classrooms or on their school grounds.

We are looking for local businesses who:

  • Have internal recycling bins they no...


Call for proposals: free space in Kilburn Town Centre available

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Friday, March 25th, 2022

Camden Council and Transport for London, in partnership with the Mayor of London’s High Streets for All Challenge, are seeking to identify a partner with the ideas and capacity to bring to life a vacant premises in Kilburn’s Town Centre.

2c Maygrove Road is opposite Kilburn Tube station,...



Defra Public Consultation: Environment Act 2021 Targets

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Thursday, March 24th, 2022

On 16 March the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) launched a public consultation about its plans for new environmental targets under the Environment Act 2021. Defra is seeking views on its proposed targets, and the consultation is open until Wednesday 11 May.

The...



Camden Climate Investment Launched

News – Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Camden Council have launched the Camden Climate Investment which directly funds local climate projects. Investments can be made from £5 to help Camden Council reach their £1 million goal to help create a more sustainable future for Camden.

The projects, which have been selected based on the...



No-cost, energy saving measures for your school

Blog posts, Schools – Tuesday, March 15th, 2022

A study conducted by Power Up North London (PUNL) has found that behavioural change measures which have no cost to schools could save approximately 13 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year and provide energy bills savings of up to £5.5k/year!

PUNL secured funding from the GLA’s London Community...



IPCC report released: Climate Change 2022 – Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

News – Monday, February 28th, 2022

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II have released a report on 28th February 2022 as part of the sixth assessment. The Working Group II report is the second instalment of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), which will be completed this year.

The Working...



Solar PV buying scheme open to businesses

Businesses, News – Thursday, February 17th, 2022

The Solar Together scheme assists residents and organisations to purchase low-cost, high-quality solar panels which helps to tackle the climate crisis in Camden.

A group-buying scheme, it is open to all Camden residents who own their own house (or have permission from the landlord to install a...



Celebrating climate action: Camden Recycling Rewards

Case studies and blog posts – Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

Jump are engagement specialists helping organisations reach their sustainability and wellness targets.  They are supporting Camden Council to drive up recycling and reduce waste through Camden Recycling Rewards – a digital engagement programme which rewards residents for reducing the amount they...



Five reasons to sign up to march in March with Camden Giving

Businesses, Events, News – Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

Camden-based businesses are encouraged to take part in March in March to help raise vital funds for local groups. The task is simple: You and your team challenge yourselves to walk 10,000 steps a day (or as many as you can) every day in March.

Camden and Islington businesses will be competing...



Circular Start Up applications are now open

Businesses, News, Training – Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

Do you have a business idea that could redefine consumption? If so the Circular Start Up is for you.

The Circular Start Up is a free 18 month programme that supports individuals who are passionate about creating circular economy solutions to improve their communities across London, by helping...



Nominations to close soon for the Ashden Award

Businesses, News – Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

Ashden supports proven climate innovation in the UK and developing countries –  for two decades the Ashden Awards have accelerated the most exciting climate innovators. Ashden finds their winners through a rigorous global search, then work with them to scale up their impact and inspire others....



Do the right thing with your waste: New enforcement for littering and fly tipping

News – Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

Camden Council’s Environment Enforcement Team will be targetting known littering and fly tipping hotspots in an effort to catch offenders and make sure the borough’s streets remain clean, tidy and safe.

They will also provide a new night-time enforcement service to catch those abusing...



Online event: Coffee cup recycling for offices and cafes 2 March

Businesses, Events, News – Friday, February 11th, 2022

Are you an office or café business situated in Camden? Join Camden Climate Change Alliance and Veolia on 2nd March 10am-10.45am for a free webinar. Discover the benefits of coffee cup recycling for your business and how to take part in Camden Recycles Cups.

Hear from waste and marketing experts...



Camden Climate Action Showcase: E-brochure

Businesses, Case studies and blog posts, Schools, Third Sector – Friday, January 28th, 2022

Read more about the inspiring climate action work in our Celebrating Climate Action in Camden e-brochure!

To mark COP26 we called for organisations, community groups and schools to submit examples of their climate action work in Camden and across London. We sought to continue to share the best in...



Your ideas needed – improving air quality in Camden

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Camden Council would love to hear your ideas for improving air quality in Camden, to help inform their new Action Plan to bring clean air for all who live, work and study in the borough.

Air quality is the largest environmental risk for health in the UK, and exposure to air pollution from...



Support required for Camden Future High Streets Projects

Businesses, News – Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Two local Camden community projects are looking for support from organisations and individuals.

Through the first round of  Camden Future High Streets crowdfund initiative an initial £20,500 has been pledged by Camden Council to help two community projects reach their funding goal:

Outdoor art...



Annual energy data reporting deadline extended to 11 Feb 2022

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Due to challenges businesses and other organisations have been facing due to covid, the annual CCCA energy reporting deadline has been extended to Friday 11th February 2022.

By reporting your energy data, you will be contributing to the 2021 CCCA annual report. You will also have the opportunity...



Indoor air quality study: call for restaurant participants

Businesses, News – Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

As part of the Camden Town Low Emission Neighbourhood project, King’s College London and AmbioTEK Community Interest Group will be conducting research about how different kitchen cooking and ventilation options can affect air quality in commercial kitchens.

The research team plans collect air...



Future Camden Fund Open until 28 Jan

Businesses, News – Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

The Future Camden Fund is a new scheme launched to support start-up socially-impactful businesses and social enterprises to help them grow their impact in the Camden borough.

Up to £150,000 will be distributed in 10-20 grants to local businesses at the start of the scheme, with a further...



UK Climate Risk Assessment Report Released

News – Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

The UK Government has released this month an in-depth  assessment of 61 UK-wide different areas of risks and opportunities. A requirement under the UK Climate Change Act of 2008, the report outlines how at risk natural environment and infrastructure is to ever increasing temperature and rising...



Free Event: 3rd and 10th Feb 2022 Sharing Space Pop Up Somers Town

Businesses, Events, News, Schools, Third Sector – Monday, January 17th, 2022

CCCA partners Camden Think & Do are holding a Sharing Space Pop Up at Somers Town Community Association Cafe 10am-5pm on Thursday 3rd & 10th February. It’s free to attend and includes:

  • Free tea & cake,
  • Free surplus lunch from Refugee Community Kitchen,
  • Clothes swap rail, book swap shelf,
  • Double...