With Activism and initiatives growing throughout the local area, Islington is at the forefront of climate change action.
The current global circumstances show the importance of how we all must care for our world and each other. Here are a few ways our locals are making a difference.
Tackling the climate emergancy
Islington Council declared a climate emergency in June 2019, recognising the need to drastically reduce carbon emissions in the borough. A pledge was made to work towards being a net zero borough by 2030.
Gen-Z want to be heard!
Hundreds of schoolchildren gathered in 2019 outside Islington town hall for the global climate strike. Eleven schools from across Islington met to demand immediate action on climate change. Campaigners called for the council to use 100 per cent renewable energy.
The Camden Climate Change Alliance and Islington Sustainable Energy Partnership led the first ever cross-borough sustainability awards. The first of its kind cross-borough event brought together organisations from across Camden and Islington, with progress by local businesses in recycling, air quality and carbon reduction all recognised.
Islington Council is working towards a net zero carbon target in the borough by 2030.