Supporting communities to net zero carbon

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Barnet Council is working with community groups on initiatives and events, to become a net zero carbon borough by 2042.



Volunteering for environmental and sustainability causes

Volunteers can learn about preserving natural spaces, to help mitigate or adapt to climate impacts such as increasing flood levels and other extreme weather events. Furthermore, these learnings can be passed on to encourage more people to get involved in building net zero communities across the borough.

The benefits of volunteering for environmental and sustainability causes in particular is becoming more important as climate change underpins a lot of the fundamentals for good health, livelihoods, equality and access to health care and social support.


Why you should get involved in volunteering in your local community

1. Improved health - strengthening the body, improving mood, and lessening stress: a study with older adults who regularly volunteer show that they are more likely to enjoy a longer life than those who don't. (Demonstrate Volunteer Health Benefits |VolunteerHub).

2. Gaining new skills - helps to develop new skills, build networks and explore new paths (Volunteering: A Guide to Increasing Your Employability).

3. Enhances your career prospects - 60% of hiring managers see the act of volunteerism as a valuable asset when making recruitment decisions according to a study performed by Career Builder.

4. An opportunity to socialise - enjoying time to socialise, communicate and build relationships with others in the community (Sterling Volunteers).

5. Creating a feeling of purpose - 96% of volunteers reported the action enriched their sense of purpose in life (April 2023 - National Today).




Join one of the many community groups across the borough of Barnet

NameType of groupActivities
Contact details

Friends of Cherry Tree Wood

Nature conservation, gardening of this remnant ancient woodland and popular local park.

Litter picking, painting, hazel and willow hurdle fencing, history, meetings.

Join their free mailing list: friendsofcherrytreewood@gmail.com

Address: East Finchley N2 opposite the Underground Station and on Capital Ring walking route.

OneStoneGrove

Meet local gardening enthusiasts, share gardening tips and ideas, ask questions and help to care for our green spaces.

Community Centre Gardening club on Wednesdays from 10:30-12:00.

Free tea / coffee is provided.

Contact: Poppy Fisher, Environmental Projects Coordinator

Mobile: 07483 804 570

Email: poppy@sct.london

Address: 5 Hayling Way Edgware HA8 8BN

Incredible Edible

Community food garden -growing food for the local community and the local food bank.

Garden sessions run on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month (except winter) from 10am to noon.

Email: ie.barnet@yahoo.co.uk

Follow them on Facebook: @IncredibleEdibleBarnet and on Twitter: @IncEdibleBarnet

Address: St John's United Reformed Church, Mowbray Road, EN5 1RH

Friends of Finchley Way Open Space

Bringing back into public use an area of derelict land and creating a space that will help to diversify the wildlife present.

Day-to-day tidying and litter picking, weeding, maintaining wood chipped paths, occasional planting, some clearance of new areas.

Meet on the second and last Sundays in the month from 10.30am. (Dec, Jan and Feb - only the second Sunday in the month.)

Email: Suzanne King, fofwos@gmail.com for more information.

Visit the website: www.fofwos.org

Address: Finchley Way, N3 1AH

Friends of Basing Hill Park

A new friends group for Basing Hill Park in NW11

Making improvements to the local park

Email: friendsofbasinghillpark@gmail.com

JUST ONE Tree

A non-profit organisation removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reversing biodiversity loss through global reforestation.

Schools, businesses and individuals join JUST ONE Tree so that together we can have a collective impact on the planet.

Just £1 plants 1 Tree.

Email: hello@justonetree.life

Visit their website: www.justonetree.life

Address: Normandy Avenue, High Barnet, EN5 2HS

Tiny Forest Barnet

Nature conservation.

A unique plantation of tress in Barnet requiring citizen engagement in science monitoring, performance and care.

Volunteer or become a tree keeper, survey a tiny forest and join in events.

Visit their website: https://tinyforest.earthwatch.org.uk/

Goodgym

Helps you find a new reason to exercise by combining good health, good works and green spaces.

Join a session near you.

Visit their website: https://www.goodgym.org

Contact: Paul Salman by phone: 07768353108 or email: Pauls@goodgym.com


If you are a community group in Barnet and would like to feature on this page or contact us about a forthcoming event, please email: BarnetZero@Barnet.gov.uk


Useful links on volunteering in Barnet:

  1. We are Volunteering Barnet - Volunteering Barnet
  2. CommUNITY Barnet - Volunteer Centre Barnet | Barnet Council
  3. Residents and individual volunteers | Barnet Council


Return to the BarNET ZERO homepage

Barnet Council is working with community groups on initiatives and events, to become a net zero carbon borough by 2042.



Volunteering for environmental and sustainability causes

Volunteers can learn about preserving natural spaces, to help mitigate or adapt to climate impacts such as increasing flood levels and other extreme weather events. Furthermore, these learnings can be passed on to encourage more people to get involved in building net zero communities across the borough.

The benefits of volunteering for environmental and sustainability causes in particular is becoming more important as climate change underpins a lot of the fundamentals for good health, livelihoods, equality and access to health care and social support.


Why you should get involved in volunteering in your local community

1. Improved health - strengthening the body, improving mood, and lessening stress: a study with older adults who regularly volunteer show that they are more likely to enjoy a longer life than those who don't. (Demonstrate Volunteer Health Benefits |VolunteerHub).

2. Gaining new skills - helps to develop new skills, build networks and explore new paths (Volunteering: A Guide to Increasing Your Employability).

3. Enhances your career prospects - 60% of hiring managers see the act of volunteerism as a valuable asset when making recruitment decisions according to a study performed by Career Builder.

4. An opportunity to socialise - enjoying time to socialise, communicate and build relationships with others in the community (Sterling Volunteers).

5. Creating a feeling of purpose - 96% of volunteers reported the action enriched their sense of purpose in life (April 2023 - National Today).




Join one of the many community groups across the borough of Barnet

NameType of groupActivities
Contact details

Friends of Cherry Tree Wood

Nature conservation, gardening of this remnant ancient woodland and popular local park.

Litter picking, painting, hazel and willow hurdle fencing, history, meetings.

Join their free mailing list: friendsofcherrytreewood@gmail.com

Address: East Finchley N2 opposite the Underground Station and on Capital Ring walking route.

OneStoneGrove

Meet local gardening enthusiasts, share gardening tips and ideas, ask questions and help to care for our green spaces.

Community Centre Gardening club on Wednesdays from 10:30-12:00.

Free tea / coffee is provided.

Contact: Poppy Fisher, Environmental Projects Coordinator

Mobile: 07483 804 570

Email: poppy@sct.london

Address: 5 Hayling Way Edgware HA8 8BN

Incredible Edible

Community food garden -growing food for the local community and the local food bank.

Garden sessions run on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month (except winter) from 10am to noon.

Email: ie.barnet@yahoo.co.uk

Follow them on Facebook: @IncredibleEdibleBarnet and on Twitter: @IncEdibleBarnet

Address: St John's United Reformed Church, Mowbray Road, EN5 1RH

Friends of Finchley Way Open Space

Bringing back into public use an area of derelict land and creating a space that will help to diversify the wildlife present.

Day-to-day tidying and litter picking, weeding, maintaining wood chipped paths, occasional planting, some clearance of new areas.

Meet on the second and last Sundays in the month from 10.30am. (Dec, Jan and Feb - only the second Sunday in the month.)

Email: Suzanne King, fofwos@gmail.com for more information.

Visit the website: www.fofwos.org

Address: Finchley Way, N3 1AH

Friends of Basing Hill Park

A new friends group for Basing Hill Park in NW11

Making improvements to the local park

Email: friendsofbasinghillpark@gmail.com

JUST ONE Tree

A non-profit organisation removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reversing biodiversity loss through global reforestation.

Schools, businesses and individuals join JUST ONE Tree so that together we can have a collective impact on the planet.

Just £1 plants 1 Tree.

Email: hello@justonetree.life

Visit their website: www.justonetree.life

Address: Normandy Avenue, High Barnet, EN5 2HS

Tiny Forest Barnet

Nature conservation.

A unique plantation of tress in Barnet requiring citizen engagement in science monitoring, performance and care.

Volunteer or become a tree keeper, survey a tiny forest and join in events.

Visit their website: https://tinyforest.earthwatch.org.uk/

Goodgym

Helps you find a new reason to exercise by combining good health, good works and green spaces.

Join a session near you.

Visit their website: https://www.goodgym.org

Contact: Paul Salman by phone: 07768353108 or email: Pauls@goodgym.com


If you are a community group in Barnet and would like to feature on this page or contact us about a forthcoming event, please email: BarnetZero@Barnet.gov.uk


Useful links on volunteering in Barnet:

  1. We are Volunteering Barnet - Volunteering Barnet
  2. CommUNITY Barnet - Volunteer Centre Barnet | Barnet Council
  3. Residents and individual volunteers | Barnet Council


Return to the BarNET ZERO homepage

Page last updated: 14 Feb 2023, 04:15 PM