Taking CamdenCAN forward

I am always re-energised by other’s resolutions – the huge increase in the number of people cycling to work in the first week in January has inspired me to keep cycling despite the vagaries of weather and meeting no less than eight new members at Camden Friends of the Earth January meeting is leading to an exciting new campaign (of which more next newsletter).

ManifestoblogAnd so it is that I am thinking also about CamdenCAN’s future and what impact we can have in reducing Camden’s carbon footprint. This newsletter, our website and twitter account are part of connecting people and organisations in Camden and inspiring them to do more.

CamdenCAN can be more than just an online presence though. Last year we developed a manifesto for sustainability to which both the Labour & Green parties here in Camden signed up to demonstrating the impact of bringing together local organisations when asking for change. With both existing MPs for Holborn & St Pancras and Hampstead & Kilburn constituencies standing down we have a fantastic opportunity to ask our local MPs to focus on climate change. I am looking at the possibility of holding a local hustings focussing on climate change and other sustainability issues and I’d be interested to hear from you if you’d like to get involved either as an individual or as a group.

Finally, as many of you will know, Prashant has recently moved to Hong Kong. It’s been great fun working with him on CamdenCAN and I wanted to thank him for all his support over the last year. His departure leaves a gap and I’d really love to hear from you if you are interested in helping me run CamdenCAN on a longer term basis.


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