The project, called Poplar Green Futures is a six month community led design project aimed at helping everyone who lives, works or plays in Poplar take action and benefit from climate friendly projects.
As well as guiding Poplar HARCA’s own efforts to invest in and support a local transition to a low carbon future.
The area faces considerable challenges in moving to that greener future. Not least ensuring that existing inequalities are not made worse. The cost of living crisis, especially the increase in domestic fuel prices, risks impacting those already most vulnerable to climate change, and responding to that is a core priority for those leading the project.
There are multiple issues to consider, including regeneration and housing, transport and air quality, encouraging recycling and reducing waste, or energy efficiency and local energy generation.
Those topics are being explored with community members, alongside a review of current emissions and policies within the area, as well as through engaging with local businesses, stakeholders and influencers. We’ll be sharing ideas about what has worked elsewhere, what is happening locally that can be developed further, and are working hard to involve as many people as possible in the conversation.
The project is supported by the Mayor of London’s ‘Future Neighbourhood’ programme, Aberfeldy LLP and Chrisp Street Developments Ltd. It is part of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets’ Net Zero Carbon Partnership.
As the project develops we will be posting further information on this page. In the meantime…
Find out more on the Poplar Green Futures website.