So yesterday’s IPCC’s latest report says human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented and sometimes irreversible ways. [BBC Report]. The Guardian gives its verdict on the climate crimes of humanity as “guilty as hell”. The report itself is likely to be conservative, having been signed up to by all the world’s governments based on a review of thousands of scientific studies.


As we know politicians are much better at talking than taking any meaningful action to halt the Climate Crisis. As we approach COP 26 in Glasgow at the end of October, it has never been more imperative for the world to find a way to stop burning fossil fuels as soon as possible.

While this seems highly unlikely, here in south London, we can continue to make our own small contribution to reducing the impact of humans on the planet.

Coming up soon we have this year’s Tooting Foodival, our annual sustainable food festival taking place on 4th September 2021. We started this event in 2008 as a small way to combat the industrial homogenised food culture, to bring local and sustainable back into people’s consciousness. To get food miles to NEAR ZERO!

The premise of Foodival revolves around using home grown fruit and vegatables donated by local growers to create tasty dishes for all to sample. The event has been running since 2008 and always includes some new ideas and strands.

This year we are also focussing on some of the great initiatives that have emerged during lockdown that embrace sustainable living developed by local people such as recycling and upcycling, repairing, mending and re-creating.

Fast fashion for example has a huge environmental impact on the planet, leading many to think about buying less, caring more and making the clothes we love last longer. Why not get involved with our clothes upcycling event and maybe brave the catwalk with a repurposed creation?!

See our the Foodival blog and Instagram for more detail on this and other happenings at this year’s Foodival street festival.