Peter

Barnet

14Good deeds

14runs

39cheers

Peter went on a community mission
Community mission
Barnet

Phoenix on fire with films about doing good!

Sun 10 Jul
Report written by Paul Salman

Six Super GoodGym members came together to help 4films being screened at the Phoenix Cinema in Finchley. The 4films were the culmination of a project to engage aspiring local filmmakers with mentors to film charities working in Finchley. This included Goodgym Barnet. GG members came to help facilitate the event with Laura & Niamh holding two mobile microphones to capture questions from the audience in the Q&A session. Paul on his first GoodGym outing acted as an usher together with Daniel & Peter. it was a hot day and the event was competing with Wimbledon for attention but still managed a reasonable crowd of people. The films were great and highlighted the great contribution that volunteers make to the local Community. Other films discussed such subjects as plastic and environmental activism. The whole event was amusing, witty and educational!

thanks for coming and helping out at this very worthwhile community event. Paul

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Peter has done a 6 month mission streak. Mon 4 Jul 2022

Peter just completed a six month streak of doing missions. That’s so many bags of garden rubbish cleared and jobs done to help someone out and put a smile on their face. Give Peter a cheer to encourage them to keep up the good work.

Peter went on a community mission
Community mission
Barnet

Cor blimey look after the Barnet!

Sun 3 Jul
Report written by Paul Salman

Barnet Council recently initiated a climate emergency and asked local people to support and commit to sustainable activities. Below are a few comments from goodgym Members who responded to the initiative.

It’s interesting how often things that are better for the environment will also improve our own health and well-being.

Latoya committed to walk to the station rather than catching the bus.

Richard said ‘It is a very nice initiative from Barnet Council. I love sustainability. By the way buying fruits and veg without plastic is a great challenge in Tesco. I wish they change their attitude.’

Harvey has made the following suggestion: We each commit to an action on https://count-us-in.com/ then post it on our social media? Spreading the word is easy!

Paul committed to using a bike as much as possible. Substantially cutting down eating meat. Supporting other groups and organisations working on sustainability. Engage with local politicians on the subject. Support tree planting with the Earth Watch Tiny Forest initiative. https://earthwatch.org.uk/get-involved/tiny-forest. Echo show and tell a barnet initiative. Check out https://greatbiggreenweek.com/

Goodgym looks to promote sustainable activities in our community. We do this by physically supporting local green spaces. Building fitness and resilience in our members. Encouraging active travel. Cycling walking, running. Discover and engage with our local environment and its communities. Check out our reports https://www.goodgym.org/areas/barnet/reports What’s my motivation? If we physically engage with our environment (and its communities) studies show it improves our sense of well being and connection. Active travel improves our health and of the environment. What’s the bigger picture? Check out this TED talk. Please DO LOOK UP! https://www.ted.com/talks/al_gore_how_to_make_radical_climate_action_the_new_normal?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

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Peter signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Barnet

Pledge one sustainable lifestyle change or action for Climate week.

Sun 3 Jul 23:45 pm
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Help move towards sustainable living.

Pledge one sustainable lifestyle change for this month to support climate action Barnet’s residents are being called on to pledge one small change to their daily routines to make them more sustainable

The pledges can be simple and small changes that will help us towards the national and local ‘net zero’ target of sustainable living. Barnet Council’s employees have already started making their pledges, which include: Stop using my dryer for all my washing, including sheets and towels Take the 10-minute walk into my local town centre, rather than the five-minute drive Buy my fruit and vegetables without packaging. Write to your MP.

Please comment or just consider how you could do some good in this area.

Goodgym looks to promote sustainable activities in our community. We do this by physically supporting local green spaces. Building fitness and resilience in our members. Encouraging active travel. Cycling walking, running. Discover and engage with our local environment and its communities. Check out our reports https://www.goodgym.org/areas/barnet/reports What’s my motivation? If we physically engage with our environment (and its communities) studies show it improves our sense of well being and connection. Active travel improves our health and of the environment. What’s the bigger picture? Check out this TED talk. Please DO LOOK UP! https://www.ted.com/talks/al_gore_how_to_make_radical_climate_action_the_new_normal?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

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Peter went on a group run
Group run
Barnet

Droning on about Goodgym Barnet!

Tue 21 Jun
Report written by Paul Salman

A few good members came together to support the phoenix cinema. This is an treasured charitable cinema unique in London for its age and engagement in the local community. We were looking to support it by distributing leaflets and to help it compete against the multiplexes . We warmed up in Cherry Tree Wood on a beautiful summers evening and were recorded quite dramatically by a drone that buzzed our heads. After being divebombed we decided to head for quieter activities in the side streets of East Finchley delivering leaflets. Well done to Moya for delivering her leaflet to a local popstar! Halfway through we stopped to do a set of sprints up a narrow footpath with a steep ascent. We soon finished and returned to the park to do some relaxing stretches in the now setting sun. Thanks for thanks for coming, running and doing some good!

check out the drone video https://instagram.com/stories/goodgymbarnetactive/2866114041126963269?utm_source=ig_story_item_share&igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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Peter has completed 10 good deeds with GoodGym. Thu 16 Jun 2022

Peter has done 10 good deeds. They are a trusted GoodGym runner and are now eligible to join their local TaskForce.

Peter went on a community mission
Community mission
Barnet

Closing the park was pitch perfect!

Wed 15 Jun
Report written by Paul Salman

Two Goodgym members (and also brother and sister) united to help close Stephen‘s house and gardens on a steamy summers day in Finchley.

They struck just the right note to encourage people to leave the park by ringing an old Navy bell... it was a perfect execution!

GoodGym Barnet regularly helps close the park on a Wednesday afternoon helping to keep costs down for this pocket park that relies on support from the local community as it receives no regular council funding.

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Peter signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Barnet

Help close a charity park

Wed 15 Jun 17:40 pm
Stephens House & Gardens, 17 East End Road, Finchley, London , N3 3QE
help keep costs down for charity park

Stephens House and Garden need someone to assist with closing the park at 6pm. This will involve 20 minutes of work (with the park  gardener Josh) advising the public that the park is closing. Somebody local or if someone wants a one off mission to see a beautiful park in Barnet. Once the grounds of a wealthy Victorian family now held in trust for the people of Finchley. This a charity 'pocket park' (not council) and relies on volunteers and self generated income) Come to main house (opposite a zebra crossing Eastend Road N3) and ask for the Steward and he will give you the bell. You then just need to go around the park ringing the bell and telling people the closing time. You may not see the gardener. Please return the bell before 6pm. Max 2 people required. Why not arrive early and do a few laps around the park? Invite a GG friend to join you? Cafe and toilets on site.

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Peter went on a community mission
Community mission
Barnet

Get it right think bike!

Sun 12 Jun
Report written by Paul Salman

A few Goodgym Member‘s looked to encourage others to cycle during cycle week by buddying up. Your health, your climate, your pocket and your community are all better by bike. Some of us made use of the local retailers in East Finchley who were offering a discount if you cycled to them.This included Phoenix Cinema, The bald faced Stag Pub and the Coffee bank. Big thank you to them for offering to encourage cycling. We hope this virtuous circle of local businesses encouraging people to cycle and shop locally continues. thanks to everybody who took part please see photos.

thanks for coming cycling and encouraging others. let’s keep it going! dont Forget to recycle!

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