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Victoria Park has volunteering opportunities

Started Jun 6, 2017 0 Replies

Victoria Park has several volunteering opportunities: Outdoor Classroom, Gardening Team, Front of House and Events and Marketing.See attached documents and contact 0207 364 7968…Continue

Tags: food, biodiversity

Waste Prevention funding available for community groups in Hackney - closing 16th June

Started May 16, 2017 0 Replies

The North London Waste Authority has just announced a Waste Prevention community fund for 2017/18.There is a total of £40,000, split between small grants of around £1,000 to larger ones around…Continue

Tags: waste

EcoACTIVE is recruiting again. Apply to be an Education Officer, Workshop Leader or Administrator

Started Jul 18, 2016 0 Replies

Local environmental education charity EcoACTIVE is recruiting to three new posts.   Click the links below for more details and how to apply.…Continue

Tags: transport, waste., pollution, food, energy


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Member of the Sustainable Hackney steering group, and EcoActive trustee.
Helping to develop the website and green mapping project for Sustainable Hackney. Organiser for Hackney Fixers.
Interest in waste and resources and transport.
Biodiversity, Built Environment, Education, Energy, Food, Transport, Green Economy, Waste and recycling, Pollution, Social Justice

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Hackney Fixers - Fixing Fridays

Posted on September 3, 2017 at 18:00 0 Comments

Do you feel frustrated by electronic and electrical appliances that stop working?  Want to learn to make them last longer?  Join Hackney Fixers for Fixing Fridays, where we show you how to repair and take back control!

These free…


Plans for a new incinerator at Edmonton were given development consent last week

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 18:38 0 Comments

Plans for a new incinerator at Edmonton got development consent from the government last week.  The current incinerator will reach the end of it's useful life in 2025 and it's replacement is now apparently planned with even more capacity to take waste from other parts of London.  

Paying for the capital costs of the new plant will put waste disposal costs in…


London super-sewer is waste of £4bn, says the assessor who recommended it

Posted on December 12, 2016 at 18:30 0 Comments

Seven-year project to stop wastewater flowing into Thames is unnecessary and ministers should have considered alternatives, says Chris Binney. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/nov/14/london-super-sewer-is-waste-of-4bn-says-assessor…


You wait 183 years for a new wetland and then two come along together!

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 11:32 0 Comments

This weekend saw the opening of the first publicly accessible wetland in Hackney at Woodberry Wetlands, and it was tremendously popular when I went along on Sunday.  Closed to the public since it was built to store water brought along the New River from Hertfordshire it was officially opened by Sir Richard Attenborough on 30th April.…


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At 10:59 on July 11, 2014, Lucy Teather said…

If you have time to meet outside/ before the next meeting, or maybe after it at the Curve Garden again. That would be good. Thanks again.

At 10:58 on July 11, 2014, Lucy Teather said…

Hi James.

This website needs updating.

I'm sure that we can find a volunteer to help.

I'm not sure why 2/6 of The Main Headings on the Google search for Sustainable hackney come up with The Tree Nursery and The Hackney Marshes Groups.

I'm not sure why our Chair - Russell Miller was talking about them both at his speech at the AGM ? How are they relevant to an overview of Sustainability in Hackney? I would like to add this to the Agenda for the next meeting. Thanks. Lucy

At 7:45 on July 1, 2014, Lucy Teather said…

Hi James,

I'm still learning about social media, I can come & help with Sustainable Hackney, a little time, on a regular basis. It would be a pleasure.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Lucy T. 07710405357

At 8:00 on July 23, 2013, Lucy Teather said…
Hi James,
Sorry to be so technically challenged, but I've created 12 Events on Face Book for my Kids Summer Programme at The Hackney Tree Nursery & Edible Forest Garden, but am having trouble linking them to Event Brite for ticket sales. 
Do you know any one who can spare a few hours, now & then to help me with such things (paid).
Thanks again.
Lucy T
At 14:42 on June 6, 2013, Lucy Teather said…


I am hoping that this message gets to you ( & hating this format for communication) The Sustainable Communities 'Resilience Project Manager who is paid to work part time from the arcola theatre is Feimatta Conteh 02075031645

Please pass this on to Tor who said that he would be contacting the ne Cre8 Centre amoungst other groups. I have a message for him too. is it possible to put us in touch with each other.

It's an open day and AGM at The Tree Nursery and Edible Forest Garden this Sunday 11-4. Good to see you there & please spead the word. Thanks Lucy T. 07703320573

At 12:13 on May 28, 2012, Diana Weir said…

Noticed that the monthly Steering Group meeting is this week and thought I'd asked Kathryn to confirm my vague recollection that it's open to (presumably silent) attendance by non-members of the group - but no reply. Can I sit in or do you like to discuss things in isolation?

PS Can't ask you in real time because the chat box isn't offering me anything to type into at present...???

At 11:41 on February 21, 2012, Puppet Theatre Barge said…

Our office is based in Hackney, but the Puppet Barge is moored in Little Venice and travels to Richmond during the summer... Thanks for asking!

At 14:11 on September 29, 2011, Gillian Symons said…
Thanks - well done!


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