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Volunteering Opportunities at Mobile Garden City - your local community garden





Hi Everyone, 



We are looking for volunteers to come and help out with a range of gardening activities and…

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Added by Emily Morshuis on August 11, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

Sugar Smart Hackney - working towards healthy and sustainable food in Hackney

From Mary Atkinson, Sugar Smart Coordinator,  HFP Secretary

 

Last month, Hackney Food Partnership (HFP) was delighted to receive a 12 month grant from Sustainable Food Cities to run a joint Sugar Smart Hackney…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on August 7, 2017 at 15:24 — No Comments

Education for Sustainability comes into focus

Sustainable Hackney has decided on an additional work stream.  We hope to work with interested parties and organisations wanting to support and encourage educational establishments in Hackney to put sustainability at the heart of what they do and towards Hackney schools adopting the Sustainable Schools Framework.…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on August 1, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

How Technology Is Evolving Food and Beverage Manufacturing Market

Researchers, regulators and food industry itself have started renewed collaborative efforts after the recent foodborne illness outbreaks associated to RTE (ready-to-eat) foods, especially the fresh-cut products and the case of contaminated peanut butter by a rare strain of Salmonella. These efforts are directed to improve food safety tools and strategies that can be applied successfully throughout the supply chain. One of the most important components of…

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Added by Emma Miah on July 31, 2017 at 7:29 — No Comments

6 Foods that Energize Your Brain

The food we eat always reflects on our body. Typically alludes to thoughts or fascinating goodies of data that your psyche can allegorically "nourish" on. Be that as it may, this expression has exacting an incentive too. There are sure nourishments that lift your intellectual prowess and improve subjective capacity. Here are 10 cerebrum boosting nourishments you ought to be eating:

1. Blueberries

Alluded to as…

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Added by Emma Miah on July 31, 2017 at 4:51 — No Comments

More on the government's "woefully inadequate" air quality plans

Almost a million more people will have died prematurely along with countless others who will suffer ill-health by the time the Government's key measure in their new air quality plans comes into operation: the ban on all new petrol and diesel by 2040 and a commitment that "almost" every car and van on the road to be a zero emission vehicle by 2050. 

Before the end of July, the Government was forced to publish the …

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Added by Kathryn Johnson on July 28, 2017 at 18:30 — No Comments

A government you want to wake up to, vote on 8 June

Today People and Planet urge you all to use your vote next Thursday:

Next Friday, 9 June 2017, we will be waking up to a new government. Add your mark on what that government should look like. Vote on Thursday 8 June.

Since Theresa May called for a general election in April, an incredible 1.05 million young people have registered to vote. But, in past elections, this has failed to translate to a cross on the ballot box.

In May 2015, voter turnout…

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Added by Kathryn Johnson on June 3, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

Where can you park people?

We love the People Parking Bay initiative by local Living Streets activist Brenda. 

So creative! Go and park yourself soon.

Added by Sustainable Hackney on June 1, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

UK Government releases ‘weak’ air quality plans

The Government have now released their new air quality plans, and local law firm ClientEarth, who forced them to finally deliver the plans, are not impressed. Their website carries the following statement:

Reacting to today’s air quality plans from the UK Government, ClientEarth CEO James Thornton said: “We are continuing to study the government’s …

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Added by Clare Taylor on May 5, 2017 at 15:09 — No Comments

Hackney law firm 3 : Government 0

Hackney law firm Client Earth won a third court victory over the Govenment which has repeatedly delayed publication of it's Air Quality plans.  The judge agreed with Client Earth that public health concerns overule the convention of purdah which the government tried to use to delay publishing the plans until after the general election.  Now they must be published on 9th May after the local elections.…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on April 29, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Fighting back against Fracking - Film Screening - the Bentley Effect - 8th June

Frack Off London are organising a London screening of The Bentley Effect, a film documenting how a community in Australia organised against unconventional gas extraction, building up to an iconic blockade. 



With the fracking industry pushing to start production in the UK this year, this is a really timely film to build up a strong opposition wherever they drill.
The screening is at the Hive Dalston on Thursday 8th June at 7pm, and it's…
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Added by Richard Payne on April 17, 2017 at 22:12 — No Comments

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary says climate change is ‘complete and utter rubbish’ – not related to burning carbon

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary says climate change is ‘complete and utter rubbish’ – not related to burning carbon

Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary has dismissed climate change concerns as “complete and utter rubbish”.  Speaking on an Irish radio programme, he said he believes that people’s fears about global warming are unfounded.  He said:  “This kind of nonsense…

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Added by Richard Payne on April 11, 2017 at 19:34 — No Comments

East London teenager to be deported by Tories' racist rules speaks out

East London teenager to be deported by Tories' racist rules speaks out



by Tomáš Tengely-Evans…


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Added by Richard Payne on April 10, 2017 at 8:35 — No Comments

Just Matters

Video: Justice Matters - Jenny Franco

Global Environmental Justice…

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Added by Kathryn Johnson on March 10, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Tree Planting and Care workshops

Last tree planting and care workshops! Sat 11, Wed 15 and Sat 25 March, 10 - 4pm  Lordship Recreation Ground. Pay what you can afford between £1 and £10. Meet at the Hub, off Higham rd N17 6NU  Led by Russell Miller, and fruit growing workshop (25 March) Marina O'Connell. Book online at From Small Acorns on…

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Added by Sally Haywill on March 7, 2017 at 17:10 — No Comments

Hackney Energy relaunches bid for power!

Hackney Energy is up and running again. Government cuts to community solar schemes knocked us off track for a while. But we are going for an Energy Advice Shop in Hackney and for crowdfunding a solar scheme in the borough – just for starters. The Hackney Energy website, blog and tweets are ticking over, and we always welcome ideas for blogs or news items. But it was good to begin to share ideas for further HE campaigns in 2017. 

Actions from…

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Added by Philip Pearson on March 6, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Small businesses in Hackney - better to nurture than annihilate

Many already struggling small businesses in Hackney are uniting to oppose new changes proposed by the government to business rates that threaten their very existence. 

The growth of Hackney’s small businesses in the last decade and a half has given the borough a distinctiveness and individuality as well as providing some much needed employment. Between 2004 -2012, the growth rate for businesses in Hackney was 40%, a rate 17% higher than London as a whole.…

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Added by Richard Payne on March 5, 2017 at 21:44 — No Comments

The rise in three-weekly waste collections

An interesting article by Peter Jones on Isonomia on what's behind the rise in three-weekly collections: the cuts in council budgets and the decisions that have to be made about what's going to give. http://www.isonomia.co.uk/?p=4781

Added by Clare Taylor on March 2, 2017 at 15:23 — No Comments

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

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…

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Added by James Diamond on February 27, 2017 at 18:38 — No Comments

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