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Urban harvesting in Hackney this Autumn

Hundreds of tonnes of fruit go to waste every year in London, in public parks and private gardens. Feedback wants to change that in collaboration with Urban Harvest (north London), and continuing the good work of…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on October 5, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

Launch of the Loop at Pembury

The Loop at Pembury is a reuse project on the Pembury Estate launched in September which aims to make quality secondhand furniture available to purchase at super, cheap prices.

  • There is a workshop on the estate, where volunteers repair and upcycle donated…
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Added by Sustainable Hackney on October 5, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

A busy time at Sustainability Awareness day

On Saturday 30th September, at the Sustainability Awareness Day in the Town Hall Square we welcomed members of the public to two stalls, one for Hackney Energy and the other for Sustainable Hackney.
 
A steady stream…
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Added by Sustainable Hackney on October 4, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

The London Upcycling Show & Competition

Following on from last year’s success North London Waste Authority (NLWA) and environmental charity Groundwork London have joined forces to run the London Upcycling Competition 2017.


North Londoners are invited to enter the London Upcycling…

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Added by Emily Morshuis on October 4, 2017 at 11:25 — 2 Comments

Ever heard of SDG washing? The urgency of Sustainable Development Goals Due Diligence

 After green washing and blue washing – using a UN logo to signpost sustainability without doing much – the term SDG washing points to businesses that use the Sustainable Development Goals to market their positive contribution to some SDGs while ignoring their negative impact on others. For example, a car company may market their electric cars as saving the climate (SDG 13↑). Yet, the cobalt in their batteries may be mined by…

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Added by Kathryn Johnson on October 3, 2017 at 17:23 — No Comments

Hackney Fixers - Fixing Fridays

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 workshops are…

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Added by James Diamond on September 3, 2017 at 18:29 — No Comments

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

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

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