February 2013 Blog Posts (18)

Hackney releases waste and recycling data

Hackney Council has released waste and recycling data following a Freedom of Information request by a member of the Sustainable Hackney Steering Group:-.  

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on February 27, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

Chelsea-Hackney line aka Crossrail 2

Proposals for the Chelsea-Hackney tube line, first mooted in the 1930's are back on the table once again.  A working group from business consortium London First, chaired by former transport secretary Lord Adonis, has published a report urging support for Crossrail 2 and favouring route option B below.  If the proposals win political and financial support it will be at least 2033 before the…

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Added by James Diamond on February 27, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

EMANCIPATORY WELFARE

Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) - Exploring a pathway towards emancipatory welfare conditions in the EU ...

http://ec.europa.eu/citizens-initiative/public/initiatives/ongoing/details/2013/000001



European Citizens initiative: A historical campaign has born | Basic…

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Added by Russell Shaw Higgs on February 25, 2013 at 15:39 — No Comments

Thames Water site visit - fantastic potential for leisure & nature

A focal point for Clapton, Walthamstow and the Lee Valley



Currently visible but out of reach behind steel fencing, the Red House is the outstanding feature of the Thames Water site opposite the Princess of Wales pub, Lee Bridge Road. On February 4th a group of local residents saw the area from the opposite side of the river.



Seen from the Thames Water site, the weir, the Princess of Wales and the Lee Bridge basin promise to be a wonderful focus for leisure, recreation and… Continue

Added by David Rees on February 21, 2013 at 21:04 — No Comments

It's a fair coppice

We're over half way through our winter sessions in Wick Wood. There's been a good turn out from a bunch of nice people, with all degrees of experience from nil to lots. You can still squeeze into one of the few spare slots this Sunday or Sunday 3rd March if you contact …

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Added by Hackney Marshes Users Group on February 16, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

THE TREE week 13

Fri 15 Feb 2013 @ Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children

... The Tree is a one year collaborative project, alternating weekly between Russell Higgs and cAt Monstersmith.…



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Added by Russell Shaw Higgs on February 15, 2013 at 15:03 — No Comments

When will the council publish waste and recycling data for the last two years?

With the change to the new recycling system coming very soon we are left in the dark about what is happening to the amount of waste and recycling in our borough.  The council has not published any data since December 2011 when the Annual Monitoring…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on February 14, 2013 at 12:00 — 5 Comments

Cow Bridge: gate out, Grass Roof Company in

There's progress at Cow Bridge. Last week a new lockable bollard appeared, and yesterday I arrived just at the right moment to see the spectacular uprooting of the gate and post. Apparently they'll be re-installed in another park, so this brand new kit won't be…

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Added by Hackney Marshes Users Group on February 13, 2013 at 11:02 — No Comments

First exhibition on environmental sustainability at Hackney Museum

Hackney has the largest expanse of green space (815 acres) within inner city London but can we take this as a symbol for how green the borough is in general?

 

I’m a local Hackney resident and environmental documentary photographer. I try to tell stories through a series of…

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Added by Climate Change Cafe on February 11, 2013 at 11:24 — No Comments

Nursery and Playgroup plant Millfields

The Tree Nursery exists to provide trees for community groups to plant around Hackney. So it was great to get out in the park at Millfields last Sunday with the Millfields Users Group, parents and kids from the local Happitime Playgroup, and the Tre e Musketeers. An assortment of adults and…

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Added by Tree Nursery & Forest Garden on February 8, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments

fumetti COMMONPLACE season 2 episode 3

... the latest ink edition of Hackney Citizen is out and about from today ...

... it includes season 2 episode 3 of my ongoing fumetti COMMONPLACE on page 8 :)

... meanwhile ....

.the complete season…

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Added by Russell Shaw Higgs on February 7, 2013 at 23:45 — No Comments

Basic income Citizen's income Guaranteed income - London Meetup - Sun 10 Feb in Camden Town

... "- the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective - the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly: the guaranteed income" said MLK ...

Guaranteed income

Basic income

Citizen's income 

- London Meetup - Sun 10 Feb in Camden…

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Added by Russell Shaw Higgs on February 7, 2013 at 22:46 — No Comments

Sustainabaility In Action 2 - trees, earth and logistics

A busy weekend of eco activity included woodland management on Saturday and tree planting on Sunday. Having finished planting 19 new trees on Hackney Downs in January…

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Added by Russell Miller on February 5, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Sustainabaility In Action 1 - trees, woods and liberation

Volunteer power is continuing to transform Hackney's green landscape from over managed, conservative parkland into wildlife friendly, sustainable playgrounds for all. This is possible thanks to local experts, small grants and hours of dedicated volunteering.

2013 - the story so far…

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Added by Russell Miller on February 5, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

A photo story on environmental sustainability in Hackney

Hackney has the largest expanse of green space (815 acres) within inner city London but can we take this as a symbol for how green the borough is in general? Environmental sustainability goes far beyond simply maintaining parks and woodland to encompass recycling of natural resources, reducing our carbon footprint, investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency, encouraging biodiversity, promoting cleaner air and growing more eco-friendly food. The challenge of sustainable development…

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Added by Climate Change Cafe on February 5, 2013 at 9:43 — No Comments

Jennette Arnold, London Assembly Member for North East London, writes on Fuel poverty

Londoners shouldn’t be left out in the cold



As many of you will know I have been campaigning on fuel poverty for many years. Each winter elders across London are faced with ever higher fuel bills and are often faced with the appalling choice of…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on February 4, 2013 at 18:05 — No Comments

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