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EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY

The ten years from 2005-2014 were designated the UN Decade for Sustainable Development which was led and coordinated in its transformational initiatives by UNESCO.…

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Added by Sandra McLeod on November 21, 2017 at 20:42 — No Comments

Join Hackney Anti-Fracking Network

The threat of fracking is on our doorstep in London. Drilling sites are sprouting up all over the south and south-east. But in Hackney we can play a part in opposing this by forming a local Anti-Fracking Network.

Gas companies Third Energy and Caudrilla in Kirby Misperton in Yorkshire and at Preston New Road near Blackpool are fighting to get fully operational but are being held back by a strong local,…

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Added by Richard Payne on November 21, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Walthamstow Wetlands Opening

Walthamstow Wetlands is Europe's largest urban wetlands, spanning a giant 211 hectares of rare natural habitat, and reopened its doors to the public for the first time on October 20th after 150 years.

(Photography: Clare Taylor)

The project has…

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Added by samantha on November 17, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Another legal challenge on air quality

ClientEarth, an environmental law organisation with a base in Hackney, are keeping after the Government to improve the UK's illegal air quality, launching a third legal challenge.

They are asking for the current inadequate plans to be supplemented to ensure they will achieve what's needed, and are asking for donations to help fight the case.

In addition, they are asking for signatures to a petition to end poisoned playgrounds, after revealing that more than 950 UK schools are…

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Added by Clare Taylor on November 13, 2017 at 15:12 — No Comments

Upcycling Exhibitors Wanted!

Do you run an upcycling business? Interested in showcasing your work?

Get in touch with the team about exhibiting for free at the London Upcycling Show on 19th Nov (11am-3pm): emily.morshuis@groundwork.org.uk or 020 8985 1755

Find out more about the show here: …

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Added by Emily Morshuis on October 30, 2017 at 16:21 — No Comments

Hackney Council needs to work on improving Hackney's good food rating

This year Hackney scored a disappointing 43% in the Good Food for London report, which helps gauge how London is doing to secure a healthy and sustainable food future, with a score less than half of the leading…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on October 27, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

In London the fracking threat is getting closer

In London the fracking threat is getting closer

The fracking threat is getting closer. While recent news, if very little, has focussed, on Lancashire and…

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Added by Richard Payne on October 25, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

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

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