Sustainable Hackney's Blog (40)

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

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

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

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

"A city for all Londoners" - Mayor Khan, open up the debate!

Sustainable Hackney has responded to Mayor Sadiq Khan's 'extended manifesto', A City for all Londoners.  It outlines the direction for his review of the London Plan and his other strategies.  It is rich in ambition, but we have called for a rethink as the main concepts of "accommodating growth", "World City" and "good growth underpinning the document are…
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Added by Sustainable Hackney on December 11, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

So who is Jon Burke, the new Cabinet Member for Energy, sustainability and community services?

Following his election in September, Hackney's new mayor Philip Glanville appointed Councillor Jon Burke to coordinate the council's work on energy, sustainability and community services. His brief ranges from environmental sustainability, energy efficiency and climate change to community energy, fair trade and volunteering.  We're clear that we want to engage well with the council. And the …
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Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 7, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

Sustainable Hackney launches Greenprint for Social Justice

At the Sustainable Hackney AGM on 28th September the Greenprint for Hackney- Social Justice was discussed and approved.  See also our workstream page on Social Justice.

Philip Pearson (Chair) explained that a Greenprint on social justice had been drafted and we were looking to the future and seeking ideas…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 4, 2016 at 18:30 — No Comments

Stand up to Racism and Fascism

Dean Ryan from Hackney Stand up to Racism and Fascism spoke at our AGM last night about the importance of local networks which can respond and show solidarity when incidents occur.  This is particularly important with the recent rise in incidents.  

You can show solidarity by liking the Hackney group's Facebook page at Hackney Stand up to Racism and Fascism and…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on September 29, 2016 at 10:02 — No Comments

31 Hackney schools exceeding air pollution limits

According to figures released by the Mayor of London 31 Hackney schools exceeded legal limits for Nitrogen Dioxide in 2013.  The figures have only just been released after the previous Mayor failed to publish them.  

25 primary and 6 secondary schools in the borough are among the 443 schools in the capital exceeding the limits with Cardinal Pole School and de Beauvoir School among the worst in the borough.  

The Mayor has joined a legal action brought by…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on July 5, 2016 at 8:30 — No Comments

Don't forget to vote 5th May: who's the greenest candidate?

Don't forget to vote for your choice of London Mayor and GLA representatives on 5th May!

You've got three votes:

  • One for your first and second choice of mayor
  • Another for an assembly member to represent your local constituency (North-East London)
  • A third to choose one of the 11 assembly members who represent the whole city

There's an interesting analysis of the green policies of the main mayoral candidates from Friends of…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on May 3, 2016 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

A good city has industry

In "A good city has industry" Mark Brearley looks at how London is "eating itself" consuming the buildings,…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on April 13, 2016 at 22:30 — No Comments

Hackney Transport Strategy published

You may remember this time last year we held a public meeting call the Big Pow Wow.  Hackney Council was consulting on it's transport and air quality strategies and this was an opportunity to hold a public debate with council officers.

Well we have to report that the Transport Strategy was…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 30, 2015 at 12:21 — No Comments

David, don't throw away all our work

A Banister House Solar Message from Tor Kristoffersen on Vimeo.

Interns from Banister House Solar send a strong message to David Cameron "don't throw away all our work" by killing community solar projects with drastic cuts.…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on September 18, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

North London Waste Plan - draft response

We've now submitted our response to the…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on September 18, 2015 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Homerton Grove publicity for Hackney Energy and BHSC

Each year 10:10 creates an online gallery of climate change success stories from across the world - and this year a story featuring Hackney Energy and Banister House Solar Co-op is featured!

- See the story on 10:10 here - http://www.1010uk.org/itshappening/hackney-energy
- See the…
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Added by Sustainable Hackney on October 31, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Hackney Transport Strategy, our draft responses

Thanks to everyone who came along to the public meeting on 13th October "The Big Green Pow Wow".

We've developed our draft response to the…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on October 22, 2014 at 19:30 — 5 Comments

The Big Green Pow-Wow

Our council is asking for your views on air pollution, walking, public transport, liveable neighbourhoods and other aspects of transport through two major consultations which close in October.

Did you know that the transport consultation includes proposals for increasing tree cover, introducing sustainable drainage systems and increasing food growing spaces?…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on August 28, 2014 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

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