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Oct 31
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THIS YEAR'S SUSTAINABLE HACKNEY FILMS FOR ACTION

Sustainable Hackney's UK premiere screening of Mary Janes:  The Women of Weed on 7th March went very well but then COVID-19 came along, and the rest of our film season is now unfortunately on hold.We are not yet sure when we'll be able to show the next film but still have the following dates in mind:Friday 1 May - cancelledFriday 10 July - to be confirmedSaturday 26 September - to be confirmedFriday 20 November - to be…See More
May 27
Sustainable Hackney commented on Michael Calderbank's event 'Postponed - Sustainable Hackney Films for Action Event'
"All our events have been postponed util further notice."
Mar 24
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Sustainable Hackney Films for Action Event at St Paul's West Hackney church hall

March 7, 2020 from 7pm to 11pm
Our first film of 2020 is Mary Janes: The Women of Weed.The film is about women who are leading the cannabis industry and how 'cannabis liberation intersects with the most urgent social justice issues of our time, how this green revolution has big effects on environmental sustainability, ending the War on Drugs and the Prison-Industrial Complex, and the destructive domination of Big Pharma’. It's part of the…See More
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The Dirty War on the NHS at Minerva Community Centre

February 12, 2020 from 7pm to 8pm
    Free screening of this important new film by John Pilger  (any voluntary donations made will be passed on to the film maker).See how banks, insurance and private medical companies now run the NHS for greed not need. The increasing financialisation of the NHS began with stealthy privatisation in the 1990s and was accelerated by the 2012 Health and Social Care Act.Patients are being dumped on the streets in the middle of the night to save money, and 20% of taxpayer funding now goes on…See More
Feb 2
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Towards a Dalston Plan consultation

Towards a Dalston Plan consultation on key issues and objectives - launched on Monday 27 January 2020.The consultation document and questionnaire is published alongside the Dalston Conversation report and is available at https://dalstonplan.commonplace.is/.How to have your sayTo view the key issues and objectives, and to have your say on the objectives, visit:…See More
Jan 26
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Sustainable Hackney at Hackney's Sustainability Day 2019

Here is a picture from Hackney's Sustainability Day 2019, on Sat. 16 Nov. It was great seeing you at our stall! There were lots of questions about Hackney Fixers, Fairtrade, Education for Sustainability and joining our mailing list. …See More
Jan 22
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Trees

Forum for discussing all things TREES.See More
Nov 4, 2019
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Positive Money meeting on Land value Tax at Positive Money on Land Value Tax

November 13, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm
Positive Money Hackney & Positive Money Tower Hamlets are holding a joint meeting on Wednesday 13th November at 7pm. John Campbell will be presenting a talk on Land Value Tax. This is a practical proposal that could provide funding for housing and transport needs and many other issues that suffer from inequality. It has briefly been in UK law before as far back as 1931, so government have already seen the usefulness of having a simple system like LVT that is fair for all. If properly…See More
Nov 4, 2019
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Normal Is Over 1.1 - Film screening Fri 1st November at Normal Is Over 1.1 - Film screening Fri 1st November

November 1, 2019 from 7pm to 10:30pm
Renée’s Scheltema award-winning film Normal Is Over is about humanity’s wisest response to climate change, species extinction, the depletion of critical natural resources, income inequality and industrial control of our food production.This unique documentary examines how our economic and financial system connects all these issues, and offers solutions, which could be implemented immediately, from practical everyday fixes to…See More
Oct 5, 2019
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Sustainable Hackney AGM at Venue to be confirmed

October 2, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm
Come and join us to finalise our 'Action on the Climate Emergency' submission to the Council, review of our work over the last financial year and elections to the Steering Group for the next year.See More
Sep 22, 2019
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Climate Rebels documentary films at Film screening: Climate Rebels, inspiring stories from North America

July 5, 2019 from 7pm to 11pm
See four episodes from Reel News' marvellous 'American Climate Rebels' series and participate in the discussion on how to change fast enough to save ourselves and our planet.These inspiring stories from North American follow workers and communities as they wrestle with jobs in the tar sands industry, gaining control in an oil corporation-dominated town, building a solidarity economy where unemployment has prevailed since share-cropping and tackling climate impacts and waste in New York…See More
Jun 13, 2019
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Apr 14, 2019
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The True Cost - film screening 3 May at St Paul's Church West Hackney

May 3, 2019 from 7pm to 11pm
The True Cost is a story about clothing, filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world.The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically.The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls…See More
Apr 14, 2019

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Have your say on Hackney's Draft Child-Friendly Places Design Guidance

Posted on October 31, 2020 at 15:11 0 Comments

Hackney residents are encouraged to have their say on plans for a child-friendly borough

Hackney Council say: 'We want to ensure the built environment is designed, planned, and maintained to provide young people with equal opportunities to access and connect with nature, play, and move around independently in safe and healthy neighbourhoods.…

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THIS YEAR'S SUSTAINABLE HACKNEY FILMS FOR ACTION

Posted on May 27, 2020 at 19:30 0 Comments

Sustainable Hackney's UK premiere screening of Mary Janes:  The Women of Weed on 7th March went very well but then COVID-19 came along, and the rest of our film season is now unfortunately on hold.

We are not yet sure when we'll be able to show the next film but still have the following dates in mind:

  • Friday 1 May - cancelled
  • Friday 10 July - to be…
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Towards a Dalston Plan consultation

Posted on January 26, 2020 at 22:30 0 Comments

Towards a Dalston Plan consultation on key issues and objectives - launched on Monday 27 January 2020.

The consultation document and questionnaire is published alongside the Dalston Conversation report and is available at https://dalstonplan.commonplace.is/.

How to have your say

To view the key issues and objectives, and to have your…

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At 16:52 on August 13, 2014, Mary Atkinson said…

Many thanks Michael.  I hope to be at the next meeting

At 20:48 on June 25, 2013, John Little said…

Hi Michael

We certainly reduce the herbicide use by using plants but at the moment would find it difficult to use less, especially on the hard surfaces.

Happy to chat through, on the estate most weeks if you wanted to come down.  

 
 
 

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