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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
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Save Ridley Road Community Fundraiser + Celebration at Gillett Square

March 30, 2019 from 12pm to 3pm
Bring your family to celebrate our local street market, with music, food, performances by local poets and musicians, a kids' plays area, and stalls with Hackney community organisations.All funds raised will go towards the legal defence fund of the traders at the Ridley Road Indoor Shopping Village. Come to enjoy yourselves and help keep Ridley Road a place for EVERYONE.With talks, music and performances from:Ridley Road Shopping Village Traders AssociationSave Latin Village…See More
Mar 29
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Introduction to Beekeeping Course at Beekeeping Course

April 27, 2019 at 10am to April 28, 2019 at 5pm
Two days of intensive teaching Regular apiary sessions throughout the rest of the year Light refreshments provided, please bring lunch to share Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April 10am - 5pm £150 Join us for a comprehensive weekend course where you will learn the theory of beekeeping and hands-on methods of keeping bees in an urban environmentFor more info contact us at info@stmarysgarden.org.uk or 0207 739 2965 St Mary's Secret Garden 50 Pearson Street E2 8ELLed by our resident multi award winning…See More
Mar 29
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Introduction to Beekeeping Course at Beekeeping Course

April 27, 2019 at 10am to April 28, 2019 at 5pm
Two days of intensive teaching Regular apiary sessions throughout the rest of the year Light refreshments provided, please bring lunch to share Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April 10am - 5pm £150 Join us for a comprehensive weekend course where you will learn the theory of beekeeping and hands-on methods of keeping bees in an urban environmentFor more info contact us at info@stmarysgarden.org.uk or 0207 739 2965 St Mary's Secret Garden 50 Pearson Street E2 8ELLed by our resident multi award winning…See More
Mar 23
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Stop the Arms Fair at Resource For London

March 9, 2019 at 10am to March 10, 2019 at 4:30pm
The movement to #StopDSEI is growing.Every two years the global arms trade sets up shop in East London. The #DSEI arms fair returns in September 2019. We are many. Together we can shut it down.Join migrant solidarity groups, anti-nuclear crews, LGBTQIA+ folk, Palestine solidarity activists, academics. Join anti-frackers, women, green groups, anti-racism organisers, those moved by their faith. People from the local community will join those from all over the world. Together we will take…See More
Mar 2
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THe Chocolate Case - Sustainable Hackney Films For Action event at event

March 1, 2019 from 6:30pm to 11pm
The first Sustainable Hackney Films for Action screening of the year will be The Chocolate Case, in partnership with Hackney Fairtrade to coincide with Fairtrade fortnight (25th Feb - 10th March).Please book tickets at: …See More
Feb 22
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Free cookery workshop at cookery workshop

February 14, 2019 from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
London Fields Primary School, 14 Feb, 15:45 – 16:45Did you know that, on average, 24 million slices of bread are wasted every day in the UK? Save your crusts from this fate in this free cookery workshop, designed to help you reduce your bread waste - including a cooking demonstration and the chance to make and eat your own panzanella salad!Book now as places are limited to 20 per…See More
Feb 9
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Launch of Hackney Food Poverty Alliance + Food Poverty Development Worker job opportunity

Hackney Food Poverty Alliance (HFPA) was formed at an initial meeting in October 2018 to support and co-ordinate the collective work of voluntary, community, private and statutory organisations and local people working to tackle food poverty in Hackney.  The HFPA was initiated by and is a sub-group of the Hackney Food Partnership.In 2019 the HFPA has a specific role in overseeing the…See More
Feb 6
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Jan 19
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Government consultation on the proposal to extend the Single-use Plastic bag charge to all retailers and to increase the minimum charge to 10p

Copied from: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/environmental-quality/extending-the-single-use-bags-charge/OverviewThe purpose of this consultation is to find out what you think about our plans to extend the Single-use Carrier Bag Charge to all retailers. We also want to know what you think about increasing the minimum charge to 10p.These changes will build on the success of the existing …See More
Jan 3
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Government announcement on solar

Message from 10:10, who bring people together to do positive, practical stuff that helps tackle climate change:You may well have seen in the news yesterday stories about the government’s decision to close the export tariff for small scale renewables - including solar - from the end of March next year. However, the issue is far from settled. While the government has confirmed that the export…See More
Dec 21, 2018
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Eco-schools/Sustainable Schools Networking and Support Meeting at EfS Waste and Recycling

November 29, 2018 from 4:30pm to 6pm
 SUSTAINABLE/ECO-SCHOOLS NETWORKING MEETINGAs part of our support for Education for Sustainability/Eco-Schools Programme, in Hackney, we are holding support and networking meetings for anyone who is interested in making their school a sustainable/Eco-School.Our first meeting will have as its theme one of the Eco-Schools topics -WASTE AND RECYCLING -and we will have The Schools’ Recycling and Food Waste officers from LBH, EcoActive and Plastic Free Hackney who can advise you, as well as…See More
Nov 3, 2018
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London Upcycling Show at Walthamstow Assembly Hall

November 18, 2018 from 11am to 2pm
A fun, free, family-friendly event showcasing upcycling at its best: - View the transformed upcycled competition entries - Vote for your winner - Take part in creative workshops - Ask the Upcycling experts including ITV's 'Love your Home and Garden' Kunle Barker, Ground Force's Tommy Walsh, Upcycled Hour creator Chris Billinghurst and Home Genie presenter and vlogger Georgina Burnett - Shop the upcycled furniture market for christmas gifts - Pick up money-saving DIY tips Free to attend…See More
Nov 3, 2018
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Rebellion Day at Rebellion Day

November 17, 2018 from 10am to 3pm
“Tell the Truth and Act as if that Truth is Real”Rebel Against the British Government For Criminal Inaction in the Face of Climate Change Catastrophe and Ecological CollapseIn accordance with our conscience and as a clear duty to our children; our communities; this nation; and the planet; we are going to rebel against this criminally negligent government. Our government's abject failure to protect citizens and the next generations from unimaginable suffering brought about by climate breakdown…See More
Nov 3, 2018
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SH Films For Action Screening at St Pauls West Hackney

November 23, 2018 from 7pm to 11pm
Calais Children: A Case to Answer is a film and live campaign by Sue Clayton. It is a compelling 62-minute film following the scandal of what happened to the almost 2000 lone children who were in the Calais Jungleuntil it was razed by French authorities in October 2016 – many of whom had a legal…See More
Nov 3, 2018

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Launch of Hackney Food Poverty Alliance + Food Poverty Development Worker job opportunity

Posted on February 6, 2019 at 23:00 0 Comments

Hackney Food Poverty Alliance (HFPA) was formed at an initial meeting in October 2018 to support and co-ordinate the collective work of voluntary, community, private and statutory organisations and local people working to tackle food poverty in Hackney.  The HFPA was initiated by and is a sub-group of the Hackney Food Partnership.

In 2019 the HFPA has a specific…

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Government consultation on the proposal to extend the Single-use Plastic bag charge to all retailers and to increase the minimum charge to 10p

Posted on January 3, 2019 at 11:58 0 Comments

Copied from: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/environmental-quality/extending-the-single-use-bags-charge/

Overview

The purpose of this consultation is to find out what you think about our plans to extend the Single-use Carrier Bag Charge to all retailers. We also want to know what you think about increasing the minimum charge to 10p.

These changes will build on the…

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Government announcement on solar

Posted on December 21, 2018 at 0:08 0 Comments

Message from 10:10, who bring people together to do positive, practical stuff that helps tackle climate change:

You may well have seen in the news yesterday stories about the government’s decision to close the export tariff for small scale renewables - including solar - from the end of March next year. However, the issue is far from…

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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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