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Thames Beach Clean at Meet by the river on the South Bank in front of Tate Modern

October 14, 2017 from 2:45pm to 5pm
In support of the Greenpeace Ocean Plastic campaign against Coca Cola and Greenpeace's UK wide Community Clean project in October, the London groups will be joining forces to do a Thames Beach Clean. More info about the Thames Beach Clean here.Take the the plastics pledge and read more about the issues…See More
Oct 14, 2017
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Hackney Fixers Restart Party at Dalston CLR James Library

November 29, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
In November The Restart Project will be dropping in to Dalston on their virtual tour of London to fix electrical and electrical appliances with us at Dalston CLR James Library.  This will be our first evening Restart Party, and it also marks our fourth anniversary!So dig out those lazy laptops and tired…See More
Oct 7, 2017
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Hackney Fixers Restart Party at Homerton Library

October 28, 2017 from 12pm to 3pm
In October we'll be heading East and returning to Homerton Library.  We love this bright roomy venue.  We'll have a Restart Party and a clothing repair workshop, so dig out those jaded jeans, lazy laptops and tired toasters and bring them along!  We hope to see lots of our regular restarters and welcome…See More
Oct 7, 2017
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Fixing Fridays at Dalston CLR James Library

October 13, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
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 at Dalston CLR James Library…See More
Oct 7, 2017
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Energy Harvest project workshop at Hackney City Farm Straw Bale Build Room

October 24, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
Spinning Chopsticks Workshop for all the family. Using a box, cogs and chopsticks, make your own Automata to take home!Creative and fun, you can design your own mechanism, using simple components. Great way to explore generating energy and consider renewable energies. This workshop leads onto workshops to build a Big Renewable Power Sculpture later in the week at Hackney City Farm This project is supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery.See More
Oct 7, 2017
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Lobby of Parliament against School Cuts at Houses of Parliament

October 24, 2017 from 12pm to 3pm
In July the Government announced they would partly fill the gap in schools funding by cutting other parts of the education budget. But they have not found anywhere near enough money to fund schools sustainably long term.The Chancellor is setting next year’s budget in November so this is a crucial time to put on more pressure.The mass lobby of Parliament in London will bring teachers and parents from up and down the country to lobby their MP at the…See More
Oct 7, 2017
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Thames Beach Clean at Meet North side of Millenium Bridge (across river from Tate Modern)

October 14, 2017 from 2:45pm to 5pm
In support of the Greenpeace Ocean Plastic campaign against Coca Cola and Greenpeace's UK wide Community Clean project in October, the London groups will be joining forces to do a Thames Beach Clean. More info about the Thames Beach Clean here.Take the the plastics pledge and read more about the issues…See More
Oct 7, 2017
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Hackney Food Partnership at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

September 21, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8pm
A meeting open to everyone interested in healthy, sustainable food but please register here.  Come and hear about the new Sugar Smart initiative in Hackney, to find ways to help us all reduce sugar intact and tackle obesity.  We are also going to be discussing new projects and would love to hear what you think. It's free but…See More
Sep 17, 2017

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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/

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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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