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Nov 4
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Apr 14
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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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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…


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/


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…


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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