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GLOBAL YOUTH TO SHOW ADULTS HOW TO RUN COP 26?

As you may know, arguably the most important 'Conference of the Parties' [COP] 26  - the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference - was due to be held in Glasgow this year. Because of Covid 19 it has been postponed until November 2021. In order not to lose momentum or the sense of urgency required and to grab opportunities for our youth to have their say, young activists have come together - " from across the world united in our frustration at the speed of progress from our leaders". They…See More
Oct 12
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CONGRATULATIONS TO HACKNEY'S ECO SCHOOLS

                                HACKNEY'S TWO SUSTAINABLE ECO-SCHOOLS Congratulations to Ickburgh School, Homerton! Just before the end of the last Academic Year, (2019-2020), following two years of hard work and commitment from their Eco School's lead Su Jones and her dedicated pupils and staff, Ickburgh School attained their first prestigious Eco School's Green Flag Award. (Renewable after two years).They joined Hackney's first Green Flag School, Orchard Primary School, who, led by Sarah…See More
Sep 26
Sandra McLeod commented on Hackney Fixers's blog post 'Hackney Fixers Laptop project update'
"Well done James and Hackney Fixers - that's great. Sandra McLeod"
Sep 10
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There ARE some good things to have come from Covid 19.

  Can we double down and take advantage in our schools?Throughout the past few months and especially through lockdown, we have heard much talk of people appreciating the reasons, time and opportunities to be out in the open air and especially in the natural world.Young people, families and often nervous seniors ventured out into parks, nature reserves, open countryside…See More
Sep 10
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The Big Climate Teach In at Climate Focused Education

July 4, 2020 from 10am to 4pm
This could be the biggest climate education conference ever. It aims to go a short distance towards bridging the current education crisis and long-term gap in the teaching of climate change. In this unprecedented time, where many young people all over the world lack access to climate education. Teachers and students have worked in challenging circumstances to rapidly improvise the use of online learning. As a response to this educational deficit, and utlising the fact educators and learners are…See More
Jun 24
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Sustainable Hackney Education for Sustainability (EfS) Network – A Personal Account of Aspirations and Hopes for a Post-Covid Sustainable Education System in Hackney.

Difficulties of home schooling during the Covid 19 lockdown have been well publicised, as has the recognition of the professionalism and hard work effected by teachers. Hopefully too, there will have dawned a realisation among parents and others that our education system has become mechanistic and soul-less.Over these months when streets and air-lanes have been more tranquil, people of all ages and persuasions have experienced a raised awareness of the natural world.  Many, who like myself,…See More
Jun 10
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FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2020 IN THE LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY (FAIRTRADE BOROUGH)

THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE HAS APPEARED ON HACKNEY COUNCIL WEBSITE AND IN HACKNEY LIFE.JOIN US AT OUR FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT EVENTS IN HACKNEY AND SUPPORT GROWERS AND FARMERS IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH BY CHANGING TO FAIRTRADE.CLLR GILBERT SMITH, HACKNEY FAIRTRADE CHAMPION AND SUSTAINABLE HACKNEY STEERING GROUP MEMBER.    Championing Fairtrade in HackneyHackney, 24 February 2020Local residents and…See More
Feb 25
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Fairtrade Fortnight Event at the Salvation Army at Fairtrade Fortnight with the Salvation Army

March 4, 2020 from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Join us at the welcoming and comfortable Hackney Salvation Army restaurant and shop to sample and buy Fairtrade goods during our 2020 Fairtrade Fortnight event there.Taste olive oil and herb dips, cover banana slices or marshmallows in fairtrade chocolate from our fountain, buy tickets for fair trade raffle or buy fairtrade coffee, tea, jam, black pepper or other goods at reduced rates.Enjoy coffee, snacks and meals from the Salvation Army restaurant while you are there - we'd all love to see…See More
Feb 14
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Eco Schools/Climate Education at Orchard School

March 9, 2020 from 4:30pm to 6pm
Hackney Learning Trust are now beginning to promote the Eco schools programme.Join us at Orchard Primary School, Hackney's ONLY Green Flag Eco school, for a meeting on the Eco School's programme and Climate Teaching in Hackney Schools.We will be discussing the Eco schools 7 stages, 10 topics and getting sustainability into the everyday life of the school as well as into the curriculum, sharing ideas and experiences and the best way to take the programme forward.As our young people keep…See More
Feb 14
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Eco Schools/Climate Education at Orchard School

March 5, 2020 from 4:30pm to 6pm
Hackney Learning Trust are now beginning to promote the Eco schools programme.Join us at Orchard Primary School, Hackney's ONLY Green Flag Eco school, for a meeting on the Eco School's programme and Climate Teaching in Hackney Schools.We will be discussing the Eco schools 7 stages, 10 topics and getting sustainability into the everyday life of the school as well as into the curriculum, sharing ideas and experiences and the best way to take the programme forward.As our young people keep…See More
Feb 8
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Fairtrade Christmas Sale at Fairtrade Christmas Sale at Hackney Service Centre

December 18, 2019 from 10:30am to 3pm
Last minute Christmas fairtrade shopping at Hackney Service Centre on Wednesday 18th December. Biscuits, cake, chocolate, christmas cards and other goodies for sale - come and join us - enter our raffle and buy well with growers in other parts of the world in mind.See More
Dec 4, 2019
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Nov 3, 2019
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"5 Years of the Fairtrade Mark Celebration in Hackney at Fairtrade

October 9, 2019 from 11am to 2pm
Join Hackney fairtrade Group in the Service Centre (behind the Town Hall) to celebrate 25 years of the Fairtrade Mark.There will be coffee tasting, olive oil and herbs, sweets, chocolate and many other fairtrade delights.Come and join us!See More
Oct 1, 2019
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WELCOME BACK TO A NEW, SUSTAINABLE, ECO FRIENDLY YEAR - Are You Ready To Take On Eco-Schools?

THE CLIMATE CRISISWe begin the new school year in the same state of political confusion in which we finished the last one, with Brexit still dragging endlessly on.   Were we to be cynical, we might feel either that some of our politicians are deliberately procrastinating or are happy to let the impasse continue, thus permitting the government the reason to avoid facing up to the biggest crisis of all – the Climate Emergency. However, their Climate Complacency won’t last long.  Many actions and…See More
Sep 15, 2019
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Celebrating 25 Years of the Fairtrade Mark in London at Fairtrade/Social Justice

October 5, 2019 from 11am to 2pm
Join us from 10:30am for tea and coffee. The main event begins at 11am, with speakers, networking and discussions until lunch.Come and hear from Esperanza Dionisio, an inspirational pioneer of Fairtrade and Organic coffee farming in Peru about what we have to celebrate after 25 years of the Fairtrade Mark. Discuss where next for the Fairtrade movement. Share ideas, challenges and build connections with other groups and organisations across London.…See More
Sep 13, 2019

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Individual
About me
Semi-retired/part time teacher - still trying to bring some kind of sustainability into a school! Live by Vicky Park and still have no time for gardening or reading
Interests
Biodiversity, Education, Energy, Food, Waste and recycling, Social Justice

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CONGRATULATIONS TO HACKNEY'S ECO SCHOOLS

Posted on September 26, 2020 at 21:00 0 Comments

                                HACKNEY'S TWO SUSTAINABLE ECO-SCHOOLS…
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There ARE some good things to have come from Covid 19.

Posted on September 10, 2020 at 13:00 0 Comments

 

 

Can we double down and take advantage in our schools?

Throughout the past few months and especially through lockdown, we…

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Sustainable Hackney Education for Sustainability (EfS) Network – A Personal Account of Aspirations and Hopes for a Post-Covid Sustainable Education System in Hackney.

Posted on June 10, 2020 at 5:00 0 Comments

Difficulties of home schooling during the Covid 19 lockdown have been well publicised, as has the recognition of the professionalism and hard work effected by teachers. Hopefully too, there will have dawned a realisation among parents and others that our education system has become mechanistic and soul-less.

Over these months when streets and air-lanes have been more tranquil, people of all ages and persuasions have experienced a raised awareness of the natural world. …

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