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Climate Jobs - Building a workforce for the climate emergency

(edited by, among others, Fliss Premru, Sustainable Hackney member, who's the lead author of Chapter 7: Towards Zero Waste: climate jobs in the circular economy). Other contributors/editors include Martin Empson - who spoke at the first Hackney Climate Coalition meeting - and Suzanne Jeffrey, Hackney resident.…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 24, 2021 at 17:30 — No Comments

Hackney Climate Resources

This is a list of links to key resources concerning Hackney's Climate Emergency declaration.

  1. July 2019 Hackney Council's Climate Emergency Declaration.
  2. Nov 2019 Sustainable Hackney's Community…
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Added by James Diamond on November 19, 2021 at 15:00 — No Comments

A short film about our River Lea

This short film was made by Ian Phillips. To quote his description: : "A haven for wildlife and an essential wild space for the local people, the River Lea cuts through the urban sprawl of East London. But years of neglect have left it on the brink of ecological disaster. The local community have come together to highlight the plight of this vital resource, demanding action to improve the state of the river."…

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Added by Clare Taylor on November 15, 2021 at 13:30 — No Comments

Silo - zero waste restaurant film

Every year, the UK food indus­try wastes 1.9 mil­lion tonnes of food. This film doc­u­ments the sto­ry of one chef and his efforts to change this.

Five years ago, Douglas McMaster opened the restaurant Silo, hoping to change the unsustainable practices of modern food systems.

His…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on November 14, 2021 at 18:30 — No Comments

EXCITING NEW PROJECT TO REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS IN HACKNEY SCHOOLS

School Staff - if interested please contact us - details below. If you know anyone in a Hackney School please pass this on.  Thank you.

 

IMPORTANT CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION PLAN FOR SCHOOLS

At present, world leaders have returned from Glasgow…

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Added by Sandra McLeod on November 4, 2021 at 22:30 — No Comments

Appeal to support divestment rally Thursday, September 30th 6pm at the Town Hall

Thank you so much for your support for Divest Hackney and the campaign to stop Hackney Council from investing millions in climate destruction. 

Thanks to everything you've done,…

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Added by Richard D Payne on September 27, 2021 at 19:00 — No Comments

An open letter to the councillors on the NLWA (North London Waste Authority)

All credit to the Hackney Gazette (https://tinyurl.com/2hjaz3yk) for exposing the dismissive rejection of discussion at the AGM of the North London Waste Authority on the planned new Edmonton incinerator. Cllr Clyde Loakes’s fourteen years in the position of chair suggests he has an unhealthy attachment to the plan which is impairing his willingness to listen to legitimate concerns. Evidence that global warming is an emergency is daily screaming at…

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Added by Richard D Payne on July 3, 2021 at 19:27 — No Comments

Stop the Tories' Police bill

Sustainable Hackney probably doesn’t have any members who support Priti Patel’s Police Crime Sentencing and Courts bill but, for the record, here’s some reasons for opposing it.

Our first tweet about the bill was from Drill not Drop. They recognized that anti-fracking protests like those at Horse Hill, Surrey will be hit if this becomes law.…

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Added by Richard D Payne on May 10, 2021 at 17:00 — No Comments

Fake grass and fake claims: an expanding environmental disaster

When we think of greening our environment it’s unlikely that it occurs to us that a malign manifestation of greening, in the form of artificial plastic grass, is fast encroaching upon our surroundings.

 

 

Hackney Downs bears witness to both sides of the phenomenon; on a walk around the park we encounter a spectacular burst of tree…

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Added by Richard D Payne on May 5, 2021 at 17:00 — No Comments

Progress on Hackney Wick Library of Things

I'm the Community Activator for the new Library of Things which will be opening in the Baths on Eastway soon, supported by partners Sustainable Hackney, LLDC and Stour Studios.

We've been busy installing the kiosk inside the Baths and inviting people to sign up for our newsletter in readiness for when we open for borrowing - you can do this at…

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Added by Lucy Harrison on May 5, 2021 at 13:54 — No Comments

Taking long-term action on litter – make your voice heard

The government is running a consultation on extended producer responsibility for packaging. It includes responsibility for litter, and anyone may respond, including private individuals.

The principle of extended producer responsibility (EPR) is that the producer should pay the full costs of the waste they produce, and the purpose of the consultation is to find the best way of doing this. The previous system hasn’t been working well, and the new system will replace…

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Added by Clare Taylor on April 29, 2021 at 13:38 — 1 Comment

Hackney banner drop supports the Climate & Ecological Emergency bill

Despite Covid restrictions a banner drop in support of the Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) bill took place on March 26 at Hackney Town Hall.  The action was backed by Sustainable Hackney and Hackney- XR members who added their magnificent banners.  The action attracted the support of 23 different groups that included the Trades Council, Hackney Labour for a Green New Deal, the National Education Union, the Green and Socialist Worker's Party.  Diane Abbott was commended for her support…

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Added by Richard D Payne on March 28, 2021 at 11:00 — No Comments

Welcome to Mete Coban - Hackney’s cabinet member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm

We welcome the appointment of Mete Coban MBE to lead Hackney's efforts to tackle the climate crisis and we are pleased that he has already acknowledged the climate emergency as a priority.

Hackney formally declared an emergency in 2019.  We produced a community response to that declaration in November that…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on March 10, 2021 at 12:00 — No Comments

Arch Villain

The privatisation of railway arches has led to rent hikes and business closures

 

Running through Hackney and Tower Hamlets is their…

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Added by Richard D Payne on March 6, 2021 at 12:30 — No Comments

Library of Things is coming to Hackney Wick

I'm Lucy and I'm working as a Community Activator at the Library of Things, which is opening in the Old Baths on Eastway in Hackney Wick this spring. This will provide an affordable way of borrowing useful things for household, DIY, gardening and more, including steam cleaners, drills, projectors and ice cream makers from as little as £1 a day. The Library of Things already have successful branches in Crystal Palace and Morden. The Hackney Wick Library of Things is supported by partners…

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Added by Lucy Harrison on March 3, 2021 at 10:35 — No Comments

Is incineration the right solution for Hackney’s Waste?

Photo: Tim Lewis

The recent articles in the Observer and the…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on March 1, 2021 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

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