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Hackney Fixers - a lockdown project

Unfortunately our events in June and September have been cancelled, but we’ve been working on a lockdown project to refurbish 4 laptops for use by students who need them for online studying.

The laptops are between 5 and 13 years old and have been retired from use for 2-7 years. They are classic examples of “stored WEEE” that would probably eventually end up being “recycled”.

We have purchased and fitted several parts including chargers, batteries, memory, hard…

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Added by Hackney Fixers on July 8, 2020 at 12:00 — No Comments

Where are we with Hackney’s Climate Emergency?

In November last year Sustainable Hackney developed a community response to Hackney Council’s…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on June 24, 2020 at 16:30 — No Comments

The Time is Now

Next Tuesday, 30 June, The Time is Now mass lobby is asking for a green and fair recovery from the pandemic. It is asking for a recovery that puts people, climate and nature at its heart.

Last year we were all outside Parliament, waiting for our MPs to come down. This year we are asking for video conference meetings, we are writing, we are using social media.

The more voices they hear, the more importance they'll give to it.

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Added by Clare Taylor on June 23, 2020 at 14:56 — No Comments

How would you build back better in Hackney?

Globally the United Nations is calling on governments to seize the opportunity to “build back better” by creating more sustainable, resilient and inclusive societies.

Here in Hackney we've been musing on the…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on June 22, 2020 at 17:02 — No Comments

Sustainable Hackney – some reflections on the pandemic

In this blog, we offer the personal reflections of people closely involved in Sustainable Hackney, on how the pandemic has affected them personally, and the wider Hackney community.

We’ve joined #BuildBackBetter

‘We can emerge from this crisis a stronger, fairer, greener country.’…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on June 11, 2020 at 15:00 — No Comments

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. …

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Added by Sandra McLeod on June 10, 2020 at 5:00 — No Comments

My personal lockdown discoveries and hopes

I learned many things during the lockdown. I was shielding, but fortunate enough to already belong to an organic veg box scheme. Amazingly, they managed to keep up deliveries, although the content became quite random – so I discovered many new recipes, learning to cook things I don’t really like and so don’t usually buy, using spices to adjust the taste so I could use everything I was sent. A survey by WRAP found that, since lockdown, people generally have been valuing food more, making…

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Added by Clare Taylor on June 3, 2020 at 13:00 — No Comments

Sustainable Hackney is community partner for Library of Things Dalston

The launch of Library of Things Dalston has been put on hold while the library is closed.

You may have heard that the Library of Things is coming to Dalston.  The LoT will be based at Dalston CLR James Library and is a lending library for tools, DIY, gardening and cleaning equipment, and stuff for…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on May 29, 2020 at 13:44 — No Comments

THIS YEAR'S SUSTAINABLE HACKNEY FILMS FOR ACTION

Sustainable Hackney's UK premiere screening of Mary Janes:  The Women of Weed on 7th March went very well but then COVID-19 came along, and the rest of our film season is now unfortunately on hold.

We are not yet sure when we'll be able to show the next film but still have the following dates in mind:

  • Friday 1 May - cancelled
  • Friday 10 July - to be…
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Added by Michael Calderbank on May 27, 2020 at 19:30 — No Comments

Scrubs for health workers

There is a shortage of scrubs and other items in Hackney.

The local group for helping with this is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1664878276997558/

For those who can sew, if you join (it's a private group, so you need to apply) there is a team liaising with the various hospitals and GP practices and allocating work to be done plus the fabric with which to do it. Don't worry if you're not…

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Added by Clare Taylor on April 15, 2020 at 12:35 — No Comments

Open letter to the Mayor of Hackney

Following our recent meeting on the community response to the climate emergency we have written to the Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, and invited him to join the panel debate at our next meeting on 25th March.


March 2020

Community response to Hackney’s Climate Emergency…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on March 12, 2020 at 18:27 — No Comments

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.

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Added by Sandra McLeod on February 25, 2020 at 20:30 — No Comments

Following up on Hackney’s climate emergency declaration

After the community submitted a response to Hackney Council’s climate emergency declaration back in November, we are following up to understand what actions the Council is planning to take to put their resolution into practice. To join the discussion, come to Sustainable Hackney’s next public consultation on the Climate Emergency at our next meeting on Wednesday 26…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on February 16, 2020 at 21:00 — No Comments

Towards a Dalston Plan consultation

Towards a Dalston Plan consultation on key issues and objectives - launched on Monday 27 January 2020.

The consultation document and questionnaire is published alongside the Dalston Conversation report and is available at https://dalstonplan.commonplace.is/.

How to have your say

To view the key issues and objectives, and to have your…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on January 26, 2020 at 22:30 — No Comments

Campaigners reveal vision for wild swimming in Waltham Forest

Save Lea Marshes and CPRE have joined forces to campaign to transform the historic filter beds on Lea Bridge Road, once used by Thames Water, into a place for wild swimming. 

The campaign is calling for the site, which is Metropolitan Open Land, to be returned to the people of East London as a place for wild swimming and for it to be rewilded, with the built environment reclaimed by nature in some places and landscaping and planting in others.…

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Added by James Diamond on November 27, 2019 at 13:30 — No Comments

Sustainable Hackney at Hackney's Sustainability Day 2019

Here is a picture from Hackney's Sustainability Day 2019, on Sat. 16 Nov. It was great seeing you at our stall! There were lots of questions about Hackney Fixers, Fairtrade, Education for Sustainability and joining our mailing list. …

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Added by Michael Calderbank on November 16, 2019 at 23:00 — No Comments

Community response to Hackney's climate emergency declaration

Over a series of meetings the community has coordinated a response to Hackney Council's Climate Emergency declaration.  We hoped to present this at the proposed citizen's assembly in November, but as this has been postponed we have submitted it to the council with a request to present our response to that meeting in the New Year.

Our response is…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 15, 2019 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

The Castle Climbing Centre invites local eco groups to showcase their work

The Castle Climbing Centre is planning on offering a day of workshops on the day of the next Climate Strike - Friday 29th November. To show solidarity and encourage our customers to engage with the climate emergency, we will be offering talks and workshops around sustainability and offering practical tips for combatting the climate crisis.



We would like to invite any organisations or individuals to join…

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Added by Bethany Martin on November 13, 2019 at 18:07 — No Comments

WELCOME BACK TO A NEW, SUSTAINABLE, ECO FRIENDLY YEAR - Are You Ready To Take On Eco-Schools?

THE CLIMATE CRISIS
We 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…
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Added by Sandra McLeod on September 15, 2019 at 18:00 — No Comments

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