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About five hundred people took to the streets in Edmonton on Saturday to protest against the intransigence of north London local authorities and their North London Waste Authority reps who remain dea…

About five hundred people took to the streets in Edmonton on Saturday to protest against the intransigence of north London local authorities and their North London Waste Authority reps who remain deaf to the concerns of anti-incinerator campaigners. Repeated lobbying and the production of evidence that enlargement of the incinerator will unnecessarily add to deteriorating air quality and rising carbon emissions has not been heeded.

Speaker after speaker referred to the refusal…


Added by Richard D Payne on January 18, 2022 at 13:48 — No Comments

An observation on the significance of the Library of things

It is commendable that Hackney Council is lending its support to the new Library of Things in Dalston. The scheme enables all sorts of popular tools, implements and appliances to be borrowed and re-used by the public at…


Added by Richard D Payne on January 17, 2022 at 15:00 — No Comments

Thanks to Sustainable Hackney member, Rembrandt Koppelaar, for his address to Hackney council's cabinet (13-12-2021)

Deputation – 13th of December 2021

Deputation by Dr. Rembrandt Koppelaar on behalf of Sustainable Hackney


Dear Mayor Glanville, Dear Hackney cabinet,

It is a privilege to address you today. I am a resident of Clissold Ward, and here as a representative of Sustainable Hackney. I am also active in Extinction Rebellion Zero Waste. In my paid daywork I develop digital innovations with…


Added by Richard D Payne on December 14, 2021 at 14:00 — No Comments

Stop the Edmonton incinerator plan- Petition to Hackney's NLWA reps to pause and review

Stop the Edmonton incinerator plan

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is poised to build a new bigger incinerator in Edmonton. Hackney is one of seven north London boroughs behind the scheme. Due to its size, cost and the environmental damage it will cause; we demand that the NLWA stop and…


Added by Sustainable Hackney on December 7, 2021 at 16:00 — No Comments

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.…


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…

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."…


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.



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


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



At present, world leaders have returned from Glasgow…


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,…


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 ( 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…


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.…


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…


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…


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…


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

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