February 2012 Blog Posts (8)

Free Compost Bins for Hackney Residents

LCRN is working in partnership with the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) to provide residents of the seven member boroughs with free compost bins and composting advice to make best use of them.

If you are a resident of Hackney you may be entitled to receive a compost bin free of charge - please note that this is a very limited offer, so you'll have to be quick to register. The giveaway events will be taking place on the 4th of March from…


Added by Jenni Gwiazdowski on February 28, 2012 at 16:20 — No Comments

Dalston Carbuncle - Greenwash, Greed and Grey Politics


Dalston Carbuncle

Greenwash, Greed and Grey Politics


The rush to cash in on Hackney's open door development policy is escalating as…


Added by Russell Miller on February 21, 2012 at 18:30 — 10 Comments

Earth into Property


  Professor Anthony Hall, Globalisation Studies, University of Lethbridge, Canada has explored the survival strategies of indigenous peoples facing dispossession. His study, titled, the Bowl with One Spoon is in two volumes, American Empire and the Fourth World.  and Earth into Property. The latter was chosen by The Independant newspaper as one of the top books of 2010; Naomi Klein said, "I cannot overstate the importance of this book".

 Peace Place, Common Witness,…


Added by Teddy Sawyer on February 21, 2012 at 9:50 — No Comments

We are all 'indigenous people' now .

  Just received an update from Kevin Annett in Canada, the former United Church minister who was defrocked when he exposed the genocide of Canada's tribal children in the 'Indian Residential Schools'.  Canadians 'sustain' decorum by isloating and hounding whistle blowers and murdering witnesses. See the documentary film at www.hiddennolonger.com …


Added by Teddy Sawyer on February 20, 2012 at 21:56 — No Comments

Green Map Developments

Sustainable Hackney is planning to expand the coverage of its green maps over the coming months, and we've got help from Hackney Council to do it.  Hackney is providing desk space and IT facilities for an intern to work with us to add many more items to the map and develop new icons.  

The new icons allow us to separate food from food growing, local community groups from regeneration projects and cycling from other transport.  We also want to expand our coverage of the local economy…


Added by James Diamond on February 14, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

Growing Communities seeking apprentice growers

Closing date 5th March 2012.

General Apprentice Advert (pdf)

Added by James Diamond on February 7, 2012 at 16:07 — No Comments

The Forest Garden in February

We have celebrated the lengthening of the days with a very toasty bonfire for Imbolc.

Added by annie Chipchase on February 7, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

Sustainable Hackney Calls for consultation on recycling change

Today we've written to Cllr Demirci, the cabinet member responsible for waste and recycling as follows:-

"Sustainable Hackney understands that a paper on a change to the recycling system for street level properties will be presented to Cabinet on 20th March.  We feel that the proposed change should be subject to a wider debate and consultation and…


Added by James Diamond on February 2, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

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