March 2012 Blog Posts (13)

The People's Kitchen Kitchen Coordinator Role

There is an exciting opportunity to join the People's Kitchen Team, we are recruiting for a People’s Kitchen coordinator role. This will be a paid position for 1 day a week.

Here is a bit more about the role.

People’s Kitchen Co-ordinator

People’s Kitchen is looking for a friendly individual to join us a co-ordinator. We are a small team of core volunteers that work with a…

Added by The People's Kitchen on March 31, 2012 at 14:43 — 1 Comment

Radical Gardening: Politics, Idealism and Rebellion in the Garden @ HOUSMANS Weds18th April, 7pm

‘Radical Gardening: Politics, Idealism and Rebellion in the Garden’ with George McKay @ HOUSMANS Wednesday18th April, 7pm

Added by Russell Shaw Higgs on March 28, 2012 at 13:55 — No Comments

Dalston Energy Angels - the story so far

It’s been going great guns for the Dalston Energy Angels, over a hundred enquiries and around fifty surveys booked in. We’ve been so pleased with the level of local interest and have really enjoyed visiting people’s homes and giving advice on how they can make things more energy efficient. We’ve also had success with engaging local builders about how they can get involved with the Green Deal and hope to deliver a training session next week on the proper installation of…


Added by Feimatta Conteh on March 28, 2012 at 12:06 — 1 Comment

Sustainable Existence


Social Equality…


Added by Russell Miller on March 27, 2012 at 21:35 — No Comments

Criminalising Sanity




Added by Russell Miller on March 27, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments

Greener Hackney?

Sustainable Hackney was consulted on our views for the next Greener Hackney event.  This is what we said:

We think the best thing to concentrate on at the next greener Hackney event is the built environment and the governance issues associated with it.

There is considerable conflict over the extent, quality and direction and it would be useful to discuss this with the planning department and politicians.

The issues:

Higher rise in a low rise…


Added by Kathryn Johnson on March 26, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

EcoACTIVE Education is looking for a part-time Education Officer to join our small dynamic team. Salary £24,157 p.a. inc. ILW pro rata (3 days per week). This is initially a 6 month contract, with co…

EcoACTIVE Education is looking for a part-time Education Officer to join our small dynamic team.

Salary £24,157 p.a. inc. ILW pro rata (3 days per week). …


Added by EcoACTIVE on March 18, 2012 at 21:03 — No Comments

Hackney adopts Biodiversity Action Plan

From Kate Mitchell:-

The Hackney Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) 2012-17 has now been adopted by Hackney Council.

The BAP is a partnership document that outlines the priorities for biodiversity in Hackney and sets out a programme of action to improve biodiversity across the borough. The plan draws together a series of actions that will ensure that best practice, policy and legislation are followed and…


Added by James Diamond on March 15, 2012 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Hackney Marsh woodland survey

Hackney Marsh User Group are carrying out a survey of the woodland around the eastern fringe of Hackney Marsh this spring. We will record the trees, shrubs and ground flora to establish a base-line for monitoring changes over time.  The data we gather will help us understand the significance of this area of woodland and  contribute to Hackney's biodiversity action plan and to the Greenspace Information for Greater London…


Added by David Rees on March 9, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Dalston Tower block refused planning permission

Tonight Hackney's Planning committee voted 5:0 against the proposal for the Dalston Towerblock.

Open Dalston has called a celebration  on Thursday 8th March.

Added by James Diamond on March 7, 2012 at 22:00 — 10 Comments

Dalston Energy Angels Home Energy Assessment

The Dalston Energy Angels project, coordinated by the Arcola Theatre with government funding, is doing FREE home energy assessments during March!  …


Added by David Rees on March 7, 2012 at 12:21 — No Comments

Unsustainable Community Relations

 The Home-page of this;  site provides a list of key issues for a 'Sustainable Hackney'.To see them click on the small green 'map' labelled, 'Issues'. They are significant Issues but there is an important one missing:  'Community Relations' does not appear on that list. This omission, however, does chime with my experience with groups hosted by this site.. After several years participation and monitoring of  Mill Fields Users Group, from a promising opening to the burnishing down to its…


Added by Teddy Sawyer on March 5, 2012 at 11:24 — No Comments

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