March 2018 Blog Posts (9)

Horticultural Renewal Programme

The Landworker's Alliance and Growing Communities have launched a series of practical proposals, accompanied by illustrative case studies, for a scheme to dramatically increase local fruit and vegetable production following…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on March 30, 2018 at 15:04 — No Comments

The future for food, farming and the environment



An alliance of farming and environmental groups are calling for the government to give special protection to small and medium sized farms in its new Agriculture Bill. The government's consultation on the future of food, farming and the environment is open until the 8th May and you can have your say



This is an unmissable opportunity to feed into…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on March 30, 2018 at 15:01 — No Comments

The Climate and Jobs Conference - Organised by the Campaign Against Climate Change, Trade Union Group

A strong message that emerged from the Climate and Jobs Conference on March 10th was that we can’t afford any longer to treat climate change as solely and narrowly an environmental issue.

The image of the polar bear stranded on an ice sheet belies a deeper human reality. Our gaze should be directed instead at the millions whose…

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Added by Richard Payne on March 19, 2018 at 0:30 — No Comments

Funding the first solar cinema in Europe

A new campaign to win public support for the UK’s first solar powered film venue was launched on March17.

The joint campaign led by Hackney Energy, the Wilton Estate Tenants Association and the Rio Cinema aims to raise around £40,000 to install 55 solar panels on the cinema’s south facing…

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Added by samantha on March 18, 2018 at 10:00 — No Comments

Celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight

Image: Fairtrade Foundation

Celebrations of Fairtrade Fortnight in Hackney were made extra special this year as, thanks to a grant from Hackney Council, we were able to ‘buy in’  presentations from Ketra Kyosiimire, a visiting female coffee producer from Uganda who gave…

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Added by samantha on March 18, 2018 at 9:15 — 1 Comment

Manifesto for Affordable Workspace

Members of the East End Trades Guild will meet the Hackney and Tower Hamlets mayors on Tuesday 13 March and ask them to commit to their agenda for affordable workspace and a London Living Rent.

The manifesto calls on councils across the capital to:

  • Recognise Community Value of small and micro business to boroughs’…
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Added by Kathryn Johnson on March 12, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

Help make the Rio the UK's first solar powered cinema!

Hi, 
Help make the Rio the UK's first solar powered cinema!
Hackney Energy agreed last night to give its full backing to install a solar power system on the Rio cinema's roof, making it the UK's (and maybe Europe's) first solar powered picture house!
To get going, we are holding a big public awareness…
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Added by Philip Pearson on March 7, 2018 at 9:34 — No Comments

3 new solar power projects for Hackney in 2018?

There are 3 big opportunities for Hackney Energy to help develop solar power projects in the borough this year - the Rio Cinema, the Wilton Estate and Homerton Hospital. To pull off just one of these would be a great achievement, but progress on all three (and possibly others) is possible if we can pull in enough resources. A key question is, Can we rely on the council's support? …
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Added by Philip Pearson on March 4, 2018 at 11:48 — No Comments

Social Enterprise Manifesto for Hackney

Mayor Philip Glanville invited representatives of Hackney's social enterprise sector to the Town Hall in February to present the results of a consultation with more than 250 SEs to create a Social Enterprise Manifesto for Hackney. 

The manifesto is full of ideas on how Hackney Council can support recognition and development of the sector.  It highlight three strategic aims for the sector locally: promoting awareness & understanding of social enterprise, building…

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Added by Kathryn Johnson on March 1, 2018 at 16:44 — No Comments

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