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Join the campaign to stop rebuild of Edmonton incinerator, where Hackney's trash is burned

Find out more about the campaign here:

https://stop-edmonton-incinerator.org/

I mention the Edmonton incinerator, and explain why incineration is so bad, in a Jacobin article about plastics:

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2019/05/plastic-production-recycling-waste

Added by Edward Carver on May 20, 2019 at 16:18 — No Comments

The True Cost - film screening 3 May

Added by Michael Calderbank on April 14, 2019 at 13:03 — No Comments

YOUTH STRIKE 4 CLIMATE AND CLIMATE TRUTH FOR SCHOOLS

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YOUTH STRIKE 4 CLIMATE AND CLIMATE TRUTH FOR SCHOOLS

 

Members of Extinction…

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Added by Sandra McLeod on February 12, 2019 at 11:00 — No Comments

At XR event, Sustainable Hackney calls for Hackney Council to declare climate emergency

At an Extinction Rebellion event in Dalston on Saturday, Sam from Sustainable Hackney called for Hackney Council to declare a climate emergency. This would demonstrate that the climate is a top priority for the council and allow Hackney to join dozens of other cities and municipalities across the UK that have already made the declaration, she said. She was speaking in front of hundreds of people at…

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Added by Edward Carver on February 10, 2019 at 20:00 — No Comments

Sustainable Hackney Education for Sustainability Network

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Sustainable Hackney’s Education for Sustainability’s Working Group got off to a great start in 2019 with the opportunity to join the eight schools comprising the Primary Advantage Schools’ Federation in their In-Service Training Day. The event focused on the Sustainable Development Goals, which are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. 

 

Our Working Group team was allotted goal 13 – Climate…

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Added by Sandra McLeod on February 7, 2019 at 22:49 — No Comments

Launch of Hackney Food Poverty Alliance + Food Poverty Development Worker job opportunity

Hackney Food Poverty Alliance (HFPA) was formed at an initial meeting in October 2018 to support and co-ordinate the collective work of voluntary, community, private and statutory organisations and local people working to tackle food poverty in Hackney.  The HFPA was initiated by and is a sub-group of the Hackney Food Partnership.

In 2019 the HFPA has a specific…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on February 6, 2019 at 23:00 — No Comments

Hackney Fairtrade Fortnight Celebration Events 2019 HACKNEY FAIRTRADE CHAMPION - COUNCILLOR GILBERT SMYTH WANTS HACKNEY RESIDENTS TO JOIN HIM TO MAKE THIS THE MOST AMBITIOUS FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT EVER…

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Hackney Fairtrade Fortnight Celebration Events 2019

HACKNEY FAIRTRADE CHAMPION - COUNCILLOR GILBERT SMYTH WANTS HACKNEY RESIDENTS TO JOIN HIM TO MAKE THIS THE MOST AMBITIOUS FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT…

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Added by Sandra McLeod on February 4, 2019 at 23:59 — No Comments

Government consultation on the proposal to extend the Single-use Plastic bag charge to all retailers and to increase the minimum charge to 10p

Copied from: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/environmental-quality/extending-the-single-use-bags-charge/

Overview

The purpose of this consultation is to find out what you think about our plans to extend the Single-use Carrier Bag Charge to all retailers. We also want to know what you think about increasing the minimum charge to 10p.

These changes will build on the…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on January 3, 2019 at 11:58 — No Comments

Government announcement on solar

Message from 10:10, who bring people together to do positive, practical stuff that helps tackle climate change:

You may well have seen in the news yesterday stories about the government’s decision to close the export tariff for small scale renewables - including solar - from the end of March next year. However, the issue is far from…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on December 21, 2018 at 0:08 — No Comments

Have your say! New zero waste shop opening in Hackney

Hi Everyone,

I'm opening a refill shop in Hackney Downs where customers bring their own containers to refill with store cupboard and household essentials, with no single-use packaging in sight.

If you could spare 2 minutes on these 6 very quick questions it will be hugely appreciated, plus you'll get a say on the types of products in store!

Re:Store…

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Added by Megan Adams on December 12, 2018 at 17:09 — No Comments

Stoke Newington gyratory - our comments on the proposals

 

Dear TfL,

I write on behalf of Sustainable Hackney. We have discussed the SN gyratory proposals in both our…

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Added by Kathryn Johnson on December 8, 2018 at 6:00 — No Comments

Climate demo banners spell it out loud and clear

The UN and the IPCC warnings get more strident each year but the response of the right-wing Polish Government host to their 'final call' is "Poland stands on coal" and appointment of two coal companies as sponsors.  The march grew between Portland Place and…

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Added by Kathryn Johnson on December 8, 2018 at 4:00 — No Comments

Education for Sustainability – School Waste Minimisation

Our first networking/support meeting on Education for Sustainability in Millfields Community School at the end of November gave attendees (varied school community members – parents, teachers, governors, admin staff) in depth information on waste minimisation.  As well as covering the 5 or 6 Rs Refusing (as well as Replacing plastic with other materials), Repairing, Reducing, Reusing and finally…

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Added by samantha on December 8, 2018 at 2:37 — No Comments

Refugee Solidarity FIlms For Action Screening

Statement of Support from Diane Abbott



"So sorry that I cannot be with you this evening to watch and discuss this very important film.



Visiting the Calais refugee camp is something that will never leave me. The refugees were desperate and living in absolutely appalling, dehumanising conditions. There were thousands of people, including babies and very young children, living in freezing conditions with no…

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Added by samantha on December 8, 2018 at 2:00 — No Comments

Five lessons from 5 years of Hackney Fixers

When the Restart Project inspired us to hold our first Restart Party five years ago we thought it was a fun way to DO something practical to help the environment. 

5 years, 33 events and 881 devices later it is still that.  Indeed we are still having fun and we’ve prevented 16 tonnes of CO2 emissions according to the Restart Project’s Fixometer.

As I munched…

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Added by James Diamond on December 6, 2018 at 14:00 — No Comments

Can you help us improve our website?

Have you ever visited the Sustainability Hackney website? Could you spare 15 – 20 minutes for a chat about your experience using the website?

 

Sustainable Hackney is about to embark on a small project to better understand how people use our website and how we can better deliver information about our…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on December 5, 2018 at 15:21 — No Comments

Why capitalism loves plastic

Why capitalism loves plastic

The film 'Plastic Ocean' screened by SH showed starkly the madness of using an indestructible material for throw-away…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 16, 2018 at 22:00 — No Comments

Celebrating 5 years of Hackney Fixers!

Today is the day, five long years ago, that we held our first Restart Party at Passing Clouds. We were so nervous when we opened up, we didn’t know if anyone would come!

Just found these old photos https://sustainablehackney.org.uk/photo/albums/restart-party-thanks-to-kate-and-hth-foe …

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Added by James Diamond on November 16, 2018 at 16:15 — No Comments

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