June 2020 Blog Posts (7)

Where are we with Hackney’s Climate Emergency?

In November last year Sustainable Hackney developed a community response to Hackney Council’s…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on June 24, 2020 at 16:30 — No Comments

The Time is Now

Next Tuesday, 30 June, The Time is Now mass lobby is asking for a green and fair recovery from the pandemic. It is asking for a recovery that puts people, climate and nature at its heart.

Last year we were all outside Parliament, waiting for our MPs to come down. This year we are asking for video conference meetings, we are writing, we are using social media.

The more voices they hear, the more importance they'll give to it.

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Added by Clare Taylor on June 23, 2020 at 14:56 — No Comments

How would you build back better in Hackney?

Globally the United Nations is calling on governments to seize the opportunity to “build back better” by creating more sustainable, resilient and inclusive societies.

Here in Hackney we've been musing on the…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on June 22, 2020 at 17:02 — No Comments

Sustainable Hackney – some reflections on the pandemic

In this blog, we offer the personal reflections of people closely involved in Sustainable Hackney, on how the pandemic has affected them personally, and the wider Hackney community.

We’ve joined #BuildBackBetter

‘We can emerge from this crisis a stronger, fairer, greener country.’…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on June 11, 2020 at 15:00 — No Comments

Sustainable Hackney Education for Sustainability (EfS) Network – A Personal Account of Aspirations and Hopes for a Post-Covid Sustainable Education System in Hackney.

Difficulties of home schooling during the Covid 19 lockdown have been well publicised, as has the recognition of the professionalism and hard work effected by teachers. Hopefully too, there will have dawned a realisation among parents and others that our education system has become mechanistic and soul-less.

Over these months when streets and air-lanes have been more tranquil, people of all ages and persuasions have experienced a raised awareness of the natural world. …

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Added by Sandra McLeod on June 10, 2020 at 5:00 — No Comments

My personal lockdown discoveries and hopes

I learned many things during the lockdown. I was shielding, but fortunate enough to already belong to an organic veg box scheme. Amazingly, they managed to keep up deliveries, although the content became quite random – so I discovered many new recipes, learning to cook things I don’t really like and so don’t usually buy, using spices to adjust the taste so I could use everything I was sent. A survey by WRAP found that, since lockdown, people generally have been valuing food more, making…

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Added by Clare Taylor on June 3, 2020 at 13:00 — No Comments

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