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Campaigners reveal vision for wild swimming in Waltham Forest

Save Lea Marshes and CPRE have joined forces to campaign to transform the historic filter beds on Lea Bridge Road, once used by Thames Water, into a place for wild swimming. 

The campaign is calling for the site, which is Metropolitan Open Land, to be returned to the people of East London as a place for wild swimming and for it to be rewilded, with the built environment reclaimed by nature in some places and landscaping and planting in others.…

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Added by James Diamond on November 27, 2019 at 13:30 — No Comments

Community response to Hackney's climate emergency declaration

Over a series of meetings the community has coordinated a response to Hackney Council's Climate Emergency declaration.  We hoped to present this at the proposed citizen's assembly in November, but as this has been postponed we have submitted it to the council with a request to present our response to that meeting in the New Year.

Our response is…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 15, 2019 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

The Castle Climbing Centre invites local eco groups to showcase their work

The Castle Climbing Centre is planning on offering a day of workshops on the day of the next Climate Strike - Friday 29th November. To show solidarity and encourage our customers to engage with the climate emergency, we will be offering talks and workshops around sustainability and offering practical tips for combatting the climate crisis.



We would like to invite any organisations or individuals to join…

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Added by Bethany Martin on November 13, 2019 at 18:07 — No Comments

WELCOME BACK TO A NEW, SUSTAINABLE, ECO FRIENDLY YEAR - Are You Ready To Take On Eco-Schools?

THE CLIMATE CRISIS
We begin the new school year in the same state of political confusion in which we finished the last one, with Brexit still dragging endlessly on.   Were we to be cynical, we might feel either that some of our politicians are deliberately procrastinating or are happy to let the impasse continue, thus permitting the government the reason to avoid facing up to the…
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Added by Sandra McLeod on September 15, 2019 at 18:00 — No Comments

Education for Sustainability (EfS)

EfS  July 2019

Reflecting on the last academic year for our educators' newsletter, we realised just how far most people have now come, in accepting that ‘climate change’ is beyond doubt and that it has now become a ‘climate emergency’.

Preparing for a September school INSET at this time last year, we felt it best to include a quick explanation of the causes of and need for mitigation of climate change before we made recommendations and…

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Added by Sandra McLeod on July 22, 2019 at 10:00 — No Comments

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

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