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.…Continue
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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…Continue
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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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…Continue
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I mention the Edmonton incinerator, and explain why incineration is so bad, in a Jacobin article about plastics:
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YOUTH STRIKE 4 CLIMATE AND CLIMATE TRUTH FOR SCHOOLS
Members of Extinction…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Michael Calderbank on January 3, 2019 at 11:58 — No Comments
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…Continue
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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!Continue
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I write on behalf of Sustainable Hackney. We have discussed the SN gyratory proposals in both our…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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