December 2018 Blog Posts (8)

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…


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!



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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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

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