Hackney has started the process of replacing its Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP). The BAP was developed by the Hackney Biodiversity Partnership and outlined priorities and set out a programme of action to improve biodiversity across the borough. Developed and monitored by a group of local people interested in nature conservation it has continued to meet monthly to…Continue
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As local and state governments issue orders for shelter and ask residents to remain home to all important matters, businesses - especially small local businesses - in the United States are facing difficult decisions. These institutions are critical to the economy of our nation and employ 58.9 million people in the United States, representing approximately 47.5% of the total private-sector workforce. Their…Continue
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Today Hackney Fixers handed over 5 laptops to Lauriston School near Victoria Park.
They will be loaned to kids who have had no access to online learning at home during lockdown so they can access extra resources to help them catch up with their learning.
From left: James Diamond (Hackney Fixers),…Continue
Unfortunately our events in June and September have been cancelled, but we’ve been working on a lockdown project to refurbish 4 laptops for use by students who need them for online studying.
The laptops are between 5 and 13 years old and have been retired from use for 2-7 years. They are classic examples of “stored WEEE” that would probably eventually end up being “recycled”.
We have purchased and fitted several parts including chargers, batteries, memory, hard…Continue
Added by Hackney Fixers on July 8, 2020 at 12:00 — No Comments
In November last year Sustainable Hackney developed a community response to Hackney Council’s…Continue
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.
Added by Clare Taylor on June 23, 2020 at 14:56 — No Comments
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…Continue
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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.’…Continue
Added by Sustainable Hackney on June 11, 2020 at 15:00 — No Comments
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. …Continue
Added by Sandra McLeod on June 10, 2020 at 5:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Clare Taylor on June 3, 2020 at 13:00 — No Comments
The launch of Library of Things Dalston has been put on hold while the library is closed.
You may have heard that the Library of Things is coming to Dalston. The LoT will be based at Dalston CLR James Library and is a lending library for tools, DIY, gardening and cleaning equipment, and stuff for…Continue
Added by Sustainable Hackney on May 29, 2020 at 13:44 — No Comments
Sustainable Hackney's UK premiere screening of Mary Janes: The Women of Weed on 7th March went very well but then COVID-19 came along, and the rest of our film season is now unfortunately on hold.
We are not yet sure when we'll be able to show the next film but still have the following dates in mind:
Added by Michael Calderbank on May 27, 2020 at 19:30 — No Comments
There is a shortage of scrubs and other items in Hackney.
The local group for helping with this is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1664878276997558/
For those who can sew, if you join (it's a private group, so you need to apply) there is a team liaising with the various hospitals and GP practices and allocating work to be done plus the fabric with which to do it. Don't worry if you're not…Continue
Added by Clare Taylor on April 15, 2020 at 12:35 — No Comments
Following our recent meeting on the community response to the climate emergency we have written to the Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, and invited him to join the panel debate at our next meeting on 25th March.
Community response to Hackney’s Climate Emergency…
Added by Sustainable Hackney on March 12, 2020 at 18:27 — No Comments
THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE HAS APPEARED ON HACKNEY COUNCIL WEBSITE AND IN HACKNEY LIFE.
JOIN US AT OUR FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT EVENTS IN HACKNEY AND SUPPORT GROWERS AND FARMERS IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH BY CHANGING TO FAIRTRADE.
CLLR GILBERT SMITH, HACKNEY FAIRTRADE CHAMPION AND SUSTAINABLE HACKNEY STEERING GROUP MEMBER.
Added by Sandra McLeod on February 25, 2020 at 20:30 — No Comments
After the community submitted a response to Hackney Council’s climate emergency declaration back in November, we are following up to understand what actions the Council is planning to take to put their resolution into practice. To join the discussion, come to Sustainable Hackney’s next public consultation on the Climate Emergency at our next meeting on Wednesday 26…Continue
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Towards a Dalston Plan consultation on key issues and objectives - launched on Monday 27 January 2020.
The consultation document and questionnaire is published alongside the Dalston Conversation report and is available at https://dalstonplan.commonplace.is/.
How to have your say
To view the key issues and objectives, and to have your…Continue
Added by Michael Calderbank on January 26, 2020 at 22:30 — No Comments