As Black Lives Matter protests exploded around the world, statues of racists were toppled after mass protests. The trustees of Hackney’s Museum of the Home held a public consultation on whether the statue above its door, of slave trader Robert Geffrye, should come down. Hackney people voted overwhelmingly for its…Continue
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Hackney Council has launched a consultation on it's draft Parks and Green Spaces Strategy. You can read the …Continue
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A beautiful calendar which makes a lovely gift.
Palm 2 Supermarket 152-156 Lower Clapton Road (by Clapton Pond) E5 0QJ
The Broadway Bookshop 6 Broadway Market, E8 4QJ
Church Street Post Office 170 Church Street, Stoke Newington, N16 0JL
Abney Park Cemetery Trust - Visitor…Continue
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Hackney Council say: 'We want to ensure the built environment is designed, planned, and maintained to provide young people with equal opportunities to access and connect with nature, play, and move around independently in safe and healthy neighbourhoods.…Continue
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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 the partnership has continued to meet…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
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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
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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
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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:
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