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How you can save money with Library of Things

We want Library of Things to be an affordable way for everyone to get their hands on the items they need. But we also recognise that everyone's situation, incomes and outgoings are different - plus London can be tough on the bank balance as it is without throwing in a cost of…


Added by Kyra Hanson on November 2, 2022 at 12:30 — No Comments

Hackney Council releases draft Climate Action Plan

The council has published it's draft Climate Action Plan as part of the papers for a Cabinet meeting on Monday 24th October.

You can download and read the documents here:



Added by Sustainable Hackney on October 20, 2022 at 11:30 — No Comments

East London's Green Business Programme - Your Questions Answered

With the launch of our brand-new Green Business Programme in Hackney, we answer any questions you might have about the specialist programme to help your business ‘go green’.

Who is the programme for?

The Green Business Programme is for small businesses and entrepreneurs who want to become more eco-friendly and sustainable.  You must either be based in, or benefitting the area of…


Added by Allia Future Business Centre on June 8, 2022 at 14:29 — No Comments

Free DIY workshops launched at Hackney Wick Library of Things

I'm delighted to announce that you can now nab your tickets to our free DIY workshops, taking place at The Baths in Hackney Wick. Read on to find out what's in store and how you can get involved.

Learn DIY basics with Library of Things

Don't know your jigsaw from…


Added by Kyra Hanson on May 31, 2022 at 16:36 — No Comments

Check air pollution at your address

A new interactive tool - - is a free public service from Central Office of Public Interest (COPI). Every UK address is searchable, with  air pollution data pulled from a national 20m/sq resolution model created by Imperial College London (ICL). To ensure accuracy, COPI sourced and mapped real world pollution levels recorded at more than 19,500 council monitors in every major town and city across…


Added by Clare Taylor on May 6, 2022 at 10:01 — No Comments

Stop big fashion hijacking the grassroots repair movement

We've added Sustainable Hackney and Hackney Fixers as signatories of this petition protesting the hijacking of Repair Week by Primark, which, as a fast fashion retailer, is a totally inappropriate sponsor.  …


Added by Sustainable Hackney on March 25, 2022 at 14:41 — No Comments

Let's talk rubbish- You can make a difference today. We want to hear your opinion on your council services for recycling and rubbish.

Did you know that right now in north London, we are spending £40 million each year to burn the rubbish that is collected in an incinerator in Edmonton, north of Tottenham.

That means a lot of plastics, food waste, clothing and much more is incinerated  and not recycled ♻️, composted, or reused as…


Added by Sustainable Hackney on March 25, 2022 at 13:22 — No Comments

Sign the petition - Stop the government attempt to stifle students from discussing the politics of climate change

From parents concerned about the Tories' Climate Education Strategy - Please sign and share

We have started a petition asking for the clause around protest and campaigning to be removed from the Climate Education Strategy as we feel it is a violation of democracy and puts schools in a position where they will be failing students by not giving them the tools they need to understand…


Added by Sustainable Hackney on February 19, 2022 at 15:59 — No Comments

About five hundred people took to the streets in Edmonton on Saturday to protest against the intransigence of north London local authorities and their North London Waste Authority reps who remain dea…

About five hundred people took to the streets in Edmonton on Saturday to protest against the intransigence of north London local authorities and their North London Waste Authority reps who remain deaf to the concerns of anti-incinerator campaigners. Repeated lobbying and the production of evidence that enlargement of the incinerator will unnecessarily add to deteriorating air quality and rising carbon emissions has not been heeded.

Speaker after speaker referred to the refusal…


Added by Richard D Payne on January 18, 2022 at 13:48 — No Comments

An observation on the significance of the Library of things

It is commendable that Hackney Council is lending its support to the new Library of Things in Dalston. The scheme enables all sorts of popular tools, implements and appliances to be borrowed and re-used by the public at…


Added by Richard D Payne on January 17, 2022 at 15:00 — No Comments

Thanks to Sustainable Hackney member, Rembrandt Koppelaar, for his address to Hackney council's cabinet (13-12-2021)

Deputation – 13th of December 2021

Deputation by Dr. Rembrandt Koppelaar on behalf of Sustainable Hackney


Dear Mayor Glanville, Dear Hackney cabinet,

It is a privilege to address you today. I am a resident of Clissold Ward, and here as a representative of Sustainable Hackney. I am also active in Extinction Rebellion Zero Waste. In my paid daywork I develop digital innovations with…


Added by Richard D Payne on December 14, 2021 at 14:00 — No Comments

Stop the Edmonton incinerator plan- Petition to Hackney's NLWA reps to pause and review

Stop the Edmonton incinerator plan

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is poised to build a new bigger incinerator in Edmonton. Hackney is one of seven north London boroughs behind the scheme. Due to its size, cost and the environmental damage it will cause; we demand that the NLWA stop and…


Added by Sustainable Hackney on December 7, 2021 at 16:00 — No Comments

Climate Jobs - Building a workforce for the climate emergency

(edited by, among others, Fliss Premru, Sustainable Hackney member, who's the lead author of Chapter 7: Towards Zero Waste: climate jobs in the circular economy). Other contributors/editors include Martin Empson - who spoke at the first Hackney Climate Coalition meeting - and Suzanne Jeffrey, Hackney resident.…


Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 24, 2021 at 17:30 — No Comments

Hackney Climate Resources

This is a list of links to key resources concerning Hackney's Climate Emergency declaration.


Added by James Diamond on November 19, 2021 at 15:00 — No Comments

A short film about our River Lea

This short film was made by Ian Phillips. To quote his description: : "A haven for wildlife and an essential wild space for the local people, the River Lea cuts through the urban sprawl of East London. But years of neglect have left it on the brink of ecological disaster. The local community have come together to highlight the plight of this vital resource, demanding action to improve the state of the river."…


Added by Clare Taylor on November 15, 2021 at 13:30 — No Comments

Silo - zero waste restaurant film

Every year, the UK food indus­try wastes 1.9 mil­lion tonnes of food. This film doc­u­ments the sto­ry of one chef and his efforts to change this.

Five years ago, Douglas McMaster opened the restaurant Silo, hoping to change the unsustainable practices of modern food systems.



Added by Michael Calderbank on November 14, 2021 at 18:30 — No Comments


School Staff - if interested please contact us - details below. If you know anyone in a Hackney School please pass this on.  Thank you.



At present, world leaders have returned from Glasgow…


Added by Sandra McLeod on November 4, 2021 at 22:30 — No Comments

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