Late last year the RSPB published their State of Nature 2016 Report. It shows the UK's performance on biodiversity is abysmal. It shows the Government is simply failing to protect our ecosystems and the species that depend on them. In fact it is doing worse that 188 of the 218 countries…Continue
Added by Kathryn Johnson on February 14, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments
The Restart Project report that the average mobile made this year will produce 35 kg of carbon emissions in manufacture, equivalent to 16 weeks of laundry. And with around 1.9 billion mobiles sold a year that's the same as Austria's emissions. They're asking us to make our phones last longer - even just 1/3 long could save the same as Singapore's annual emissions. Demand better design and…Continue
Added by Kathryn Johnson on February 5, 2017 at 20:09 — No Comments
We're very concerned about a threat to sell park land near the north edge of Hackney Marsh to build housing. Please, if you can, get a short email off to Waltham Forest council by the end of Tuesday 31st Jan.
All that's needed:
* address: firstname.lastname@example.org
* title: Lea Bridge Eastside Vision Consultation
* Ask the council to remove the…
Added by Hackney Marshes Users Group on January 30, 2017 at 14:26 — No Comments
Currently there is a Lottery Heritage fund application to restore and improve Springfield Park. The White Lodge with cafe, stable buildings and green house have fallen into disrepair and other aspects in the wider park need attention.…Continue
Added by Deborah Allwright on January 17, 2017 at 14:07 — No Comments
I meet a lot of people in my work who ask me if they can recycle this or that, or which bin they should put something in, and are embarrassed to be asking. The general feeling is that we all ought to know. But, actually, recycling is very confusing.
Generally, the question isn’t really whether something can be recycled, but whether it will be collected for…Continue
Added by Clare Taylor on January 10, 2017 at 10:51 — No Comments
Here, more or less is what I said at the Sustainable Hackney Climate Action last Saturday, 10 December, All I want for Christmas is Climate Action!
Added by Kathryn Johnson on December 18, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments
We see an organized anti worker, anti minority, anti immigrant, anti woman, anti LGBTQ, anti ecological, pro imperial, incarceration minded, surveillance employing,…Continue
Added by Gilbert Smyth on December 17, 2016 at 11:51 — No Comments
Seven-year project to stop wastewater flowing into Thames is unnecessary and ministers should have considered alternatives, says Chris Binney. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/nov/14/london-super-sewer-is-waste-of-4bn-says-assessor…Continue
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Anti Trump stance on Climate Change Rally 6pm tonight 18/11 at US Embassy Grosvenor Square
Organised by Climate Defence
Added by Sandra McLeod on November 18, 2016 at 10:55 — No Comments
Feeling bleak and despondent at the election of Trump? Yes, you have got good reason to be, but this article shows that wish as he may, he and the rampant right cannot easily unpick the Paris climate deal or hold back a powerful, growing movement for renewables and against fossil fuel interests and climate change. …Continue
Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 7, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments
A plug for 'China: Between Clouds And Dreams', 7pm, Nov 5th Channel 4.
Catch up if you missed Episode 1, A letter from Russia. This is both a beautiful and moving examination of the responses of children in China to the impacts of pollution and climate change from industrialisation. Starting with school pupils who receive a letter from their Russian counterparts urging them to look after endangered spoon-billed sandpipers migrating to China's coastal flats and…Continue
Added by Richard Payne on November 5, 2016 at 21:32 — No Comments
Philip Pearson (Chair) explained that a Greenprint on social justice had been drafted and we were looking to the future and seeking ideas…Continue
Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 4, 2016 at 18:30 — No Comments
Video of the Marxism and Nature conference
Marxism has for too long been characterised as having a singular preoccupation with the exploitation of labour and the class struggle. However, the works of Marx and Engels always…Continue
Added by Richard Payne on October 22, 2016 at 13:04 — No Comments
It's all in the name: with no hint of shame oil and gas executives from across the world met for 2016 Oil & Money conference.
Protesters and representatives from communities affected by the fossil fuel industry disrupted the opening of the conference by staging 'a climate crime scene.'…Continue
Added by Richard Payne on October 19, 2016 at 12:46 — No Comments
Dean Ryan from Hackney Stand up to Racism and Fascism spoke at our AGM last night about the importance of local networks which can respond and show solidarity when incidents occur. This is particularly important with the recent rise in incidents.
You can show solidarity by liking the Hackney group's Facebook page at Hackney Stand up to Racism and Fascism and…Continue
Added by Sustainable Hackney on September 29, 2016 at 10:02 — No Comments
Anyone who has followed Save Lea Marshes in the last few years will be aware of our campaign against the planned cricket pavilion for Hackney Marshes, a design which involves building on green space in order to accommodate a large car park on North Marsh.
During our campaign, which led to a public inquiry, evidence was coming to light of the damaging effect of air pollution on Londoners, especially children. Exposure to air pollution stunts lung growth and even impairs children’s…Continue
Added by Save Lea Marshes on September 26, 2016 at 21:30 — No Comments
Over 80% of construction sites 'never inspected for health and safety'
Added by Richard Payne on September 19, 2016 at 21:18 — No Comments