Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, has taken the next step towards divesting the London Pension Fund from fossil fuels, and he’s called on other London Boroughs to do the same. This is good news, but there’s still lots to do to get the commitments we need and to build the fairer, cleaner Hackney and London we want to see.
A few things you can do to get involved - no contribution is too small ...
Sign the petition to Divest…Continue
Added by Michael Calderbank on April 7, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments
The Landworker's Alliance and Growing Communities have launched a series of practical proposals, accompanied by illustrative case studies, for a scheme to dramatically increase local fruit and vegetable production following…Continue
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An alliance of farming and environmental groups are calling for the government to give special protection to small and medium sized farms in its new Agriculture Bill. The government's consultation on the future of food, farming and the environment is open until the 8th May and you can have your say
This is an unmissable opportunity to feed into…
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Walthamstow Wetlands is Europe's largest urban wetlands, spanning a giant 211 hectares of rare natural habitat, and reopened its doors to the public for the first time on October 20th after 150 years.
The project has…Continue
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In London the fracking threat is getting closer
The fracking threat is getting closer. While recent news, if very little, has focussed, on Lancashire and…Continue
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We are looking for volunteers to come and help out with a range of gardening activities and…
Added by Emily Morshuis on August 11, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments
Sustainable Hackney has decided on an additional work stream. We hope to work with interested parties and organisations wanting to support and encourage educational establishments in Hackney to put sustainability at the heart of what they do and towards Hackney schools adopting the Sustainable Schools Framework.…Continue
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Last tree planting and care workshops! Sat 11, Wed 15 and Sat 25 March, 10 - 4pm Lordship Recreation Ground. Pay what you can afford between £1 and £10. Meet at the Hub, off Higham rd N17 6NU Led by Russell Miller, and fruit growing workshop (25 March) Marina O'Connell. Book online at From Small Acorns on…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Kathryn Johnson on February 14, 2017 at 14:00 — 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
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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
Went to the Growing Kitchen garden yesterday to check whether the pears were ripe. Tasted a couple - so good! Then realised the grass was moving around my feet and saw baby toads moving away from where I'd disturbed them. Carefully retraced my steps and on closer inspection realised they were in different…Continue
Added by Esther Adelman on September 19, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments
Whilst mowing the Wenlock Orchard last week, we realised we had mown over the top of our first carder bee nest :-( We put some more dried grass cuttings around and went to check on it yesterday. They have recovered well and were flying in and out happily. What a relief?!
We've left some areas with long grass still and the wild rocket continues to flower, covered with hoverflies and bees. Lovely to see.
Added by Esther Adelman on September 19, 2016 at 11:29 — No Comments
A useful report from Regeneris: Capital Spread: Mapping the GLA's regeneration spend 2008-2016.
£142m was allocated through four major regeneration grant funds: the Outer London Fund (OLF), the Mayor's Regeneration Fund (MRF), the High Streets Fund (HSF) and the London Regeneration Fund (LRF).
Haringey and Croydon…Continue
Added by Kathryn Johnson on August 22, 2016 at 14:13 — No Comments
It was wonderful to find my old friend Inonotus dryadeus (also known as Oak Bracket) back in Clissold on Monday. Calling a bracket fungus a friend may seem a bit weird but having not seen this amber beauty for 8 years it was joyous to rediscover it on the same veteran plum tree where it…Continue
Added by Russell Miller on June 10, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments
I Tweeted (@treeruss) the above photo to advertise yesterday's bee walk and it happens to feature the first bee we saw. This is a male Hairy Yellow-Face bee Hylaeus hylinatus. It's tiny, less than 6mm! Yesterday's male was a bit dozy, presumably due to the cold weather. It…Continue
Added by Russell Miller on June 5, 2016 at 11:08 — No Comments
If you know what you are looking for it's not that hard to demonstrate the vital importance of deadwood in parks.
10 minutes at a horse chestnut stump in CLissold Park this afternoon revealled 2 new nationally scarce species for the park:
Added by Russell Miller on May 22, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments