The wonderful imagery of seeds sprouting, of fields and forests, backgrounded the story of seeds, the importance of having many varieti
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Hackney, like every other authority in the UK, is preparing a climate action plan and like every other authority it devises its plan on the basis of its own territorial boundaries. A major problem for plans like these is, of course, that climate knows no borders and trying to ‘fix’ the problem in one part of London without coordinating action with other authorities will undermine the whole project.
The Lea Valley Park and the Marshes, East London’s Green Lung, is the most…Continue
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In January 2023 we submitted our response to the council’s consultation on the draft Climate Action Plan and Council Implementation Plan. These documents will shape Hackney's response to the climate crisis and whether Hackney can deliver on…Continue
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:
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Growing Communities is taking on two paid interns for three months from 15 February to work alongside our head grower in our Hackney market gardens. This is aimed at young people aged 18-24 who are not currently enrolled in a higher education degree and live in or near Hackney. We would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic young people (aged 18-24) as we recognise that racial and cultural diversity is chronically lacking in the horticultural and…Continue
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At this year’s Sustainable Hackney AGM, we asked people to talk about what they wanted to help build Hackney back better. Now we are asking everyone who wasn’t there.
Hackney Council are holding a meeting early in March on building back better in Hackney post-Covid, and this is a chance to feed into it: if you tell us,…Continue
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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
Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 27, 2020 at 15:38 — No Comments
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
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
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
Hackney Food Poverty Alliance (HFPA) was formed at an initial meeting in October 2018 to support and co-ordinate the collective work of voluntary, community, private and statutory organisations and local people working to tackle food poverty in Hackney. The HFPA was initiated by and is a sub-group of the Hackney Food Partnership.
In 2019 the HFPA has a specific…Continue
Added by Michael Calderbank on February 6, 2019 at 23:00 — No Comments
Message from 10:10, who bring people together to do positive, practical stuff that helps tackle climate change:
You may well have seen in the news yesterday stories about the government’s decision to close the export tariff for small scale renewables - including solar - from the end of March next year. However, the issue is far from…Continue
Added by Michael Calderbank on December 21, 2018 at 0:08 — No Comments
Our first networking/support meeting on Education for Sustainability in Millfields Community School at the end of November gave attendees (varied school community members – parents, teachers, governors, admin staff) in depth information on waste minimisation. As well as covering the 5 or 6 Rs Refusing (as well as Replacing plastic with other materials), Repairing, Reducing, Reusing and finally…Continue
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Statement of Support from Diane Abbott
"So sorry that I cannot be with you this evening to watch and discuss this very important film.
Visiting the Calais refugee camp is something that will never leave me. The refugees were desperate and living in absolutely appalling, dehumanising conditions. There were thousands of people, including babies and very young children, living in freezing conditions with no…
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