All Blog Posts Tagged 'justice' (58)

Hackney Fixers - a lockdown project

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…

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Added by Hackney Fixers on July 8, 2020 at 12:00 — No Comments

Where are we with Hackney’s Climate Emergency?

In November last year Sustainable Hackney developed a community response to Hackney Council’s…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on June 24, 2020 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

How would you build back better in Hackney?

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…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on June 22, 2020 at 17:02 — No Comments

Sustainable Hackney – some reflections on the pandemic

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.’…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on June 11, 2020 at 15:00 — No Comments

Following up on Hackney’s climate emergency declaration

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…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on February 16, 2020 at 21:00 — No Comments

Towards a Dalston Plan consultation

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…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on January 26, 2020 at 22:30 — No Comments

Launch of Hackney Food Poverty Alliance + Food Poverty Development Worker job opportunity

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…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on February 6, 2019 at 23:00 — No Comments

Government announcement on solar

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…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on December 21, 2018 at 0:08 — No Comments

Education for Sustainability – School Waste Minimisation

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…

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Added by samantha on December 8, 2018 at 2:37 — No Comments

Refugee Solidarity FIlms For Action Screening

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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Added by samantha on December 8, 2018 at 2:00 — No Comments

Education for Sustainability - Networking and Support Meeting

Following a successful meeting at Hackney’s only Eco-schools’ Green Flag school, Orchard Primary School, several schools signed up to take on the Eco-schools’ programme.  We've been into some of the primary schools to support them on the beginning of their journey. 

 

An increasing number of schools are now appointing Sustainability Coordinators and pupil/school community Eco-teams to lead the Eco-schools’ programme. We have been to meetings and…

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Added by Sandra McLeod on November 6, 2018 at 7:30 — 1 Comment

Fracking and climate change. Ramping up the protest

Fracking was headline news this September while at the same time dire warnings were sounded by the IPCC about the risk of runaway climate change. Fracking companies across the country are now poised to step up fracking for shale oil and gas and their flagship Caudrilla is readying itself to drill in earnest at Preston New Road near Blackpool. However, just a few days in and earthquake tremors interrupted their plans bringing them more negative publicity. Our…

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Added by Richard Payne on November 4, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments

Anti-fracking activists lose their freedom while the government rewards the fossil fuel corporations with more.

At the April screening of the film ‘Powertrip’ on fracking we were pleased to welcome Richard Roberts aka Richard ‘the piano tuner’ as a panellist. Sadly Richard along with two other anti-fracking activists received a much rougher welcome by the HM Prisons Service this month. His crime, for which he received a sixteen month custodial sentence, was attempting to stop a greater environmental one.

The judge handed down the three…

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Added by Richard Payne on October 3, 2018 at 18:30 — No Comments

Anti-fracking: Let Communities decide

Anti-fracking: Let Communities decide

Right now, our government is consulting on outrageous proposals that could allow fracking to go ahead across England without local planning applications. These plans fly in the face of local democracy and threatens to slash community involvement in decision-making.

The consultation ends this October, so it’s…

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Added by Richard Payne on September 26, 2018 at 9:13 — No Comments

Stronger on sustainability

Tackling climate change and air pollution and giving residents a real voice in how the borough is changing are upfront and bold in the Mayor’s foreword to ‘A Fairer, Safer and More Sustainable Hackney’, Labour’s manifesto for the 2018-2022 Council. And while the environment is bringing up the rear in the document, the…

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Added by Kathryn Johnson on June 5, 2018 at 18:31 — No Comments

Stronger on sustainability

Tackling climate change and air pollution and giving residents a real voice in how the borough is changing are upfront and bold in the Mayor’s foreword to ‘A Fairer, Safer and More Sustainable Hackney’, Labour’s manifesto for the 2018-2022 Council. And while the environment is bringing up the rear in the document, the…

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Added by Kathryn Johnson on June 5, 2018 at 18:31 — No Comments

Lansdowne Drive and Westgate Street School Street & Bus Gate get the go-ahead

Between 5 December 2017 and 12 January 2018, local residents, businesses and schools were consulted on the proposals and a majority were in favour of the proposals. You can view the approved Delegated Powers Report which gives full details on the scheme and consultation at…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on May 26, 2018 at 19:15 — No Comments

The slow drive for better air quality

At long last it’s starting to happen, but so, so slowly – general recognition of our right to breathe clean air and that we are not able to do so. Our air quality is illegal; our air quality is killing people – 40,000 early deaths every year. Here in London, which falls way down the air quality league table of European capital cities, the main contributor to pollution is transport.

 

The pressure started with Client Earth, whose UK offices are in Hackney, successfully taking…

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Added by Clare Taylor on May 22, 2018 at 10:39 — No Comments

Clean air should be a basic human right

Clean air should surely be a basic human right – for us, our children and for future generations. Right now in London we are living in illegal levels of air pollution.

By the end of January 2018 the city had already exceeded recommend EU air quality…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on May 6, 2018 at 12:40 — No Comments

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