The wonderful imagery of seeds sprouting, of fields and forests, backgrounded the story of seeds, the importance of having many varieti
Added by Clare Taylor on December 1, 2023 at 13:27 — No Comments
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
Added by Save Lea Marshes on March 7, 2023 at 20:30 — No Comments
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
A new report about our local river was published this month (February 2023), London Lea Catchment - Water Quality Monitoring and Community Recommendations, that makes interesting reading for anyone wanting to find out about what’s been happening to its quality and management. A ‘catchment’ is the area from which water drains into the river and includes surrounding land and…Continue
Added by Clare Taylor on February 26, 2023 at 12:00 — No Comments
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
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."…Continue
Added by Clare Taylor on November 15, 2021 at 13:30 — No Comments
Added by Richard D Payne on October 26, 2021 at 12:15 — No Comments
Did you know that the new Hackney Parks and Green Spaces Strategy will affect green spaces on estates? From next year the Hackney Parks Department will take on the management of 237 green spaces on Hackney's estates in addition to the 58 parks and green spaces they already manage. That's why it is vital that estate residents have an input to the strategy…Continue
Added by Sustainable Hackney on December 7, 2020 at 10:45 — No Comments
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
Added by Sustainable Hackney on December 7, 2020 at 10:00 — 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
Added by Hackney Fixers on July 8, 2020 at 12:00 — No Comments
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
Added by Sustainable Hackney on June 22, 2020 at 17:02 — No Comments
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
Added by Sustainable Hackney on February 16, 2020 at 21:00 — No Comments
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
Over a series of meetings the community has coordinated a response to Hackney Council's Climate Emergency declaration. We hoped to present this at the proposed citizen's assembly in November, but as this has been postponed we have submitted it to the council with a request to present our response to that meeting in the New Year.
Our response is…Continue
The purpose of this consultation is to find out what you think about our plans to extend the Single-use Carrier Bag Charge to all retailers. We also want to know what you think about increasing the minimum charge to 10p.
These changes will build on the…Continue
Added by Michael Calderbank on January 3, 2019 at 11:58 — No Comments
When the Restart Project inspired us to hold our first Restart Party five years ago we thought it was a fun way to DO something practical to help the environment.
5 years, 33 events and 881 devices later it is still that. Indeed we are still having fun and we’ve prevented 16 tonnes of CO2 emissions according to the Restart Project’s Fixometer.
As I munched…Continue
Added by James Diamond on December 6, 2018 at 14:00 — No Comments
The film 'Plastic Ocean' screened by SH showed starkly the madness of using an indestructible material for throw-away…Continue
Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 16, 2018 at 22:00 — No Comments