Michael Calderbank's Blog (27)

THIS YEAR'S SUSTAINABLE HACKNEY FILMS FOR ACTION

Sustainable Hackney's UK premiere screening of Mary Janes:  The Women of Weed on 7th March went very well but then COVID-19 came along, and the rest of our film season is now unfortunately on hold.

We are not yet sure when we'll be able to show the next film but still have the following dates in mind:

  • Friday 1 May - cancelled
  • Friday 10 July - to be…
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Added by Michael Calderbank on May 27, 2020 at 19:30 — 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

Sustainable Hackney at Hackney's Sustainability Day 2019

Here is a picture from Hackney's Sustainability Day 2019, on Sat. 16 Nov. It was great seeing you at our stall! There were lots of questions about Hackney Fixers, Fairtrade, Education for Sustainability and joining our mailing list. …

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Added by Michael Calderbank on November 16, 2019 at 23:00 — No Comments

The True Cost - film screening 3 May

Added by Michael Calderbank on April 14, 2019 at 13:03 — 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 consultation on the proposal to extend the Single-use Plastic bag charge to all retailers and to increase the minimum charge to 10p

Copied from: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/environmental-quality/extending-the-single-use-bags-charge/

Overview

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…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on January 3, 2019 at 11:58 — 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

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

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

Sign Divest Hackney’s petition and join Fossil Free London on Sat 28 April

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…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on April 7, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Horticultural Renewal Programme

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…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on March 30, 2018 at 15:04 — No Comments

The future for food, farming and the environment



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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Added by Michael Calderbank on March 30, 2018 at 15:01 — No Comments

Hackney Sustainable Food Charter - draft ready for comments

Here's a copy of a draft Hackney Sustainable Food Charter, prepared by the new Hackney Food Partnership. Comments and support are welcome now but please also come along to the launch event on 2nd March, at The Russet, Hackney Downs Studios, from 3 to 4.30pm (food market outside from 12 noon to 5pm).  

Through the Hackney Food Charter, we will be focusing on issues such as improving school and care meals,helping good food enterprises to flourish, providing residents with useful tools…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on February 20, 2014 at 0:00 — No Comments

Hackney his awarded the third highest level of New Homes Bonus in the UK

Hackney has been awarded the third highest level of New Homes Bonus in the UK for 2014-15 - £13,141,188. The…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on February 4, 2014 at 10:38 — No Comments

Help Made In Hackney raise £12,500

HELP MIH RAISE £12,500

Hello Local Food Lovers!

Made In Hackney needs your help! Today we're launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise £12,500. We'll use the money to deliver more vital cookery courses to local community groups such as young people in care, low income families and people with health problems.

We're offering great rewards for donors! Made In…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on February 3, 2014 at 23:47 — No Comments

Help register Haggerston Pool as a Community Asset

Haggerston Pool supporters are asked to help in registering Haggerston Pool as a Community Asset. The Save Haggerston Pool campaign want to do this first to establish the community's interest in the pool, and second it will help should we apply for grants to start work on the pool.

Your support is needed - Click…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on February 3, 2014 at 0:57 — No Comments

TfL Cycling Workplaces Scheme

An offer for London-based employers with 5 or more staff*



What’s available?

  • Free cycle parking for staff – view the various types on our website
  • Free bike checks…
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Added by Michael Calderbank on December 16, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

The Cost of Food Wastage Infographic

Food isn’t something you should have to worry about; however, even in developed countries like the UK, we’re still seeing around 6% of adults in the UK having to pay for food on credit (in July 2013), causing families to have an increased level of debt. Find out more information and get debt management help from…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on December 12, 2013 at 13:32 — No Comments

Five Good Reasons To Run A Green Open Homes Event

By:  (from …

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Added by Michael Calderbank on September 21, 2013 at 14:34 — No Comments

Work with Hackney Homes to improve biodiversity on your estate

Hackney Homes is looking for help from residents to enhance biodiversity.  Come up with ideas to improve your estate for animals and plants, identify areas of grassland that should be managed for biodiversity, identify trees that should be protected with tree preservation orders, and find areas that are suitable for nest and bat boxes. …

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Added by Michael Calderbank on June 7, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

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