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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 — No Comments

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

Sustainable Hackney is community partner for Library of Things Dalston

The launch of Library of Things Dalston has been put on hold while the library is closed.

You may have heard that the Library of Things is coming to Dalston.  The LoT will be based at Dalston CLR James Library and is a lending library for tools, DIY, gardening and cleaning equipment, and stuff for…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on May 29, 2020 at 13:44 — No Comments

Open letter to the Mayor of Hackney

Following our recent meeting on the community response to the climate emergency we have written to the Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, and invited him to join the panel debate at our next meeting on 25th March.


March 2020

Community response to Hackney’s Climate Emergency…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on March 12, 2020 at 18:27 — 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

Community response to Hackney's climate emergency declaration

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…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 15, 2019 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

Can you help us improve our website?

Have you ever visited the Sustainability Hackney website? Could you spare 15 – 20 minutes for a chat about your experience using the website?

 

Sustainable Hackney is about to embark on a small project to better understand how people use our website and how we can better deliver information about our…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on December 5, 2018 at 15:21 — No Comments

Why capitalism loves plastic

Why capitalism loves plastic

The film 'Plastic Ocean' screened by SH showed starkly the madness of using an indestructible material for throw-away…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 16, 2018 at 22:00 — No Comments

Hackney Council needs to work on improving Hackney's good food rating

This year Hackney scored a disappointing 43% in the Good Food for London report, which helps gauge how London is doing to secure a healthy and sustainable food future, with a score less than half of the leading…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on October 27, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

Urban harvesting in Hackney this Autumn

Hundreds of tonnes of fruit go to waste every year in London, in public parks and private gardens. Feedback wants to change that in collaboration with Urban Harvest (north London), and continuing the good work of…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on October 5, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

Launch of the Loop at Pembury

The Loop at Pembury is a reuse project on the Pembury Estate launched in September which aims to make quality secondhand furniture available to purchase at super, cheap prices.

  • There is a workshop on the estate, where volunteers repair and upcycle donated…
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Added by Sustainable Hackney on October 5, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

A busy time at Sustainability Awareness day

On Saturday 30th September, at the Sustainability Awareness Day in the Town Hall Square we welcomed members of the public to two stalls, one for Hackney Energy and the other for Sustainable Hackney.
 
A steady stream of ‘sustainable punters’ visited our stalls expressing interest in the exciting…
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Added by Sustainable Hackney on October 4, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Sugar Smart Hackney - working towards healthy and sustainable food in Hackney

From Mary Atkinson, Sugar Smart Coordinator,  HFP Secretary

 

Last month, Hackney Food Partnership (HFP) was delighted to receive a 12 month grant from Sustainable Food Cities to run a joint Sugar Smart Hackney campaign with Hackney Council Public Health who have match funded…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on August 7, 2017 at 15:24 — No Comments

Education for Sustainability comes into focus

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.…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on August 1, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Where can you park people?

We love the People Parking Bay initiative by local Living Streets activist Brenda. 

So creative! Go and park yourself soon.

Added by Sustainable Hackney on June 1, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

Hackney law firm 3 : Government 0

Hackney law firm Client Earth won a third court victory over the Govenment which has repeatedly delayed publication of it's Air Quality plans.  The judge agreed with Client Earth that public health concerns overule the convention of purdah which the government tried to use to delay publishing the plans until after the general election.  Now they must be published on 9th May after the local elections.…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on April 29, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

"A city for all Londoners" - Mayor Khan, open up the debate!

Sustainable Hackney has responded to Mayor Sadiq Khan's 'extended manifesto', A City for all Londoners.  It outlines the direction for his review of the London Plan and his other strategies.  It is rich in ambition, but we have called for a rethink as the main concepts of "accommodating growth", "World City" and "good growth underpinning the document are…
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Added by Sustainable Hackney on December 11, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

So who is Jon Burke, the new Cabinet Member for Energy, sustainability and community services?

Following his election in September, Hackney's new mayor Philip Glanville appointed Councillor Jon Burke to coordinate the council's work on energy, sustainability and community services. His brief ranges from environmental sustainability, energy efficiency and climate change to community energy, fair trade and volunteering.  We're clear that we want to engage well with the council. And the …
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Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 7, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

Sustainable Hackney launches Greenprint for Social Justice

At the Sustainable Hackney AGM on 28th September the Greenprint for Hackney- Social Justice was discussed and approved.  See also our workstream page on Social Justice.

Philip Pearson (Chair) explained that a Greenprint on social justice had been drafted and we were looking to the future and seeking ideas…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 4, 2016 at 18:30 — No Comments

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