Sustainable Hackney's Blog (65)

Stop big fashion hijacking the grassroots repair movement

We've added Sustainable Hackney and Hackney Fixers as signatories of this petition protesting the hijacking of Repair Week by Primark, which, as a fast fashion retailer, is a totally inappropriate sponsor.  …

Continue

Added by Sustainable Hackney on March 25, 2022 at 14:41 — No Comments

Let's talk rubbish- You can make a difference today. We want to hear your opinion on your council services for recycling and rubbish.

Did you know that right now in north London, we are spending £40 million each year to burn the rubbish that is collected in an incinerator in Edmonton, north of Tottenham.

That means a lot of plastics, food waste, clothing and much more is incinerated  and not recycled ♻️, composted, or reused as…

Continue

Added by Sustainable Hackney on March 25, 2022 at 13:22 — No Comments

Sign the petition - Stop the government attempt to stifle students from discussing the politics of climate change

From parents concerned about the Tories' Climate Education Strategy - Please sign and share

We have started a petition asking for the clause around protest and campaigning to be removed from the Climate Education Strategy as we feel it is a violation of democracy and puts schools in a position where they will be failing students by not giving them the tools they need to understand…

Continue

Added by Sustainable Hackney on February 19, 2022 at 15:59 — No Comments

Stop the Edmonton incinerator plan- Petition to Hackney's NLWA reps to pause and review

Stop the Edmonton incinerator plan

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is poised to build a new bigger incinerator in Edmonton. Hackney is one of seven north London boroughs behind the scheme. Due to its size, cost and the environmental damage it will cause; we demand that the NLWA stop and…

Continue

Added by Sustainable Hackney on December 7, 2021 at 16:00 — No Comments

Climate Jobs - Building a workforce for the climate emergency

(edited by, among others, Fliss Premru, Sustainable Hackney member, who's the lead author of Chapter 7: Towards Zero Waste: climate jobs in the circular economy). Other contributors/editors include Martin Empson - who spoke at the first Hackney Climate Coalition meeting - and Suzanne Jeffrey, Hackney resident.…

Continue

Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 24, 2021 at 17:30 — No Comments

Welcome to Mete Coban - Hackney’s cabinet member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm

We welcome the appointment of Mete Coban MBE to lead Hackney's efforts to tackle the climate crisis and we are pleased that he has already acknowledged the climate emergency as a priority.

Hackney formally declared an emergency in 2019.  We produced a community response to that declaration in November that…

Continue

Added by Sustainable Hackney on March 10, 2021 at 12:00 — No Comments

Is incineration the right solution for Hackney’s Waste?

Photo: Tim Lewis

The recent articles in the Observer and the…

Continue

Added by Sustainable Hackney on March 1, 2021 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Walks connecting Hackney's Parks and Green Spaces

With the increase in use of green spaces for exercise we are republishing these walks.  It will be interesting to try them again to see how things have changed in the last 10 years.  Enjoy!…


Continue

Added by Sustainable Hackney on January 1, 2021 at 17:00 — No Comments

Hackney Parks and "Housing" Green Space Strategy

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

Building Back Better – what do you want?

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

Hackney Food Hub Christmas Appeal

Continue

Added by Sustainable Hackney on December 7, 2020 at 9:43 — No Comments

Hackney SUTR protest at the Museum of the Home

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

Have an input to Hackney's Parks & Green Spaces and Green Infrastucture Strategies

Photo Kate Poland

Hackney Council has launched a consultation on it's draft Parks and Green Spaces Strategy.   You can read the …

Continue

Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 21, 2020 at 16:30 — No Comments

Tree Musketeers stunning Trees Calendar for 2021 now on sale

A beautiful calendar which makes a lovely gift.  

Available from 

Palm 2 Supermarket 152-156 Lower Clapton Road (by Clapton Pond) E5 0QJ

The Broadway Bookshop 6 Broadway Market, E8 4QJ 

Church Street Post Office 170 Church Street, Stoke Newington, N16 0JL

Abney Park Cemetery Trust - Visitor…

Continue

Added by Sustainable Hackney on October 31, 2020 at 18:00 — No Comments

Nature recovery in Hackney

Hackney has started the process of replacing its Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP).  The BAP was developed by the Hackney Biodiversity Partnership and outlined priorities and set out a programme of action to improve biodiversity across the borough.  Developed and monitored by a group of local people interested in nature conservation the partnership has continued to meet…

Continue

Added by Sustainable Hackney on September 29, 2020 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Where are we with Hackney’s Climate Emergency?

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

Continue

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…

Continue

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.’…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

Added by Sustainable Hackney on March 12, 2020 at 18:27 — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

Contact us

Contacts

Email: info@sustainablehackney.org.uk

Twitter: @SustainHackney

Facebook: @SustainHackney


Mailing list


Membership

Many local organisations and individual members support our work. Find out more.

@SustainHackney

© 2022   Created by Sustainable Hackney   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service