Added by Sustainable Hackney on October 31, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments
Thanks to everyone who came along to the public meeting on 13th October "The Big Green Pow Wow".Continue
Our council is asking for your views on air pollution, walking, public transport, liveable neighbourhoods and other aspects of transport through two major consultations which close in October.
Did you know that the transport consultation includes proposals for increasing tree cover, introducing sustainable drainage systems and increasing food growing spaces?…Continue
We are creating an excellent local model but what future for global sustainability?
The SH AGM at Dalston's Eastern Curve Garden was another well attended, top networking event with over 50 people from all across the…Continue
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Congratulations to the Green Party for a strong showing in the elections held in Hackney last week. The Greens gained second place in the Mayoral, Council and European elections, confirming the growing support for the green agenda. Greens came second in 17 out of 21 wards showing good support across the borough.
The newly elected councillors and mayor will all be aware of the level of support for the green agenda in their wards - let's make sure they act on that in the next four…Continue
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On Thursday May 22nd Hackney goes to the polls to vote for 57 local councillors, 1 Hackney Mayor, and 8 London Euro MPs. This will be your chance to say who you want to run our council and represent you in Europe. A list of candidates is available here.
Hackney Unites is holding…Continue
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Mabley Green in Hackney is currently a boring but quite large patch of grass. The Mabley Green User Group received £100,000 (held by the council) to improve it and wants the money to be spent on creating the world's largest edible park full of fruit and nut trees, herbs and shrubs for all to enjoy. Sign their petition to the council …Continue
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Central to the Restart project is the idea of the "Restart Party" an event where members of the public bring along "broken electronics and sad kit to troubleshoot and fix". The event is facilitated by a number of repairers who bring tools and expertise, and who facilitate people's learning to repair things for themselves. Restart are holding two events at Arcola…Continue
In March Hackney changed its recycling system in a move that the council expected would boost recycling rates considerably.
The change from green boxes to green bags has made recycling easier, especially for those living in flats, but provisional figures show that Hackney is recycling only 0.5% more using recycling sacks. This is not the step change that was expected.…Continue
Can some suitably practical local person please apply to be included in the Restart Project's London "how to" session on 14th September: how to get started running a Restart Party or community repair event - logistics, tools, venues, health & safety as well as a Restart Party, apparently.
The Project recently ran their first ever event…Continue
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Lots of great ideas from the people at last night's meeting! Thanks for coming and contributing.
Click the photos for transcripts.
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Hackney Council has released waste and recycling data following a Freedom of Information request by a member of the Sustainable Hackney Steering Group:-.
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With the change to the new recycling system coming very soon we are left in the dark about what is happening to the amount of waste and recycling in our borough. The council has not published any data since December 2011 when the Annual Monitoring…Continue
Groundwork London, London Sustainability Exchange (LSx), and the London Wildlife Trust have received funding from the City Bridge Trust, Defra, SITA Trust, and the Big Lottery Fund's Local Food Programme to transform 70 areas of derelict land in the Olympic host boroughs (Barking & Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets,…
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Sustainable Hackney supports the campaign by Stokey Local objecting to the proposed development at Wilmer Place. To read more about the campaign see Stokey Local.
The deadline for comments on the proposal is this Friday 21st September.
Hackney Council's Voluntary and Community Sector Grants Programme for 2013/14 is open for applications.
The grants support the delivery of the six objectives contained in Hackney's Sustainable Community Strategy (SCS) which are:
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From the Royal Geographical Society, here is a Hackney walk about urban land use. Titled ‘Beans, berries and bees’ the walk visits urban spaces in Hackney being used to grow food and explores the potential of urban gardening in the borough. You can see the walk at the link here: Beans, berries and bees.…Continue