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Eco-schools/Sustainable Schools Networking and Support Meeting at EfS Waste and Recycling

November 29, 2018 from 4:30pm to 6pm
 SUSTAINABLE/ECO-SCHOOLS NETWORKING MEETINGAs part of our support for Education for Sustainability/Eco-Schools Programme, in Hackney, we are holding support and networking meetings for anyone who is interested in making their school a sustainable/Eco-School.Our first meeting will have as its theme one of the Eco-Schools topics -WASTE AND RECYCLING -and we will have The Schools’ Recycling and Food Waste officers from LBH, EcoActive and Plastic Free Hackney who can advise you, as well as…See More
Nov 3
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London Upcycling Show at Walthamstow Assembly Hall

November 18, 2018 from 11am to 2pm
A fun, free, family-friendly event showcasing upcycling at its best: - View the transformed upcycled competition entries - Vote for your winner - Take part in creative workshops - Ask the Upcycling experts including ITV's 'Love your Home and Garden' Kunle Barker, Ground Force's Tommy Walsh, Upcycled Hour creator Chris Billinghurst and Home Genie presenter and vlogger Georgina Burnett - Shop the upcycled furniture market for christmas gifts - Pick up money-saving DIY tips Free to attend…See More
Nov 3
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Rebellion Day at Rebellion Day

November 17, 2018 from 10am to 3pm
“Tell the Truth and Act as if that Truth is Real”Rebel Against the British Government For Criminal Inaction in the Face of Climate Change Catastrophe and Ecological CollapseIn accordance with our conscience and as a clear duty to our children; our communities; this nation; and the planet; we are going to rebel against this criminally negligent government. Our government's abject failure to protect citizens and the next generations from unimaginable suffering brought about by climate breakdown…See More
Nov 3
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SH Films For Action Screening at St Pauls West Hackney

November 23, 2018 from 7pm to 11pm
Calais Children: A Case to Answer is a film and live campaign by Sue Clayton. It is a compelling 62-minute film following the scandal of what happened to the almost 2000 lone children who were in the Calais Jungleuntil it was razed by French authorities in October 2016 – many of whom had a legal…See More
Nov 3
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LCRN - Sustainable Threads: Roundtable Discussion and Clothes Swap at The Old Fire Station

September 29, 2018 from 11:30am to 3:30pm
Join us at a free roundtable discussion on reducing waste on post-consumer fashion. By shifting attitudes from throwaway fashion to 'made to treasure' up-cycled couture, we hope to both inspire and enable the local community to reconsider how they might reduce waste with their fashion habits.This is the first event of the two-part 'Festival of Sustainble Fashion' taking place in North London this Autumn. As part our our commitment to reducing throwaway fashion, after the roundtable discussion,…See More
Sep 20
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Eco-Schools/Education for Sustainability at Orchard Primary School

June 21, 2018 from 4:15pm to 5:45pm
JOIN US TO MAKE HACKNEY PUPILS THE GREENEST!CALLING ALL SCHOOL COMMUNITY MEMBERS.ARE YOU A TEACHER, LEADERSHIP TEAM MEMBER, SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGER, SITE MANAGER, PARENT, GOVERNOR OR OTHER STAFF MEMBER?Sustainable Hackney ‘Education for Sustainability (EfS) Network’ is working with Hackney Council to make Hackney a Beacon Borough for Education for SustainabilityFind out how to start YOUR school on the road to sustainability and environmental awareness plus all the benefits it brings to our…See More
Jun 16
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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 https://consultation.hackney.gov.uk/streetscene/lansdowne-drive-and-westgate-street-school-street/Plans to…See More
May 26
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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…See More
May 6
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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 Hackney Council from fossil fuels:…See More
Apr 7
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ChatsFest meeting at Chats Palace (blue room upstairs)

March 28, 2018 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Interested in seeing ChatsFest happen in Sept 2018? Bring your ideas along to a meeting to discuss what's possible, on March 28, at 6.30pm at Chats Palace (blue room upstairs).See More
Mar 10
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Thames Beach Clean at Meet by the river on the South Bank in front of Tate Modern

October 14, 2017 from 2:45pm to 5pm
In support of the Greenpeace Ocean Plastic campaign against Coca Cola and Greenpeace's UK wide Community Clean project in October, the London groups will be joining forces to do a Thames Beach Clean. More info about the Thames Beach Clean here.Take the the plastics pledge and read more about the issues…See More
Oct 14, 2017
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Hackney Fixers Restart Party at Dalston CLR James Library

November 29, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
In November The Restart Project will be dropping in to Dalston on their virtual tour of London to fix electrical and electrical appliances with us at Dalston CLR James Library.  This will be our first evening Restart Party, and it also marks our fourth anniversary!So dig out those lazy laptops and tired…See More
Oct 7, 2017
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Hackney Fixers Restart Party at Homerton Library

October 28, 2017 from 12pm to 3pm
In October we'll be heading East and returning to Homerton Library.  We love this bright roomy venue.  We'll have a Restart Party and a clothing repair workshop, so dig out those jaded jeans, lazy laptops and tired toasters and bring them along!  We hope to see lots of our regular restarters and welcome…See More
Oct 7, 2017
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Fixing Fridays at Dalston CLR James Library

October 13, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
Do you feel frustrated by electronic and electrical appliances that stop working?  Want to learn to make them last longer?  Join Hackney Fixers for Fixing Fridays, where we show you how to repair and take back control!These free workshops are at Dalston CLR James Library…See More
Oct 7, 2017
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Energy Harvest project workshop at Hackney City Farm Straw Bale Build Room

October 24, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
Spinning Chopsticks Workshop for all the family. Using a box, cogs and chopsticks, make your own Automata to take home!Creative and fun, you can design your own mechanism, using simple components. Great way to explore generating energy and consider renewable energies. This workshop leads onto workshops to build a Big Renewable Power Sculpture later in the week at Hackney City Farm This project is supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery.See More
Oct 7, 2017

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Lansdowne Drive and Westgate Street School Street & Bus Gate get the go-ahead

Posted on May 26, 2018 at 19:15 0 Comments

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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Clean air should be a basic human right

Posted on May 6, 2018 at 12:40 0 Comments

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…

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

Posted on April 7, 2018 at 11:00 0 Comments

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 ...

 

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Horticultural Renewal Programme

Posted on March 30, 2018 at 15:04 0 Comments

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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At 16:52 on August 13, 2014, Mary Atkinson said…

Many thanks Michael.  I hope to be at the next meeting

At 20:48 on June 25, 2013, John Little said…

Hi Michael

We certainly reduce the herbicide use by using plants but at the moment would find it difficult to use less, especially on the hard surfaces.

Happy to chat through, on the estate most weeks if you wanted to come down.  

 
 
 

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