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The Big Climate Teach In at Climate Focused Education

July 4, 2020 from 10am to 4pm
This could be the biggest climate education conference ever. It aims to go a short distance towards bridging the current education crisis and long-term gap in the teaching of climate change. In this unprecedented time, where many young people all over the world lack access to climate education. Teachers and students have worked in challenging circumstances to rapidly improvise the use of online learning. As a response to this educational deficit, and utlising the fact educators and learners are…See More
Jun 24
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Sustainable Hackney Education for Sustainability (EfS) Network – A Personal Account of Aspirations and Hopes for a Post-Covid Sustainable Education System in Hackney.

Difficulties of home schooling during the Covid 19 lockdown have been well publicised, as has the recognition of the professionalism and hard work effected by teachers. Hopefully too, there will have dawned a realisation among parents and others that our education system has become mechanistic and soul-less.Over these months when streets and air-lanes have been more tranquil, people of all ages and persuasions have experienced a raised awareness of the natural world.  Many, who like myself,…See More
Jun 10
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FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2020 IN THE LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY (FAIRTRADE BOROUGH)

THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE HAS APPEARED ON HACKNEY COUNCIL WEBSITE AND IN HACKNEY LIFE.JOIN US AT OUR FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT EVENTS IN HACKNEY AND SUPPORT GROWERS AND FARMERS IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH BY CHANGING TO FAIRTRADE.CLLR GILBERT SMITH, HACKNEY FAIRTRADE CHAMPION AND SUSTAINABLE HACKNEY STEERING GROUP MEMBER.    Championing Fairtrade in HackneyHackney, 24 February 2020Local residents and…See More
Feb 25
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Fairtrade Fortnight Event at the Salvation Army at Fairtrade Fortnight with the Salvation Army

March 4, 2020 from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Join us at the welcoming and comfortable Hackney Salvation Army restaurant and shop to sample and buy Fairtrade goods during our 2020 Fairtrade Fortnight event there.Taste olive oil and herb dips, cover banana slices or marshmallows in fairtrade chocolate from our fountain, buy tickets for fair trade raffle or buy fairtrade coffee, tea, jam, black pepper or other goods at reduced rates.Enjoy coffee, snacks and meals from the Salvation Army restaurant while you are there - we'd all love to see…See More
Feb 14
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Eco Schools/Climate Education at Orchard School

March 9, 2020 from 4:30pm to 6pm
Hackney Learning Trust are now beginning to promote the Eco schools programme.Join us at Orchard Primary School, Hackney's ONLY Green Flag Eco school, for a meeting on the Eco School's programme and Climate Teaching in Hackney Schools.We will be discussing the Eco schools 7 stages, 10 topics and getting sustainability into the everyday life of the school as well as into the curriculum, sharing ideas and experiences and the best way to take the programme forward.As our young people keep…See More
Feb 14
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Eco Schools/Climate Education at Orchard School

March 5, 2020 from 4:30pm to 6pm
Hackney Learning Trust are now beginning to promote the Eco schools programme.Join us at Orchard Primary School, Hackney's ONLY Green Flag Eco school, for a meeting on the Eco School's programme and Climate Teaching in Hackney Schools.We will be discussing the Eco schools 7 stages, 10 topics and getting sustainability into the everyday life of the school as well as into the curriculum, sharing ideas and experiences and the best way to take the programme forward.As our young people keep…See More
Feb 8
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Fairtrade Christmas Sale at Fairtrade Christmas Sale at Hackney Service Centre

December 18, 2019 from 10:30am to 3pm
Last minute Christmas fairtrade shopping at Hackney Service Centre on Wednesday 18th December. Biscuits, cake, chocolate, christmas cards and other goodies for sale - come and join us - enter our raffle and buy well with growers in other parts of the world in mind.See More
Dec 4, 2019
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Nov 3, 2019
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"5 Years of the Fairtrade Mark Celebration in Hackney at Fairtrade

October 9, 2019 from 11am to 2pm
Join Hackney fairtrade Group in the Service Centre (behind the Town Hall) to celebrate 25 years of the Fairtrade Mark.There will be coffee tasting, olive oil and herbs, sweets, chocolate and many other fairtrade delights.Come and join us!See More
Oct 1, 2019
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WELCOME BACK TO A NEW, SUSTAINABLE, ECO FRIENDLY YEAR - Are You Ready To Take On Eco-Schools?

THE CLIMATE CRISISWe begin the new school year in the same state of political confusion in which we finished the last one, with Brexit still dragging endlessly on.   Were we to be cynical, we might feel either that some of our politicians are deliberately procrastinating or are happy to let the impasse continue, thus permitting the government the reason to avoid facing up to the biggest crisis of all – the Climate Emergency. However, their Climate Complacency won’t last long.  Many actions and…See More
Sep 15, 2019
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Celebrating 25 Years of the Fairtrade Mark in London at Fairtrade/Social Justice

October 5, 2019 from 11am to 2pm
Join us from 10:30am for tea and coffee. The main event begins at 11am, with speakers, networking and discussions until lunch.Come and hear from Esperanza Dionisio, an inspirational pioneer of Fairtrade and Organic coffee farming in Peru about what we have to celebrate after 25 years of the Fairtrade Mark. Discuss where next for the Fairtrade movement. Share ideas, challenges and build connections with other groups and organisations across London.…See More
Sep 13, 2019
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Build the climate strikes - London wide meeting at Youth Strikes for Climate Justice

September 9, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
London-wide meeting to build for 20 September climate strikes. With only two weeks to go we invite trade unionists, workers and activists across London to a meeting, hosted by Camden Unison, to share what plans are already in place to join students for a climate strike on 20th September. We will look at how we can redouble our efforts to build more support for the climate strike including building the profile of the strike across London. We will also discuss how we can use the UCU call on the…See More
Sep 6, 2019
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Jul 24, 2019
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Education for Sustainability (EfS)

EfS  July 2019Reflecting on the last academic year for our educators' newsletter, we realised just how far most people have now come, in accepting that ‘climate change’ is beyond doubt and that it has now become a ‘climate emergency’.Preparing for a September school INSET at this time last year, we felt it best to include a quick explanation of the causes of and need for mitigation of climate change before we made recommendations and suggestions for teaching and tackling sustainability in…See More
Jul 22, 2019
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Jul 16, 2019

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Type
Individual
About me
Semi-retired/part time teacher - still trying to bring some kind of sustainability into a school! Live by Vicky Park and still have no time for gardening or reading
Interests
Biodiversity, Education, Energy, Food, Waste and recycling, Social Justice

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Sustainable Hackney Education for Sustainability (EfS) Network – A Personal Account of Aspirations and Hopes for a Post-Covid Sustainable Education System in Hackney.

Posted on June 10, 2020 at 5:00 0 Comments

Difficulties of home schooling during the Covid 19 lockdown have been well publicised, as has the recognition of the professionalism and hard work effected by teachers. Hopefully too, there will have dawned a realisation among parents and others that our education system has become mechanistic and soul-less.

Over these months when streets and air-lanes have been more tranquil, people of all ages and persuasions have experienced a raised awareness of the natural world. …

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FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2020 IN THE LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY (FAIRTRADE BOROUGH)

Posted on February 25, 2020 at 20:30 0 Comments

THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE HAS APPEARED ON HACKNEY COUNCIL WEBSITE AND IN HACKNEY LIFE.

JOIN US AT OUR FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT EVENTS IN HACKNEY AND SUPPORT GROWERS AND FARMERS IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH BY CHANGING TO FAIRTRADE.

CLLR GILBERT SMITH, HACKNEY FAIRTRADE CHAMPION AND SUSTAINABLE HACKNEY STEERING GROUP MEMBER.

   …

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WELCOME BACK TO A NEW, SUSTAINABLE, ECO FRIENDLY YEAR - Are You Ready To Take On Eco-Schools?

Posted on September 15, 2019 at 18:00 0 Comments

THE CLIMATE CRISIS
We begin the new school year in the same state of political confusion in which we finished the last one, with Brexit still dragging endlessly on.   Were we to be cynical, we might feel either that some of our politicians are deliberately procrastinating or are happy to let the impasse continue, thus permitting the government the reason to avoid facing up to the…
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Education for Sustainability (EfS)

Posted on July 22, 2019 at 10:00 0 Comments

EfS  July 2019

Reflecting on the last academic year for our educators' newsletter, we realised just how far most people have now come, in accepting that ‘climate change’ is beyond doubt and that it has now become a ‘climate emergency’.

Preparing for a September school INSET at this time last year, we felt it best to include a quick explanation of the causes of and need for mitigation of climate change before we made recommendations and…

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