Hackney’s major environmental campaigns have merged to campaign for change in the borough and today 20th February) Sustainable Hackney launches a new website to support its work at sustainablehackney.org.uk.
“Our aim”, says Chair, Russell Miller, “is to draw closer together the huge number of people in the borough with skills and interest in the environment and sustainability to make our action for change more effective. We need to go far faster and further to make things sustainable locally and make Hackney’s contribution to solving the global environmental crises.”
Combining hard information on the tricky issues that must be confronted, with social networking and opportunities for discussion, the website will provide a key tool to encourage participation and action.
A stunning series of green maps showcases the amazing energy of the environmental movement in the borough.
Tree Musketeers, Hackney Marsh User Group and the Tree Nursery and Edible Forest Garden are local projects hosted on the site. There’s room for more so local groups that share Sustainable Hackney’s objectives are encouraged to get in touch.
Anyone can register, post their events, blog about issues that concern them, network with other users and find out how to get involved.
Sustainable Hackney will be discussing priorities for action in the coming year at its first AGM on 25th April so people are encouraged to join as members as well as registering on the website. To find out about joining Sustainable Hackney see sustainablehackney.org.uk/membership
(Sustainable Hackney is an umbrella group for the environment and sustainability in the London Borough of Hackney. Formed by the merger of Hackney Environment Forum and Hackney Environment Network, it will address sustainability issues in the borough, support and network local groups, and carry out projects that complement and support the many local initiatives in the borough.)