Reclaiming the Streets, fighting Air Pollution in Tower Hamlets
Air pollution in Tower Hamlets is well above the legal limit and impacting on the health of you and your family. Let's vote on an air quality campaign which works for local people!
Join us on Saturday 9th September for lunch and vote on the best idea for achieving cleaner air in Tower Hamlets.
Come and join us at Shuffle Festival!
This is Shuffle in its own words:
SHUFFLE joins people together to create the kind of cities they want to live in. As an organisation, Shuffle works to build a more integrated community presence in the built and natural environment.
SHUFFLE FESTIVAL is an annual event in Mile End. The festival exhibits creativity through film, science, performance, architectural installations, walks, food, and music. We run on a small budget and use local talent and attract a majority local audience (over 70% with an E3 postcode). We have done this now for four years in the area, initially at the former workhouse and psychiatric hospital, St Clement’s, owned by the GLA, and at London’s most urban woodland, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park (THCP) for the last three years. The park is managed by The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park (www.fothcp.org) on behalf of the Landlord the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
This May, join thousands of people everywhere to demand that we do what is necessary for climate action — divest from fossil fuels.
Hackney Fixers are holding next Restart Party on Saturday 18th March, in Shoreditch Library from 12pm - 3pm. We'd love to see you there!
If you've got electrical items that need fixing, bring them along and the fantastic repairers will try to help you. *Also* at this Restart Party we've got a special clothing repair workshop with Barley Massey.
Don't despair, just repair!
Come and join us for our next monthly meeting, to find out about - and get involved in! - our campaigning on bees, fossil fuels and clean air.
If you're new, feel free to contact our membership Secretary Rivka beforehand if you have any questions about the meetings or what we're up to generally.
We normally try to go for a few drinks afterwards, do join us! Alcoholic or non as people prefer.
An average of 22.5 million people have been displaced each year by climate or weather-related disasters (for example floods, droughts or devastating storms) in the last seven years - equivalent to 62,000 people every day .
On Human Rights Day we asked our supporters to stand up for the rights of climate refugees. Thank you to everyone who has signed so far – if you haven’t already please do sign the petition.
These climate refugees have no legal status in international law, leaving them vulnerable and unsupported. It’s clear we need a response to this so climate refugees aren’t left vulnerable and unsupported.
On 11 February we're co-hosting a conference in London to plan how we take this work forward. Please come and contribute to this crucial work.
Event: ‘Climate Refugees’- The Climate Crisis and Population Displacement: Building a Trade Union and Civil Society Response
When: Saturday 11 February
Where: NUT Conference Centre, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, Euston, London, WC1H 9BD
The day will be a chance to:
- learn more about the impact of climate change on migration,
- dispel myths about refugees, and
- develop our demands for stronger government leadership on this issue.
We’d also be incredibly grateful if you could help promote this event. You can do this by sharing the conference with your networks, mailing lists and on social media:
We’d love you to join us for Hackney & Tower Hamlets Friends of the Earth’s Annual General Meeting.
The event is free and open to all, but it would be helpful if you could let us know in advance if you are planning to join us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before the meeting.
The meeting will involve a review of our highlights of 2016, planning for 2017 and will involve the formal business of the election of officers (Coordinator and Treasurer).
Location: Straw Bale Room, Hackney City Farm, 1a Goldsmith's Row, London, E2 8QA.
Date and time: Sun 15 January 2017, 13.00-16.00
We look forward to seeing you there!