Hackney,
05
November
2019
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20:50
Europe/London

Join Hackney’s third annual Sustainability Day

Cllr Jon Burke, Mayor Phil Glanville and Deputy Mayor Cllr Feryal Clark

Hackney Council is set to host its third annual Sustainability Day on Saturday 16 November, and is inviting local people to come and find out how they can help tackle the climate emergency.

At the low waste, zero single use plastic event, there’ll be energy saving advice, free low-carbon food and refreshments, a zero waste market where people can pick pick up loose foods, free bicycle checks, a clothes swap, endangered species face-painting.and lots of other stalls giving advice on environmental sustainability and tackling the climate emergency.

Residents will also be able to take their first peek at Hackney Council’s new publicly-owned energy company and find out more about the Council’s plans for it.

There’ll be lots of activities for children too - including a kids area with the face painting, a play street and a smoothie bike. 

Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm
Earlier this year we declared a climate emergency and approved a motion that commits Hackney Council to some of the most ambitious commitments of any council to tackle man-made global warming, including reducing our carbon footprint by 45% by 2030, reaching net-zero emissions by 2040, setting up our own publicly-owned clean energy company, switching to 100% renewable electricity in Council buildings by 2020, delivering ground-breaking tree and green infrastructure investments, and transforming Hackney’s waste system. 

Our third-annual Sustainability Day will give people a chance to find out about the rapid action the Council is taking to address the climate emergency, and what they can do to tackle it.
Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm

The event will be hosted at Hackney Town Hall at 10am-4pm on Saturday 16 November. To find out more, visit: www.hackney.gov.uk/sustainability-day.