The event aims to bring together people who live or work in Hackney and who want to help make it a greener place. It is also an opportunity to hear what the council is up to on all things green, including what progress has been made on the suggestions of residents at the last meeting (held in October 2011). Attendees will be able find out about local groups who are running projects in the borough and how to get involved in them, as well as share with the council and others suggestions for how they could do better.
Speakers will include: Sophie Linden, Hackney council cabinet member for sustainability; James Palmer, the council’s projects chief; Anna O’Brien and Feimatta Conteh of Dalston Energy Angels, a sustainability group; and local organisations, including Hackney and Tower Hamlets branches of Friends of the Earth.
Dalston Energy Angels‘ (and Arcola Theatre Sustainability Projects Manager) Feimattah Conteh spoke to EastLondonLines ahead of the meeting, and explained why Hackney residents should care about green issues:
Feimatta also explained what challenges and barriers Hackney faces in making it a greener borough, and how her own projects have tried to overcome them:
Greener Hackney, Attic at the Hackney Picturehouse, Mare Street, London E8 1HE, Saturday 12 May 2012, 10.30am-2pm. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP Fran Bury Francesca.Bury@Hackney.gov.uk, 020 8356 7915