Hackney Council's drive towards creating a more sustainable local environment has recognised by an international organisation.
Following in the footsteps of New York, Shanghai and Milan: this month London will be the centre of events for Slow Living week, which supports the idea that society would benefit from slowing down and taking more time to reflect on how individuals' actions can have more positive benefits on their environment.
Italian organisation the Art of Slow Living Living (L'Arte del Vivere con Lentezza) is to recognise that Hackney is one of the greenest boroughs in London and highlighted specific initiatives such as local food growing and the promotion of non-motorised forms of transport.
It has also noted the work done throughout the borough by community organisations such as Hackney Community Tree Nursery and Edible Forest Garden and Eastern Curve Garden in Dalston.
Cllr Jonathan McShane will be presented with an award on behalf of the people of Hackney at an event at Dalston C.L.R. James Library on March 28 at 5:30pm. Cllr McShane says: “It will be an honour for me to receive this award on behalf of the Council and the borough. Sustainable living and caring for our local environment are top priorities for us.”
The event will feature baroque music from Ensemble Demetrio and residents are welcome to attend.
To learn more about Hackney Council's Greener Living initiatives, visit: hackney.gov.uk/greenerliving.htm. For further details on Slow Living Week, visit: www.goslowbehappy.com.