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Energy Harvest

The People’s Postcode Lottery gave the Farm money to help local people understand efficient energy use. The Farm built a renewal energy sculpture.

Hackney City Farm wants to protect the natural environment. We provide learning on animals plants and farming and explore what is important to sustaining the balance of nature.

Pollution means our climate has changed, affecting environments around the globe. Floods, melting glaciers, fires and rising temperatures threaten the land, crop growth, animal and human lives. Our environment is wounded.

The farm has a range of initiatives – solar panels, bicycle cinema, bio fuel, recycling and composting. This year we have built a big renewable power sculpture and this webpage – Energy Harvest, thanks to players of Postcode Lottery, to get us all thinking about and using energy more wisely.

Useful Links

Switching to a renewable electricity supplier, visit which gives details of four 100% renewable electricity suppliers.

See which supplier you like the look of, enter some details (address, whether you need both gas and electricity or just electricity, your last meter reading if you have it).

Your new supplier will contact your existing supplier and confirm the date when you will switchover to them.

Once you’ve switched you’ll be safe in the knowledge that you’ll be reducing your carbon emissions by up to 50%.

All of the companies on also offer a percentage of green gas. Green gas is produced mainly via a process of anaerobic digestion (eg food waste) or thermal gasification of the UK’s biodegradeable waste.

Guardian article

There are plenty of ways to reduce your carbon footprint. This article has some great ideas:

This site will tell you the best and worst times for using energy. Help limit pollution which is due to pressure on our National Grid!

Energy Saving Trust has some great useful tips

To access funding for similar projects and more go to

Postcode Local Trust is a grant giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. To find out more and apply for funding go to

To find out how to play and support more charities, go to

You can view the project detail PDF below, however, it can take a few minutes to load.

Download project detail