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» Say No to Animal Factories in the UK! Take Action for People, Animals and Planet

A proposed mega pig factory in Derbyshire will place the health of women at a local prison, and that of all local residents, at great risk. Amy Thomas, Outreach Intern at UK charity Farms Not Factories, explains why this poisonous plan for a pig factory, and others like it, is bad news for people, animals [...]

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On December 18th, 2014

» The Benefits of Community Food Gardens: Growing Health in Housing Conference is a Success!

Unanimous agreement on the health benefits of community gardening in social housing! WEN volunteer Bex Paffard reports from the Growing Health in Housing conference in Mile End.

On 20th November 2014, representatives from housing associations, local authorities, public health and third sector organisations flocked to the Southern Grove Community Centre in Mile End for Growing Health [...]

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On November 28th, 2014

» Join us for the Growing Health in Housing Conference!

THURSDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2014, 09:30 – 14:00
SOUTHERN GROVE COMMUNITY CENTRE, MILE END, E3 4PX
This Thursday Women’s Environmental Network is teaming up with Capital Growth to host Growing Health in Housing, a conference for housing associations and public health officials wanting to learn more about community food growing in housing estates, and about the many and [...]

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On November 16th, 2014

» Real Nappies: Absorbing the Lessons of Incentive Schemes

Local authorities have used incentives and rewards for many years to try to bring about behavioural change, especially in the area of recycling and waste prevention.  Hilary Vick, manager of Real Nappies for London and founder of Nappy Ever After talks to WEN about incentives to promote the greener practice of using reusable nappies. Article [...]

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On November 12th, 2014

» *Autumn Gathering* of Tower Hamlets Food Growing Network

Join Women’s Environmental Network at Chrisp Street Market on Saturday 18th October for the Autumn Gathering of the Tower Hamlets Food Growing Network! Fresh food and fresh ideas for London’s eco- and health-conscious foodies…

Following the success of the Summer Gathering at Spitalfields City Farm (check out photos here), WEN has once again teamed up with [...]

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On October 14th, 2014

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