ENVIRONMENSTRUAL WEEK OF ACTION

JOIN THE MOVEMENT TO MAKE HEALTHY, ECO-FRIENDLY PERIOD PRODUCTS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE – ENVIRONMENSTRUAL WEEK OF ACTION 19TH – 25TH OCTOBER 2020

 

We’re excited to announce that the theme for the 3rd annual Environmenstrual Week of Action (EWOA 2020) will be “Period Parity”. The week of activism from 19th – 25th October will advocate for improving access to plastic-free period products and shed light on how reusables, in particular, can play a unique role in tackling period poverty. People with periods should have equal access to impartial period education and a range of products, reusables being no exception. We think reusables should be on an equal playing field when it comes to accessibility to period products. That means more supermarkets stocking them, schools offering them, and mainstream manufacturers producing them.

*COVID-19 has highlighted the fact that periods don’t stop for pandemics. Reusables are more needed now than ever as a sustainable alternative to manage our flows through times of uncertainty and single-use product shortages.

We are now actively looking for partners to help support EWOA.  Together with the coalition, this focussed week of action amplifies the environmental and health messaging surrounding menstruation through a combination of social actions and a digital campaign.  Our downloadable EWOA Toolkit (2020 version will be launched shortly) is filled with ideas on how organisations and individuals can get involved.  This is an exciting opportunity for an organisation or individual to galvanize on the success of the last 2 years and to help make 2020 even bigger.

 

GET INVOLVED

  • Help ensure that people with periods have equal access to impartial period education and a range of products including reusables. There is a downloadable toolkit that has detailed advice and resources on how to get involved. These include, film screenings, creating washable pads, quiz nights, beach cleans and fundraising activities.  
  • Register now for our money off codes for reusable and organic plastic free period products. A great incentive to try new period products. Why not share this with your friends and family?
  • Fancy yourself as a bit of an activist? And you don’t need to leave your arm chair. Write or contact on social media manufacturers and retailers of conventional period products asking them to ditch the plastic. We have everything you need in our toolkit.
  • Are you a parent? A grandparent? Or perhaps you are at school yourself? Ask your school what period education they have at school and if it is independent of brands. We have a great guide in our toolkit.
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Environmenstrual Week 19th – 25th October 2020.