Author Archives: beth

GREEN BABY

Did you know that chemicals in food and packaging, cleaning products, furniture and cosmetics can be harmful to babies and children? Wen will be launching a series of guides on baby toiletries, cleaning products, toys, nappies and furniture and paint plus a programme of workshops for expectant parents, parents and health professionals.

FILLING THE PANTRY – BUILDING DIGNIFIED RESPONSES TO OUR HUNGER CRISIS

On Wednesday 16 October, Wen is taking part in filling the pantry, organized by the London housing financial inclusion group. coinciding with London challenge poverty week, the round table will bring local authorities, housing associations and food charities together to explore partnerships to tackle hunger in London.

SOIL SISTERS – TRANSFORMING MORE THAN GARDENS

The ability of gardening and growing your own food to inspire learning and discovery of common ground between people coming from different contexts is the driving force behind the Soil Sisters project, which sees the Women’s Environmental Network partnering with five womens’ refuges across northeast London to deliver gardening sessions and empower the residents of each refuge to transform their gardens into beautifully productive and therapeutic spaces.

BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO A NEGLECTED GREEN SPACE

Last week, along with France, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Romania, the UK was called by the European Commission to Europe’s highest court after failing to address ‘unlawful’ levels of nitrogen dioxide-based air pollution. While the UK is not alone in this regard with 26 of the 28 EU Member States currently breaching air quality legislation that has been binding for years, WEN’s focus on linking women, health and environment make highlighting this issue in a local context invaluable.