How effective are menstrual campaigns in reaching BAME women?

How effective are menstrual campaigns in reaching BAME women?

Mainstream activism into women’s menstrual experiences place ‘women’ as a standalone category and does not take into consideration minority women’s intersecting identities or their socioeconomic status. Research shows the BAME community are the most vulnerable and excluded segment of society. This means they are at higher risk of period poverty, menstrual stigmatization, and underrepresentation in discussions regards to menstrual health issues.

Live Well Recipes for Sharing

Live Well Recipes for Sharing

Spring is finally here and the Live Well team have been busy planting and cooking up a storm. Here we share some of our latest recipes and a few snap shots from beautiful Limborough Garden.

Soil Sisters Away Day by Alexia Shakos

Soil Sisters Away Day by Alexia Shakos

Soil Sisters Away Day: A time and place to share experiences, to reflect on our successes and our struggles, and to reconnect with nature by Alexia Shakos

Phasing out Plastic Pollution by Megan Hassett

Phasing out Plastic Pollution by Megan Hassett

Plastic is, quite literally, everywhere. We are already aware of the twelve million tons of plastic pollution that surge in to the oceans every year, but that isn’t the whole story. Traces have been found from deepest sea trench to highest mountain, in the water that comes from our taps, and circulating in the air that we breathe.

Is Plastic Making us Ill? - by Chloe Johnston, WEN Volunteer

Is Plastic Making us Ill? - by Chloe Johnston, WEN Volunteer

It doesn’t seem that long ago that David Attenborough’s Blue Planet series brought our attention to how single use plastic is damaging our environment.  But with the release of a new report on ‘Plastics & Health: Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet’, a lesser known crisis has emerged; that plastic has severe impacts on human health too.

What's in your carpet?

What's in your carpet?

There is an increasing awareness among consumers that the products we have in our homes are in some cases impacting negatively on our health. It’s been estimated that 90% of UK homes have carpet, more than any other country – but how much do we know about the carpets we buy?

Let's compost...in the bathroom!  by Alice Larsson, WEN

Let's compost...in the bathroom! by Alice Larsson, WEN

If you are someone comfortable with using 100% cotton tampons and know you shouldn’t be disposing of them down the toilet, there is likely to be a struggle to not just throw them in the bin already sitting in your bathroom.

Live Well’s Easy Pizza Recipe

Live Well’s Easy Pizza Recipe

Last Week, WEN’s amazing Live Well Project Coordinator, Clyo Parecchini got cooking at Limborough Hub to promote next year’s Live Well course. The Live Well team decided to make pizza because who doesn’t love pizza!

Top 4 apps for being SustainAPPle with a smartphone

Top 4 apps for being SustainAPPle with a smartphone

Being SustainAPPle with a smartphone 

Smartphone users are everywhere and it’s time we harnessed that screen time to make it count for the environment. There are more ways than you think that can help you make a difference in the palm of your hand, check out these four (free) pioneering apps

By Alice Larsson, Volunteer

 

A LOVE LETTER TO WEN, USING ALL THE CLICHÉS IN THE BOOK

A LOVE LETTER TO WEN, USING ALL THE CLICHÉS IN THE BOOK

I’ve been volunteering with WEN for two and a half months and it’s been such a valuable and fulfilling experience that I find it difficult to put it into words without reverting to every single cliché I can think of. Having written and rewritten this blog a thousand times, I’ve realised that I’m unable to escape the clichés, so I’ve decided to embrace them! So strap yourselves in, get your sick bowls at the ready, and prepare for the soppiest, mushiest blog you can imagine, as I use metaphors, idioms and hyperboles to describe my experience in WENderland.

Meet Julia Minnear, Co-Director, WEN

Meet Julia Minnear, Co-Director, WEN

In our new series of blogs we meet some of the women behind Women's Environmental Network.  In this blog Julia talks about her work at WEN but also her passion for women's health and the environment.

"Through WEN we learn that environmental problems are not something very far away and abstract, but instead they're deeply personal and everyday. I believe the next big step towards a sustainable society is in recognising the fundamental link between human health and the environment"

Book Review: Climate Justice by Mary Robinson

Book Review: Climate Justice by Mary Robinson

The release of Climate Justice by Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN Special Envoy on Climate Change, is a valuable account and timely call to re-evaluate the effectiveness of approaches taken to tackle climate change. A must-read for all those in need of a good dose of hope-inducing, fight-inspiring call to action.