To celebrate the centenary of (some) women getting the vote, we are excited to launch a new series of interviews with leading women in green industries. In our first interview we speak with Ruth Rogers, founder of Vegan Café, Community Hub and Creative Space ‘The Canvas Café’
Sharing some more recipes from our Live Well classes. Enjoy Asian inspired cooking - Ramen Style noodle soup with Tempeh and handmade Gyoza - yum!
Guest blog by Barbara Salinas Trentini, ex WEN intern
food in Chile - If you think that organic products are difficult to find in cities like London, then you cannot imagine how people struggle to get these goods in developing countries. In Chile, for instance, only a few supermarkets located in the richest boroughs of Santiago offer these kinds of products.
Not only does local food growing offer a more sustainable and often cheaper source of food, the activity itself brings people together in a shared attempt to reconnect with nature in an urban environment. Urban food growing can enhance people's wellbeing and build a sense of community among people from different cultural backgrounds. With the launch of the Live Well Cooking classes we bring the growing, cooking and eating together! Here we share some of our Live Well recipes - enjoy!
This article is written by Nat van Zee, an international make up artist and founder of @vanzeebeauty. A make up artist for high end backstage shows, clients including Vogue, Style, Vivienne Westwood, Gemma Arterton and Cara Delevigne. Featured by Psychologies Magazine, Breastcancer UK and the WENforum for her passion to help women find clean beauty easily, through make overs and masterclasses, both off and online.
An entrepreneurial spirit within the global period movement was awakened in Britain this November with the nearly simultaneous launch of not one, but two period underwear brands WUKA and FLUX.
If the UK does not stay in REACH after Brexit, it will lose access to its database, potentially putting the environment and people’s health at risk because the UK Government would not be able to properly assess whether or not a chemical was harmful. Aware of this risk, some MPs are backing a new amendment to this Bill - called New Closure 61. WEN is asking its' supporters to contact their MP requesting that they support this amendment.
"WEN would like to see more emphasis on lifestyle changes from Londoners that would help to deliver the aims of the strategy. We also hope that the Health Strategy and the Environment Strategy will be strongly linked, as they are complementary and would strengthen each other"
Guest blog by: Andrea Speranza, Brexit Campaigner, CHEM Trust - Currently we are protected from hazardous chemicals by the EU's leading chemicals policy, REACH, which, although not perfect, is considered the best chemical regulation in the world. But this all is about to change as the UK government do not want to stay in this world-leading EU chemical law after Brexit.
In a bid to reduce tampon and menstrual pad waste pollution and to help menstruators experience a more comfortable and hygienic period, founder of WUKA Wear, Ruby Raut, has designed underwear especially for menstruators and has launched WUKA Period Underwear this November 2017 as a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.