We buy food we don’t have time to cook. We forget about leftovers in the back of the fridge. Conservative and arbitrary use-by dates encourage the senseless culling of our fridge contents. It doesn’t have to be this way. We should be sharing food with each other, not the bin.
WEN has kindly received funding from Rosa: the UK fund for women and girls, to develop a transformative leadership programme for eight emerging environmental change-makers in Tower Hamlets.
A People's Food Policy. a ground-breaking manifesto outlining a people’s vision of food and farming in England that is supported by over 80 food and farming organisations.
The report draws on 18 months of extensive, nation-wide consultations with grassroots organisations, NGOs, trade unions, community projects, small businesses and individuals. It has resulted in a set of policy proposals and a vision for change that is rooted in the lived experiences and needs of people most affected by the failures in the current food system.
Vicky Hird, Sustainable Farm Campaign Coordinator at Sustain shares some ideas for eating, farming and how we govern for individual nutritional security and wider food sovereignty.
Why are women underrepresented in STEM? WEN Communications Volunteer, Sicily Fiennes, discusses the ever changing, exciting role of women in science and exciting initiatives aiming to promote their work.
Draped in white lab coats, marchers brought the streets of central London to a halt chanting:
“What do we want? Evidence based policy! When do we want it? After peer review!”
In this, our the final entry in The Environmenstrual Diaries, we explore action strategies to help break down the taboo around menstruation, and assist women in gaining the confidence to make positive decisions about their own bodily health and the health of the planet.
Our guest blogger and speaker at the WEN Forum, Pia Hollenstein, Member of the board of the Senior Women for Climate Protection Switzerland talks about how they are taking the Swiss government to task on climate change.
Why are women more impacted by climate change? - this guest blog post is adapted from a talk Ghalia Fayad, Arab World Programme Leader, Greenpeace Mediterranean gave at The WEN Forum on 22nd March 2017.
As Italy may become the first western country to introduce paid menstrual leave for women who experience painful periods, we take a look at the possible implications such a policy might have.