WEN's Feminist Leadership Programme by Shaheda Aziz

WEN's Feminist Leadership Programme by Shaheda Aziz

Shaheda shares her experiences of being a WEN Intern. "As a British Bangladeshi, it is fundamental that such Internship programmes aim to increase the involvement of under-represented groups in organisations such as WEN. How else can we fulfil our aims to work together, to tackle an issue as big and alien as climate change?" 

#WomenWeSalute2018 - Interview with Tina Rothery, Activist, Author

#WomenWeSalute2018 - Interview with Tina Rothery, Activist, Author

Tina has battled with the biggest fracking names and corporate giants, she is an inspiration to climate-conscious citizens and students around the world. She repeatedly demonstrates the value in ‘being the change you wish to see’ in the world, and in continuing the fight for a green, fracking-free world, even when the going gets tough.

The Potential of Student Activism in the Age of Divestment

The Potential of Student Activism in the Age of Divestment

Divestment campaigns have swept across UK universities, with student activists standing up to their institutions and demanding divestment from fossil fuels. This blog looks at what these campaigns are fighting for and how they intersect with other progressive social movements in universities today to imagine a better world. 

More recipes for sharing - from Live Well

More recipes for sharing - from Live Well

Sharing some more recipes from our Live Well classes.  Enjoy Asian inspired cooking - Ramen Style noodle soup with Tempeh and handmade Gyoza - yum!

The challenges of promoting healthy eating through social empowerment initiatives

The challenges of promoting healthy eating through social empowerment initiatives

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.

Live Well and Eat Well - Recipes for sharing!

Live Well and Eat Well - Recipes for sharing!

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!

HOW CAN WE REDUCE PLASTIC IN OUR BEAUTY ROUTINE?

HOW CAN WE REDUCE PLASTIC IN OUR BEAUTY ROUTINE?

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.  

The Big Stink! - take action now - contact your MP!

The Big Stink! - take action now - contact your MP!

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.

 

London Environmental Strategy - WEN's response

London Environmental Strategy - WEN's response

"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"

A dangerous side of Brexit: chemicals 

A dangerous side of Brexit: chemicals 

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.