2020 is going to be a crucial year for climate action in the lead up to COP26 in Glasgow in November. We need to ensure that the new Government rises to the challenge of the climate emergency and shows real international leadership towards a just transition.
New figures by the Office for National Statistics show that the UK has become the biggest importer of carbon dioxide emissions in the G7 – the goods we are importing come at a massive hidden carbon cost.
Wen has launched a feminist leadership programme for emerging environmental change-makers in Tower Hamlets. Over the year long programme, funded by Rosa: the UK fund for women and girls, Wen will work with eight paid interns supporting them through a tailored programme of training, one-to-one support, practical hands-on work experience and workshops. Many of the…
The Wen Forum is a programme of events exploring environmental and health issues through a feminist lens. These popular forums take place quarterly and include speaker panel, Q&A session, networking, stalls and refreshments. Previous topics have included harmful chemicals, food, climate change, periods and air quality.
Did you know that Tampax and Lil Lets give free menstrual education in schools? Wen thinks it’s pretty dodgy that corporations that profit from disposable menstrual products are in charge of educating young people about their menstrual health. Often boys are left out of the discussion and details of correct disposal and reusable alternatives are…
The Tower Hamlets Food Growing Network is made up of community gardens and individuals who are passionate about growing food in our borough. Members of the network range from big growing projects growing produce to sell, to individuals growing tomatoes on balconies.
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.