The WEN FORUM, is a quarterly symposium featuring key note speakers discussing topics of the moment. Always inspiring, topical and sometimes controversial!. Book early to take advantage of our Early Bird ticket price. Concessions available too. All our events include refreshments, panel discussion, Q&A session and time for networking.
the next wen forum
Thursday 22nd June 6.30pm-9.30pm at Ecology Pavillion, Mile End Park, E3 5TW
We will be exploring how our diets and the choices we make can impact the planet including:
- How does our diet impact climate change?
- How do we make our decisions?- organic, fairtrade, buy local, freedom? Meat free?
- Does gender impact this debate?
- Why does it matter where our food comes from?
- How can individuals and communities make a difference?
- What can we do about packaging and waste?
- Do we need to eat meat?
- Is the future vegan? What is the best diet for health and climate?
Make sure you arrive for 6.30pm sharp and stay for drinks afterwards as we have some wonderful stalls for you to look around and food sampling:
- Community Seed Library & WEN Membership
- Cranbrook Community Gardens
- Winterton House Organic Garden
- Stepney City Farm
- Climates Network
- Made In Hackney
- Deidre Woods, BBC Cook of the Year 2016 will do a cooking demo too!
Plus we hope to have an Exhibition Area showcasing Gardens for Life PhotoVoice exhibition and photos and testimonies from WEN’s Gardens for Life project.
Past WEN Forum Events
WEDNESDAY 22ND MARCH - WHAT'S GENDER GOT TO DO WITH CLIMATE CHANGE?
Women's rights and climate change are inextricably linked. We will be exploring these questions and more:
- Why climate change is not gender neutral?
- Why women aren't equally involved in the solutions to tackle climate change?
- Why women are more affected by climate change?
- How can we nurture women's leadership in climate change movements?
Our panel included:
- Juliet Davenport - CEO, Good Energy
- Professor Susan Buckingham - Feminist, Geographer & Expert on Gender and Climate Change
- Tina Louise Rothery - The Nanas, UK Anti Fracking Campaign
- Ghalia Fayad, Programme Leader, Arab World Programme - Greenpeace Mediterranean & Break Free Coalition
- Pia Hollenstein - Senior Women for Climate Protection Switzerland
The WEN Forum was a Break Free Coalition (Break Free from fossil fuels) event, which this year is focusing on the impact of climate change on women and marginalised groups
To celebrate International Women's Day 2017, The WEN Forum presented: How Can Periods Save the Planet?
Our panel included experts in the world of menstruation, highlighting the diverse issues associated with menstruation worldwide. The discussion explored the health and environmental impacts of menstruation practices, and what some sustainable solutions might be to break down the taboo in various global contexts.
The Period Positive Panel included:
- Sally King – Director, Menstrual Matters
- Tara Chandra – Co-Founder, FLO (organic tampon start up)
- Kath Clements - Campaigns & Marketing Manager, Mooncup
- Joshna Raghwani – Director Corporate Social Responsibility, Binti International
- David Morrall – Trustee, Nepal Earthquake Recovery Fund