12th April 2021
The Prime Minister has called on world leaders to turn round nature's decline by 2030 but there's no commitment in law to do the same here at home. The Environment Bill is the last chance to set this right. Wildlife and Countryside Link are calling for a change in the Bill to strengthen the law by setting legally binding targets to reverse the loss of nature in England by 2030.
Sign the petition to call on the Prime Minister to write the recovery of nature into the Environment Bill by clicking here.
26th March 2021
Did you see the recent program on TV about Craftivisim? It struck me that it was the activism method of choice for WI ladies! In this webinar the Chair of MFWI Public Affairs talks to the founder of the Craftivist Collective and the Campaigns Director at The Climate Coalition.
Click here to hear about how our green hearts encourage others to take climate action and how craftivism skills can be used to call for climate action.
24th March 2021
Georgina Wilson-Powell, the author of the book 'Is it really green?', spoke at The Huddersfield Literature Festival last Sunday about key issues of "going green". Georgina runs the online eco / ethical / green magzine 'Pebble' - a guide to stylish, sustainable living.
To view the magazine and subscribe to Pebble click here.
23rd March 2021
In 6 weeks time, voters in West Yorkshire will elect our first Metro Mayor. The climate and nature emergencies require all candidates to demonstrate ambition and leadership and put these vital issues right at the heart of the election debate.
On Friday 9 April Friends of The Earth will be hosting a special head-to-head debate. This will give you the opportunity to ask your questions to all candidates and enable you to compare their answers.
The event will start at 7pm and last for 90 minutes.
You can register for the event and find out how to submit your questions here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/west-yorkshire-climate-mayoral-hustings-registration-145898102151
22nd March 2021
The HoTT (Holmfirth Transition Town) Newsletter is now available. News items in this issue include: Support the Tech; Holmfirth gets £1.5 million; Bright Green Community Trust 2020 Awards; EcoHolmes.
To access the newsletter click on this link: https://mailchi.mp/7775d9362437/hott-newsletter?e=a097a8510a
16th March 2021
River Holme Connections is our Charity of the Year for a further year (due to COVID restrictions not allowing us to do much to support them over the last 12 months).
To find out more about their work and to sign-up to receive a copy of their newsletter, News Stream, visit the website by clicking here.
10th March 2021
The Huddersfield Literature Festival has gone online this year and one of the author talks this year is with Georgina Wilson-Powell, the author of the book 'Is it really green?'. On Sunday 21st March Georgina will talk you through some of the key issues of "going green" and answer your eco-dilemmas.
The event is free but you need to book to receive the meeting link. Click on this link to learn more: https://www.huddlitfest.org.uk/event/green/
3rd March 2021
Food Waste Action Week is running from 1st - 7th March but don't worry if you've missed it, this is an ongoing issue we should be dealing with all the time, so take at look at the different ideas Kirklees Council are suggesting we look at to tackle food waste.
Click on this link to learn more: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKKIRKLEES/bulletins/2c26e6d
1st March 2021
Following on from our recent talk from Jean Tallis about Fast Fashion, Jean has forwarded a link to this article in the Guardian about sustainable clothes. It gives a variety of ideas to make your clothes last longer.
Click on this link to learn more: