23rd September 2021
In Recycling Week Kirklees Council is telling us what they are doing to up their recyling game and they give some tips for us too. Click here to see what they're doing.
24th August 2021
2021 is a big year for the UK with regard to climate change and the NFWI has created an action pack called The Whole Story to help us raise our voices to highlight the climate impacts on women and girls. If you are interested you can download the pack here.
7th June 2021
If you want to get creative with your recycling click here for some great ideas for recycled crafts for grown-ups.
25th May 2021
There is still time to comment on the proposals for the Huddersfield Road car park element of the Holmfirth Town Access Plan scheme. The dead line is 31st May.
This letter was sent to local businesses and residents adjacent to the site. Information about the whole plan is available on the Kirklees Major Projects page and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority site West Yorkshire Combined Authority Your Voice page contains additional information.
We still have the opportunity to influence the detail of final design and any comments or questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
19th May 2021
Greenpeace have released a video - Wasteminster - to highlight what is actually happening to our plastic waste. Click here to watch the video on YouTube - it's less than 2 minutes long and is a very visual way to give us food for thought about how we are contributing to this disaster.
22nd April 2021
Today is Earth Day, a chance to reflect on what we are doing and what we could start doing to help protect our plant. Kirklees Council have some useful tools and some free workshops about food waste. Click here to find out more.
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: