Justice

Leeds Craftivists: Peace and Climate

On Monday, Leeds Craftivists met to discuss this month's Climate Justice topic, "Peace and Climate". We heard from one of our leaders, Emma, and you can catch up by watching the video below: https://youtu.be/44qIF9IVGQI We would like to encourage you to write a letter to Peter Harrison, CEO of Schroders, and you can download a… Continue reading Leeds Craftivists: Peace and Climate

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Leeds Craftivists: Food Waste and Climate Justice

In April, the Leeds Craftivists met to explore the topic of Food Waste. We watched a video of Leeds Food Waste legend Adam Smith who founded the Real Junk Food Project. You can watch the video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcwCt_8pXb4 We then had a wonderful discussion about the complexities of food waste, projects we are involved with,… Continue reading Leeds Craftivists: Food Waste and Climate Justice

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Gender and Climate – Leeds Craftivists

This month the Leeds Craftivists met to discuss the intersection between gender inequality and climate injustice. It was a fascinating conversation for a group of majority women. Lizzie shared some reflections on how climate change impacts women and other gender identities around the world more than men. Sometimes in ways that you would not expect,… Continue reading Gender and Climate – Leeds Craftivists

Flourishing, Justice

Leeds Craftivists – Repair, Reduce and Re-Use

This month the theme for Leeds Craftivists was ‘Repair, reduce and reuse’. Ed Carlisle came to speak to us about local community approaches to embracing a sustainable lifestyle. He spoke about many community activities in South Leeds that have made repairing and reducing more widespread, such as Repair Café, Bike fixing and community den building.… Continue reading Leeds Craftivists – Repair, Reduce and Re-Use

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Leeds Craftivists – January – What is Climate Justice?

Anna tells us about Climate Justice ahead of our first Leeds Craftivists meeting of 2022... Climate Justice looks at the inequality of Climate Change; acknowledging that many of the poorer nations around the world are impacted far worse by our changing climate than those of us in wealthy western countries. Climate Change is the result… Continue reading Leeds Craftivists – January – What is Climate Justice?

Action, Justice

Climate Justice: where social justice and climate change meet

Climate Justice is the Leeds Craftivists theme for 2022. We will be exploring issues of social justice and where they intersect with the Climate Crisis. Climate Justice explores the fact that Climate Change does not impact everyone equally. We in Britain are relatively fortunate in the impact that Climate Change has on us, although we… Continue reading Climate Justice: where social justice and climate change meet

Action, Reflection

Postcards from the Edge

“I’d rather be in the mountains thinking about God than in church thinking about the mountains” John Muir "Mend" Take a look at the two images, what do you see? There are obvious connections, even though the two pictures are quite different in style and were made at two different stages of my art career.… Continue reading Postcards from the Edge

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Leeds Craftivists: Biodiversity

Each month the Leeds Craftivists meet on Zoom to learn about a different element of Climate Change. We have a speaker and do a creative action. On Monday 7th June, 7.30-9pm we are learning about and discussing biodiversity. You can register to join us here. We will be hearing from Catherine Mercer of the Yorkshire… Continue reading Leeds Craftivists: Biodiversity