Justice

Make a Bee Haven

Thank you so much for visiting this page! This toolkit should help you to plant some native wildflowers wherever you live or work. Native wildflowers are the best home and food source for the numerous species of native bees and other pollinators, therefore we want as many native wildflowers growing in Leeds and especially the… Continue reading Make a Bee Haven

Justice, Leeds Sanctuary

The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Justice and Biodiversity

As part of the launch of the new Leeds Craftivists campaign on Biodiversity, Anna was joined by Grace Hills, a permaculture artist and one of the Craftivists' leaders, living in North Leeds. https://soundcloud.com/leedssanctuary/justice-justice-and-biodiversity?si=e143792b7d2541fd960562f319ca0c51&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing We are thankful to Grace for sharing some of her learning and views on Biodiversity, and especially for her openness in sharing… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Justice and Biodiversity

Justice

Leeds Craftivists make blanket statement

We’re so excited to share that Leeds Craftivists have completed their first quarterly campaign for 2022/ 23, on the topic of the Cost of Living Crisis. True to form, the Craftivists aimed to create something hopeful and impactful, which in this case was a blanket. The group received 150 unique blanket squares from people attending… Continue reading Leeds Craftivists make blanket statement

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Leeds Craftivists: Cost of Living Campaign

This Autumn/Winter the Leeds Craftivists are campaigning on the Cost of Living Crisis. We will be asking for a sustainable, reliable future by asking for more investment in renewable energy. To find out more about why this is our "ask", watch this video of Alice Garvey from our campaign launch: If you want to take… Continue reading Leeds Craftivists: Cost of Living Campaign

Encounter

Creation

O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonderconsider all the works thy hand hath made,I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,thy power throughout the universe displayed;Carl Gustaf Boberg (1856-1940) tr. from the Russian by Stuart Wesley Keene Hine (1899-1989)© Copyright 1953 Stuart K Hine Trust/Kingsway’s Thankyou Music This verse is from a… Continue reading Creation

Action

July Craftivists: Housing Inequality and Climate Change

Written by Emma Temple This month, Leeds Craftivists explored how Climate Activism begins at home. We’re in the midst of a housing crisis. Unaffordable homes and rocketing energy bills are exposing how the way we live is quickly becoming financially unsustainable for most of us. On the other side of the same coin, the way… Continue reading July Craftivists: Housing Inequality and Climate Change

Justice

Leeds Craftivists: The Sunflower Campaign

This year Leeds Craftivists are asking you to make Sunflowers for Climate Justice! We are focusing on the injustices felt around the world that are caused or made worse by Climate Change. Why a Sunflower?The sunflower has become a symbol of Climate Justice. This is because they are a hopeful symbol - they follow the… Continue reading Leeds Craftivists: The Sunflower Campaign

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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

Justice

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