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Leeds Craftivists: Crafting for Sanctuary

We’ve all seen the news. Migration is a contentious subject at the moment, with politicians sadly promising to "stop the boats" ahead of the elections next year. But we want the UK to be a safe place for those who need one most. Leeds Craftivists have always had a focus on climate justice. The climate… Continue reading Leeds Craftivists: Crafting for Sanctuary

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Leeds Craftivists on Climate Migration

We've all seen the news. Migration is a contentious subject right now, with politicians sadly promising to "stop the boats". We want the UK to be a safe place for those who need one most. Our focus is climate justice. The climate crisis is already forcing people to flee their homes due to flood and… Continue reading Leeds Craftivists on Climate Migration

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Leeds Craftivists: Water Quality Showcase

Leeds Craftivists have been working with campaigners and community groups across Leeds on improving Water Quality since April of this year, and it has been so inspiring to see just how much support there is for this campaign. Raw sewage was dumped into our rivers and seas 398,000 times in 2022 alone, creating a serious… Continue reading Leeds Craftivists: Water Quality Showcase

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Leeds Craftivists: Craftivists Together Exhibition

Leeds Craftivists Together Exhibition. 11th September at Holy Trinity Boar Lane. Come and see creative installations from craftivist friends across the city!With installations from Seacroft Craftivists, Roundhay Craftivists and Leeds Craftivists.Plus a craftivism taster session - perfect if you're new to the group! We are delighted to be hosting a Craftivists Together Exhibition on 11… Continue reading Leeds Craftivists: Craftivists Together Exhibition

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City buzzing thanks to successful Craftivism campaign

Leeds Craftivists are delighted to share that as a result of their campaign highlighting the lack of biodiversity in Leeds city centre, Leeds City Council have granted permission for wildflowers to be planted at various sites across the city centre. As our city has developed, Leeds Craftivists (a community of Leeds Sanctuary) noticed that there… Continue reading City buzzing thanks to successful Craftivism campaign

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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

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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

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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

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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