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Waste Not, Want Not

Image: Woodley Wonder Works CC BY 2.0 Our theme Grub’s Up is all about making our food more sustainable.  Partly that’s about shifting away from Factory Farming to small-scale sustainable food production.  But it’s also about what we do with or food once it’s produced. Currently, around a third of all the food we produce […]

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White Poppies Available at the Hub

We’re pleased to announce that white poppies are on sale at the Hub (suggested donation £1) in the run-up to Armistice Day & Rememberance Sunday.  Pop in to get yours! But what are white poppies, and why do people wear them? White poppies are produced by the Peace Pledge Union, who state that: “The White […]

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Agroecology: What is it & Why support it?

Image: USDA CC BY 2.0 Our theme ‘Grub’s Up’ is encouraging a shift in how we produce food: away from harmful Factory Farming towards Sustainable Farming. There are lots of small actions we can all take to eat more sustainably.  But to make the big changes we need to feed everyone whilst also mainting our […]

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The Trouble with Factory Farming

Our Grub’s Up! theme is all about supporting a shift from Factory Farming to Sustainable Food Production – but what is Factory Farming, and why is it a problem? Factory farming is a system of growing food that prioritises getting maximum food from minimum land area.  That sounds like it’s just good business sense, until […]

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Feeling Helpless about Homelessness?

Many of us are worried about the increasing number of people sleeping rough, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.  Seeing people in desperate circumstances can leave us feeling helpless, especially when we are advised not to give money directly to people who are begging. Our new theme at Peace Hub ‘A Place […]

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Refugees & Mental Health

18th-24th June 2018 is Refugee Week! As part of our theme Speak, Listen, Change, this article explores some of the mental health issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers. People seeking sanctuary have often fled traumatic circumstances at home, such as war, torture or loss of loved ones.  They may have undergone a difficult and […]

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Global Peace Index 2018 Published

Image: Institute for Economics & Peace. The Institute for Economics and Peace have published their 2018 Global Peace Index. The annual report, which measures peace in 163 countries using 23 indicators, shows a gradual decline in peace over 2017-18, but the detailled picture is more complicated with improvements in some aspects of epace and deteriorations […]

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Having a Conversation about Mental Health

Our theme Speak – Listen – Change is all about having positive conversations about mental health: by speaking openly about mental health we can challenge stigma; by listening deeply to other’s experiences we can create a supportive environment. Being open to mental health doesn’t have to be awkward!  Being there for someone can make a […]

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