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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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Take Action on the Climate Emergency

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A round up of online actions you can currently take on the climate emergency – personal, local, national and international: Personal Action Eco Action Families have made a great video explaining some simple personal actions that you can take, including switching to a renewable energy provider and choosing a bank that invests sustainably. They then […]

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Tyseley: Refuse, Rethink, Recycle

Let’s challenge Birmingham City Council to stop burning 75% of the waste that they collect from households and businesses. Tyseley Incinerator is where Birmingham’s general waste is currently burned – the plant is the biggest single source of carbon dioxide emissions in the city.  The contract for this rubbish burning will soon be running out, […]

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Anti-Slavery Week

18th October is UK Anti-Slavery Day. It’s an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, and encourage government, local authorities, companies, charities and individuals to do what they can to address the problem. For 2020, our friends at Medaille Trust have gone one better, and created a whole week of online events […]

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Catch up with Fair Tax Councils

Over 30 people participated in an online event on Fair Tax Councils on 27th June 2020, organised by Central England Quakers Peace Committee and Peace Hub. John Sheldon chaired the event and introduced our speakers. David Haslam (Church Action for Tax Justice) set the context on tax justice and inequality in the UK and worldwide. […]

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Act Local: Support Independent Businesses

As part of our theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal we’ve highlighted the ways that large banks and multi-national companies help to maintain a system that concentrates money in the hands of the rich, including by using tax-havens. But what’s the alternative? To support local, independent businesses! There are many local businesses in Birmingham, […]

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Keep taking action on the Climate Emergency

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Our theme A Burning Issue is coming to an end – but the issue of climate change isn’t going away, and there are many ways to keep taking action: Support Fridays for Future by joining the digital strike each week; Join the upcoming Earth, Climate & Birmingham online workshops organised by our friends at Footsteps; […]

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Building the New Normal?

During this time of lockdown, many people have been reflecting on what it all means for the environment, and for climate action. The public response to the Covid-19 crisis has shown that individuals, organisations and governments are willing to make significant and rapid changes when faced with a major threat. Can this translate into climate […]

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