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Agroecology: What is it & Why support it?

Image: USDA CC BY 2.0 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 maintaining our environment, our food systems need to change.  A sustainable approach to this called ‘Agroecology’. The Agriculture Bill will be debated in […]

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Keep supporting Fridays for Future

You can continue to support Fridays for Future via the Digital Strike. Young people have been showing leadership in taking action on the climate emergency through schools strikes on Fridays, and are asking adults to support them in this. Digital Strike was started to allow people who couldn’t physically take part in a strike to […]

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Make a Veg-Pledge

It can be difficult to know how to make a difference to the climate emergency in our own lives. One of the simplest and most effective things we can do is switch to a more plant-based diet.  Could you make a ‘veg pledge’ to eat plant-based food for a day? a week? a month? a […]

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Update on Recent Themes

A quick update on three of our recent themes: Our Shared Environment, Grub’s Up and Taking a Stand. Resisting Fracking In January & February this year, you took action against fracking, supporting Friends of the Earth’s petition to let local communities have a say over possible fracking in their area. At the same time, an […]

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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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Take Action for Sustainable Food

Image: USDA CC BY 2.0 Our theme Grub’s Up is all about making our food more sustainable.  There are simple changes we can make in our own lives, but big changes are also needed in our food production systems. As the UK prepares to seek new trade deals around the world, our politicians need to […]

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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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Grub’s Up: Join Us!

Image: USDA CC BY 2.0 We’re pleased to announced that for September & October 2018, we’re returning to one of our early peace & jutsice themes: Grub’s Up: Let’s make our food sustainable. More and more of our food is coming from ‘factory’ farms – warehouses crammed with livestock, or vast mono-crop plantations. This factory […]

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Peace Day Celebrations a Success!

Peace Hub joined up with our sister organisation Peacemakers to celebrate International Peace Day in style! Peacemakers (West Midlands Quaker Peace Education Project) invited local schools to join in workshops exploring the Sustainable Development Goals.  These 17 goals, set by the UN, were the focus of this years’ Peace Day as ‘the building blocks for […]

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