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Take Action for Our Shared Environment

Help local communities stay Frack-free! Our current theme here at the Hub Our Shared Environment is all about celebrating the parts of our local and global environment that we love, and standing up for them. One threat to our shared environment that particularly affects local communities here in the UK is fracking. ‘Hydraulic fracturing’, better […]

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Take a Stand: Support Loujain

Loujain al-Hathloul is a prominent Saudi Arabian human rights defender. In 2014, she defied Saudi’s driving ban for women by attempting to drive into Saudi Arabia from the United Arab Emirates.  She was detained for 73 days by the security forces. Thanks to the work of Loujain and her fellow campaigners, the ban on women […]

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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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Take Action for Homes Fit to Live In

Our theme A Place to Call Home explores the links between housing, insecure renting and homelessness. As house prices keep going up, more and more people are privately renting.  But these tenants are in a vulnerable position: more than 3 million households in the UK are thought to be just one missed pay-cheque away from […]

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Take Action for Fair Support

Our current theme Speak – Listen – Change is all about supporting each other’s mental wellbeing.  A lot of the time, that’s simply about helping each other to feel we can be open about our mental health, and do simple things to maintain our mental wellbeing. Sometimes, people with mental health problems also need some […]

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Keep Taking Action for a Peaceful Brum

You have Permission to Smile! Our theme Peaceful Brum is coming to an end, but there’s still plenty you can do to help make our community a peaceful place: Keep Paying it Forward, by carrying out small acts of kindness.  For inspiration, here are some of the small acts of kindness that people were grateful […]

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