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Women's Environmental Network  The only UK charity focussing on issues that link women, health & environment. Follow our campaign @environmenstrual ๐ŸŒบ#periodswithoutplastic Join us๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

New blog on the block! - Smartphone users are everywhere and itโ€™s time we harnessed that screen time to make it count for the environment. There are more ways than you think that can help you make a difference in the palm of your hand, check out the link in the bio๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฝ for our top 4 (free) pioneering apps. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ
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#ethicalliving #ethicalhour #ecoliving #environment #womenandenvironment #apps #ecoapps #ecoinstagramers #foodwaste #foodshare #communityfridge #smartphone #sustainableliving #ethicalfashion #searchengine #foodsharingrevolution

How to store food without plastic - some great ideas from @ecowithem_ Do you have any other suggestions?โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Here's one for you. Chop/slice gluts of fresh herbs, ginger, chillies and your favourite fresh aromatics (remember when buying to go for plastic free). Pop them in to labelled glass jars and put them in the freezer. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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#plasticfree #plasticfreekitchen #herbs #cooking #plasticfreeliving #foodgrowing #freezermeals #womenandenvironment #sustainableliving #ecofriendly #ethicalhacking #plasticfreetuesday #plasticfreefriday

Our work is broad, including Sustainable food, environmenstrual and nature and wellbeing. All our projects and campaigns are based on our mission to make the connections between women's health and well-being and environmental issues.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Our Soil Sisters project supports recovery and transformation for vulnerable women in traumatic transitions within refuge settings. We are busy delivering a year round programme of weekly social and therapeutic horticulture & green care sessions across 5 refuges in East London. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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#greencare #mentalhealth #SoilSisters #theraputicgardening #theraputichorticulture #theraputicgardens #womenandenvironment #womenshealth

Fancy a #plasticfree period? We have some fantastic discount codes & free samples to give away. Now's the time to try - Menstrual cups, period pants, washable pads & organic pads and tampons! Click on the link in the bio ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฝto grab a code. Please feel free to tag a friend who loves a discount code! @BloomAndNora @natracare @wukawear @OrganiCup @im_OHNE @RubyCup @the_cup_effect @graceandgreen @nomoretabooโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Now that's our type of feminism! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
intersectional all the way! - always taking into account the intersection between gender and other elements of human identity, including race, age, ability, sexual orientation and wealth. But our feminism is also environmental. We believe that the fight for gender equality is inextricably linked to environmental justice. These two goals can only be achieved together. ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿ“ท @verve_up ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ #feminism #feminist #genderequality #genderjustice #socialjustice #womwnandenvironment #intersectionalfeminism #environmentaljustice #climatejustice #climatechange

Credit: @nataliebyrne ๐Ÿ’š

Are you in need of a hope inducing, fight inspiring call to action?
Then this could be the book for you! Find out, in our latest blog, why this is a must read. Link in the bio ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฝ #climatejustice #climatechange #feminism #feminist #genderequaliy #bookreviewblog #bookreview #womenandenvironment #bookclub
Photo credit: @kennegeek ๐Ÿ’š

How about this cough syrup recipe to ward off those nasty germs? Do you have any favourite recipes to share?โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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#winterhealth #makeyourown #cough #onion #makeyourown #winterflu #healthyliving #holistichealth

Now that the days are becoming shorter and the air cooler the garden doesnโ€™t seems so attractive, but there is still something you can sow and grow with really minimum effort during Winter. Here a list of 5 easy to grow winter vegetables even if you have just a small balcony.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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GARLIC: Keep 1 or 2 cloves of garlic (better if organic) next time you are cooking your soup. Plant them in a pot with compost at twice the depth of their size and leave them outside. They enjoy some cold weather and you can start using some of their leaves to garnishing your plates early next year.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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BROAD BEANS and PEAS: I know most of the seed packagings say you should plant them in Spring time, but, believe me, if you plant them now you will have stronger and taller plants by March. Same if you are willing to grow lovely Sweet peas.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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CALENDULA: this bright yellow or orange flower is not just one of the fasters and easiest seeds to grow, it is also edible! You can add some bright petal of Calendula to your salad any time you want to, as it is flowering for most of the year.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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LETTUCE: Some variety of lettuce as Mizuna, Lamb lettuce, or Rocket if cultivated in cold weather would keep a mild flavour and be easy to use as baby leaves in salad mix.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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STRAWBERRY: you might not able to find new strawberry plants in the garden centre at this time of the year, but you can ask some friend that has a plot or an allotment, they might have some strawberry runner to share as this is the good time to divide them.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Read the full article on our blog - click on the link in the bio. What are your suggestions for a winter crop?โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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#growyourown #winterplanting #foodsoveignty #organicfood #balconygardening #vegetablesinpots #eathealthy #winterwellness #greenfingers #healthyliving #communityfoodgrowing #communitygardens

Without our fantastic team of volunteers, we wouldn't be able to run events like the Environmenstrual Festival. So here's a BIG shout out to all the volunteers at WEN - we couldn't do it without you! THANK YOU!โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Feel free to tag anybody you know that volunteers for a charity or give a shout out to yourself. ๐Ÿ’šโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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#womenandenvironment #volunteer #volunteering #EWOA #EnvironmenstrualWeek #feminism #feminist #genderequality #campaign #wednesdaywisdom #thankyou

Look at these little beauties! All made during our lip salve making workshop run by Shaira today at The Tower Hamlets Food Growing Networkโ€™s Autumn ๐Ÿ‚ Gathering at @stepneycityfarm ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ
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Thinking about Anita Roddick today - #bornonthisday 1942. Anita was the founder of The Body Shop, but did you know she was also a co-founder of WEN back in 1988? โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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#womenandenvironment #genderjustice #climatechange #climateaction #womensvoice #womensempowerment #genderequality #ecofeminism #socialjustice #activism #campaigner #daretomakeachange #healthierplanet #startasustainablerevolution @thebodyshop #tuesdaythought #tuesdaythoughts

Are you a flusher or binner? Up to 2 billion menstrual items are flushed down Britainโ€™s loos each year and these can often end up on our beaches. Alway #binit โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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#PeriodAction #EnvironmenstrualWeek #EWOA #fatberg #dontflush #plasticfreecoastlines #plastsicfreebeaches #periodswithoutplastic #plasticfreeperiods #refuseplastic #breakfreefromplastic #tampons #menstrualproducts #environmenstrual โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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