Leeds Craftivists: Biodiversity

Each month the Leeds Craftivists meet on Zoom to learn about a different element of Climate Change. We have a speaker and do a creative action. On Monday 7th June, 7.30-9pm we are learning about and discussing biodiversity. You can register to join us here. We will be learning about biodiversity and what we can …

Money, the environment and craftivism

In 2021 the Leeds Craftivists are focusing on Climate Change ahead of COP26 in November. In May we will be talking about the tricky issue of money! Join us on Monday 10th May, 7.30-9pm for learning, discussing and creating together. We will be looking at how money intersects with Climate Change. From the macro, the …

Leeds Green Hearts Campaign 2021 – Youth resource

In November 2021, our world leaders are meeting to discuss climate change and what commitments they are making to reduce their nation’s carbon footprint. This is important for the future of the whole world. This conference is called COP26 and is being held in Glasgow in Scotland – the perfect place for UK leaders to …

Craftivism for policy change

The Leeds Craftivists group meet monthly on Zoom to be creative together and make change happen through their craft. In March it was all about policy change through the CEE Bill and we heard from MP Alex Sobel. Thank you for all who joined us at this event. The CEE bill is a vital and …

Climate Craftivism 2021

The wonderful Leeds Craftivist group meet every month and are planning a city wide campaign ahead of COP26 in 2021! City wide campaign Are you part of a community group? Do you want to make your voice heard on climate change? Please take part in our green heart action this year. We are asking people …

Ethical fashion and craftivism

The Leeds Craftivism group are a creative bunch who meet every month and this year we are focusing on climate change in many different areas of our life. In April we were talking about all things ethical fashion. Where to shop, where to recycle, how to mend clothing and how to avoid clothing going into …

Eco-gardening and craftivism

The Leeds Craftivists group meet monthly on Zoom to be creative together and make change happen through their craft. At the start of Feb we met to make origami seedling pots and heard about the importance of peatlands in carbon capture. This year we are focusing all our efforts on climate change ahead of COP26. …

Top tips for ‘ethical’ living

The other night a group of creative activists gathered together and started talking about what we do to reduce our waste and impact on the planet. We discussed the problem with terms like ethical as it can mean so many different things to different people but also discussed the many brands we love and lifestyle …

Time is up

“What have they done to the rain?” (Malvina Reynolds) Take a look at the images. The installation artwork is called Tears of the Angels and consists of hand made clay bowls, each imprinted with the chemical equation for rain or acid rain. These were displayed with crystal drops and a video piece showing moving thunder …

Craftivism as lockdown eases

What racical crafty acts can you do in this time as lockdown eases and we all gaze into an unknown future. I have put together a few ideas but I would love to know your ideas too, please share them in the comments. Making masks for care homes. We all need a good stash of …