Leeds Craftivists: A Craftivist Christmas

The Leeds Craftivist Christmas celebration is happening Monday 6th December, 7.30-9pm on Zoom. A great chance for anyone new to come and see what the group is all about as well as our regular group to celebrate together. We will be celebrating the year we have had together and looking ahead to 2021. Please come …

Leeds Craftivists: what is COP26?

All year the Leeds Craftivists have been learning about the Climate Crisis and how it intereacts with our lives. We have been campaigning ahead of COP26 to encourage leaders and become better informed ourselves. But what is COP26? Join us for an informative and creative evening looking at what COP26 is and what will be …

Leeds Craftivists: COP26 Green Hearts

This year the Leeds Craftivists have been encouraging groups across the city to create Green Hearts. We want to tell our local leaders that we love the planet and encourage them to make poisitve choices for a sustainable future. This is your chance to come and learnt a bit more about the campaign and how …

Leeds Craftivists: Sustainable Travel

Join the Leeds Craftivists for their monthly meet up. In September learnt about sustainable travel and what that could mean to us. We were joined by Jason Lowe who shared his extensive knowledge about public transport networks. You can see Jason’s talk here if you couldn’t be with us: https://videopress.com/v/nofYJFQX?preloadContent=metadata We focused on West Yorkshire …

Leeds Craftivists: Food and the environment

Each month the Leeds Craftivists meet on a Monday evening to discuss different elements of climate change. In July the theme was food and the environment! We all eat and have heard such mixed messages about what is the most sustainble way to eat. We heard a wonderful talk from Hannah in which she shared …

Embroidering the truth

“I would spread the cloths under your feet:But I, being poor, have only my dreams;I have spread my dreams under your feet;Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” W B Yeats Take a look at the first picture. What do you see in it?  If you look closer, what detail is there? This is …

Green hearts: Climate Sunday

Below is a resource for churches to use within a Sunday service. Please use it in whatever way is best for you, take the parts that are useful and discard those bits that won’t work in your context. Pre-service work In this service we will be encouraging people to make green hearts. If it is …

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 hearing from Catherine Mercer of the Yorkshire …

Money, the environment and craftivism

In 2021 the Leeds Craftivists are focusing on Climate Change ahead of COP26 in November. In May talked about the tricky issue of money! We heard from Dr Mark Davis about the power of money and its connection to Climate Change. We learned about CMIs (community municipal investments) which invest in local green projects, one …

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 …