Repair, reduce and reuse – Leeds Craftivists

This month the theme for Leeds Craftivists was ‘Repair, reduce and reuse’. Ed Carlisle came to speak to us about local, community approaches to embracing a sustainable lifestyle. He spoke about many community activities in South Leeds that have made repairing and reducing more widespread, such as Repair Café, Bike fixing and community den building. …

Wonder and Creation

In January our theme is ‘Wonder’. It feels like an appropriate topic at a time of year when things often feel dreary and hard work. This month we are inviting you to find the wonder in the day-to-day. As many of you who have read Leeds Sanctuary blogs before will know, we are keen campaigners …

Leeds Craftivists – January Sunflowers

The Leeds Craftivists met in January to learn about Climate Justice. We were joined by Sarah Jane from Christian Aid to hear about how Climate Change is impacting people around the world. Climate Justice is the overarching theme for the Leeds Craftivists this year. So January was an overview to lead us into a year …

Leeds Craftivists – January – What is Climate Justice?

Anna tells us about Climate Justice ahead of our first Leeds Craftivists meeting of 2022… Climate Justice looks at the inequality of Climate Change; acknowledging that many of the poorer nations around the world are impacted far worse by our changing climate than those of us in wealthy western countries. Climate Change is the result …

Climate Justice: where social justice and climate change meet

Climate Justice is the Leeds Craftivists theme for 2022. We will be exploring issues of social justice and where they intersect with the Climate Crisis. Climate Justice explores the fact that Climate Change does not impact everyone equally. We in Britain are relatively fortunate in the impact that Climate Change has on us, although we …

Justice

This week, Anna discusses “Justice”, one of our core values at Leeds Sanctuary. The concept of “justice” has always been important to me. It has shaped my understanding of the world around me, informed the decisions I have made and helped me retain hope at times that have otherwise felt hopeless. I can remember as …