International Women’s Day 2019

Are women destroying the planet? Yes, if many of the ‘plastic-free periods’ campaigns are to be believed. The websites for these organisations are peppered with the kind of arresting statistics that can make the female reader feel guilty at best and shamed...

Fashion and the Environment

In the past couple of months there has been a big media buzz around the devastating environmental and human rights implications of cheap, mass produced ‘fast fashion’, and the fashion industry in general. It is a huge problem that has been bubbling away quietly while...

Dudley Road “Improvements”

In June 2018, Birmingham City Council cabinet met and worked through an agenda of around 1080 pages covering important items requiring a decision to be made. Amongst these were 2 which were very important for Birmingham’s environment. The first was making a decision...

Digbeth Community Garden Update

We have been very productive in the garden over the last few months. We have cleared out a lot of junk and there seems to be a lot more space in there, even with the new hazel dome/steam lodge structure. Having erected some birch posts for a shelter and extended the...