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Our campaigns often make the headlines, from our ships investigating injustice on the high seas, to our campaign volunteers on the high street. Behind the scenes, we’re busy making sure our messages get heard at the highest level of government with the help of people like you in communities across the UK.
Sometimes what we really need to achieve the change we want to see is a well written letter, or simply a face-to-face conversation raising the issues that matter to you with your local representatives.
We’re growing our Political Lobbying Network; a network made up from people across the UK who take the national and international issues that Greenpeace campaigns on, and make them relevant at a local level.
We are looking for passionate and determined individuals who want to develop their skills in writing, research, and presenting a persuasive argument to influence MPs, councillors and other decision makers. You might start with a tweet or an email. If you have more time you might want to write a personalised letter. You may end up arranging meetings and influencing politicians to make real change in person.
If this sounds like something you’d like to get involved with, please register your interest below or read more about the Network from member Fi Radford.
You must be 18 or over, and have an address in the UK, and the right to vote here, to get involved.
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We’re also developing face-to-face training, so you can meet with others in your local area.
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Thanks Phyllis - great info!!!
LUDWELL PRIMARY SCHOOL, in common with other Eco Schools in the area are promoting 'Plastic Free Lunchboxes' ( I must acknowledge I first heard about this from a mum - Sherborne Eco Primary School)
there is a plan that the children will write to supermarkets to arrange taking back the plastic wrapping to the supermarkets .... next term probably.... here is a useful recipie? I know someone else who uses Soy wax and irons it on ..... I will look into this ... sometime. I have too many ideas and not enough time!
DIY Beeswax Cotton Wraps
I have been trying to cut back our kitchen plastic usage for years. I don’t trust plastic especially when it is holding food, and it is simply NOT sustainable. I replaced all my plastic storage containers and zip lock bags with glass or stainless steel ones. Other than the cost, those weren’t too difficult to switch over to. The item that I had a greater challenge replacing was plastic wrap. The convenience is difficult to replace. These beeswax wraps, however, have single handedly eliminated plastic wrap from my kitchen. They are great for wrapping cheese, covering dishes, or folding into snack bags. They can even be sewn into small snack bags to be used at school or work if desired.
Materials used to make Beeswax Cotton Wraps
beeswax, grated (or pellets). I use about 0.5 oz. of beeswax per wrap100% cotton fabric, cut to appropriate size (12×12 in. or 8×8 in. works for us)old cookie sheet (that will be used for this purpose only, forever after)paintbrush (that will be used for this purpose only, forever after)chop stick for stirring the wax as it meltscheese grater (used exclusively for beeswax)a make-shift clothesline and clothes pinsoven
Preheat oven to 185F. (Higher will burn the wax. I know from experience…)Place pre cut fabric on cookie sheet.
Sprinkle evenly and lightly with grated beeswax. You don’t need a lot! Place in preheated oven. Watch carefully! This should take 5 minutes or less.As soon as the beeswax is just melted, remove from oven.Spread wax evenly with paintbrush to cover over any spots that are not yet coated. Hang on makeshift clothes line with clothes pegs, to dry. Once cooled, you can use it!
If your wax starts to harden before you have evenly spread it, simply reheat it in the oven and try again.This recipe uses less than 1 oz. of beeswax per sheet.If you have a lot of wax left on the cookie sheet, place another piece of fabric on empty cookie sheet and it will absorb the extra wax.