We are supporting the following two WI campaigns:

 

End Plastic Soup

Did you know 8.8million tons of plastic ends up in the oceans every year? Change must come from big business but there are simple things we can all do now to help:

  • Recycle plastic bottles

  • Say goodbye to single-use water bottles - invest in a metal one and refill

  • Refuse plastic straws - biodegradable ones are available

  • Say goodbye to soap dispensers/shower gels - use bars of soap instead (invest in a pretty soap dish - ceramic of course!)

  • Take your own bag when shopping

  • Only put tissue paper down the toilet (loos can be a shortcut to the beach) and bin all other items such as cotton buds and wet wipes (or don't buy)

  • Get laundry/washing up liquid refills from South Oxford Farmers' Market

 

See more: www.thewi.org/campaigns/current-campaigns-and-initiatives/end-plastic-soup

Download the End Plastic Soup Action Pack here

Alleviating Loneliness

The NFWI has started to work with Age UK Oxfordshire and Carers Oxfordshire as part of an alliance called 'Oxfordshire Action Loneliness Alliance'. November 13th is World Kindness Day and every WI in Oxfordshire is being asked to get involved and do one small act of kindness for an individual or group of individuals in their community.

See more: https://www.thewi.org.uk/campaigns/current-campaigns-and-initiatives/link-together

Download the Link Together Campaign Action Pack here

About the WI

The Women's Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation's aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK and currently has almost 220,000 members in approximately 6,300 WIs. The WI plays a unique role in providing women with the opportunity to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities. https://www.thewi.org.uk/