Following the Annual Meeting in Liverpool, WI members selected two new mandates. Delegates elected to call for every WI member to help to alleviate loneliness across the country, and for the Government and industry to tackle the problem of microplastic fibres in our oceans!
Both topics were debated at the Annual Meeting after the year-long democratic resolution process, which was attended by almost 4,500 WI members from across the UK, and both topics will be the organisation’s campaigning focus going forward this year.
The resolutions in full are as follows:
“This meeting calls on every WI and the NFWI to work alongside health and social care providers and their local community to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of loneliness, thus ensuring better identification of lonely people in order to be able to offer them the appropriate assistance and support.”
Plastic Soup: Keep microplastic fibres out of our ocean
“Microplastic fibres are shed from synthetic clothing with every wash and are the main contributors to microplastic contamination of the oceans. The NFWI calls on Government and industry to research and develop innovative solutions to this problem in order to stop the accumulation of microplastic fibres in our oceans.”
We’re looking forward to seeing and hearing about all the ways we can help to campaign these two causes.