Mawnan WI Joins in Beach Clean

Along with many other groups, Mawnan WI has been concerned about the amount of plastic which has found its way into our oceans, and supports events organised by others. The Little Heroes run by Cornwall Council held a beach cleaning at Helford Passage which some members joined. Although the weather was unpleasant, they persevered and […]

Climate Lobby in Westminster – 26th June

By Pippa Stilwell, Climate Ambassador The Time is Now mass lobby for climate and environmental action will be held in London on Wednesday 26th June. I went on the 2015 lobby and met my MP Derek Thomas, newly elected and with no particular interest in climate change. Since 2015 we have met him a number […]

Climate Roundup!

Reported by Pippa Stilwell, Climate Ambassador Suddenly, the climate conversation has taken on a new urgency. Why? Because young people have joined the discussion, and they are not going to let anyone off the hook. Thank goodness. Have a look at Greta Thunberg’s Ted talk, if you haven’t seen it already – it’s brilliant. Lots […]

Showing the Love for Cornwall

By Pippa Stilwell, Cornwall Federation of WIs Climate Ambassador I was reminded of why I love being a WI member when I arrived half an hour early to set up our Show the Love for Cornwall event on 15th February, suggested to my passengers (our sponsors from the Sheffield-based charity Hope for the Future or […]

Clean Cornwall Update

The Cornwall Federation of WIs is a proud member of the Clean Cornwall partnership. You can read Clean Cornwall’s February newsletter here. For more info about beach cleans etc., please contact Will at Clean Cornwall on 01872 243533 or email You can also find more information and download a handy copy of Clean Cornwall’s […]

Hear about the Wheal Buzzy Project!

Did you know that there are between 250 and 270 species of solitary bee in the UK, and that we have 120 of those species right here in Cornwall? The Wheal Buzzy Project is looking to increase awareness and habitat of the Duchy’s nationally important miner (solitary) bees, so named because, unlike honeybees and bumblebees, […]

A History of Recycling in Lostwithiel

Those of you living in or near Lostwithiel may be interested in attending a talk about recycling to be held on Saturday 30th March in the Church Rooms. Proceeds go to Cancer Research UK. The speaker, Richard Bower, is a former Recycling Officer for Cornwall Council, and has also served as advisor to the CFWI […]

Clean Cornwall January Newsletter

Did you know that the Cornwall Federation of Women’s Institutes is a member of Clean Cornwall – a partnership of businesses, voluntary organisations, Cornwall Council and the people of Cornwall who share one common goal: Helping to make a cleaner Cornwall. Check out the Clean Cornwall website to find local organisations, communities and groups who […]