activism

Vote as you please...and take 20% off on us!

Hi everyone,

For those of you who still need a reason to vote, we're writing to you. Think one vote can't make a difference? In the last election some seats were decided by only a few votes.

Too disillusioned to vote? The direction of our country is at stake in this election; our schools, the NHS and our relationship with Europe may well be determined by how many people in their 20s and 30s turn out to vote. We need you.

As the saying goes, 'Vote as you please but please vote.'

To say thank you we'll give 20% off to anyone who sends us a picture showing you voted. Just send us a pic of your polling station, a selfie outside (or your favourite #dogsatpollingstations if you like) to our email, twitter, facebook or instagram and we'll send you a voucher code.

Greenie Beanie Hat * March for Science on Washington DC

Have you heard about the protest March for Science? This march on Washington DC will be taking place on 22 April led by scientists and supported by anyone concerned about the safeguarding of the scientific community. Recent policy changes in the US have caused heightened worry among scientists around the world and this is a chance to make a public stand for the role of evidence-based science when it comes to issues such as climate change and pollution in contrast to fake claims made in service of short term corporate interests.

We want to support this march in the best way we can and so Katelyn has teamed up with her mother, a scientist in the USA, inspired by the pink Pussy hats made for the recent Women's marches, to create the Greenie Beanie campaign. You can get involved by making a hat to wear yourself or by making hats and sending to those who will be marching in Washington DC. The hats will help create a strong visual image with a 'sea of green' from those who want to support the role of science in our society!

Here's the pattern, get knitting! #GreenieBeanie #MarchForScience

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Also, please feel free to share the pattern to help us get the word out. You can download different versions for social media here.