Loving Earth Conversation Friday 8th January

We’re preparing for an interesting conversation, exploring what we can do ourselves and with others – from the local community to the international organisations- to address the challenges of environmental breakdown. We are pleased to welcome Stella Weinrich to join the conversation from a local government perspective.
Book your place in advance  .Sadly, Jo Hand from Giki.earth is unable to join us after all, but do have a look at Giki’s website to find out more about ways to reduce your carbon footprint. You could take their Giki.badges app with you shopping too; if you scan the bar codes it will tell you how sustainable the product is. Easy!

2021: a year of changes to save the future?

2021 kicks off with an exhibition of over 80 Loving Earth textile panels at the Robert philipps Gallery, Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre in Walton on Thames (Covid permitting), and a panel discussion exploring what we can do about the issues raised by panel-makers. Courses and workshops organised by Woodbrooke and Quaker Arts Network accompany the exhibition and offer different ways for people to join the project and explore how we might make changes without becomeing overwhelmed by the environmental crisis. While you’re stuck indoors this winter, why not take the opportunity to reflect creatively with us and commit to an action to help care for what you love? Then you could make a textile panel to inspire others!
Details on our Events page

Zoom chat for panel makers

The next informal chat is on Wednesday 3rd December at 8pm for an hour or so. All welcome whether you would like to make a panel but don’t know where to start, have started and would like to share questions, problems, jobs, experiments…. or have finished your panel and would like to talk about it, and perhaps about the environmental issue you are addressing.
A whole lot of panels have recently arrived and are now on display in our gallery. We may want to talk about some of them too …Or you may just feel like meeting up with us socially.
Please email lovingearthproject@gmail.com for Zoom details

Lockdown legacy project launched

Sustainable Merton is working with Loving Earth Project to create a positive local legacy in Merton from these times of COVID lockdown . For many of us, the lockdown has been an opportunity to notice and reflect on our environment and what really matters in new ways. How would we like things different in future? If you are in or near Merton, you may wish to join in this strand of the Loving Earth Project, but the questions are useful for all of us. Details on our Resources page .

COVID and our environment: Sustainable Merton launches local Loving Earth Project

First events now fixed up: see https://lovingearth-project.uk/events/

Sustainable Merton , a local environmental charity in South West London, will be working with Loving Earth Project to invite people to explore particularly how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their relationship with the wider environment, and /or how they would like things to change locally in response.
If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact them at info@sustainablemerton.org
sustainablemerton.org // loving-earth-project.uk

Deepening Our Commitment: Loving Earth Project course starts

This first Loving Earth Project course organised by Woodbrooke starts this week. All welcome – whether or not you’re a textile artist, or a Quaker . If you want to engage creatively with the challenges of moving towards sustainability, this course may be for you. Six weeks online, starting 14th September. https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/item/deepening-our-commitment-loving-earth-project/