Celebrating where we love: Journey to COP 26

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2021-04-10 10:00 - 12:00

Celebrate a place you love today. It could be where you live now, in a distant land, a place of natural beauty, a building, or another place that is precious or sacred to you. Life is threatened everywhere by the growing climate crisis, and radical changes are needed to avoid the worst effects.

We will help you prepare to make a textile panel expression your love for this place, and/or what you can do to help care for its future. Your panel can then be sent to join our travelling exhibition. We hope that panels celebrating beloved places all over the world will be shown in Glasgow at the time of the United Nations climate conference COP26 in November, and that the exhibition will tour widely thereafter.

Anyone is welcome to join this event. If you or your group includes young people under 18 please let us know their names and ages when you book.

Part of the time  will be spent in discussion in small groups. If you are willing to be part of a group with people whose first language is not English, please let us know any languages you are willing to work in. (The main language will be English.)

We hope participants may to celebrate a variety of places around the world so that these can remind people seeing the exhibition of some of the different places whose future is at stake, and of the many different things people are doing to care for their future.

Led by Jasmine Piercy and Linda Murgatroyd

Free: Advance booking essential  Book your place early if possible, by emailing us at lovingearthproject@gmail.com . When you have booked you will be sent further details and a little optional preparation.

This event is part of  a Quaker-led initiative inviting everyone to celebrate a place that is precious to them, and help us reflect on the implications of climate change as we prepare for COP 26.