The Loving Earth Project
celebrates some of the wonderful things threatened by growing environmental breakdown: people, places, creatures, and other things we love. It is helping people to engage creatively and constructively with these issues, without being overwhelmed. It’s also a way to share positive examples of change and why people have taken action for the sake of love.
This video introduces the project.
Whatever our starting point, our actions affect the wider environment. Using simple questions and activities, we invite you to explore some of the issues and how we might each help reduce the threats to the world we love.
A community textile project is a central part of the Loving Earth Project. Making a textile panel creates space for creative reflection too. We have online resources and events to help get you started, and our gallery shows some of the panels created so far. You can also find items for sale in our shop.
Everyone can join in. Whether by making a panel, helping organise an event, or in other ways. The project is suitable for school groups, craft groups, faith groups, environmental groups, and others, as well as individuals.
Some people have written poems inspired by Loving Earth panels and we would welcome further short poems – see https://quakerarts.net/2022/10/15/loving-earth-poetry/ for details.
The project was listed among “the best cultural events in Scotland for COP26”, and exhibitions have given people “great joy and hope” as well as being “thought-provoking” and “a warning”. As well as enjoying themselves, participants have found it inspiring and empowering.
Further exhibitions and events are planned, and we expect to continue these until the end of 2023. We are now fully booked till the end of 2023. Please contact us if you would like to host a display in 2024 or to work with us in some other way, or if you’d like to receive our newsletter. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Climate breakdown and extinctions are happening all over the world. The Loving Earth Project is inspiring many moves towards sustainability, for the sake of love. Learn more about how the project was set up here.