The LOVING EARTH PROJECT celebrates people, places, creatures and other things that we love but which are threatened by growing environmental breakdown. It offers a way to help people engage creatively and constructively with the issues, without being overwhelmed. It also offers a way to share initiatives and your reasons for taking them with a very diverse audience.
This video introduces the project. Individuals and groups are invited to explore how the future of something, someone or somewhere that we love is affected by our own actions. This exploration can take many forms, including a community textile project. All are invited to participate in this by making a textile panel of specified size, in response to the Loving Earth questions and sending it to join our travelling exhibition. We hope to display the exhibition in Glasgow at the time of the UN Climate Change conference COP26, in autumn of 2021, and that it will tour widely thereafter. Please do contact us if you would like to host a display.
Like everyone, our plans have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic, but in fact this is an ideal project to do when isolated or with a small group. We have developed some online resources to get you started.
Our newsletters can help keep you up to date with our project’s development and plans. To join (or leave) the mailing list, please contact lovingearthproject[at]woodbrooke.org.uk . This is also the contact for Quaker meetings wanting a workshop from Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre.
Please email us with other enquiries.
You can also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and support the project by telling others who might be interested. Here is a short video about the project, which you may want to share on social media. You can find our upcoming events here.
Climate break-down and species extinctions are happening all over the world. We hope this project will inspire people to make connections and change our habits, to live more sustainably for the sake of love.
What to do with your panel :
Due to COVID-19, until further notice please email us when your panel is complete. We will get in touch and let you know where to send your panel. If possible, please send us a photo of the panel, together with your text, name and contact details.
The Loving Earth Project was set up by a small group of Quakers and is now working with a wide range of groups and individuals. Find out more about how the project has been set up. All are very welcome to participate.